Lamb trade up at Kington Market

A good entry of 2,000 sheep at Kington market last week saw spring lambs sell better than the previous sale.

More than 1,700 spring lambs were forward but all lambs averaged an excellent 1.79p/kg up to 2.1.85p/kg.

Lambs between 32kg and 39kg averaged 1.78p/kg up to 1.82p/kg

Lambs between 39.5kg & 45.5kg averaged 1.80p/kg up to 1.85p/kg

Lambs between 46kg & 52kg averaged 1.80p/kg up to 1.83p/kg

Lambs sold to £92.50 a head for some 55kg lambs from N and E E Lloyd.

Some 38kg lambs from L J Hamer and Son made £68, 39kg lambs from A Layton made £70, 40kg lambs from A M and RE Griffiths made £73.60, 42kg lambs from M G and G J Morgan made £77, 44kg lambs from E M and J N Jones made £80, 46kg lambs from Messrs Pugh made £83.20 49kg lambs from W L Drew and Son made £87.80, and 57kg form the same home made £91.50.

There was a good entry of 300 cull ewes selling to another good trade, despite the ethnic festival starting and would sell to a similar trade to last week. The buyers are requiring meated ewes which are not fat, which sold to premium prices. The ewes sold to a top of £99 for some Texel x ewes from G W Bevan and all the ewes averaged an excellent £74.20 a head with many hill ewes forward. Tups and weathers sold to a good trade with a top of £90 and to average £76 a head. The cull ewes included a large proportion of thinner mule ewes and smaller hill ewes.