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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 28/11/2018 @ 12:03
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on their sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

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A smaller number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £948 (120ppkg) for a Simmental x OTM weighing in at 790kg from ECP Jones, Manor Farm. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £692.64 (104ppkg) for a Charolais x weighing 666kg from WC Jones, Tymawr.  Heifers under 48 months topped at £967.40 (140ppkg) for a Stabiliser x heifer weighing 691kg from TG Evans & Co, Bettws Hall. A Charolais under 72 month bull weighing 548kg from DW Evans & Sons reached £712.40 (130ppkg).

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (18) 89.06ppkg / £576.43.

Cows 48-72 Months (1) 104ppkg / £692.64.

Heifers Under 48 months (6) 123.05ppkg / £800.02.

Bull Under 72 months (3) 130ppkg / £593.67.

Overall Average 100.36ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)


Similar number of lambs forward sold to an average of 174.38ppkg with a top price of 202ppkg for 46kg lambs making £93 and 43kg lambs making £87. Trade would be very similar to last week with a slightly strong demand for export weight lambs and better shaped, better meated lambs. Also in good demand were smaller further finishing lambs/leaner lambs with plenty of buyers looking for these types. Light weight (27kg to 32kg) hill bred lambs also found a slightly stronger demand selling to average 160ppkg.

Lights (487) to 185ppkg from DLG Price & Co, Bryncoch. Others to 182ppkg from the same home. Average of 162.97ppkg.

Standards (864) to 196ppkg from JHH Jerman & Co, Wernddu. Others to 191ppkg from E Jones Cefn Coch Isaf and JE Roberts Watkins, Creigfryn. Average of 173.45ppkg.

Mediums (1557) to 202ppkg from CW Smith & Co, Uwchyllan. Others to 201ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm.  Average of 177.30ppkg.

Heavies (984) to 202ppkg from CW Smith & Co, Uwchyllan. Others to 191ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Average of 166.24ppkg.

For further information, contact Jonathan Evans (07971002650) or Nick Hyne (07519106822)


A reduced entry of 1495 ewes achieved an average of £44, this was up £5 on last week. Ewes were sharper across the board. Bigger well fleshed ewes were very much in demand. Ewes peaked at £112, presented by P & CE Davies, The Crest, as usual presenting very well finished ewes. CD Jones, Bedol presented a pen of well fleshed Texel type ewes peaking at £100. Overall all types of ewes were in slightly more demand. Mules achieved up to £75.

Cull rams peaked at £128 from AG Williams & Son, Plassau Farm. Overall trade sharper throughout and easier sold.

For more information, please contact Joe Powell (07764663197) or Sion Roberts (07852252371).


A slightly reduced entry of just under 1100 Store lambs which included a large number of hill bred types. Nevertheless, the lambs on offer sold to a good trade with a few new buyers up and down the lines.

Tup lambs were in the highest demand with prices reaching £70 from JT Owen & Co, Frochas Farm with others to £67 from PA Andrew, Llanoddian Ganol. Large numbers of farming tups sold from £58.50 to £66.

A large entry of mixed and clean lambs peaked at £72 from E Gethin & Co, Ty Coch with other to £67 from DS Griffiths & Co, Braich Y Fedw again the majority of farming sorts sold from £56.50 to £65.

Theave lambs peaked at £66 from B Llewellyn, Great Brithdir with others to £65.50 from T H Turner & Co, Red House, again the large numbers traded between £55 and £60.

Wether lambs peaked at £64 from RE Astley, Rhosgommorog with others to £61.50 from R & A Davies, Bronyvastre.


Ewe Lambs - £53.83

Mixed & Clean - £53.95

Wether lambs - £51.07

Ram lambs - £52.45

Mixed & Tups - £46.92

Overall average - £53.23

Sale of Store lambs to commence at 10.30am next Monday 3rd December – We have sold 3531 store lambs at WLS over the past weeks to average £54.31! If you have store lambs to sell look no further! For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Saturday 1st December – Machinery Sale

Monday 3rd December – Christmas Fatstock, Beltex In Lamb Sale, Cow & Calves and In calf heifers

Monday 10th December – Cows and Calves & Store Cattle

Thursday 20th December – Evening Store Lamb Sale & In Lamb Texels

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