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Welshpool Livestock Sales

 
Created on 24/06/2020 @ 10:51
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on their sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (42)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £993.60 (144ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 690kg from RH & GJ Richards, Gelli Fawr Isaf. RJT & GE Jones & Son, Penwtra made 146ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 595kg making £868.70. OTM bulls topped at £1451.80 (119ppkg) for a South Devon bull weighing 1220kg from A Groe, Coedtalog. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1486.80 (177ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 840kg from Red House Farm.  PL Harrison, Neuaddllwyd  made 148ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 705kg making £1043.40. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1181.75 (163ppkg) for a Limousin x heifer weighing 725kg from Red House Farm. JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllwyn made 164ppkg for a Limousin x heifer weighing 690kg making £1131.60.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (24) 121.65ppkg / £766.27

OTM Bull (2) 131.77ppkg / £1436.30

Cows 48-72 Months (6) 140.38ppkg / £898.45

Heifers Under 48 months (9) 146.88ppkg / £953.89

Steer Under 48 months (1) 142ppkg / £1235.40

Overall Average 130.95ppkg.

We sell the cows at 9.15am prompt and we can only request that vendors keep on supporting this section to fulfil the very strong demand from the British meat processing sector. 

Cows do not need to be TB Tested to come on a Monday.

Thank you once again for your support and pre entering does assist in the running of this section.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 

PRIME LAMBS (3801)

A similar entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 228.12ppkg, with a top price of 253ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 39.50kg making £ from J Edwards, Mount Farm, and £123.50/head for 54kg lambs from AE Casewell, Bodynfoel.

A similar number of lambs forward sold to a better than expected trade with yet again a good number of buyers present which ensured competitive bidding throughout the sale on all weights and grades. Best trade of the day was for the lighter weight lambs under 34 kilos which found strong bidding throughout especially for the better bred lambs. Heavy weight lambs also in good demand mostly due to very few of these being on offer. As normal, best quality lambs sold to a strong trade with all export buyers looking to buy these types. Vendors are encouraged to keep drawing lambs, of any weight, especially the better meated lambs. Hopefully trade will remain strong as most people are on top of numbers, and as we lead in to the end of July Quarbani festival.

VENDORS ARE NOW ENCOUAGED TO DRAW BETTER QUALITY TUP LAMBS SEPARATELY.

Lights (613) to 250ppkg from BW Morris, Hoarstone. Others to 246ppkg from IH Roberts, Abernodwydd. Average of 234.82ppkg.

Standards (1402) to 251ppkg from LB Owen, Garth Vaughan. Others to 246ppkg from E Jones, Cefn Coch Isaf. Average of 226.29ppkg.

Mediums (1575) to 253ppkg from J Edwards, Mount Farm. Others to 249ppkg from TH Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant Uchaf.  Average of 227.68ppkg.

Heavies (142) to 246ppkg from A Rees & Son, Tynllwyn. Others to 242ppkg from HG Ellis & Co, Tynywern. Average of 231.06ppkg.

CULL SHEEP (2860)

Another strong entry of 2806 cull ewes with an overall average of £60.61. This average was down on last week, however, the heaviest ewes would be £5-£8 dearer this week. There was a large entry of Dolgellau type Welsh ewes present this week bringing the average down with most of these selling between £35-£45. Heavy fat ewes were much easier to sell this week. Premiums are starting to be gained for shorn ewes, especially the biggest ewes, with any amount of the heaviest Texel x and Suffolk x ewe £90 plus. 

Top price of the day was achieved by CE Pryce, Yr Helyg who sold Texel ewes for £147. The best Mule ewes sold between £65-£80 and best Welsh £65-£75.

Texel ewes to £147

Beltex ewes to £136

Suffolk x ewes to £103

Texel x Mule ewes to £116

Mule ewes to £95

Welsh ewes to £77.50

Dolgellau type Welsh to £50

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

COWS & CALVES

An entry forward of 38 cows and calves met with a solid trade, although it was down on previous weeks, however the quality wasn't quite there either.

Leading the way was DK Davies, Cwmydrefor with a 2016 born cow with a bull calf back in calf she went on to make £2450. From the same home was a Limousin cow with a bull calf which made £2200 whilst a third made £2000.

Presented by MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden was a Limousin x 2st calver with a heifer calf which sold for £2120, whilst a British Blue x 1st calver with a Limousin x heifer calf made £2000.

From M & T Jones, Gesailfa was a 2013 born Limousin cow with a bull calf which sold for £2150. A 2015 born cow with a Limousin heifer calf sold at £1950 whilst the 5 outfits from Gesailfa averaging £1960.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:-

£2000+ 6 Lots, £1800-2000 9 Lots, £1600-1800 3 Lots, £1400-1600 4 Lots, £1200-1400 8 Lots, <£1200 8 Lots.

Sale of 40 cows and calves again next Tuesday

STORE CATTLE

A good entry of 151 store cattle for our June sale saw steers average 208.34ppkg or £943.72 and heifers 206.33ppkg or £925.37.

Top price per head Steers

Limousin 25 mo 660kg £1325 JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllyn

Aberdeen Angus 23 mo 715kg £1310 JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllyn

Limousin 23 mo 605kg £1265 JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllyn

Limousin 21 mo 605kg £1175 G Hughes & Son, Pertheirin

Limousin 9 mo 420kg £1130 WT Jones & Co, Croesllwyn

Top price per head Heifers

Limousin 12 mo 500kg £1350 DW & LE Morgan, Lower House

Limousin 26 mo 610kg £1320 JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllyn

Limousin 27 mo 605kg £1275 JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllyn

Blonde d'Aquitaine 23 mo 505kg £1220 DJL & SJ Evans, Rhoscyninfa

Limousin 12 mo 435kg £1190 DE Morgan & Co, Cefntwlch

Top price per kilo Steers

Charolais 9 mo 225kg 277.8ppkg OS Jones & Co, Llwyncelyn

Limousin 9 mo 420kg 269ppkg WT Jones & Co, Croesllwyn

Limousin 9 mo 315kg 254ppkg WT Jones & Co, Croesllwyn

Limousin 9 mo 440kg 247.7ppkg WT Jones & Co, Croesllwyn

Limousin 9 mo 430kg 246.5ppkg WT Jones & Co, Croesllwyn

Top price per kilo Heifers

Limousin 12 mo 435kg 273.6ppkg DE Morgan & Co, Cefntwlch

Limousin 12 mo 500kg 270ppkg DW & LE Morgan, Lower House

Limousin 12 mo 402kg 251.2ppkg C & M Higgs, Little Bank Farmhouse

Limousin 14 mo 430kg 248.8ppkg C & M Higgs, Little Bank Farmhouse

Blonde d'Aquitaine 23 mo 505 241.6ppkg DJL & SJ Evans, Rhoscyninfa

Next Store cattle sale is on July 21

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