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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 09/01/2019 @ 11:49
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Welshpool Livestock Sales reports on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (32)

A larger number of OTM cattle on offer this week for the first sale of 2019, seeing a top price of £1287.40 (164ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 785kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall. DT & ME & ML Jones, Gelli Farm made 156ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 697kg making £1087.32. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1093.68 (147ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 744kg from HG Rees Ltd, Hiraeth.   DT & ME & ML Jones, Gelli Farm made 160ppkg for a Limousin x weighting 679kg making £1086.40. Heifers under 48 months topped at £839.96 (166ppkg) for a heifer weighing 506kg from DE Wozencraft, Mynyd-Llys.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (20) 114.21ppkg / £758.17

Cows 48-72 Months (9) 129.08ppkg / £802.30

Heifers Under 48 months (3) 136.76ppkg / £621.37

Overall Average 119.84ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)

PRIME HOGGETS (3873)

A reduced seasonal entry of hoggets forward sold to a very strong trade to return an average of 202.32ppkg, with a top price of 237ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 43kg hoggets making £102 from SH Lloyd & Sons, Penllan, and £111/head for 51kg hoggets from EL Evans & Co, Green Farm.

Trade for all weights and grades of lambs was very strong with demand greatly exceeding supply. Better quality hoggets again sold to a very strong trade with plenty of hoggs selling to 220ppkg and above, especially export weight hoggs (39-44kg). Heavy weight hoggets also found keen bidding with yet again plenty of hoggs selling above £100 per head. Middle and lighter weight hoggs also sold to a improved trade due to less of these types being forward. Still a small number of better bred lighter weight hoggets going back on farm for further finishing. Undoubtedly todays liveweight market prices are far better than the current deadweight price, which will now increase as a result of the improved trade created in the livestock markets. Sell live and thrive.

Lights (353) to 203ppkg from DW Davies & Co, Peniarth. Others to 196ppkg from JES Corfield, Woodgate Farm. Average of 172.77ppkg.

Standards (887) to 229ppkg from BL Hamer, Upper Brithdir. Others to 217ppkg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands. Average of 196.06ppkg.

Mediums (1670) to 237ppkg from SH Lloyd & Sons, Penllan. Others to 232ppkg from EW Jones, Tytanyfoel and TG & EA Jones, Blaenwaen Ganol.  Average of 209.49ppkg.

Heavies (591) to 218ppkg from EL Evans & Co, Green Farm. Others to 216ppkg from DR & NG James, Penycoed Uchaf and EW Jones, Tytanyfoel. Average of 195.99ppkg.

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

CULL SHEEP (2330)

An entry of 2230, A good entry of well fleshed ewes throughout sold to an average of £48, ewes were up on last week. Ewes peaked at £130 presented by £130 presented by EB & AH & EG Price, Bwlchdderwen. RA Davies, Llwynderw presented a quality run of Texels achieving £118.

Today saw smaller Welsh type ewes in very good demand. Overall a stronger trade throughout.

68 Cull Rams peaked at £118 presented by TH Vaughan & Son, Maesmochnant.

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

COWS & CALVES (12)

An entry of 12 Cows & Calves were forward for the first sale of 2019 with a mixed quality of cows forward, selling to a steady trade.

Leading the way at £1850 was DO & RE Evans, Moelygarth for a Limousin x 2nd calver with a Limousin heifer calf at foot. From the same home was a Limousin x 1st calver with a bull calf selling for £1590. Also from Moelygarth were outfits selling at £1550 and £1450.

Presented by GL & C & DL Jones, Tycoch was a British Blue x 1st calver with a bull calf at foot which made £1300.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:-

£1500+ 3 Lots, £1200-£1000 2 Lots, £1000-£1200 2 Lots, <£1000 5 Lots.

STORE LAMBS (1285)

This week’s sale saw nearly 1300 Store lambs with Texel crosses dominating numbers, and Beltex types dominating prices.

The sale saw a top price for MS & LJ Williams, Lower Gwerneirin's Mule tup lambs at a price of £85. With others to £83.50 for IW Edwards & Son, Bryn-yr-Osedd with Texel tup lambs.

Mixed and Clean lambs peaked at £76.50 for 12 Texel x from E Mills & Son, Pwllyrebol.

Theave lambs saw similar prices to those of mixed and clean, with the highest this week topping £76 for 8 Beltex's from Mrs J Morgan, Lower Brynbedw. With others from DE Morgan & Co, Cefntwlch reaching £72.50 for a pen of 6 Beltex's.

Wether lambs saw strong prices, topping at £77.50 for DE Morgan & Co, Cefntwlch pen of 7 Beltex's. With other Beltex's from the same home to £75.50.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Averages:

Ewe Lambs - £56.37

Mixed & Clean - £55.68

Wether lambs - £56.48

Ram lambs - £59.04

Overall average - £56.66

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 14th January – Store Cattle & Weanlings

Monday 21st January – Cows & Calves

Monday 28th January – In Lamb Ewes and Fodder Sale

Tuesday 29th January – Store Cattle Fair

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