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Monday prices are in

Created on 09/08/2016 @ 12:14
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on busy sale at Buttington Cross on Monday, and it is brought to you by our sponsor Dennis Shingler & Sons.

OTMS (21)

An entry of 21 Otm cattle this week, selling to a top of £1072.80 (144ppkg) for a 745kg British Blue Cow from G I Francis & Co, The Bryn. L G Lewis, The Farm, presented a Limousin cow weighing 720kg making £950.40 (132ppkg). Cows 48 to 72 months reached £1125.74 (154ppkg) for a 731kg Simmental Cow from Partneriaeth R E Jones, Maesllymysten.

OTM Cows (x12) averaged 114.75ppkg / £709.74

Cows 48 to 72 months (x9) averaged 132.18ppkg / £826.27

Overall average of 122.27ppkg


An entry of 4454 prime lambs sold to an average of 194.06ppkg.

Super Lights (8) to 195ppkg from C J Orme, The Fields. Average of 195ppkg.

Lights (506) to 192ppkg from JR & ME Roberts, Penarddlas. Others to 191ppkg from E P Jones & Son, Nan-Y-Nodyn. Average of 181.81ppkg.

Standards (896) to 218ppkg from DW & SM Roberts, The White House & B Davies, Brynpicca. Others to 216ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Average of 189.80ppkg

Mediums (2207) to 238ppkg from D Gethin, Llanyhared. Others to 227ppkg from B L Griffiths, Lower Penygelli. Average of  197.48ppkg.

Heavies (710) to 210ppkg from EE Powell & Son, Cil Pentre. Others to 209ppkg from E W Jones, Cesail-Y-Bryn. Average of 193.55ppkg.

Over Weights (99) to 197ppk from A E Casewell, Bodynfoel. Others to 195ppkg from D P Casewell, Tanrhiw. Average of 183.38ppkg.


This week we saw another large entry of 3742 ewes, which achieved a strong overall average of £57. Demand was strong on quality ewes reaching a top price of £125 for a pen of 19 Texel ewes from Messrs JS & A Howells, Shadog Farm, Pentre Cwrt. Also an entry from G E Davies & Son, Cwmbromley, of 11 ewes achieving £118. A small entry of 31 rams forward selling to an average of £75, with the best quality reaching well in excess of £100. Two rams from J W Hopkins, Bank Farm, made £138.

Overall demand was strong for all types of ewe.


A much improved entry of 467 store lambs this week selling to an overall average of £56.  Strong Texel x tup lambs from A Evans, Groton Farm sold to £65 while a pen of 20 Charollais x mixed/clean lambs from J Stanley, Rorrington sold to £63 and 30 Lleyn tup lambs from E & D Jones, Lluestwen sold to £60.  Texel x tup lambs from EM & DR Jones, Pwllcoch sold to £61 while T Hallett, Upper Stapeley Farm sold Cheviot wethers to £60.50.  Texel x mixed/clean lambs from A G Roberts, Abernodwydd to £60, Suffolk x mixed/clean lambs from JT & GH Jones, Talerddig Farm sold to £60 with tup lambs from the same home to £62.

Generally, longer term lambs ranging from £48 - £54 with medium to short term lambs with good growth potential selling from £54 - £60.

Sale of store lambs to commence again next Monday from 10.30am.  Should vendors or buyers require any assistance then please contact the market office.


An entry of 117 breeding ewes was again met with a strong trade, topping at £152 for a pen of 10 strong stretchy Suffolk x yearlings from RF & DJ Price, Pentrenant Farm, who also sold a further pen of the same ewes for £149. A H Jones & Son, Hirrhyd, sold a pen of 20 Suffolk x yearlings for £130. DE & KD Langford, Brunant, sold 2 pens of 10 Suffolk x yearlings for £120 and £121 respectively. DWP Griffiths, Park Lodge, sold 4 Texel x yearlings for £121.

Usual weekly sale of breeding ewes will commence next week at approximately 11 am, following the sale of Store Lambs.

Entries invited for out catalogued sale of breeding ewes on Monday 29th August. Please contact the Mart Office to enter ewes.


An entry of 12 cows and calves met with a top price of £2350 for a 2011 born Pedigree Limousin cow with a Limousin Bull calf from Mrs A Roberts, Glanrafon. Next at £1680 was a British Blue x cow with a Salers Bull calf from CJ & HM Evans, Lower Chatwall Farm, a similar outfit from the same home made £1500. RJM Shearer, Tynreithin Hall, presented a British Blue 2nd calver with a Limousin x heifer calf making £1520. A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £2000 + 1 lot, £1600 - £2000 1 lot, £1200 - £1600 4 lots, £1000 - £1200 3 lots, < £1000 1 lot.

Forthcoming Sale Dates:

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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