McCartneys report an entry of 770 Lambs and 370 Cull Ewes at Knighton Market on Thursday 29th August 2019.
A good entry of lambs sold to a very strong trade throughout. Overall average was 174.41 pence per kilo with top price being 182 pence per kilo for 44 kilo Beltex X lambs selling to £80 FROM e o Griffiths & Co. Also to 181 pence per kilo for Texel X lambs weighing 43 kilo and selling to £77.80 from M H Price.
Top price per head was £90 for a Texel X lambs weighing 60 kilo from E O Griffiths & Co. £84 for 50 kilo Suffolk lambs from R H Watkins.
A respectable entry of ewes sold to a flying trade averaging £56.91 per head. A noticeable premium was being paid for good under ewes and also for bigger well meated ewes but all breeds and types were a strong trade.
Top price per head was £102 from R D J & M E Owen. Other top prices were £86 for ewes from J E Wilding, £86 for ewes from R W E Vogel & Son and £84.50 for ewes from E & W Griffiths.
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 157.00 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 181.00 pence per kilo Prime 173.78 pence per kilo, 43.5-48 kg Premium 179.81 pence per kilo Prime 171.91 pence per kilo, 48.5kg+ Premium 168.00 pence per kilo Prime 165.50 pence per kilo.