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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 06/02/2019 @ 10:08
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (35)

A larger number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1343.32 (142ppkg) for a  Charolais OTM weighing in at 946kg from Roberts & Jones, Parc. JHM Williams & Co, Cefngwilgy Fawr made 146ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 709kg making £1035.14. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £977.76 (144ppkg) for a Charolais weighing 679kg from RH Powell, Middle Crochran.  Heifers under 48 months topped at £1412.80 (160ppkg) for a Charolais heifer weighing 883kg from Roberts & Jones, Parc. TE Lewis & Son, Abergwenlas made 163ppkg for a Stabiliser x weighting 575kg making £937.25.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (18) 108.49ppkg / £759.07

OTM Bulls (2) 108.16ppkg / £1119.45

Cows 48-72 Months (9) 111.86ppkg / £763.38

Heifers Under 48 months (5) 145.99ppkg / £1020.16

Bulls Under 48 months (1) 106ppkg / £967.78

Overall Average 114.39ppkg.

The auctioneers recommend that as many cows as possible shown in the cull cow section are TB Tested.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)

PRIME HOGGETS (3411)

A slightly larger entry of hoggets forward sold to a reduced trade throughout to return an average of 193.70ppkg, with a top price of 233ppkg for pen of 41kg hoggets making £95.50 from RA Davies, Llwynderw, and £115/head for 63.50kg hoggets from the same home.

A few more hoggets forward sold to less demand throughout at price levels similar to other livestock markets late last week. However better quality hoggests continue to attract keen bidding throughout at price levels well above current deadweight prices. Best trade of the day was for the middle weight hoggets (32-39kg) with quite a few of these going back on farm for further finishing as the store lamb trade remains strong. Most difficult to sell were the heavier weight hoggets especially the thicker fleshed types. Overall trade would be very similar to this time last year.

Lights (267) to 194ppkg from JH Morris, Brynaber. Others to 193ppkg from R & R Jerman, Ffridd Farm. Average of 175.72ppkg.

Standards (808) to 223ppkg from M & H Owens, Glantre. Others to 218ppkg from DE Morgan & Co, Cefntwlch. Average of 194.92ppkg.

Mediums (1421) to 233ppkg from RA Davies, Llwynderw. Others to 230ppkg from H Isaac, Llwynderw and R A Davies, Llwynderw.  Average of 195.43ppkg.

Heavies (728) to 214ppkg from ODI Evans, New House Farm. Others to 202ppkg from CW Smith & Co, Uwchyllan. Average of 180.66ppkg.

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

CULL SHEEP (2129)

An entry of 2107 cull ewes saw a sharper trade with an overall average of £54. Ewes peaked at £136 presented by Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Smaller Welsh ewes were an excellent trade with many small Welsh achieving over £50.

Cull rams peaked at £112 from M & GV Ellis & Son, Penllys and averaged £55.

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

STORE LAMBS (620)

A higher number of entries at today's weekly sale with over 600 forward, however quality of lambs was down which saw a lower overall average this week of £53.13.

Theave lambs peaked at £74.50 for Suffolk x from JW Jones, Blowty. With others to £70 from HR Bason & EJ Tuffin, Crow Wood for a pen of 5 Texels.

Mixed and clean lambs saw a maximum price of £72.50 for a pen of 9 Texels from EA Rees & Co, Borfa Newydd. With another pen of 10 Texels from RT Watkins, Coed Y Deri making £70.

Topping the sale was a wether Texel lamb from RT Watkins, Coed Y Deri for £80. Others saw a price of £69 for a pen of 5 Mules from GW Jones, Henfryn.

Tup lambs saw a good price of £75 for 5 Texels from HR Bason & EJ Tuffin, Crow Wood. With others to £72 from DP & G Jones, Maesllwyn for a pen of 5 Texels.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Averages:

Ewe Lambs - £50.55

Mixed & Clean - £55.44

Wether lambs - £57.13

Ram lambs - £53.60

IN LAMB EWES

A reduced entry of 130 in lamb ewes again sold to a brisk trade peaking at £138 for 6 Texel x 3 & 4-year-old ewes carrying triplets from GE Tomley & Son, Top House with an additional 6 Texel 3 & 4-year-old ewes, 5 carrying triplets and 1 carrying a quad from the same home making £131.

An ongoing reduction sale from ED & MJ Jones, Gelli presenting a run of Texel and Mule full mouth ewes all carrying twins sold to £136 with other to £126 and £125.

Another ongoing reduction sale from GW Watkin, Henllys saw Charollais x yearlings reach £110 and 3-year-old Mules reaching £124.

Overall average of £109.38

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 11th February – Store Cattle & Weanlings and In Lamb Ewes

Monday 18th February – Cows & Calves and In Lamb Ewes

Monday 25th February – In Lamb Ewes and Produce

Tuesday 26th February – Store Cattle Fair

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