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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 06/11/2019 @ 12:32
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the Sale at Buttington Cross on Monday

OTMS (49)

A larger number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1162.04 (139ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 836kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall. JES Corfield, Woodgate made 142ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 691kg making £981.22. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £849.66 (119ppkg) for a British Blue x weighing 714kg from GI Francis & Co, The Bryn.  JD Evans & Son, Lake Farm made 125ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 569kg making £711.25. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1163.65 (185ppkg) for a heifer weighing 629kg from WHR & A Howells and Son, Pant Yr Hendre. Steers under 48 months topped at £915.98 (169ppkg) for a Aberdeen Angus x steer weighing 542kg from Worlds End Farm. The same home also made 169ppkg for an Aberdeen Angus steer weighing 513kg making £866.97.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (27) 104.12ppkg / £713.92

OTM Bulls (2) 105ppkg / £1046.85

Cows 48-72 Months (7) 115.21ppkg / £740.48

Heifers Under 48 months (6) 129.42ppkg / £818.99

Steers Under 48 months (4) 159.59ppkg / £831.86

Bulls Under 72 months (2) 119.8ppkg / £867.99

Overall Average 112.71ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 

PRIME LAMBS (4223)

A similar entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 176.01ppkg, with a top price of 230ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 33kg making £76 from S Lewis, Sychllyn, and £102/head for 69kg lambs from DN Bennett & Son, Upper Hall.

Again, a similar number of lambs on offer sold to a stronger trade throughout for all weights and grades of lambs, as  the fears over Brexit subside for a while, and numbers of lambs in the country, coming onto the market, reduce slightly. Best quality, well bred, better shaped lambs sold to a very good trade selling up to 230ppkg with plenty of other pens selling above 200ppkg. Better bred export and supermarket weight lambs (40 – 48kg) found a good competitive trade as did the heavier weight lambs with a new buyer present looking to purchase stronger well meated lambs, which resulted in plenty of lambs selling above £90 per head and up to £102. As in recent weeks, smaller weight lambs met a strong demand for all breeds with again, a good number of the better bred lambs going back on farm as store lambs. Most difficult to sell on the day were any over fat lambs of any weight.  Overall a good strong competitive trade throughout the sale and Vendors are encouraged to keep drawing well meated lambs every week.

Lights (328) to 189ppkg from GW Jones, Henfryn. Others to 185ppkg from M & K Brown, The Rock Farm. Average of 171.18ppkg.

Standards (833) to 230ppkg from S Lewis, Sychllyn. Others to 203ppkg from S Lewis, Sychllyn. Average of 174.42ppkg.

Mediums (1586) to 200ppkg from Bowen & Bowen, Penthryn. Others to 198ppkg from CJ Davies & Son, Waengwyn, CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm and T & B Williams, Cilmawr.  Average of 177.41ppkg.

Heavies (1046) to 192ppkg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands. Others to 191ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Average of 170.92ppkg. 

CULL SHEEP (1576)

A reduced entry of 1503 cull ewes met with a strong demand resulting in an excellent trade to average £55.29 (up £6.52 on the week). 

Well fleshed Texel x continental ewes were very much in demand, especially well flesh continental x ewes, Mule ewes were also making up to £79. A fantastic entry of ewes presented by WL & JA Forrester, Twemlows topped the day with two pens making £135.

An entry of 70 tups were in strong demand and again met with an excellent trade to average £77.63 with top price of the day going to WL & JA Forrester making £200 on two individual tups.

Overall a fantastic trade, and more ewes wanted to meet demand. 

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

BREEDING EWES

A small seasonal entry of breeding ewes and ewe lambs that peaked at £141!

Texel ewe lambs to £90, £89 and £87 twice, Mules to £72, £70 and £69, Zwartbles to £55 and Welsh to £62.

Texel yearlings to £141 and £127, Aberfield to £8 and Zwartbles to £68.

Texel 2 year olds to £100, 3 year olds to £111 and £102, Welsh 3 year olds to £80 and Aberfield 3 year olds to £88.

Suffolk full mouth to £72, Welsh to £98 and Blue Faced Leicester to £72 and Aberfield to £86, with as found Aberfield ewes to £72.

Averages

Ewe Lambs - £73.06

Yearlings - £115.45

2 year olds - £100

3 year olds - £92.59

Full mouth - £88.92

As found - £68.67

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

STORE LAMBS

Another impressive trade and another increased overall average of £57.39.

Texel theaves to £67, £65.50 twice and £64.50, Suffolks to £65.50, £49 and £48.50, Mules to £65.50 and £58, Welsh to £53.50, £52 and £49.50, Beltex to £74 and Charollais to £61.

Texel mixed and clean to £76, £70 and £65.50, Suffolks to £72 and £66, Mules to £76.50 and £50.50, Welsh to £40, Charollais to £67.50 and Kerry's to £59 and £55.

Texel wethers to £52, Mules to £63.50 and Kerry's to £51.50.

Texel tups to £70, £69 and £68.50, Suffolks to £67, £62.50 and £53.50, Speckles to £42, Mules to£58, £55.50 and £51.50, Welsh to £66, £52 and £49.50 twice, Beltex to £65 and Charollais to £60, £57 and £51.

Texel mixed and tups to £52, £48 and £47.50, Suffolks to £56.50 and £49.50 and Mules to £54 and £52.

Averages

Theaves - £57.54

Mixed and clean - £59.46

Wethers - £55.75

Tups - £57.45

Mixed and tups - £56.95

Overall - £57.39 

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 11th November – Cows & Calves

Tuesday 19th November – Store Cattle Fair

Thursday 21st November – Evening Store Lambs

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