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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 25/05/2016 @ 07:32
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on Monday’s auction at Buttington Cross.

OTMS (60)

A good show of 60 Otm cattle this week reaching an overall average of 126.53ppkg. Otm cows topped at £1537.20 (180ppkg) for a 854kg Charolais cow from JE Evans & Son, Middle Nantserth. J & K Higgs, Cwmfron, presented a Limousin Otm cow weighing 839kg making £1258.50 (150ppkg). Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £1338.12(189ppkg) for a 708kg  British Blue from TE Lewis & Son, Abergwenlas. JE Evans & Son, Middle Nantserth, presented a 41 month old Charolais heifer weighing 678kg making £996.66 (147ppkg). Steers under 48 months topped at £1140.03 (159ppkg ) from Evans Bros, Tynewydd, for a Limousin weighing 717kg.

OTM Cows averaged 123.10ppkg / £8005.22

Cows 48 – 72 months averaged 137.45ppkg / £931.66

Heifers under 48 months averaged 132.84ppkg / £823.90

Steers under 48 months averaged 154.16ppkg / £1071.40

Overall average of 124.67ppkg.


An entry of 2425 prime lambs selling to an average of 199.52ppkg.

Lights (170) to 223ppkg from Ellis Lloyd & Co, Garthiaen. Others to 222ppkg from D G Jones, Cefn Hir Fawr. Average of 216.80ppkg.

Standards (785) to 237ppkg from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion Others to 235pkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Average of 204.04ppkg.

Mediums (1423) to 241ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Others to 238ppkg from H G Ellis & Co, Tynywern.  Average of 195.81ppkg.

Heavies (27) to 233ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Others to 228ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Average of 193.62ppkg.

Over Weights (3) to 180ppkg from D P Casewell, Tanrhiw. Average of 176.34ppkg.


An entry of 1182 prime hoggets selling to an average of 159.16ppkg

Lights (159) to 146ppkg from J W Jones, Tyn Y Braich . Others to 143ppkg from JR & ME Roberts, Penarddlas. Average of 139.61ppkg.

Standards (379) to 179ppkg from A C Thomas, Middle Gwernerin. Others to 171ppkg from J D Edwards & Son, Heath Farm. Average of 156.58ppkg.

Mediums (335) to 188ppkg from M P B Ashton & Son, Belan Ddu. Others to 181ppkg. Average of 168.14ppkg.

Heavies (81) to 183ppkg from E W Jones, Tytanyfoel& DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands. Others to 182ppkg from E W Jones, Tytanyfoel . Average of 161.20ppkg.

Over Weights (128) to 164ppkg from E W Jones, Tytanyfoel & M Evans, Gate Farm. Others to 162ppkg from E W Jones, Tytanyfoel. Average of 149.59ppkg.


An entry of 1913 cull sheep yesterday saw the 1779 ewes averaging £63.32 and 62 rams averaged £82. Ewes topped at £125 presented by TH, ME & EJ Jones, Plas Coch. Demand was strong on top quality rams peaking at £136 presented by D R Owen & Sons, Sandilands. Overall a firmer trade was achieved.


A reduced entry of 478 couples including 214 hoggs. The 164 older ewes topped at £175 for a Suffolkx 3 year old ewe with twin lambs from J Lewis, St. Winifreds Cottage and Suffolk x 3 year old ewes with single lambs to £135.

5 Cheviot as found ewes with twin lambs sold for £145 from E P Hughes & Co, Porth, and 17 Cheviot as found ewes with single lambs from the same home sold for £105. The 314 hoggs including an entry of 49 units from F Bailey, Pensarn, topped at £184 for 4 Texel x hogs with single lambs and £183 for 7 Texel x hogs with single lambs also from the same home. F Baileys consignment averaged £170.72 (£85.36 per head). Other notable hogs presented came from MJ & JM Price, Penycrug Farm, who put forward 7 mule hogs with single lambs which sold for £178.

J V Davies & Co, Garth Fawr, sold 40 hoggs with single lambs to £173 for 10 speckled, Messrs Davies’ run averaged £164.76 (£82.38 per head).

Next week have our 2nd prize sale of hogs and lambs, kindly sponsored by the British Wool Board, with classes for the following: Pen of 10 or more Texels, Pen of 10 or more Mules, Pen of 10 or more Suffolks, Pen of 10 or more Other Breed.

Next weeks sale to commence at 11 am prompt with the older ewes selling before the hogs and lambs. For further info or to enter couples please contact the mart office on 01938 553438.


An entry of 36 cows and calves met with a good trade. Top price of the day was £2480 from M J Bower, Footbridge Farm, with a Pedigree Limousin 2012 born cow with her Limousin Bull calf, also from the same home a Pedigree Limousin cow with her Limousin Bull calf making £2300. MJ Bower presented 8 outfits averaging £1897.50. From D P Evans, Moel-y-Garth, was a Limousin x 1st calver with her Limousin heifer calf making £2400, also rom the same home were two  Limousin x 1st calvers one with a bull calf the other with a heifer calf making £2200. Mr Evans presented 6 outfits averaging £2120. RE & CJ Davies, Boycott Hall, sold a Limouisn x 1st calver with her Limouisn bull calf to £2080. A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £2200+ 6 lots, £2000 - £2200 4 lots, £1800 - £2000 7 lots, £1600 - £1800 9 lots, £1400- £1600 4 lots, £1200 - £1400 4 lots, £1000 - £1200 1 lot.

Polite reminder: FARM ASSURANCE – Vendors with amendments to their farm assurance details MUST notify the market office. Onus for correctness of information supplied to purchasers rests solely on you, as the vendor! Members described as in ‘periods of grace’ or ‘suspended’ CANNOT sell stock as farm assured.

Forthcoming Sale Dates:

Monday 20th June- Sale of Store Cattle.

Monday 4th July – Sale of Store Cattle.

Monday 25th July – Sale of Store Cattle.

Monday 22nd August – Sale of Store Cattle & Weanlings.

Saturday 27th August – Welsh Premier Texel Sale.

Wednesday 31th August – Welsh Premier Beltex Show & Sale.

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