McCartneys report an entry of 1163 lambs and 211 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 20th December 2018.
A flying lamb trade with a total clearance achieved. Good demand for all weights and the buyers definitely wanted the lambs. More lambs could have been sold to an advantage. Overall average was 193.37 pence per kilo selling to 203 pence per kilo for 44 kilo Texel lambs selling to £89.20 from J Thomas & Son, Tan House Farm. 201 pence per kilo for 38.5 kilo Texel x lambs selling to £77.80 from A Whiteman, Coxall Farm. 202 pence per kilo for 38.5 kilo Texel x lambs selling to £77.80 from H E Rollings & Son, Dyke House.
Top price was £89.20 for a pen of 44 kilo Texel lambs from J Thomas & Son, Tan House Farm. £89 per head for 45 kilo Texel lambs from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. £88.50 for 48 kilo Suffolk lambs from A J & J A Powell, Grove Farm.
A smaller entry of cull ewes saw an improved trade with all types being dearer. £88.50 per head was achieved for Texel x ewes followed by two further pens selling to £84. £78 from J Bright & Son, Upper House, Bucknell. £77 per head for Texel x ewes from B Vale & Co, Wordells Farm. £76 for Texel x ewes from M G & E S Lewis, Llwynmelyn.
Mule ewes sold to £64 from E R Roberts & Son, Racecourse. £60 for Mule ewes from B E Vale & Co, Wordells. £55.50 for Mule ewes from C F Jones, Lower Cefnpenarth.
Hill ewes sold to £64.50 for strong Welsh ewes from W R L Price & Co, Pencwm. £53 for Welsh ewes from D W Lewis, Abermithel. £51 for a second pen of ewes from W R L Price & Co, Pencwm.
Rams sold to £109.50 for a Texel from A S L & D J Lewis, Cwmllechwydd Fawr. £106 for a Texel ram from E W Griffiths, Hill House. £95 for a second Texel ram from E & W Griffiths, Hill House.
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:-
30.5-36kg Prime 193.00 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 201.55 pence per kilo Prime 195.76 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 199.54 pence per kilo Prime 187.54 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Premium 18.53 pence per kilo Prime 167.23 pence per kilo.