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Ringside at Knighton Market, Powys

Ringside at Knighton Market, Powys

A total of 347 store cattle went under the hammer on Friday (15 February) at Knighton Livestock Market. Store steers averaged 242.25p/kg and £1,038.28 a head, reaching a top price of 321p/kg for five 346kg three-quarter bred Limousin steers at £1,110 apiece from G E Evans & Son, Upper Ffrydd. Store heifers averaged 209.68p/kg and £874.68 each.

McCartneys reported an entry of 875 store sheep, including 194 in-lamb ewes. A firmer store hogget trade averaged £45.15 a head and sold to £64 a head for Texel cross ram and wether hoggets from C Gittoes & Son, Village Farm. The sale included a special entry of dry ewe hoggets averaging £62.33 a head and a dispersal sale of Texel cross Berrichon in-lamb ewes, which sold to £152 a head.


Ringside at Knighton Market, Powys

Almost 2,100 finished lambs went under the hammer on Thursday (8 November), with trade similar to the previous week. Overall, they averaged 155.86p/kg, with the day’s top price of 163p/kg paid for lambs in the 36.5-43kg bracket. “The majority of the lambs on offer continue to be heavy lambs, with very few handy weight lambs available,” said auctioneer Glyn Owens.

He auctioned 764 heavy lambs – heavier than 48.5kg, with prime-quality sorts averaging 148.45p/kg, and the best topping at £81.20/head. In the 43.5-48kg bracket, 844 head averaged 155.18p/kg for prime quality, with a peak of 160p/kg. “Ewe trade was more difficult, with more sheep being marketed nationally,” said Mr Owens. Overall, 446 cull ewes averaged £52.51 and topped at £80.

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