McCartneys report an entry of 525 fat hoggets and 320 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 10th January 2019.
A fantastic trade in comparison to last year’s trade in front by 20 pence per kilo. A noticeable demand for 42 to 45 kilo hoggets with an overall average of 200.6 pence per kilo selling to 212 pence per kilo for Texel x hoggets from E & W Griffiths, Hill House weighing 43 kilo and achieving £91 per head. 211 pence per kilo for 42 kilo Texel hoggets selling to £88.55 per head from J H & J A Ellis, Green Shutters. 209p pence per kilo for 43 kilo Texel hoggets selling to £90 per head from A Faulkener, Misty Meadows.
Top price per head was £96 for 54 kilo Texel hoggets from Farm & Forestry, 2 Guifron Farm. £92 per head for 48 kilo Texel hoggets from the same home. £92 per head for 50 kilo Texel hoggets from T W Jones & Son, Lower Weston.
A similar cull ewe trade to last week with a lot of Mule and not so well meated types. An overall average of £50.75 was achieved with £89.50 as the top price for Texel x ewes from A L Lewis & Son, Cefnllyn. £86 per head was achieved for Texel ewes from C J Davies & Sons, Amblecote. £80 per head for a bunch of Texel ewes from E & W Griffiths, Hill House.
Mule ewes sold to £86 per head from J T & J E Lloyd, The Corner. £62.50 for Mule ewes from C J Davies & Sons, Amblecote. £60 per head for more ewes from E & W Griffiths, Hill House.
A good trade on rams saw a top price of £59.50 from E J Jones, Weston. £52 was achieved for a Welsh ram from D W R Reynolds & Son, Rhydycwm.
Hill ewes were a better trade selling to £43.50 for Welsh ewes from J T & J E Lloyd, The Corner. £34.50 for Hill ewes from J E Williams, Lake House. £34.50 for ewes from E Jones, Weston.
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:-
36.5-43kg Premium 209.94 pence per kilo Prime 198.96 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 206.00 pence per kilo Prime 195.86 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Prime 180.67 pence per kilo.