McCartneys report an entry of 130 Store Cattle and 1307 Store Lambs at Knighton Market on Friday 7th December 2018.
The Prize Sale of Store Lambs at Last Friday’s sale was kindly sponsored by DRE Accountants and judged by Ben Morgan from Canon Pyan. Prizewinners were as follows:-
Class 1 Best Pen of 15 or more Store Lambs sired by a Native Breed
1st S Ruell, Knaves Castle £77.50
2nd E S Jones, Weston £69.80
3rd E R Harris, Pantycarragle £70.00
Class 2 Best Pen of 15 or more Store Lambs sired by a Continental Breed
1st G P W Edwards, Cwmydea £77.00
2nd D Morgan & Son, Upper Esgair Rhiw £71.00
3rd S S Deakins, Llancoch £70.50
A very pleasing entry of lambs saw a flying trade with good buying support. More lambs could have been sold to advantage as we have purchasers for over 2,000 lambs. An overall average of £65.86 was achieved on ewe lambs selling to £71 for a pen of Texel x lambs from D Morgan & Son, Upper Esgair Rhiw. £69.80 for Suffolk x ewe lambs from E J Jones, Weston. £68 per head for Texel x lambs from J M Jones & Son, Bwlchau.
Ram lambs averaged £64.88 overall and sold to £75.50 for Texel x ram lambs rom A L & I H Morris, Malygoed. £73 for a pen of Texel x ram lambs from D Morgan & Son, Upper Esgair Rhiw. £69 for Texel x ram lambs from R J Lewis, Nantygelli.
Wether lambs averaged £63.13 and sold to £77 for Mule wether from G P W Edwards, Cwmydea. £74 per head for wether lambs from A E Gough & Son, Llanllwyd. A second pen of Texel x wethers from G P W Edwards, Cwmydea sold to £70 per head.
Mixed lambs averaged £62.23 and sold to £77.50 for Suffolk x mixed lambs from S Ruell, Knaves Castle. £75 for Dorset lambs from M G Rowlands & Son, Neauddhen. £73.50 for mixed lambs from A E Gough, Llanlwyd.
A firm trade on cattle again today with buyers for all types. Overall average was 210.85 pence per kilo on the steers selling to 250 pence per kilo for a pair of 310 kilo steers achieving £775 per head from P W Jones, Dollasey. 238.70 pence per kilo was achieved for a 465 kilo Limousin x steer selling to £1110 from J E Griffiths & Sons, Pawpitts. 238 pence per kilo for 315 kilo Charolais x steer selling to £750 per head from J T P Rogers & Son, The Rhos.
Heifers saw an oeverall average of 193.99 pence per kilo and sold to 252 pence per kilo for a Limousin x heifer weighing 210 kilo and achieving £530 from A A & M G Wozencroft, Glanalders Hall. 242.6 pence per kilo for a Limousin x heifer weighing 270 kilo and selling to £655 from P W Jones, Dollasey. 240 pence per kilo for a 365 kilo Limousin x heifer selling to £900 from T R & G M Layton, Ponty Pinna.
Top price per head for steers was £1220 for a 620 kilo Limousin x steer from J E Griffiths & Sons, Pawpitts. £1195 per head for a 605 kilo Charolais x steer from D M Wilding, Blaenycwm. £1110 for a 465 kilo Limousin x steer from J E Griffiths & Son, Pawpitts.
Top price on the heifers was £1090 for a pair of Charolais x heifers weighing 540 kilo from J W Owens, Glyndwr. £1075 for a pair of 520 kilo Charolais x heifers form R H Powell, Middle Crochran. £1050 for a pair of 635 kilo heifers from J W Owens, Glyndwr.
Next sale of store cattle including a section for weaned calves and young bulls, together with Seventh Autumn Sale of Store Lambs is Friday 21st December 2018. Catalogue entries close Thursday 13th December 2018 at 5pm
Top prices for Steers and Heifers of various weights as follows:
310KG LIM £775 (250.00), 315KG CHAR £750 (238.10), 350KG LIM £820 (234.30), 355KG CHAR £720 (202.80), 370KG CHAR £760 (205.40), 390KG CHAR £830 (212.80), 400KG LIM £855 (213.80), 435KG CHAR £900 (206.90), 445KG LIM £1030 (231.50), 460KG LIM £990 (215.20), 465KG LIM £1110 (238.70), 470KG LIM £1110 (236.20), 475KG LIM £1010 (212.60), 480KG LIM £1055 (219.80), 485KG LIM £1100 (226.80), 490KG CHAR £985 (201.00), 530KG CHAR £1070 (201.90).
210KG LIM £530 (252.00), 245KG LIM £575 (234.70), 270KG LIM £655 (242.60), 325KG LIM £735 (226.20), 375KG LIM £900 (240.00), 410KG LIM £960 (234.10), 415KG LIM £945 (227.70), 425KG LIM £920 (216.50), 435KG CHAR £1030 (236.80), 450KG CHAR £970 (215.60), 510KG CHAR £1020 (200.00), 520KG CHAR £1075 (206.70), 540KG CHAR £1090 (201.90).