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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 27/02/2019 @ 15:37
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on their sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (25)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1218 (140ppkg) for a Limousin OTM weighing in at 870kg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Red House Farm also made 137ppkg for a Limousin weighing 850kg making £1164.50. OTM bulls topped at £1170.58 (107ppkg) for a Charolais bull weighing 1094kg from AJ & JM Abberley, Cerrigcroes. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1228.20 (138ppkg) for a Limousin weighing 890kg from Red House Farm.  Heifers under 48 months topped at £1000.10 (137ppkg) for a heifer weighing 730kg from TG Evans, Bettws Hall.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (12) 115.77ppkg / £850.46

OTM Bull (2) 108.41ppkg / £1115.49

Cows 48-72 Months (4) 133.63ppkg / £997.25

Heifers Under 48 months (7) 125.04ppkg / £821

Overall Average 120.15ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)

PRIME HOGGETS (2771)

A similar entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 198.24ppkg, with a top price of 232ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 37kg hoggets making £86 from ED Ellis, Penisarcwm and 31kg hoggets making £72 from DE Morgan & Co, Cefntwlch, and £108/head for 67kg hoggets from MP Evans, Llwynbrain.

Overall a slightly better trade than last week for all weights and grades especially the better quality, more meated, better hoggs. Yet again best demand was the top quality better shaped hoggs of any weight, with plenty of pens selling to above 210ppkg. Export weight hoggs were again in keen demand as were heavier weight hoggs being generally up £2-£3 per head. Any better quality lighter weight leaner hoggs were again purchased for further finishing. Light weight hoggs sold to a good competitve trade throughout.

Lights (332) to 232ppkg from DE Morgan, Cefntwlch. Others to 216ppkg from R Meredith, Hollybush and EP Hughes & Co, Porth. Average of 186.89ppkg.

Standards (556) to 232ppkg from EB Ellis, Penisarcwm. Others to 231ppkg from M & H Owens, Glantre. Average of 199.15ppkg.

Mediums (958) to 226ppkg from M & H Owens, Glantre. Others to 225ppkg from Lythwood Farm.  Average of 200.53ppkg.

Heavies (568) to 215ppkg from JA Gwalchmai, Minffordd. Others to 209ppkg from HM Powell & Son, White House. Average of 180.99ppkg.

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

CULL SHEEP (1487)

This week we saw a reduced entry of 1424 cull ewes that sold to a much sharper trade. The bestselling ewes on the day were the best meated an heaviest Welsh/Speckled faced ewes that would have been up £5-£10 on the week, with many of them selling between £50-£60. The overall average was £50.31, a very pleasing average as there was not a big proportion of heavy ewes forward. Top price of the day came from R Richards & Co, Maenllengen that sold ewes to £130. Closely followed by Tynbryn Farms and CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm that sold ewes to £116 and £114.  Rams were still harder work with the top price of £100 from M & GV Ellis & Son, Penllys.

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

STORE LAMBS (227)

A smaller number of store lambs forward at today’s sale with a similar standard of quality with an overall average of £54.86.

A strong top price of £89 for a pen of 2 Suffolk tup lambs from the home P & R Owen, Tirbrunt. With another pen of 1 Texel tup reaching a good price of £84 from AK Lloyd, Ivy House Farm.

Wether lambs peaked at a good price of £72 from sellers B & L Griffiths, Lower Penygelli for a pen of 1 Beltex. Another wether Suffolk made a fair price of £70 from G Roberts, Belle Vue.

Theave lambs matched the top price of the wethers, with a pen of 3 Texels making £72 from BE Thomas, Blaenycwm. With others to £68 from S Richards & Son, Gwernypwll for a pen of 10 Texels.

Lastly mixed and clean lambs reached a maximum price of £69 for a pen of 2 Texels from G Roberts, Belle Vue. With others reaching £64.50 from Harding & Sons, Pantygesail for a pen of 14 Mules.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Averages:

Ewe Lambs - £56.65

Mixed & Clean - £54.29

Wether lambs - £47.89

Ram lambs - £54.97

IN LAMB EWES

An increased entry of 348 in lambers including a dispersal of 267 flock age ewes from Mrs A Pugh, Garthbwt which sold to a high amount of interest peaking at £126 for 10 Suffolk x ewes, Texels peaked at £121 for a pen of 15 with 26 Mules hitting £98.

Other highlights saw 10 Texel x yearlings £160 from JP Breeze & Son, Vronladies and full mouth Lleyn ewes from DT Francis & Son, Tynyrwtra reached £95.

Overall average £96/head.

COUPLES

An increased entry of 88 couples sold to a large crowd with a number of new buyers.

Prices peaked at £188 for a pen of 2 Texel ewes with doubles from MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden. With another pen from the same home reaching £180 for 2 Texel ewes with doubles.

The Morris’s of Maestanyglwyden sold 38 lives including 10 singles and 6 twins with an average of £62.79 per life.

RD Livestock, Broomfield sold Suffolk ewes with doubles to £141 and Texel ewes with singles to £145 with the run of 29 lives averaging £52.96.

The best quality sold to £60-£70 per life.

Second quality sold to £50-£60 per life.

Poorest quality sold to £40-£45 per life.

CADE LAMBS (26)

Our largest number of entries in the cade lamb section yet this year with 26 forward. They saw a fair average of £16.12 with several prospective buyers present.

The section peaked at a price of £26 for a Jacob tup lamb, the pedigree brought in a lot of interest especially with the younger audience. Coming from the home of GO & JA Jones, Wern Fawr.

Another cade from the same home saw a strong price of £22. With others from M & S Jones, Lower Forrest and RH & GJ Richards, Rhosfawr reaching £19.

More cade lambs are expected at next Monday’s sale on Monday 4th March.

FODDER SALE

Our third sale of the season saw a large entry of Hay, Haylage and Silage. A large crowd of keen buyers were present.

Highlights included;

Square Bale Haylage - £33

Round Bale Silage - £30

Round Bale Hay - £35

Quadrant Square Bale Hay - £30

Overall trade was steadier, with the early spring sunshine perhaps luring people into a false sense of security.

For more information, contact Joe Powell 07764663197.

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 4th March – Couples & Cows and Calves

Monday 11th March – Couples & Store Cattle

Monday 18th March – Couples & Cows and Calves

Monday 25th March – Couples & Fodder

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