McCartneys report an entry of 69 Store Cattle and 856 Store Hoggets at Knighton Market on Friday 4th January 2019.
A good start to this year’s store cattle sales with steers averaging 212.30 pence per kilo and £967.48 per head. Heifers averaged 201.20 and £945.47 per head. High demand and good buying support for both steers and heifers.
Top price per kilo for the steers was 231.20 pence per kilo for a 385 kilo Limousin steer selling to £890 from E H Bennett & Sons, Trellwydion. 224.4 pence per kilo for a 430 kilo Limousin x steer selling to £965 from J T Powis & Son, The Whitterleys. 223.9 pence per kilo for a pair of Limousin steers weighing 460 kilo from E H Bennett & Sons, Trellwydion selling to £1030 per head.
Top price per kilo for the heifers was 214 pence per kilo for a 430 kilo British Blue x heifer selling to £920 from J T Powis & Son, The Whitterleys. 210.8 pence per kilo for a 465 kilo Limousin x heifer selling to £980 from B & C Fairclough, Cwmyrhiwdre. 206.7 pence per kilo for a trio of 445 kilo Charolais x heifers selling to £920 from W B Powell, Cefnhirwaen.
Top price per head on the steers was £1045 for a Limousin x steer weighing 485 kilo from B & C Fairclough & Co, Cwmyrhiwdre. £1030 for a pair of Limousin x steers weighing 460 kilo from E H Bennett & Sons, Trellwydion. £1020 for a trio of Charolais x steers weighing 500 kilo from W B Powell, Cefnhirwaun.
Top price per head for the heifers was £1205 for a sterling bunch of Charolais x heifers weighing 565 kilo from I L & A J Powell, Lower Cwmudalfa. The super run of cattle from Cwmydalfa continued with a Limousin x heifer weighing565 kilo selling to 31050 and another bunch of 520 kilo Charolais x heifers selling to £1050 per head. £1025 for a pair of Charolais x heifers weighing 505 kilo from E RR & G T Matthews, Kilowent.
A flying store hogget trade yet again. More hoggets could have most definitely been sold to an advantage. Overall the hoggets averaged £65.77 per head.
Mixed hoggets averaged £65.93 per head and sold to £80 for Texel x hoggets from A L Lewis & Son, Cefnllyn. £77 per head was achieved for a pen of Texel x hoggets from G L Davies, Neuaddllwyd. £76 for Texel x mixed hoggets from J W Matthews, Cwmsannum.
Ram hoggets averaged 370.37 and sold to £76.50 for Texel x ram hoggets from A J Tortoriello, Pound farm. £73.50 for ram hoggets from G L Davies, Neuaddllwyd. Also to £73.50 for a pen of Suffolk x ram hoggets from A Thomas, Llanliggo.
Wethers averaged £65.34 and sold to £74.80 for Welsh Mule hoggets from R D J & M E Owen, Old Badlands. £68.50 for Texel x wethers from G L Davies, Neuaddllwyd. £65 per head for Texel x hoggets from D W Lewis, Abermithel.
Ewe hoggets averaged £64.22 and sold to £80 from A J & I H Morris, Malygoed. £74.50 for Texel x hoggets from D Morgan & Son, Upper Esgair Rhiw. £72.50 for a lot of thieve hoggets from A J & I H Morris, Malygoed.
Next sale of store cattle together with Sale of Store Lambs is Friday 18th January 2018. Catalogue entries close Thursday 10th January 2019 at 5pm
Top prices for Steers and Heifers of various weights as follows:
385KG LIM £890 (231.20), 415KG CHAR £885 (213.30), 430KG LIM £965 (224.40), 440KG LIM £970 (220.50), 450KG LIM £1000 (222.20), 455KG CHAR £955 (212.80), 400KG LIM £855 (213.80), 435KG CHAR £900 (206.90), 445KG LIM £1030 (231.50), 460KG LIM £990 (209.90), 460KG LIM £1030 (223.90), 465KG LIM £1020 (219.40), 485KG LIM £1045 (215.50), 500KG CHAR £1020 (204.00).
410KG CHAR £840 (204.90), 430KG BBLUE £920 (214.00), 445KG CHAR £920 (206.70), 465KG LIM £980 (210.80), 470KG CHAR £950 (202.10), 485KG LIM £1000 (206.20), 505KG CHAR £1025 (203.00), 520KG CHAR £1050 (201.90), 590KG CHAR £1205 (204.26.80).