McCartneys report an entry of 1001 lambs and 298 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 27th December 2018.
An excellent lamb trade yet again with total clearance achieved. Seven buyers competing for lambs was evidence that more could have been sold to advantage. An overall average of 211.61ppk was achieved with lambs selling to 238ppk for 40kg Texel lambs from M J & N E Samuel, Ffoeslaprey selling to £95 per head. 226ppk for Texel lambs weighing 42kg and selling to £95 per head from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. 221ppk for Texel lambs weighing 38.5kg and selling to £85 from A J & J A Powell, Grove Farm.
Top price per head was £96 for 48kg Texel lambs from E & W Griffiths, Hill House Farm. £95 for 45kg Texel lambs from A J Tortoriello, Pound Farm. £95 per head for 40kg Texel lambs from M J & N E Samuel, Ffoeslaprey. £95 per head for 42kg Texel lambs from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. Also to £95 for 44kg Texel lambs from E & W Griffiths, Hill House.
A very good demand for ewes again today with an overall average of £45.67 per head. Selling to £107 for Suffolk ewes from E R Harris, Pantycaragle Farm. £98 for Suffolk ewes from A M Jones, Middle Farm. £93.50 for Suffolk ewes from A S L & D J Lewis, Cwmllechwedd Fawr.
Mule ewes sold to £75 from I J & D J Gough, 10 Bedstone. £70 from A S L & D J Lewis, Cwmllechwedd Fawr. £67.50 for mule ewes from A M Jones, Middle Farm.
Hill ewes sold to £54.50 for Welsh ewes from J Hughes & Davies, Rogerstone. £49.50 for speckled ewes from A M Jones, Middle Farm. A further pen of Welsh ewes from the same home sold to £45 per head.
Rams saw an overall average of £70 and sold to £76 for a Texel tup from Lewis Bros, The Weir. A pair of Welsh tups from R A Jones, Pentwyn sold to £70 per head.
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 183.55 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 226.63 pence per kilo Prime 211.93 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 214.54 pence per kilo Prime 208.16 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Premium 195.22 pence per kilo Prime 167.38 pence per kilo.