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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 13/08/2019 @ 17:08
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (17)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1160.22 (122ppkg) for a British Blue x OTM weighing in at 951kg from J & M Gethin, Tyn Y Rhos. TH Williams & Son, Pentre Farm made 139ppkg for a Charolais x weighing 752kg making £1045.28. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £686.72 (116ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 592kg from JE Owen & Co, Gilfach.   GG Williams, West Fedw made 119ppkg for a Salers x weighing 525kg making £624.75. Heifers under 48 months topped at £958.92 (131ppkg) for a heifer weighing 732kg from TT Jones & Son, Glyn. A Rowlands & Son, Noyadd Fach made 175ppkg for a British Blue heifer weighing 519kg making £908.25.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (10) 116.88ppkg / £830.99

Cows 48-72 Months (2) 117.41ppkg / £655.74

Heifers Under 48 months (3) 138.68ppkg / £847.82

Steers Under 48 months (2) 140.01ppkg / £941.54

Overall Average 123.16ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 

PRIME LAMBS (4454)

A smaller entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 173.61ppkg, with a top price of 220ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 41kg making £90 from H & E Powell, Llwyngwilym, and £97.50/head for 47kg lambs from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage.

A larger than expected entry, after the Muslim festival sold to as expected a slower trade throughout. With a few of the regular buyers not requiring any lambs, trade for all weights and grades was still quite competitive. Most demand was for the better quality, export weight (39-45kg) lambs which consistently sold to around and above 200ppkg. Heavier weight lambs including tups sold to a reduced trade compared to last week, however the better quality types still sold to above £90 per head. Well meated lighter weight lambs were also in decent demand. Most difficult to sell on the day were the poorer/hillbred lambs in the 44-50kg supermarket weight range. As this slower trade will reduce numbers coming forward and with the end of the Muslim festival, hopefully prices will increase in the near future.

Lights (217) to 179ppkg from J & F Edwards, Cefnbraich. Others to 175ppkg from R Evans & Partners, Hafodyfoel. Average of 160.45ppkg.

Standards (893) to 208ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Others to 200ppkg from I Jones, Bromebyd. Average of 168.75ppkg.

Mediums (2328) to 220ppkg from H & E Powell, Llwyngwilym. Others to 211ppkg from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion.  Average of 176.01ppkg.

Heavies (896) to 207ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Others to 204ppkg from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion. Average of 165.91ppkg.

CULL SHEEP (1797)

This week we saw a reduced entry of 1747 cull ewes that met a steadier trade as expected with the recent Muslim festival affecting some abattoirs from running. However, 10 individual buyers were present once again with a few new buyers present looking for grazing ewes. The overall average was £46.78 (-£3.37 on the week) with a top price of £106 being achieved by LH Morgan, Penglanowen Farm closely followed by TK Robinson, Ty Newydd that sold ewes for £102. The plainer and smallest ewes were the hardest sold this week. 66 cull rams were on offer this week with a top price of £70 going to DG & E Williams, Wern.

Texel ewes to £106

Beltex ewes to £97

Mule ewes to £70

Welsh ewes to £58  

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

BREEDING EWES

An entry of 500 ewes sold to an improved trade with new faces surrounding the ring. An ongoing reduction from Messrs Tudor, Llysun saw Texel 4 year old ewes to £128 and £120, and Mule 4 year old ewes to £126 and £122. Aged Suffolk ewes peaked at £105 from Ty Llwyd Farms, Goytre.

An impressive run of 100 yearling ewes from I Jones, Bromebyd saw Beltex x hit £170, Texel hit £151 and Mules to £158.

Best Texel yearlings peaked at £162 from HE Pugh, Grove Farm with Suffolk yearlings to £142 from G Morgan, Cae Garreg.

Averages

Yearlings - £125.38

3 Year Olds - £90.06

Full Mouth - £114.04

As Found - £60.77

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

STORE LAMBS

A larger entry of Store lambs this week, compared to the last met with a sharp trade. Prices peaked at £66.80 and averaged £52.55.

Leading the way was a pen of Texel tup lambs from IP Jones, Llangwm selling for £66.80 with a £49.11 average. Mixed and clean lambs reached £61.50 from Texel x from CP & VW Andrew & Son, Bronfedw.

An entry of 52 theave lambs peaked at £62 for Texel x from FR Williams, Cefncanol. A small entry of wether lambs peaked at £65 for Texel x from S Lane, New Hall.

Averages

Theave lambs - £52.65

Mixed & clean - £60.75

Wether - £64.04

Mixed & tups - £54

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 19th August – Cows & Calves and Breeding Ewes

Saturday 24th August – Welsh National Texel Sale

Monday 26th August – Prize Sale of Breeding Ewes

Wednesday 28th August- Welsh Premier Beltex Sale

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