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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 12/07/2016 @ 11:43
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a lively auction at Buttington Cross, Welshpool on Monday. This report is brought to you by our sponsors Dennis Shingler & Sons.

OTMS (23)

A smaller entry of Otm cattle this week. Topping the section was a Charolais OTM Cow from Roberts & Jones, Parc, weighing in at 730kg she made £1058.50 (145ppkg). RE & EA Jones & Son, Cletterwood, presented a 725kg British Blue cow making £1015 (140ppkg). Heifers under 48 months topped at £1156.65 for a 701kg Limousin cow from D P Evans, Moel Y Garth Farm.  C J Thomas, Beili Ddol Farm, presented a Limousin heifer weighing 594kg making £991.98 (167ppkg). D J H Foulkes & Son, Maesteg, presented a 732kg Hereford under 48 months old steer making £1098 (150ppkg).

OTM Cows (x15) averaged 122.13ppkg / £779.09

Heifers under 48 months (x6) averaged 140.26ppkg / £797.62

Steers under 48 months (x1) averaged 150ppkg / £1098

Overall average of 126.42ppkg


An entry of 4917 prime lambs selling to an average of 206.81ppkg.

Super Lights (8) to 200ppkg from B W Morris, Hoarstone. Average of 200ppkg.

Lights (508) to 206ppkg from TE Rowlands Ai Fab, Tyddyn Ddu. Others to 205ppkg from R Evans & Partners, Hafodyfoel. Average of 190.43ppkg

Standards (1341) to 259ppkg from D Gethin, Llanyhared. Others to 231ppkg from E H Pennie & Son, Gwern-yr-Ychain. Average of 201.28ppkg

Mediums (2432) to 249ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Others to 244ppkg from TE Davies, Birchen House. Average of  211.72ppkg.

Heavies (590) to 238ppkg & 223ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Others to 221ppkg from EW & KE Benbow, Ffrydd Farm. Average of 212.62ppkg.

Over Weights (16) to 199ppk from F W Humphreys & Sons, Brook House. Others to 198ppkg from LE Brymer-Griffith & Co, Bryneira. Average of 193.52ppkg.


A slightly smaller show of culls this week, seeing averages of £54.50 for ewes and £72 for rams. Ewes topped at £114 for a pen of 4 from R G Jenkins & Co, Cilhaul. S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech, presented two ewes making £104. Rams topped at £126 from R J Mills, Blaenhirbant, Craven Bridge.


An entry of 26 cows and calves this week selling to a top of £1960 for a British Blue 2nd calver with a Limousin x calf at foot forward from RJM Shearer, Tynreithin Hall, Newtown. Also from Mr Shearer was a British Blue x 1st calver with her Limousin x calf making £1570. Next at £1820 was a Limousin x 1st calver with her Limousin heifer calf from B Jones & Son, Cwmtrefarlo, Kerry. Also from the same home was a Limousin x 1st calver with a British Blue x bull calf making £1710. R J Jones, Croften, Chirbury, presented a Limousin x 2013 born cow with her Hereford x heifer calk making £1530. A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £1800 - £2000 2 lots, £1600- £1800 1 lot, £1400 - £1600 7 lots, £1200 - £1400 5 lots, £1000- £1200 9 lots, <£1000 2 lots.

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 25th July – Sale of Store Cattle.

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

Saturday 27th August – Welsh Premier Texel Sale.

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

Friday 2nd September – Machinery Sale at Welshpool Livestock Sales

Wednesday 7th September – Sale of Welsh Mule Ewes

Thursday 8th September – Sale of Welsh Mule Ewe Lambs

Monday 12th September – Sale of Organic Stock, Store Cattle & Weanlings

Thursday 15th September – Cann Office Sheep Sale & All Breed Yearling Ewes

Saturday 17th September – Sale of Welsh Hill Speckled Face Sheep & British Blue Cattle

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