Kington Store Report Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Tue 2 October 2018
McCartneys report a good entry of store cattle at Kington on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 for their October show and sale of store cattle.
We had a good entry of store cattle, which sold to an exceptional trade on all types forward despite some reports of the cattle trade slowing down in other centers due to the likely hood of higher feed costs throughout the winter. There was a good contingent of buyers for the number of cattle entered who were looking for all types of cattle and we achieved a 100% clearance.
The store cattle trade continues to remain firm on all types and particularly the better quality types that will hit the supermarket specs. The ages of the cattle ranged from 14 to 25 months and weights from 380kg to 620kg.
The well-bred and good confirmation cattle which were farm assured and would hit supermarket specs sold to premium prices and these sold up to £2.30ppk for some Charolais x steers from Messrs Watkins which made £1095 per head.
The store cattle sold up to a fabulous £1320 per head for some 19 month old 590 kg Charolais heifers from B Bayliss and Co. The champion pen of steers was awarded to Messrs Hammond of Lower Hengoed for some charolias x steers. Messrs Hammond were also awarded the Victor Jones Memorial Trophy for the best pen of steers. The cattle classes were kindly judged by Mr Les Morgan of Steens Bridge Leominster.
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