Better entry of lambs at Kington sale

McCartney’s of Kington reported a better entry of 2,350 sheep at yesterday’s sale, selling to a better trade on the week.

Handier weight lambs between 40kg and 44kg were much sort after and made premium prices.

Lambs were generally heavier due to farmers holding back the lambs over previous weeks and 75% of the yard were over 45kg. Meated lambs were again at market premiums and therefore it is well worth grading the lambs well at home to obtain these higher prices. Lighter lambs between 40 and 44kg were at market premiums and were selling readily between 1.60p/kg and 1.75p/kg.

Lambs between 32kg & 39kg averaged 1.52ppk up to 1.60ppk

Lambs between 39.5kg & 45.5kg averaged 1.62ppk up to 1.75ppk

Lambs between 46kg & 52kg averaged 1.55ppk up to 1.65ppk

Lambs over 52kg averaged 1.48ppk upto 1.50ppk

The lambs sold to £84 a head for some 55kg lambs from A E Lloyd and Son.

All lambs sold to a good trade for the time of the year.

Some 39kg lambs from R Bennett made £62, 40kg lambs from R B and DM Read made £69.20, 41kg lambs from T J and S Croose made £69.70, 43kg lambs from BE Evans made £71 and 44kg lambs from W H Powell and Son made £72.20, 45kg lambs from O D Lloyd made £75, 46kg lambs from G J Bowen made £75, 52kg lambs from JW Lloyd & Son made £78.50, 53kg lambs from WH Powell & Son made £79.20.

Cull ewes

There was a good entry of 350 cull ewes selling to a level trade with large numbers nationally being marketed in preparation of the forth coming ethnic festival. The buyers were requiring meated ewes which are not fat, which sold to premium prices. The ewes sold to a top of £100 for some Texel x ewes from G V Hardwick and Son and all the ewes averaged a good £59.00 a head with many hill ewes forward. Tups and weathers sold to a good trade and sold to £115 and averaged £80. The cull ewes included a large proportion of thinner mule ewes and smaller hill ewes.