McCartneys report an entry of 1136 Store Lambs at Knighton Market on Friday 21st December 2018.
The Prize Sale of Store Lambs was kindly sponsored by Caleb Roberts Insurance Services and judged by Mark Perrins, Farmers Fresh. Prizewinners were as follows:-
Class 1 Best Pen of 15 or more Store Lambs sired by a Native Breed
1st H N Hodnett & Son, Brook House £69.50
2nd G P W Edwards, Cwmydea £65.50
3rd T J Powell, The Foyce £62.00
Class 2 Best Pen of 15 or more Store Lambs sired by a Continental Breed
1st J E & D J Morris, Upper Dolwilkin £71.50
2nd P J Thomas, Bronllys £71.00
3rd D M Wilding, Blaenycwm £70.00
A good entry of lambs yet again with several buyers who definitely want the lambs. An overall average of £62.23 was achieved on ewe lambs selling to £71 for Texel x ewe lambs from D Morgan & Son, Upper Esgair Rhiw. £71 was also achieved for Texel x lambs from P J Thomas, Bronllys. £70.50 for a second pen of ewe lambs from D Morgan & Son, Upper Esgair Rhiw.
Mixed lambs averaged £61.91 selling to £74.50 for Texel x lambs from L & R Nicholls, Mardu Farm. £74 per head for Texel x mixed lambs from E & M Jones, Bronbedwyn. £73 per head for a pen of mixed lambs from J Bright & Son, Upper House.
Ram lambs averaged £60.70 and sold to £74.50 for Texel x lambs from R D Mills & Son, Brynmellin. Also sellng to £74.50 for Texel x lambs from R S Marpole, Lane Cottage. £73 for Welsh Mule tup lambs from B Watkins & Son, Dolau House.
Wether lambs averaged £60.07 and sold to £77.50 for Texel x lambs form R D J & M E Owen, Old Badlands. £65.50 for Welsh Mule lambs form G P W Edwards, Cwmydea. £64 for Welsh Mule wether lambs from M A Lloyd, Upper Gwernilla.
Next sale of store cattle together with Sale of Store Lambs is Friday 4th January 2018. Catalogue entries close Thursday 27th 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).