McCartneys report an entry of 739 hoggets and 247 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 31st January 2019.
Another good hogget trade again this week being very even throughout. Overall average was 201.21 pence per kilo selling to 211 pence per kilo for 38 kilo Texel x hoggets selling to £80 per head from J Thomas & Son, Tan House Farm. 210 pence per kilo for 44 kilo Beltex x hoggets selling to £92.50 from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett Hall. 208 pence per kilo for Texel x hoggets weighing 39 kilo from Lewis Bros, The Weir Farm.
Top price per head was £98 for Suffolk hoggets weighing 65 kilo from R H Watkins & Son, Marlow Farm. £97 per head for Beltex x hoggets weighing 51 kilo from K J & L Tortoriello, Garbett hall. £96.50 per head for second pen of 57 kilo Suffolk hoggets from R H Watkins & Son, Marlow Farm.
A much improved ewe trade this week with an overall average of £55.86 per head. Much larger entries needed to meet demand. Top price was £99.50 for a pen of Texel ewes from G Roberts & Son, Purlogue Farm. £95 per head for Texel x ewes from Morgan & Berkeley, Middle Pitts. £94 per head for Suffolk ewes again from G Roberts & Son, Purlogue.
Mules sold to £85 from R H Watkins & Son, Marlow Farm. £79.50 for Mule ewes from D M Wilding, Blaenycwm. £78.50 for Mule ewes from J G & D M Hardwick & Son, The Bache Farm.
Hill ewes sold to £79 for a Welsh ewes from T W Jones & Son, Lower Weston. £55 for a Welsh ewes from J T Williams & Son, White Anthony. £42.50 for Welsh ewes from E R Harris, Pantycarragle.
Rams averaged £62.50 selling to £80 & £70 for Charolais rams from A L & R L Lewis, Far Hall.
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:-
30.5-36kg Premium 200.00 pence per kilo Prime 195.50 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 208.80 pence per kilo Prime 201.25 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 203.83 pence per kilo Prime 190.00 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Premium 190.71 pence per kilo Prime 175.11 pence per kilo.