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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 06/12/2017 @ 10:30
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a highly successful Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

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An entry of 39 otm cattle this week sold well. Topping the otm cows at £1181.60 (140ppkg) was JG & MWA Clayton, Great Brimmon, with a 844kg Limousin. IE & M Gittins & Sons, Lower Ucheldre, presented a 713kg Limousin otm making £1062.37 (149ppkg)  Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £1226.72 (136ppkg) for a 902kg Limousin from R J Roberts, Dysefin Farm.  DM & RC Rees, Dugwm Farm, presented a Salers cow weighing 732kg making £1039.44 (142ppkg). Heifers under 48 months topped at £1274 (175kkg) for a 728kg Limousin from G Lewis, Sychlyn.

Otm Cows (x21) averaged 116.16ppkg / £816.80.

Otm Bull (x2) averaged 123.90ppkg / £1132.47.

Cows 48 to 72 months (x5) averaged 127.07ppkg / £870.17.

Heifers under 48 months (x8) averaged 156.30ppkg / £1030.19.

Bulls under 72 months (x3) averaged 118.22ppkg / £979.62.

Overall average of 125.82ppkg.


The Fat cattle show was kindly sponsored by Briarwood Products ltd and For Farmers and was judged by Mr David Clarke, Churncote Farm Shop. The Champion title was awarded to J M Rowlands, Dolwen Farm. The Limousin steer, that was also 1st prize steer, weighed 570kg and made 350ppkg realising £1995  was bought by Rikki Lloyd Butchers, Welshpool. The reserve Champion title went to CJ & ME Williams, Minysarn, for a Limousin Heifer weighing 495kg selling for 300ppkg to G R Evans & Co, Butcher, Corwen. Many thanks go to the judge and vendors on the day for their support.

Overall average of the day was 236.74ppkg.


A small entry of just 100 lambs were entered in the 4 show classes. Welshpool Livestock would like to thank the Agricultural Mortgage Company for sponsoring the prime lamb competitions. And a Thank you to the judge, Mr George Clapham & Mr Jim Holding. Show results:

Best pen of 10 lambs 39.5 kg and under:

1st – CJ & ME Williams, Minysarn, sold to Rob Pritchard.

2nd – DW & LE Morgan, Lower House, sold to Fairfield Meat Co Ltd.

Best pen of 10 lambs 40 kg and over:

1st  & Reserve Champion - CJ & ME Williams, Minysarn, sold to Fairfield Meat Co Ltd.

2nd – Red House Farm, ABerhafesp, sold to Rob Pritchard.

3rd – BL Griffiths, Lower Penygelly, sold to Fairfield Meat Co Ltd.

Best pen of 10 Welsh butchers lambs:

1st – GM & HI Evans, Plasiolyn, sold to Rob Pritchard.

Best Pen of 10 Beltex butchers lambs, Kindly sponsored by Beltex Sheep Society:

1st & Champion – Red House Farm, Aberhafesp, sold to Rikki Lloyd Butcher, Welshpool.

2nd – M J Williams, Pontyperson, sold to Fairfield Meat Co Ltd.

Overall Average 177.56ppkg.

Lights (848) to 181ppkg from O S Jones, Bron-Y-Geifr. Others to 180ppkg from H Gittins, Hale Farm. Average of 167.86ppkg.

Standards (1533) to 257ppkg from DW & LE Morgan, Lower House. Others to 225ppkg from JG & SO Lewis, Tremafon. Average of 175.79pp/kg.

Mediums (2783) to 268ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Others to 252ppkg from CJ & ME Williams, Minysarn. Average of 180.46pp/kg

Heavies (1522) to 223ppkg from DW & LE Morgan, Lower House. Others to 191ppkg from JA Wood & Sons, Kinnerton. Average of 173.44ppkg   

Over Weights (238) to 184ppkg from SP Davies, Jay Barns Farm. Others to 170ppkg from DR Oliver & Son, Tirdu. Average of 161.58ppkg.


An entry of 2166 cull ewes entered today achieving an average of £44.42 , this was very similar to the previous week. Ewes peaked at £119 from C Howell, Godor Farm. A pen of 8 excellent texel x ewes achieved £94 presented by DR Owens & Sons, Sandilands, who get the £20 prize for highest price pen of 5 or more cull ewes. R M Evans, New House, presented a pen of excellent Suffolk x ewes which reached £90. Cull rams topped at £127 from JE & ER Dakin, Wackley Farm. Cull rams averaged £79.06.


A good entry of 1200 store lambs selling to an average of £46.80 . The top prices went to R J Lunt, Planfa with £74.50 for charollais tup lambs. E Jones & Sons, Penbontpren, Cwmbelan presented texel x mixed and clean lambs topping £69.50.Wether lambs topped £61.50 coming from H J Marsh & Sons, Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms.  Theave lambs topped £59.50 from T H Davies & Sons, Clegyrddwr, Pandy.

Averages for the day were:

Theave Lambs (125): £36.78

Mixed/clean lambs (518): £48.34

Tup lambs (319): £46.56

Wether Lambs (165): £50.37


You would have to travel a long way to find the quality of in-calf heifers on offer at Welshpool Smithfield on one hit on Monday 4th December presented by Messrs D Roberts & Sons, Stingwern, Brooks. There were some absolutely fantastic heifers on offer being either Pedigree Limousins, Purebred Limousins, Limousin x British Blues and British Blue x Limousin. There were all in-calf to Pedigree Limousin Bulls with the vast majority due in January/ February 2018.The bulls used were all easy calving bulls which have proven themselves in previous production sales from Stingwern being Woodhouse custer, Glangwden Itunes and Stingwern John.  Lodge Hamlet was used by AI on a few selected heifers. Topping the sale at £3700 was a British Blue x Limousin heifer born June 2015, in-calf to Custer. Next at £3300 was a similar bred heifer again in-calf to Custer. It was another British Blue x Limousin heifer which hit £3200. Loading the way in the Limousins was a Pedigree heifer, ‘Stingwern Lulu,’ which sold for £3000.

Stingwern Lizzy, in-calf to I-Tunes made £2900.

Overall the 42 heifers averaged £2822. A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £3500 + 1 lot, £3200 - £3500 2 lots, £3000 - £3200 7 lots, £2800 - £3000 11 lots, £2600 - £2800 14 lots, £2400 - £2600 7 lots.


An entry of 42 in lamb pedigree Beltex ewes went under the hammer on behalf of Clwb Beltex Cymru. An annual sale that saw prices hit 900gns three times!

First lot 1816, Fronarth Wendy, scaaned carrying Triplets, presented by Sion Jones sold to N Oughton, Lymore Farm. Next in line was lot 1830, Van’t Korenhof, an imported Dutch ewe scanned carrying a single from Messrs R & S Rattray found its new home at E Morgan, Ty Newydd. And finally at the top price was lot 1857, Myna Blessed,  scanned again carrying a single from WP & O Evans sold to W Bevan, Penparc.

Supreme Champion was ‘Y Bedol Bronwen’ scanned carrying twins and sold to 850gns, and the reserve champion ‘Tywi Abbey’ from Sion Jones hot 650gns selling to W Bevan, Penparc.

A small entry of empty ewe lambs peaked at 370gns for lot 1861, Pigot Campus, from DC & OJ Jones sold to S Bebb, Ffridd Cowny.

Averages of the day were:

10 aged Ewes - 361gns, 24 Yearling ewes – 509gns, 5 Ewe Lambs  - 350gns.

PICTURE: Fat cattle auctioneer Glandon Lewis and Rikki Lloyd, Butcher, who bought Champion Prime beast and Champion pen of Prime Lambs


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