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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 05/03/2019 @ 09:37
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (27)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £984 (123ppkg) for a Limousin OTM weighing in at 800kg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands Farm. DR Owen & Sons also made 130ppkg for a Limousin weighing 650kg making £845. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £702.72 (96ppkg) for a Friesian x weighing 732kg from DJH Foulkes & Son, Maesteg. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1107.60 (156ppkg) for a heifer weighing 710kg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands Farm. DR Owen & Sons also made 170ppkg for a Limousin heifer weighing at 500kg making £850.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (19) 102.51ppkg / £650.60

OTM Bull (1) 100ppkg / £1100

Cows 48-72 Months (1) 96ppkg / £702.72

Heifers Under 48 months (4) 145.21ppkg / £960.19

Steers Under 48 Months (2) 134.77ppkg / £647.56

Overall Average 110.30ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)

PRIME HOGGETS (3976)

A larger entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 188.71ppkg, with a top price of 228ppkg for a pen of 5 lambs weighing 38kg hogget’s making £86.50 from M & H Owens, Glantre, and £97/head for 63kg hoggets from TE & MA Jerman, Penyffridd.

A larger number of hoggets forward sold to as expected a slower trade throughout, especially for the heavier weight hoggets of which there were more on offer, as a few feeding hoggets come onto the market. Highlights of the day was the trade for the best quality hoggets which again sold to strong competitive bidding throughout. Lighter weight hoggets also found more competitive bidding especially the more meated types. Medium weight export and supermarket hoggs (42-48kg) also proved more difficult to sell. Hopefully as numbers of hoggs in the country fall, trade will increase for all types.

Lights (151) to 195ppkg from EJ & AJ Roberts, Longlands. Others to 194ppkg from Thomas Bros, Cefngribin. Average of 171.01ppkg.

Standards (680) to 228ppkg from M & H Owens, Glantre. Others to 216ppkg from the same home. Average of 189.36ppkg.

Mediums (1500) to 220ppkg from R Jones, Oswestry. Others to 216ppkg from V Jerman, Gwernydd. Average of 189.69ppkg.

Heavies (937) to 205ppkg from TE & MA Jerman, Penyffridd. Others to 201ppkg from HM Powell & Son, Whitehouse. Average of 171.73ppkg.

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

CULL SHEEP (1836)

This week we saw an improved entry of 1836 cull ewes that once again sold to a solid trade throughout averaging £55.52. This would be the best trade we’ve seen for cull ewes for many months. Welsh and Speckled faced ewes once again met the best trade this week with the best Welsh ewes selling for £66 and the best Dolgellau types Welsh ewes selling for £58 with many good runs hitting the £50 mark. However, the heaviest ewes on the yard met an improved trade with the best Suffolk x ewes reaching £105.50, with many in the 90’s. Top price of the day at £120 went to CE Pryce, Yr Helyg closely followed by GP Pugh & Son, The Garth that sold ewes at £116.

Cull rams also sold to an improved trade with the top price going to M & GV Ellis, & Son, Penllys that sold a pen of rams for £108.

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

(07852252371).

STORE LAMBS (263)

A total of 263 Store lambs were seen at today's sale with a lower overall average of £49.94, in

comparison to last week's sale.

Theave lambs topped the section at £78 for one Texel x from RT Watkins, Coed Y Deri. With

other theaves to £71 from GO & JA Jones, Wern Farm. With a pen of 20 Texel's making £68

from the home of R Evans & Partners, Hafod Y Foel.

Mixed and clean lambs peaked at £58.50 for a pen of 10 Beltex from AM Jones, Near Bank

Farm. With others reaching the same price for a pen of 18 Texel x's from AJ & JC Daniel,

Abergwydol Farm.

Tup lambs saw a maximum price of £64 for 3 from the home of EM Morgan, Fron Green. With

others to £60 from Humphreys Brothers, Moelddwyd for a pen of 6 Texel's.

Mixed and tup lambs sold for £55.50 for a pen of 23 Welsh from AJ & JC Daniel, Abergwydol

Farm.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Averages:

Ewe Lambs - £50.68

Mixed & Clean - £51.03

Mixed & Rams - £47.34

Ram lambs - £53.67

Overall average - £49.94

IN LAMBERS

A small entry of in lamb ewes sold to a top of £125 for 10 Texel yearlings from JP Breeze &

Sons, Vronladies. With others to £121 for a pen of 5 Mule yearlings from the home of G Jones,

Cefnbrith.

COUPLES

A similar entry of couples to last week – with some quality on offer again that saw prices peak at

£195 for 4 Shropshire 3 and 4-year-old ewes with twin lambs at foot from GR & TF Jones, Great

Weston.

The best single lambs at foot came from NJ Woolley, Hillside which hit £170 with others to £166

and £156 and twins to £170 twice with his run averaging £67.47 a life.

RD Livestock sold Texel ewes with twins to £165 and Suffolk x ewes with singles to £110 with

their run averaging £53 a life.

EW Cookson, West Dudston sold as found and full mouth ewes with twin lambs to £164 and

£162.

Overall average £52.80

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 11th March – Couples and Store Cattle

Monday 18th March – Couples and Cow & Calves

Monday 25th March – Couples & Fodder

Tuesday 26th March – March Store Cattle Fair

Tuesday 29th January – Store Cattle Fair
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