McCartneys report an entry of 627 hoggets and 380 cull sheep at Knighton market on Thursday 7th February 2019.
The hogget trade continues to hold firm with the best hoggets averaging 200 pence per kilo plus. Overall average today was 196.29 pence per kilo with top price being 205 pence per kilo for 39.5 kilo Beltex x hoggets selling to £81 per head from S Morgan & Son, Lawtons Hope Farm. Also selling to 205 pence per kilo for 42 kilo Texel x hoggets selling to £86.20 from A A T Pugh, Bwlchmawr. 203 pence per kilo for 34 kilo Texel x hoggets selling to £69 per head from R D J & M E Owen, Old Badlands.
Top price per head was £95 for 55 kilo Suffolk x hoggets from A J & J A Powell, Grove Farm. £94 for 62 kilo Texel x hoggets from B E Vale & Co, Wordells Farm. £92 per head for 55 kilo Texel x hoggets from J W Owens, Glyndwr.
The cull ewe trade remains strong with an overall average of £45.27 per head selling to £100 for a Texel x ewe from A A T Pugh, Bwlchmawr. £86 for a pen of Texel x ewes from E G Jones & Son, Llanfair Hall. £81 per head for well meated Suffolk x ewes from A T Ruell & Son, Tregriggan.
Mule ewes sold to £79 from E H Bennett & Son, Trellwydion. £73 for Mule ewes from A A T Pugh, Bwlchmawr. £67 for Mule ewes from E G Jones & Son, Llanfair Hall.
Hill ewes sold to £52 for Beulah ewes from H N Hodnett & Son, Brook House. £47 for Beulah ewes from E H Bennett & Son, Trellwydion. £42.50 for Welsh ewes from A A T Pugh, Bwlchmawr.
Tups averaged £58 per head selling to £83 for a Texel ram from E H Bennett & Son, Trellwydion.
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 tp 30kg Prime 155.00 pence per kilo, 30.5-36kg Premium 203.00 pence per kilo Prime 196.00 pence per kilo, 36.5-43kg Premium 201.50 pence per kilo Prime 189.76 pence per kilo, 43.5-48kg Premium 200.46 pence per kilo Prime 190.99 pence per kilo, 48.5 kilo & over Premium 177.22 pence per kilo Prime 172.20 pence per kilo.