McCartneys report an entry of 1508 Lambs and 636 Ewes at Knighton Market on Thursday 8th August 2019.
A large entry of lambs met a very strong trade throughout averaging 190.18 pence per kilo overall. Weight and meat sold to an advantage with top lambs 42 kilo + seeing the best trade. Top price on the day was 200 pence per kilo for 44 kilo lambs selling to £88 for Texel x lambs from W R Allsop, Clunbrae. Also to 200 pence per kilo for 43 kilo Texel lambs selling to £86 from E & W Griffiths, Hill House. 196 pence per kilo for 48 kilo Texel lambs weighing 48 kilo selling to £94 from J Thomas & Son, Tan House Farm.
Top price per head was £97 for a pen of 57 kilo lambs from J Thomas & Son, Tan House Farm. Also to £94 per head for 49 kilo lambs from Farm & Forestry, Guifron Farm. £94 for a pen of Suffolk x lambs from R H Watkins, Marlow Farm.
A good entry of cull ewes met a very strong trade right through. Ewes with meat were best sold but all types were a better trade than last week. Top price was £89 for a Texel ewes from E & W Griffiths, Hill House Farm. £85 for Texel ewes from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. Also to £85 for Texel ewes from K A Price & C E Tudge & Son, Church House.
Mule ewes sold to £75 from J N Morris, Lower Weston Farm. £71.50 for Mule ewes from K Hodnett, Willey Farm.
Hill ewes sold to £71.50 from K Hodnett, Willey Farm. Also to £50.50 for Welsh ewes from O L & W J Davies, Paradise Farm.
Rams averaged £74 and sold to £100 for a pair of strong Texel rams from D A & M D Wright, Heath Mynd Farm.
Sale of Prime lambs & Cull sheep at Knighton Market every Thursday. Weighing from 8.00 am sale at 10.00am. Tel: 01547 528621.
Up to date market information for entries to Jenny Layton Mills 07867 522859, or Lloyd Humphreys 07534 532468
Average prices for Premium and Prime Lambs of various weights as follows:-
30.5-36kg Premium 192.13 pence per kilo Prime 180.31 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 200.00 pence per kilo Prime 188.36 pence per kilo, 43.5-48 kg Premium 197.19 pence per kilo Prime 188.72 pence per kilo, 48.5kg+ Premium 192.00 pence per kilo Prime 181.96 pence per kilo.