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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 02/04/2019 @ 22:33
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on their sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (10)

OTM cattle this week saw a top price of £1121.80 (142ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 790kg from JD Evans & Son, Lake Farm. Mr Evans also made 142ppkg for a  Limousin x weighing 546kg making £775.32. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1139.20 (160ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 712kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall.  JD Evans & Son, Lake Farm made 136ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 635kg making £863.60.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (6) 132.53ppkg / £881.13

Cows 48-72 Months (4) 129.7ppkg / £837.85

Overall Average 131.42ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)

PRIME LAMBS (18)

A small entry of spring lambs sold to a much strong trade and returned an overall average of 276.28ppkg and selling to a top price of 292ppkg (37kg - £108) from Messrs Roberts, Y Ddol. Trade should remain strong in the lead up to Easter so please keep numbers coming. Our Spring Lamb Show and Sale is on Monday 15th April.

Standards (11) to 292ppkg from IL & OG Roberts, Y Ddol

Mediums (3) to ppkg from WT Davies & Co, Canllefaes Uchaf

Heavies (4) to ppkg from ET Greenow, Gorffwysfa

PRIME HOGGETS (4582)

A larger entry of hoggets forward sold to a very strong trade to return an average of 211.83ppkg, with a top price of 244ppkg for hoggets weighing 45kg making £110 from TE Rowlands AI Fab, Tyddyn Ddu, and £115.50/head for 74.5kg hoggets from RA Davies, Llwynderw.

Much larger number of hoggets forward, especially feeding hoggets sold to an excellent trade throughout with price increases for all weights and grades. As in recent weeks, best demand was for the middle weight and leaner meated types which found strong competitive bidding all through. Also in good demand were the best quality, best shaped hoggets with plenty of these selling to £100 per head and above. Heavy weight hoggets (of which there were a lot more on offer) sold to a much improved trade than in recent weeks. Very few light weight hoggs entered with these again selling between 195ppkg to 225ppkg. Please keep numbers forward in the lead up to Easter.

Lights (261) to 222ppkg from AH Jones, Cerrig Y Brain and JH Morris, Brynaber. Others to 216ppkg from W Beamond, Cwmcarnedd. Average of 199.63ppkg.

Standards (733) to 224ppkg from G & H Jerman, Tynyrwtra. Others to 223ppkg from EW Jones & Co, Tytanyfoel. Average of 211.17ppkg.

Mediums (1602) to 244ppkg from TE Rowlands AI Fab, Tyddyn Ddu. Others to 236ppkg from DW & L Jones, Arbennig.  Average of 213.42ppkg.

Heavies (1102) to 229ppkg from IE & M Gittins & Sons, Lower Ucheldre. Others to 218ppkg from GJ & DM Breeze, Red House. Average of 197.25ppkg.

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

CULL SHEEP (2432)

A slightly increased entry of 2432 were present this week that once again sold to a strong trade throughout. The average of £64 was down £6 on the week, but the ewes forward this week were not as strong as last week on average. Welsh ewes were once again the best sold ewes on the day with the best reaching £76 and the best Dolgellau type Welsh ewes selling for £57. Overfat and the smallest leanest ewes were slightly harder work on the week. WT Davies & Co, Canllefaes Uchaf once again presented a terrific run of Texel ewes with the best selling for £143, and others in the run selling for £142 and £135. There was a fantastic show of Texel ewes present this week with many selling for over £115. Suffolk x ewes sold to £100, Bluefaced ewes to £88, Mules to £80, Cheviots to £69.50 and Welsh Hill Speckled face ewes to £66. Rams sold to a strong trade once again averaging £80.62 with the best selling for £130 from Evan Davies & Co, Red House.

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

STORE HOGGETS (70)

A smaller entry of 70 Store hoggets sold at today’s sale with mixed and clean hoggs dominating at £80 for a pen of 14 Texels from HW Venables, Penygelli Farm. With other mixed and clean hoggs also reaching £80 from the same home for a pen of 7 Texels.

Tup lambs saw the maximum price paid at today’s sale of £90 for a Suffolk hogg from RG & JL Peate, Cwmderw. With others from the same home reaching £84 for a Welsh tup.

Wether hoggs saw a good price of £77 for a pen of Texels and theave hoggs saw a maximum price of £51.50 for a pen of Charollais from the home of JL & JER Davies, Ffinnant.

Overall average was £69.94.

Averages:

Ewe Hoggs - £45.06

Mixed & Clean - £75.73

Wether Hoggs - £61

Ram Hoggs - £70.50

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

COUPLES

An increased entry of 250 couples were met again with a strong trade that peaked at £217 for 3 Suffolk x 3 and 4 year old ewes with twins from MJ Willaims, Pontyperson, with others from the same home selling to £210.

Sarah Jones, Arbennig sold 4 year old Texel ewes with twins to £212 and £200.

D Faulkner presented a run of 25 Texel and Mule full mouth ewes with twins that sold to £172 and averaged £161.

The sale included a large number of hardy Welsh couples which saw trade between £55 and £60 for singles.

Most twins traded between £140 and £170 with singles generally £90 to £110.

Catalogued entry of 250 couples next week – Sale to commence at 11am.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

CADE LAMBS

A slightly smaller number of entries forward at this week’s sale with a total of 65 cade lambs on offer.

The trade saw a higher overall average of £13.66 this week in comparison to last week due to the demand increasing with buyers travelling from all over.

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 8th April – Couples

Tuesday 9th April – Store Cattle

Monday 15th April – Cows & Calves, Couples and Spring Lamb Show & Sale

Monday 22nd April - Couples

Tuesday 23rd April – April Store Cattle Fair

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