Strong sheep trade continues

McCartney’s of Kington reported a good entry of 2300 sheep with lambs selling to an excellent trade. Lambs between 38kg and 43 kg were again sort after with these lambs averaging an incredable 2.00ppk. Heavier lambs over 44kg averaged 1.96ppk with lambs between 48kg and 55kg averaged 190ppk.

We had a good entry of 2000 lambs and more could have been sold to advantage.

The whole market averaged 198.69ppk up to 210ppk. The lambs sold to £99.20 for some 52kg lambs from SI Rogers

Some 38kg lambs from J Bufton & Sons made £77.80, 39kg lambs from AM Williams made £80, 41kg lambs from AJS & SC Hughes made £83.70, 42kg lambs from PM & JA Jones made £86.10, 46kg lambs from DR Williams & Son made £92, 49kg lambs from MP & RC Edwards made £93.50, 52kg lambs from SI Rogers made £99.20

There was a good entry of 300 cull ewes selling to an excellent due to the shortages of numbers nationally. The ewes sold to a top of £116 for and to average £78.90 per ewe. Tups sold to good trade with a top of £117 and to average £88 per head, The cull ewes included a large proportion of thinner mule ewes and smaller hill ewes.