McCartneys report an entry of 1184 lambs and 545 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 13th December 2018.
Another good entry of lambs met a sterling trade throughout with good demand for all sorts. More lambs needed weekly to meet buyers demand. An overall average of 184.42 was achieved with lambs selling to 200 pence per kilo for Texel lambs weighing 43.5 kilo and selling to £87 per head from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. 198 pence per kilo for 42 kilo Texel lambs selling to £83 from A L Lewis & Son, Cefnllyn. 195 pence per kilo for 43.5 kilo Texel x lambs from A J & T L Chilvers, Cloggie selling to £83 per head.
Top price per head was £87 from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. Other top prices included £87 per head for Texel x lambs weighing 52 kilo from R T Bright, Shadwell Hall. £85 per head was achieved for 47 kilo Texel lambs from J Thomas & Son, Tan House. £84.80 was achieved for 47 kilo Texel lambs from B E Vale & Co, Wordells Farm.
A good demand for all types of ewes however buyers didn’t want the ewes to be ‘over fat’. An overall average of £46.36 was achieved with a Suffolk x ewe selling to £94 from A S L & D J Lewis, Cwmllechwydd Fawr. £80 per head for Suffolk ewes from A J & J A Powell, The Grove. Texel x ewes from E J Davies & Son, Little Cwmgilla sold to £79 per head.
Mule ewes sold to £90 from T & M Lewis, The Lands. £76 per head was achieved for Mule ewes from Lewis Bros, The Weir. £75 per head for a second pen of Mule ewes from T & M Lewis, The Lands.
Hill ewes sold to £49 for Welsh ewes from A S L & D J Lewis, Cwmllechwydd Fawr. £44 per head for Welsh ewes from B James, Upper Black Hill. £40 for a second pen of Welsh ewes from A S L & D J Lewis, Cwmllechwydd Fawr.
Rams averaged £51.93 and sold to £100 for a Texel tup from J E & D J Morris, Upper Dolwilkin. £94.50 was achieved for two Texel tups from C Davies & Sons, Amblecote.
Sale of Prime lambs & Cull sheep at Knighton Market every Thursday. Weighing from 7.30 am sale at 10am.
Up to date market information for entries to Jenny Layton Mills 07867 522859, Katie Davies on 07817 474241 or Glyn Owens 07970 160898.
Average prices for Premium and Prime Lambs of various weights as follows:-
36.5-43kg Premium 196.15 pence per kilo Prime 182.55 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 198.73 pence per kilo Prime 179.89 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Premium 171.54 pence per kilo Prime 166.44 pence per kilo.