McCartneys reported a good entry of store cattle and feeding bulls together with store lambs for their October prize show and sale at Kington Mart.
The sale of store cattle and feeding bulls met a very good trade with a number of buyers forward looking for quality cattle. The store cattle and feeding bulls seem to just get dearer and the trade is underpinned by a good fat cattle trade and moderate numbers of cattle being sold.
All cattle were in good demand by several buyers which were present and some buyers went home without purchasing due to the excellent level of trade.
Evan Jones of Walton judged the cattle and awarded the champion pen of cattle to David Thomas of Sherrington Farm for some Blonde x Steers. Mr Thomas was awarded the Victor Jones Memorial Cup.
Picture left to right: Mr E Jones, David Thomas, Mr O Jones, Evan Jones, Gareth Wall
Richard Hammond of Lower Hengoed was awarded 1st and 2nd prizes in his classes for his pens of Charolais x Heifers
October cattle sale prices were as follows:
Top price paid for cattle on the day was £1,230 for some Charolais x steers from J W Lloyd and Sons. Steers averaged an excellent £2.15 a kg up to £2.40 a kg for some Charolais x steers from T Hughes and Sons.
Heifers averaged an excellent £2.00 a kg up to £2.20 a kg for some limousin x heifers form T Hughes and Sons.
Feeding bulls averaged an excellent £1.97/kg up to £2.10/kg for some Limousin x bulls from T Hughes and Sons.
All steers forward on the day averaged an incredible £1,025 a head up to £1,230 a head.
All feeding bulls forward averaged an excellent £900 a head up to £1,060 a head.
All heifers forward averaged an excellent £920 a head up to £ 1,060 a head.
On the day of the sale a reasonable entry of store lambs sold to a good trade for the type and size of lambs forward which sold to a number of buyers. It is evident that the store lamb trade is under pressure due to a more difficult fat lamb trade which has been experienced in recent week, report auctioneers.
Store lambs averaged £48 a head upto £50 a head for some Texel x mixed lambs from Glyn Slade Jones.