Hogget trade took at fall this week at Knighton Market following a high volume of numbers being marketed, with more than 670 forward.

Overall trade averaged 191.1p/kg and sold to 200p/kg for a 42kg Charollais x or £84 a head from AL and RL Lewis and Son, Far Hall. Top price a head at £88 was a 46.5kg Suffolk x from AJ and JA Powell, The Grove.

The cull ewe trade remained buoyant with 175 ewes forward averaging £72.61 a head and selling to £125 a head for Suffolk x ewes from C Gittoes and Son, Village Farm. Also to £124 per head for Texel x ewes from I J and D J Gough, 10 Bedstone.

Cull rams averaged £85 a head and sold to £125 for a Texel ram from RA Roberts and Son, Church Farm.

(McCartneys)