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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 14/11/2017 @ 11:15
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross, Welshpool on Monday.

OTMS (42)

A smaller entry of otm cattle this week seeing a flying trade on good strong well finished cows topping the section at £1372.40 (188ppkg) was a 730kg Limousin cow from M & JE Jones & DCE & MN Davies, Cwm Farm. Also from the same home was another Limousin otm cow weighing in at 665kg making £1157.10 (174ppkg). Younger cows 48 – 72 months topped at £1205.82 (174ppkg) for a Limousin weighing 693kg from B & C Fairclough & Co, Cwmyrhiwdre. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1318.40 (160ppkg) for a 824kg Charolais from B H Evans & Son, Rowton Grange.

Otm Cows (x28) averaged 114.45ppkg / £742.76.

Cows 48 – 72 months (x4) averaged 125.13ppkg / £756.10.

Heifers under 48 months (x5) averaged 156.43ppkg / £1014.32.

Otm bulls (x2) averaged 104.86ppkg / £966.83.

Bulls under 72 months (x1) averaged 146ppkg / £1201.58.

Steers under 48 (x2) averaged 134.77ppkg/ £801.90.

Overall average of 121.47ppkg.



An entry of 6368 prime lambs met with an average of 170.20ppkg.

Lights (667) to 187ppkg from T H Davies & Sons, Clegyrddwr. Others to 171ppkg from HI & LJ Lloyd, Weirglodd-Deg. Average of 146.48ppkg.

Standards (1174) to 203ppkg from L B Owen, Garth Vaughan. Others to 192ppkg from D R Owen & Sons, Sandilands. Average of  168.45ppkg.

Mediums (2455) to 228ppkg  from T K Robinson, Tynewydd. Others to 214ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Average of  175.36ppkg.

Heavies (1558) to 193ppkg from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion . Others to 188ppkg from T K Robinson, Tynewydd. Average of 165.46ppkg.

Over Weights (388) to 195pkg from T K Robinson, Tynewydd. Others to 193ppkg from EL Evans & Co, Green Farm. Average of 155.27ppkg.


An entry of 2076 cull ewes this week achieved an average of £39.54 with increased numbers and the quality of ewes on offer, averages were slightly down. Ewe peaked at £100 present by G Davies & Sons, Bryndulas. A pen of 7 ewes from IM & SE Woosnam, 167 Sycamore Drive, also made the top of £100. Well finished ewes were very much in demand.  A smaller entry of 65 cull rams saw an average of £67.

For More information contact Joe Powell (075055524943) or Sion Roberts (07852252371).


A strong entry of 978 store lambs selling to an  average of £50.42 . The top prices went to E Jones & Son, Penbontpren, Cwmbelan with  £68.00 for mule mixed and clean lambs.  Gittins & Co, Giants Bank, Abermule presented  mule tup lambs topping £67.50.  Theave lambs topped £63.00 coming from HG Williams, Ty Hwnt, Conwy with £63.00 .  Highest price of wether lambs went to J A Smith, Cae Gwyn, Llanfair Caereinion with £56.00 for texel x  lambs.

Averages for the day were:

Theave Lambs (181): £49.73

Mixed/clean lambs (460): £53.18

Tup lambs (249): £48.84

Wether lambs (88) : £42.


Trade remained sticky in the cow and calf ring, with buyers continuing to be cautious in their bidding and picking and choosing their lots. Leading the way was DP & RE Evans, Moelygarth, with 4 Limousin x 1st calvers with their Limousin calves at foot which sold to a top of £1950, with others at £1820 and £1700 twice.

Presented by RE & CJ Davies, Boycott Hall, was a Limousin x 1st calver with a Limousin heifer calf which sold for £1900 with another outfit at £1720. From MJ & RJ Lewis, Highwinds, was a British Blue x 1st calver with a Limousin x bull calf which sold for £1800. A 2012 born cow with a Limousin x bull calf was sold for £1450 presented by M & G Roberts, Myfyrian.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £1800 + 4 lots, £1600 - £1800 4 lots, £1400 - £1600 2 lots, £1200 - £1400 3 lots, £1000 - £1200 4 lots, < £1000 5 lots.

Forthcoming sales:

Tuesday 21st November – November store cattle fair to include organics.

Thursday 23rd November – Evening sale of store lambs.

Saturday 25th November – Sale of Pedigree Limousin and British Blue Cattle.

Monday 4th December – Christmas Fat stock Show & Sale, In lamb Beltex and in-calf heifers.

Monday 11th December  - Sale of organic stock & weanlings.

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