An entry of 975 prime hoggets and 360 cull sheep were forward at Knighton Market with a firm hogget trade averaging 175.7p/kg and selling to 183p/kg for both 40kg Texel x hoggets to £73 a head from EG Jones and Son, Llanfair Hall and 41.50kg Texel x hoggets to £76 a head from DW Price, Ackhill.

Top price a head was £84 for 57kg Suffolk x hoggets from G Roberts and Son, Purlogue. Also to £82.50 a head for 51kg Suffolk x hoggets from AJ and JA Powell, The Grove and 54kg Charollais x hoggets from J W Watkins, Heartsease.

The cull ewe trade remains similar averaging £46.21 a head and selling to £76.50 a head for Texel ewes from J Bright and Son, Upper House. Also to £75.50 a head for Texel x ewes from J Thomas and Son, Tanhouse.

Mule ewes sold to £64.50 a head from Lewis Bros, Weir Farm. Also to £59 a head for Mule ewes from RH Watkins and Son, Marlow. Speckled ewes sold to £47.50 a head from GL and DJ Morgan, Selley Hall. Also to £46 a head for Speckled ewes from J Thomas and Son, Tanhouse.
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(McCartneys)