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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 24/04/2019 @ 10:43
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on their sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (21)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1164.02 (143ppkg) for a Simmental OTM weighing in at 814kg from TE Lewis & Son, Abergwenlas. The same home also made 141ppkg for a Salers x weighing 765kg making £1078.65. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1113.84 (136ppkg) for a British Blue x weighing 819kg from E Jones & Son, Goitre.   The same home also made 135ppkg for a British Blue x weighing 750kg making £1012.50. Heifers under 48 months topped at £838.10 (145ppkg) for a heifer weighing 578kg from TE Lewis & Son, Abergwenlas.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (14) 124.03ppkg / £838.45

Cows 48-72 Months (6) 124.93ppkg / £830.19

Heifers Under 48 months (1) 145ppkg / £838.10

Overall Average 125.15ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)


Prime lambs sold to a very strong trade to return an average of 281.98ppkg, with a top price of 311ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 38kg lambs making £118 from BR Corfield, Rhos Royal, and £122.50/head for 41kg lambs from EG & AW Pugh, Cefn.

An excellent trade for all weights of lambs with the overall average being up just over 30ppkg compared to last week. Best quality medium weight lambs sold to the best trade with plenty of lots selling around the £3 per kilo. Heavier lambs also found a much stronger trade but these continue to be more difficult to sell so vendors are encouraged to draw their lambs early. Light weight lambs found a competitve demand especially the better meated types.

Lights (16) to 278ppkg from DK Higgins, Upper Gwarthlow and also AP & NW Jones, Fronalchen. Average of 277.73ppkg.

Standards (119) to 311ppkg from BR Corfield, Rhos Royal. Others to 308ppkg from Jones & Jones, Cefnrhuddlan. Average of 276.83ppkg.

Mediums (285) to 301ppkg from JT & EB Kinsey, The Green and also EG & AW Pugh, Cefn. Others to 299ppkg from EG & AW Pugh, Cefn.  Average of 284.06ppkg.

Heavies (14) to 250ppkg from ED & ER Davies, Marton Hall. Others to 249ppkg from G & H Jerman, Tynyrwtra. Average of 247.24ppkg.


A slightly smaller entry of hoggets forward sold to a very strong trade to return an average of 220.05ppkg, with a top price of 244ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 43.5kg hoggets making £106 from CJ & LM Davies, Lawn Farm, and £108/head for 55.5kg hoggets from MC Davies, Lower Brynelen.

A few less hoggets forward for the bank holiday sale sold to a very strong competive trade throughout for all weights and grades of hoggets. In most demand was the better meated hoggs especially between 40-50kg with these types being 10-15ppkg up on last week. Heavy weight hoggs also sold to an improved trade especially the better bred types. Lighter weight hoggets sold to a good trade at similar price levels to last week with this mostly being due to the quality of the hoggs on offer. Overall a very competive trade and with numbers nationally reducing trade for all types of hoggs should remain strong.

Lights (133) to 234ppkg from EL Evans & Co, Green Farm. Others to 231ppkg also from the same home. Average of 223.31ppkg.

Standards (620) to 240ppkg from HM Powell & Son, Whitehouse. Others to 238ppkg from JA Gwalchmai, Minffordd. Average of 220.21ppkg.

Mediums (781) to 244ppkg from CJ & LM Davies, Lawn Farm. Others to 241ppkg from JA Wood & Sons, Kinnerton Farm.  Average of 219.54ppkg.

Heavies (825) to 232ppkg from GO & JA Jones, Wern Farm. Others to 227ppkg from JE Evans & Son, Middle Nantserth. Average of 208.31ppkg.

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


This week we saw another good entry of 1962 cull ewes that once again sold to a solid trade throughout with an overall average of £67.13 (+£2.68 on the week). The trade was very similar to last week with many of the heaviest Suffolk x ewes selling between £95-105 and many Welsh ewes reaching the £70 mark. Top price of £148 went to JR & RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog for a Texel ewe closely followed b J Ruggeri, Gwaelodyrhos that sold ewes at £140.

57 rams were present this week averaging £69.86 and selling to £100 from JF Morgan, Tyncoed and DG Jones, Tynrhos.

Texel Ewes to £148

Suffolk Ewes to £108.50

North Country Mule Ewes to £90.50

North Country Cheviot Ewes to £80

Welsh Ewes to £75

Welsh Hill Speckled Face Ewes to £64.50

Dolgellau Type Welsh Ewes to £57

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


An increased entry of 600 couples selling to a slightly improved trade with a large number of buyer in attendance.

Trade peaked at £305 for one Blue Texel ewe with twins from I Jones, Bromebyd.

Texel ewes were again in demand with twins hitting £217 from JR Edwards, Fir House and singles to £160 from JBC Gwilliam, Bwlchgarth.

Suffolks reaching £182 for singles from GH & ME Phillips, Delfan and twins to £152 from BL Griffiths, Lower Pengelli.

DW & JM Meredith, Maesteg presented Mules with singles and twins that reached £190 and £200 respectively.

Beltex ewes with Beltex lambs reached £254 for singles and £230 for twins.

A large number of Welsh ewes again traded well with twins hitting £130 and singles to £91.

Averages - £118 a unit / £50.38 a life.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Saturday 27th April – Pedigree Charolais Cattle

Monday 29th April –Couples

Monday 6th May – Cows & Calves and Prize Sale of Couples

Tuesday 7th May – Store Cattle and Weanlings

Monday 13th May – Cows & Calves and Couples

Thursday 16th May – Pedigree Limousin Cattle and Pedigree Salers

April Store Cattle Fair – April 23

Bunches of quality store cattle were well in demand at the April sale held at Welshpool on Tuesday 23rd April 2019, with over 1200 cattle going through the ring in seven and a half hours. The bullocks were on fire and with over 50 purchasers acquiring cattle, demand was strong all day. Smaller heifers were a little harder sold and any plainer cattle were more difficult to place.

A fantastic average of 230.07ppkg and £990.50 per head was achieved on all the bullocks sold, with heifers averaging 206.87ppkg and £833.15 per head.

Leading the way with top price achived today per head were;


Limousin (1) 18 months - 665kg - £1330 GC & CA Morgan, Llidiardau

Limousin (1) 15 months – 685kg - £1320 WM & ME Jones & Sons, Fronhaul

Limousin (1) 15 months – 540kg - £1310 Red House Farm, Aberhafesp

Charolais (1) 19 months – 615kg - £1305 AG Jones, Llwyndu

Limousin (1) 15 months 495kg - £1280 Red House Farm, Aberhafesp

Salers (1) 21 months 600kg - £1275 DV Bebb, Gelli


Limousin (1) 24 months 610kg - £1350 JT & AW Davies, Tynygraig

Limousin (1) 23 months 615kg - £1340 JT & AW Davies, Tynygraig

Charolais (4) 26 months 610kg - £1200 DV Bebb, Gelli

Limousin (1) 12 months 445kg - £1200 Red House Farm, Aberhafesp

Charolais (1) 9 months 490kg - £1170 RE Evans & Son, Dinnant

Charolais (2) 25 months 640kg - £1150 DV Bebb, Gelli

Top prices per kilo were as follows


Charolais (1) 12 months 360kg – 276.4ppkg JE & SJ Roberts, Pantybriallu

Limousin (1) 9 months 395kg – 270.9ppkg Red House Farm, Aberhafesp

Limousin (1) 15 months 395kg – 268.4ppkg DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands

Limousin (1) 11 months 430kg – 267.4ppkg DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands

Limousin (1) 7 months 305kg – 267.2ppkg IE Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant


Limousin (1) 12 months 445kg – 269.7ppkg Red House Farm, Aberhafesp

Limousin (1) 11 months 365kg – 260.3ppkg IE Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant

Limousin (2) 11 months 352kg – 259.9ppkg IE Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant

Limousin (1) 10 months 340kg – 258.8ppkg IE Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant

Limousin (4) 11 months 350kg – 258.6ppkg Red House Farm, Aberhafesp

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