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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 19/09/2019 @ 08:06
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (33)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1319.50 (ppkg) for a Charolais x OTM weighing in at 910kg from Roberts & Jones, Parc. HG Rees Ltd, Hiriaeth made 165ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 677kg making £1117.05. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £723.69 (129ppkg) for a Blonde d'Aquitaine x weighing 561kg from E LL Jones, Bryngwaeddan.  TT Jones & Co, Brynaire Uchaf made 100ppkg for a British Blue x weighing 643kg making £643. Heifers under 48 months topped at £939.82 (137ppkg) for a heifer weighing 686kg from JE & JT Evans & Son, Upper Cefn Penarth. E LL Jones, Bryngwaeddan made 158ppkg for a Blonde d'Aquitaine x weighing 475kg making £750.50.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (21) 114.51ppkg / £790.75

OTM Bull (1) 106ppkg / 919.02

Cows 48-72 Months (3) 114.9ppkg / £668.36

Heifers Under 48 months (6) 135.9ppkg / £814.95

Steers Under 48 months (1) 129ppkg / £997.17

Bulls Under Under 72 months (1) 122ppkg / £1266.36

Overall Average 118.48ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)

PRIME LAMBS (3573)

A entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 162ppkg with a top price of 203ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 43kg making £87.50 from S Lane, New Hall, and £99/head for 68kg lambs from HW Thomas, Hengaeua.

A smaller number of lambs forward, due to a lot of Vendors being on a movement standstill, sold to a slightly better trade than last week, which was in line with other local and national livestock market prices. Again, most demand was for the better fleshed lambs and better bred/quality types which still continue to sell to above 200ppkg. Heavier weight (especially 55+ kilos) found a competitive trade and were sold at slightly better prices than last week. Light weight, under 35 kilo lambs also found a bit more demand, especially the better meated ones. Most difficult to sell on the day were the second quality, mid-weight lambs especially if they were leaner, and all Vendors are encouraged to draw their lambs which are well fleshed, in the coming weeks.

Lights (150) to 170ppkg from E & E Jones, Rhiwgam. Others to 169ppkg from L Botwood, Caestogion. Average of 162.78ppkg.

Standards (482) to 191ppkg from B Hughes, Tynewydd and DWP Griffiths, Park Lodge. Others to 186ppkg from RJT & GE Jones & Son, Penwtra. Average of 163.86ppkg.

Mediums (1776) to 203ppkg from S Lane, New Hall. Others to 190ppkg from JL Andrew, Trewern Cottage.  Average of 160.6ppkg.

Heavies (950) to 188ppkg from Messrs Meredith, Lodge Farm. Others to 184ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Average of 158.44ppkg.

CULL SHEEP (1922)

This week we saw a smaller entry of 1899 cull ewes that sold to a very similar trade to last week with an overall average of £51.28 being achieved (+£5.80 on the week) but the ewes in general this week were stronger. Once again, demand was strong throughout with the top price £128 going to a terrific pen of 15 Texel ewes from JS & A Howells, Shadog Farm.

Cull rams also sold to a sharp trade with a top price of £100 being achieved by Red House Farm, Aberhafesp.

Texel ewes to £128

Texel x ewes to £105

Suffolk x ewes to £88

Mule ewes to £75

Welsh ewes to £66

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

BREEDING EWES

A catalogued entry of 2500 ewes sold to a brisking trade. The sale had kindly been sponsored by British Wool who offered prize money for the highest priced pen of 10 or more yearlings of the following breeds:

Texels - £168 Price & Price, Cwmearl

Welsh Mules - £150 WP Owen, Cefn Uchaf

                        £150 JM & A Jones, Wig

Welsh - £198 – RG  & JL Peate, Cwmderw

Beulah - £168 G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach

The inclusion of annual consignment from the Old Llanidloes Sheep Fair proved popular as Tudor Bound's run of 140 Beulah 2 year olds and yearlings peaked at £210 and averaged £174. David Jerman's consignment of 190 Welsh 3 year old ewes were also shown keen interest as they topped at £180 and average £143.

Jonathan Evan's run of 10 Improved Welsh yearlings again sold to an impressive trade peaking at £178 and averaging £153.

Messrs Jones, Wig presented 110 Welsh Mule yearlings that hit £150 three times and averaged £144.

Texel yearlings sold to £168, £162 and £155.

Suffolk yearlings sold to £130, £125 and £120.

Mule yearlings sold to £150 x4, £148, £146 and £145 x3.

Beulah yearlings sold to £168, £165, £162 and £160.

Welsh yearlings sold to £198, £178, £168 and £158.

A small run of 62 Mule ewe lambs from AJ Jones, Middle Farm sold to an impressive trade peaking at £102 and averaging £94.

Averages

Yearlings from £68 to £198 Average - £126

2 year olds from £58 to £210 Average £148

3 year olds from £72 to £180 Average £119

Full mouth from £36 to £110 Average £82

As found from £62 to £102 Average £77

Ewe lambs from £90 to £102 Average £94.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

STORE LAMBS

A reduced entry of Store lambs, albeit sold to a good trade with strong buying demand throughout.

Texel x theaves sold to £61 and £60 and Mules to £60.

Beltex x mixed and clean lambs sold to £67 from S Lane, New Hall with other Beltex x to £60, Texels to £59, £56 and £53.50.

Charollais tups sold to £65 from P Andrew, Llanoddion Ganol with others to £64 twice, £61 and £60.

More lambs needed each week.

Averages

Overall - £55.56

Theaves - £55.91

Mixed & Clean - £56.64

Tups - £54.23

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

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