McCartneys report an entry of 1177 hoggets and 349 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
An excellent start to the hogget trade this season with an overall average of 192.46 pence per kilo with Texel hoggets weighing 42 kilo from K J & L Tortoriello T/A Price Bros, Garbett Hall selling to £88 per head. 205 pence per kilo for Texel hoggets weighing 41 kilo and selling to £84 per head from A L Lewis, Cefnllyn. 202 pence per kilo for Beltex x hoggets weighing 42.5 kilo and selling to £86 per head from A J Chilvers, Cloggie.
Top price per head was £95 for 57 kilo Texel hoggets from A E Bason, Highfield House. £95 per head for 58 kilo Texel hoggets from A J & J A Powell, The Grove. £94.80 was achieved for 52 kilo Texel x hoggets from E H Bennett & Sons, Trellwydion.
A good entry of ewes saw a very consistent trade with an overall average of £50.17 with a Suffolk x ewe from A T Williams, Pantlleyn selling to £94. £88 was achieved for a lot of Texel x ewes from N T Davies, Neuadd Farm. A pen of Texel x ewes achieved £87 per head from J H A Price & Son, The Goat House.
Mule ewes sold to £64 per head from T L & E M Davies & Sons, Hill Farm. £60 for Mule ewes from W D Bowen, Great Cantal. £60 for Mule ewes from B O & C E Roberts, The Forge.
Hill ewes sold to £50 for Welsh ewes from D W Price, Ackhill followed by a second pen from the same home achieving £35.50 per head. £30 per head for Welsh ewes from T L & E Davies, The Hill.
A good trade on rams today with an overall average of £69 per head selling to £106 for a Charolais ram from B D & C E Roberts, The Forge. £89 for a Texel ram from A J & J A Powell, The Grove. £85 for a Texel ram from W R Allsop, Clunbrae.
Sale of Prime lambs & Cull sheep at Knighton Market every Thursday. Weighing from 7.30 am sale at 10am.
Up to date market information for entries to Jenny Layton Mills 07867 522859, Katie Davies on 07817 474241 or Glyn Owens 07970 160898.
Average prices for Premium and Prime Hoggets of various weights as follows:-
Up to 30kg Premium 168.00 pence per kilo, 30.5-36kg Premium 188.00 pence per kilo Prime 166.67 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 208.13 pence per kilo Prime 192.01 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 199.69 pence per kilo Prime 190.71 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Premium 173.45 pence per kilo.