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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 24/08/2016 @ 09:03
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a seasonal show of stock at Buttington Cross on Monday. Our report is brought to you by Dennis Shingler & Sons.

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A larger entry of cull ewes this week reaching a top of £1311.21 (153ppkg) for a 857kg Saler Cow from VG & M Jones, Bryn-Yr-Hesglwyn. HG & IW Rees, Faidre Fach, presented a Limousin cow weighing 652kg making £1075.80 (165ppkg). Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £1258.40 (143ppkg) for a 880kg Stabiliser cow from G Jones & Son, Yr Ogof. R J Hughes & Co, Argoed, presented a Blonde cow weighing 602kg making £866.88 (144ppkg). D W Davies, Penybank, presented a 659kg 39 month old Limousin heifer making £1113.71 (169ppkg).

OTM Cows (x28) averaged 124.83ppkg / £826.05

Cows 48 to 72 months (x6) averaged 130.57ppkg / £895.51

Heifers Under 48 months (x6) averaged 136.26ppkg / £779.62

Steers under 48 months (x2) averaged 123.46ppkg / £914.21

Overall average of 127.04ppkg


A large entry of  5061 prime lambs sold to an average of 178.69ppkg.

Lights (349) to 186ppkg from D B Williams, Tycoch. Others to 185ppkg from TE Rowlands ai Fab, Tyddyn Ddu. Average of 164.12ppkg.

Standards (1033) to 240ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Others to 220ppkg from DW & SM Roberts, The White House. Average of 177.87ppkg

Mediums (2590) to 222ppkg from M J Williams, Pontyperson. Others to 221ppkg from T & B Williams, Cilmawr. Average of  180.33ppkg.

Heavies (984) to 214ppkg from DW & SM Roberts, The White House & JE Williams, Llechwedd-Ddyrys. Others to 205ppkg from JE Williams, Llechwedd-Ddyrys. Average of 179.11ppkg.

Over Weights (81) to 189ppk from T & B Williams, Cilmawr. Others to 177ppkg from AE Casewell, Bodynfoel. Average of 164.41ppkg.


A good show of cull sheep seeing averages of £51 for ewes and £67.40 for rams. Topping the ewe section was C Davies, Blaenyglyn, with 6 ewes making £122.50. CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm, presented one ewe making £103. Ram topped at £136 from J Allsop & Sons, Enchmarsh Farm. £110 was achieved by E R Harris, Pantycaragle.


Another strong entry of 1009 store lambs selling to an overall average of £53.

Top price of the day went to O M E Thomas & Co, Hafod Ffraith for Texel x mixed/clean lambs selling to £64. T P Jerman, Church Farm sold Texel x mixed/clean lambs to £63 while D Davies & Co, Pentremawr sold Charollais x mixed/clean lambs to £62.

Generally, strong continental x lambs selling from £55-£60.  Longer term lambs selling between £45-£54.

Store lambs to be sold again next Monday from 10.30am.


An increased entry of 311 breeding ewes sold to a somewhat slower trade, although the strongest sorts were keenly contested with Suffolk x yearlings from RF & DJ Price, Pentrenant, selling to £140 and Texel x yearlings from D W Davies, Penybank, selling to £138 and £128 respectively. DE & KD Langford, Brunant, sold two pens of Texel x yearlings for £132. ST Jones, Arllan Fawr, sold a run of 47 full mouth Texel & Mule to £126 with the run averaging £99. Catalogued sale of 1200 breeding ewes next Monday commencing at 11.30am through ring 4.


An entry of 44 cows and calves this week met with a top of £2350 for a Pedigree Limousin 3rd calver with her pedigree Limousin bull calf from VAS & SM Corbett, The Gorther. R I Owen & Co, Cwmfynnon, presented a 2013 born British Blue x cow with a Charolais Bull calf making £1510. J S Vance, Upper Grimmer, presented a Pedigree Limousin 1st calver with a Pedigree Limousin heifer calf making £1500.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £2000 + 1lot, £1500 - £1700 3 lots, £1200 - £1500 24 lots, £1000 – £1200 9lots,£1000 4 lots.


An entry of 141 store cattle met with averages of 207.07ppkg or £911.72 for steer and store heifers averaged 207.94ppkg or £878.42. Leading the way with top prices per head were as follows:


British Blue (x1) 590kg £1220 FG & G Mountford, Middle Heldre

Limousin (x1) 570kg £1140 FG & G Mountford, Middle Heldre

British Shorthorn (x1) 610kg £1120 H W Venables, Penygelly Farm

Limousin (x1) 550kg £1115 FG & G Mountford, Middle Heldre

Simmental (x2) 572kg £1080 FG & G Mountford, Middle Heldre


Limousin (x1) 535kg £1220 O T Evans, Delfryn

Limousin (x1) 520kg £1175 R B Bebb & Son, Hendre

Limousin (x1)475kg £1155 RG & J Pugh, Fir House

Limousin (x1) 520kg £1150 R W Richards & Son, Hafod

Limousin (x4) 476kg £1150 O T Evans, Delfryn

Top prices per kilo were as follows


Limousin (x1) 365kg 246.60ppkg RL & PA Whitticase, Binwilkin

Limousin (x1) 375kg 245.30ppkg RL & PA Whitticase, Binwilkin

Limousin (x1) 345kg 243.50ppkg RB & M & RM Jones, Pentre Isa

British Blue (x1) 340kg 241.20ppkg G W Jones, Henfryn

Limousin (x2) 375kg 237.00ppkg RB & M & RM Jones, Pentre Isa


British Blue (x1) 330kg 251.50ppkg G W Jones, Henfryn

Limousin (x1) 290kg 244.80ppkg Gittins & Co, Giants Bank

Limousin (x1) 365kg 243.80ppkg RB & M & RM Jones, Pentre Isa

Limousin (x1) 475kg 243.20ppkg RG & J Pugh, Fir House

Limousin (x4) 476kg 241.60ppkg O T Evans, Delfryn

Forthcoming Sale Dates:

Monday 29th August – Sale of 1100 Breeding Ewes

Saturday 27th August – Welsh Premier Texel Sale.

Monday 29th August – Catalogued prize sale of Breeding Ewes

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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