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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 30/07/2019 @ 16:51
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Welshpool Livestock Sales reports on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (12)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1075.90 (145ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 742kg from BL Griffiths, Lower Penygelli. The same home also made 135ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 648kg making £874.80. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £912 (120ppkg) for a Stabiliser x weighing 760kg from DB & GM Lewis, Cefn Ceido.   The same home also made 116ppkg for a Stabiliser x weighing 656kg making £760.96. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1058.40 (144ppkg) for a British Blue x heifer weighing 735kg from JD Jones, Croggin-iddon. The same home also made 154ppkg for a British Blue x heifer weighing 643kg making £990.22.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (6) 127.11ppkg / £833.41

Cows 48-72 Months (3) 116.25ppkg / £794.35

Heifers Under 48 months (2) 148.67ppkg / £1024.31

Steer Under 48 months (1) 119ppkg / £648.55

Overall Average 127.49ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 

PRIME LAMBS (3866)

A larger entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 177.89ppkg, with a top price of 203ppkg for a pen of lambs weighing 40kg making £81 from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion, and £99/head for 51kg lambs from RA Jones, Red Gwenthrew.

A larger number on offer sold to an improved trade throughout with stronger, more competitive bidding on all weights and grades. Best trade of the day was on the better bred, lighter weight lambs between 32-37kg with plenty of these types selling above 190ppkg. Also in good demand were the export weight lambs especially the better meated, better bred types. Heavier weight lambs especially white faced tups also sold to an improved trade. Very few light weight, under 30kg lambs forward which resulted in a good price throughout for these types.

Lights (165) to 193ppkg from TM Davies, Wynnstay Farm. Others to 191ppkg from JT & GH Jones, Talerddig Farm. Average of 180.07ppkg.

Standards (714) to 194ppkg from AE Casewell, Bodynfoel. Others to 191ppkg from CJ Davies & Son, Waengwyn. Average of 176.88ppkg.

Mediums (1998) to 203ppkg from BE & BE Langford, Lletymeibion. Others to 200ppkg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands Farm.  Average of 178.06ppkg.

Heavies (842) to 194ppkg from RA Jones, Red Gwenthrew. Others to 185ppkg from EJ Hughes, The Hollies. Average of 173.26ppkg.

CULL SHEEP (3480)

This week, once again we had a very strong entry of 3414 cull ewes that sold to a strong trade with 15 individual buyers present.

In general, the ewes would be slightly plainer types in comparison to last week that brought the average down £2.38 on the week to £52.92.

The heaviest Texel x and Suffolk x ewes sold to a stronger trade than last week as there wasn't many of these types forward. The majority of ewes entered were plainer hill and Mule ewes. Meated Mule ewes sold to a slightly stronger trade on the week with the best reaching £90.

Top price of the day of £130 got hit twice, firstly for a pen of Texel ewes from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands Farm and secondly from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. 

48 cull rams sold to £107 from EH Pennie & Son, Gwern Yr Ychain.

Texel ewes to £130

Suffolk x ewes to £96

Mule ewes to £90

Welsh ewes to £72

Speckled ewes to £64

Dolgellau type welsh ewes to £44

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

BREEDING EWES

An increased entry of 500 breeding ewes was again met with a ring of cautious bidders, nevertheless the trade proved positive with Suffolk x yearlings reaching £160 from TR Craig, Westwood Farm, with other to £158 and £152 twice from the same home.

Other Suffolk x yearlings sold for £150 and £148 from JL Morgan, Tynllwyn and £148 twice from DE & KD Langford, Brunant.

Texel yearlings peaked at £140 from B Jones, Fraithwen with others to £135 from J Morgan, Tynllwyn.

A small number of aged ewes peaked at £122 and £110 from Texel x from E Jackson, Lane Farm.

Averages

Yearlings - £138

2 Year Olds - £106

3 Year Olds - £70

As Found - £57

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

STORE LAMBS (197)

First sale of the season with an entry of 200 store lambs selling to a good trade with an overall average of £51.74.

The trade peaked at £62.50 for a pen of 11 Mule tup lambs from D & M Cooke, Coppice Farm. With another pen of Mule tups reaching the same price.

Theave lambs sold to £57 for a pen of 4 Suffolks from FR Williams, Cefncanol. With mixed and clean lambs peaking at £56 for a pen of 21 Texel x from P Robinson, Upper Trefnant. With other mixed and clean lambs selling to £52.50 from T Hallett, Upper Stapeley.

Mixed and tups selling to a maximum of £46.50 for a pen of 10 from PD Sheppard & Son, Heightley.

Over the coming weeks, entries of store lambs are expected to increase.

Next sale 5th August 2019 commencing at 10.30am.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 5th August – Breeding Ewes and Cows & Calves

Monday 12th August – Breeding Ewes

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