McCartneys report an entry of 1412 Lambs and 319 Cull Ewes at Knighton Market on Thursday 22nd August 2019.
A large entry of lambs sold to a solid and consistent trade throughout. Overall average on the day was 173.57 pence per kilo similar to the previous week. Top price per kilo was 189 pence per kilo for 46 kilo Texel lambs achieving £87 per head from K J & L Tortoriello. 184 pence per kilo for 43.5 kilo lambs selling to £80 per head from SA Cherry. Also to 178 pence per kilo for 44.5 kilo Texel lambs selling to £79 from the same home.
Top price per head was £90 for Texel lambs weighing 54 kilo from E H Bennett & Sons. £88 for Texel lambs weighing 52 kilo from K J & L Tortoriello. £87 for four pens of Texel x lambs weighing 50 kilo from C J Davies & Sons.
A better entry of cull ewes sold to a very strong trade from start to finish. Overall average was £52.38 selling to £86 for Texel x ewes from E H Bennett & Sons. £85 for Texel ewes from R A Lund, Brynywellan. £83.50 for Texel x ewes from L & R Nicholls.
Mule ewes sold to £79 for ewes from A & J Speke. Also to £77 for Mules from R A Lund. £68 for Mules from B W Davies.
Hill ewes to £60 for Welsh ewes from J T & J E Lloyd. £50 for Welsh ewes from A J Tortoriello. Also to £50 for Beulah ewes from A & J Speke.
Rams averaged £64.17 and sold to £86 for Texel rams from C M Stephens & Partners. Also to £79.50 for Texel rams from J T & J E Lloyd.
Larger entries of all breeds/types required for next sale. We have buyers for ‘good under’ Mule ewes and require a better entry. Please call with your entries.
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:-
36.5-43kg Premium 172.35 pence per kilo Prime 170.25 pence per kilo, 43.5-48 kg Premium 178.82 pence per kilo Prime 172.75 pence per kilo, 48.5kg+ Premium 174.00 pence per kilo Prime 169.27 pence per kilo.