The Autumn Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle and Third Autumn Prize Show and Sale of Store Lambs at Knighton Market, Powys, saw a strong trade with mixed lambs topping at £69.50 a head and store steers to 252p/kg.

Taking the top call in the mixed lambs was a pen of Suffolk X lambs from J T & A E Williams, Yew Tree.

Next best was £68 a head for Texel X mixed lambs from W M E Davies, Lower Splashes and Charollais X mixed lambs from L Thomas, Kinsey Road. The an £67.50 a head it was Texel X mixed lambs from both C C Swancott, Wheals House and J Bright & Son, Upper House.

An outstanding store cattle trade, then saw store steers averaging 203.93 p/kg and £976.10 a head selling to 252p/kg for a 420 kilo Limousin X steer to £1,060 from H G & I W Rees, Faidrefach.

Then at 237p/kg was a 410kg Limousin X steer to £970 from the same vendor. 235p/kg for a 465kg Limousin X steer to £1,095 and 234p/kg for four 455kg Limousin X steers to £1,065 a head from D E Evans, Field Farm.  

Top price a head was £1,360 for a 795kg Charolais X steer from T A Swancott & Son, The Lawn.

Store heifers averaged 186.06p/kg and £839.94 a head, selling to 239p/kg for a 370kg Limousin X heifer to £885 from R T Davies, Teme Cottage.

 Show results were as follows:

Store Lamb classes:

Class 1            Best Pen of 15 or more Suffolk X or Native Bred Store Lambs

1st           JT & AE Williams, Yew Tree Farm                  £69.50

2nd        AP Davies, Blaenyglyn                          £63.50

3rd        JT & AE Williams, Yew Tree Farm                  £66.00

Class 2                       Best Pen of 15 or more Continental X  Bred Store Lambs

1st        AP Davies, Blaenyglyn                          £65.20

2nd        EM Gwilt, Cwmmawr                                       £67.00

3rd        CC Swancott, Wheals House                           £67.50

Store Cattle classes:

Class 1                        Best Pen of 8 or more Steers 12 months & upwards

1st        Davies Bros, Upper Esgair                                £1,035

2nd        JT Powis, Whitterleys                                       £1,065

3rd        JK & EG Jones & Sons, Whitton Court            £1,000

 

Class 3                        Best Pen of 4 or more Steers 12 months & upwards

1st        LJ Williams, The Woodlands                            £1,150

2nd        DE Evans, Field Farm                                       £1,065

3rd           JT Powis, Whitterleys                                       £1,100

 

Class 4                        Best Pen of 4 or more Heifers 12 months & upwards

1st        JT Powis, Whitterleys                                       £1,015

2nd        DE Evans, Field Farm                                       £995

 (McCartneys)