Strong store cattle and store lamb trade at Knighton

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)