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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 24/07/2019 @ 09:00
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (20)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £992 (ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 775kg from RT Jones & Co, Rhydygro. A Rowlands & Son, Noyadd Fach made 146ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 679kg making £991.34. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £962.34 (ppkg) for a Charolais x weighing 746kg from TH Williams & Son, Pentre Farm. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1125.54 (169ppkg) for a British Blue x heifer weighing 666kg from IL & AJ Powell, Lower Cwmydalfa. The same home also made 167ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 619kg making £1033.73.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (12) 121.78ppkg / £771.81

Cows 48-72 Months (2) 116.84ppkg / £750.67

Heifers Under 48 months (2) 168.04ppkg / £1079.64

Bulls Under 72 months (4) 102.07ppkg / £587.68

Overall Average 122.4ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 

PRIME LAMBS (3610)

A entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 174.83ppkg, with a top price of 202ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 43.5kg making £88 from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion, and £96.50/head for 52kg lambs from AE Casewell, Bodynfoel.

Similar number of lambs forward sold to a reduced trade compared to last Monday, which would be in line with other local and national markets at the end of last week. Most demand was for the better meated lambs of any weight and the better shaped lambs in the export weight bracket (38-44kg). Also trade was slightly stronger for the better meated, better bred, white faced tup lambs.  Small well-bred lambs were again in better demand. Hopefully trade will improve in the lead up to the forthcoming Eid/Qurbani festival on the 12th August.

Lights (343) to 187ppkg from JP Jones, Gwastadgoed and JH Morris, Brynaber. Others to 183ppkg from AH Richards & Co, Tynant and JR & ME Roberts, Penarddlas. Average of 172.74ppkg.

Standards (823) to 188ppkg from DC Jones, Trefaes Isaf and LB Owen, Garth Vaughan. Others to 186ppkg from E & E Jones, Rhiwgam. Average of 174.8ppkg.

Mediums (1630) to 202ppkg from BE &BE Langford, Llettymeibion. Others to 198ppkg from D Pryce, Llancowrid Farm and DD & MJ Evans, Pantywynthrew.  Average of 175.15ppkg.

Heavies (704) to 191ppkg from EW Jones & Co, Tytanyfoel. Others to 189ppkg from JM Price, Maeshyfryd. Average of 174.55ppkg. 

CULL SHEEP (3497)

We saw another terrrific entry of 3373 cull ewes that sold to once again a solid trade. The top price of the day went to E & H Chapman, Morfodion with Texel x ewes to £121. Other top prices were DC Jones, Trefaes Isaf with £101 and £100 (x3).  The best Welsh and Speckled Face ewes were still very well sold, however the leanest and lightest of these were slightly harder work on the week. We cannot emphasise enough how important it is that cull ewes are shorn from now on as premium's are achieved. A respectable average of £55.30 was achieved with many smaller/lighter ewes present pulling the average down £4.55 to last week.

An entry of 49 cull rams averaged £56.37, with a top price of £79 from JH & ML Breeze, South Moelygarth.

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

COWS & CALVES

An reasonable entry for show week of 17 cows and calves topped at £1520 for a Pure Salers cow with her Charolais x bull calf at foot from R Evans & Son, Ebnal Lodge. A total of 8 outfits from the same home also reached £1500 and £1480. B Jones & Son, Cwmtrefarlo presented a Limousin x 1st calver with her Limousin x heifer calf selling to £1480. With British Blue x 1st calvers from the same home selling to £1450 and £1400.  Mrs CA Hughes, Thornhill presented two Longhorn cows with Longhorn bull calves at foot selling for £1300 each.

For further information, contact Richard Evans (07764663192)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 29th July– Store Cattle Fair and Breeding Ewes

Monday 5th August – Cows & Calves and Breeding Ewes

Monday 12th August – Breeding Ewes

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