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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 25/01/2017 @ 07:08
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross, Welshpool on Monday.

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A good entry of Otm cattle this week with a good brisk trade with 11 byers around the ring. We saw them topping at £1375.35 (159ppkg) for a 865kg Limousin from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall. J A Williams, LLechwedd-Ddyrys, presented a Charolais Otm cow weighing 801kg making £1353.69 (169ppkg). Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £988.20 (135ppkg) for a 732kg Limousin from E T James & R A Roberts, Dolhywel. I E Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant, presented a 632kg Limousin cow making £916.40 (145ppkg). Heifers under 48 months topped at £1101.87 (159ppkg) for a Limousin weighing 693kg from RT & MSC Jones, Rhydfaes. JGH Griffiths, Bettws Hill, presented a 30 month old British Blue heifer weighing 603kg making £1007.01 (167ppkg).

Otm Cows (x19) averaged 122.40ppkg / £820.89.

Cows 48 to 72 months (x7) averaged 113.20ppkg / £734.

Heifers under 48 months (x6) averaged 144.10ppkg / £892.25.

Bulls Under 72 months (x1) averaged 129ppkg / £1068.12.

Overall average of 124.43ppkg – MORE CATTLE WANTED TO MEET DEMAND.


An entry of 4700 prime lambs sold to an improved average of 165.42ppkg.

Super Lights (21) to 131ppkg from GE & T Davies, Carregybig. Others to 120ppkg from DLG Price & Co, Bryncoch. Average of  121.56ppkg.

Lights (387) to 196ppkg from FM & SA Thomas & Son, Frongoch Hall. Others to 179ppkg from J B Williams, Gaer Fawr. Average of 151.93ppkg.

Standards (979) to 236ppkg from J M Lewis, Pentwyn. Others to 208ppkg from GJE Hughes & Son, Old House. Average of 168.83ppkg.

Mediums (1986) to 241ppkg from J M Lewis, Pentwyn. Others to 216ppkg from DW & LE Morgan, Lower House. Average of 165.83ppkg

Heavies (1147) to 243ppkg from J M Lewis, Pentwyn. Others to 194ppkg from G James & Sons, Penybank. Average of 150.39ppkg   

Over Weights (121) to 205ppkg from J M Lewis, Pentwyn. Others to 170ppkg from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Average of 127.99ppkg.


Smaller entry of cull ewes this week seeing averages of £42.34 for ewes and £64.57 for rams. Topping the ewe section at £112 was DTA Williams, Upper Bolbro, with 3 ewes. Next at £90 was EH Pennie & Son, Gwern-Yr-Ychain, also with 3 ewes. Rams topped at £129 from C L & C Watkins, Bank Farm.  


A good entry of store lambs for the time of year. Topping at £70.00 for 6 Texel x tup lambs from JJE Jones, Tyr Abbi. Wether lambs topped at £68.50 from V E Lewis & Son. The Garn. Mixed and clean lambs reached £63.50 from DP & CM Trant, Maesmawr Hall.

Theave Lambs (190) averaged £50.64.

Mixed and Clean Lambs (231) averaged £48.96.

Wether lambs (71) averaged £45.42.

Tup Lambs (286) averaged £47.67.

Cade Lambs -  Small entry of cade lambs hit £14 averaging £13.75.


A cracking entry of 425 in lamb ewes for Welshpool Livestock’s first catalogued sale. Trade peaked at £288 for a Pure Bred Beltex yearling carrying twins from M Owens, Glantre. Further ewes from the same home sold for £240 (twice) and £225 with the run of 11 averaging £231. A special entry of 115 Beltex x Texel ewes from E L Evans, Derlwyn, averaged £116 throughout the consignment  with 6 yearlings carrying 1 single and 5 twins hitting £141, 8 x 2 year olds carrying 2 singles and 6 twin to £140. 4 x 3 year old carrying 2 singles and 2 twins to £132 and 12 4 year olds carrying 1 single and 9 twins and 2 triplets to £130.

M Williams, Criccin farm, sold 4 pure bred Beltex carrying 3 singles and 1 double for £170 with another pen exactly the same making £142. BL Griffiths , Lower Penygelli, sold 3 Beltex x 3 year old carring 2 singles and 1 twin for £153. P R Evans & Son, Fachwen, sold 5 Suffolk x 3 year old ewes carrying 1 single and 4 doubles for £135 and 5 Texel x 3 year old ewes carrying 2 singles and 3 doubles for £134.


88 yearling to £288 average £132.

47 2 year olds to £215 averaged £107.

47 3 year olds to £153 averaged £120.

59 Full mouth ewes to £98 averaged £81.

184 As found ewes to £130 averaged £91.

Couples – First entry of the year produced 25 ewes and lambs which peaked at £172 for a Suffolk x yearling with twin lambs from Jackie Payne, Plas Trehelig, who sold further lots to £168 for a Suffolk x yearling with twin lambs and also at £168 was a Suffolk x yearling with a single lamb at foot.

AP & WW Jones, Fronalchen, sold 2 Texel x ewes with single lambs for £165 and 4 Texel x ewes with a single lamb for £155.

Other twins reached £162 for a 3 year old Texel x ewe woth twin lambs from JBC Gwillim, BwlchGarth, and £148 for as found mules with twins from A & CS Lloyd, Brynglas.

Next catalogued sale of In Lamb Ewes and Couples to be held on February 6th. Entries close Monday 30th January. Please contact the Market Office to enter stock.


A seasonal entry of 2 cows and calves met with a solid trade for the outfits on offer. Leading the way were 3 Limousin x 1st calvers, 3-4 months back in calf with 6 month old calves at foot from D P Evans, Moelygarth, which sold for £2100, £2080, £2050. At £1700 was a Limousin x 1st calver  with a Limousin heifer calf at foot presented by WI Jones & Sons, Cilcwm, Llanbrynmair, from the same home was a Limousin x 1st calver with a bull calf that sold for £1500. 2009 born cows with young Limousin bull calves at foot from R I Owen & Co, Cwmffynon, sold for £1340 and £1320.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £2000 + 3 lots, £1700 - £2000 1 lot, £1500 - £1700 2 lots, £1300 - £1500 4 lots, £1200 - £1300 1 lot, <£1200 1 lot.

Forthcoming Sales Dates:

Tuesday 31st January – Store Cattle Sale.

Thursday 9th February – Sale of Pedigree Charolais Cattle.

Monday 13th February – Sale of Organics stock, Store Cattle & Weanlings.

Tuesday 28th February – Store Cattle Sale.

Monday 13th March – Sale of Organic Stock, Store Cattle & Weanlings.

Tuesday 28th March – Store Cattle Sale.


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