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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 31/01/2017 @ 11:34
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross on Monday

OTMS (34)

A slightly smaller entry of otms this week topping at £1227.48 (159ppkg) for a 772kg Limousin from AG & JK Davies, Upper Esgair.

JM & BJ Langford & Son, Pwllan, presented a charolais weighing in at 828kg making £1184.04 (143ppkg). Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £1156.24 (149ppkg) for a 776kg Limousin from PI Bowen, Glanwantyn. A 708kg Limousin from A Roberts & Sons, Dolau, made £1118.64.

Otm Cows (x27) averaged 111.86ppkg / £742.32.

Cows 48 to 72 months (x4) averaged 135.22ppkg / £937.42.

Heifers under 48 months (x1) averaged 157ppkg / £963.98.

Steers under 48 months (x2) averages 123.66 ppkg / £869.98.

Overall average of 116.67ppkg – MORE CATTLE WANTED TO MEET DEMAND.

Two prime cattle forward from SM Rowlands, Dolwen, making a top of 250ppkg for a 584kg charolais.


A much smaller entry of 2907 prime lambs sold to an improved average of 172.58ppkg.

Super Lights (71) to 147ppkg from R W Richards & Son, Hafod. Others to 138ppkg from E S Morgan & Co, Bryndu. Average of 138.57ppkg.

Lights (418) to 183ppkg from L B Owen, Garth Vaughan. Others to 181ppkg from J W Jones, Blowty. Average of 161.64ppkg.

Standards (779) to 249ppkg from T K Robinson, Tynewydd. Others to 217ppkg from T H Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant Uchaf. Average of 174.66ppkg.

Mediums (1017) to 269ppkg from I E Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant. Others to 266ppkg from H Isaac, Llwynderw. Average of 174.05ppkg

Heavies (391) to 273ppkg from G Davies, Lan Farm. Others to 272ppkg from G Davies, Lan Farm. Average of 174.88ppkg   

Over Weights (128) to 200ppkg from H Isaac, Llwynderw & R A Davies, Llwynderw. Others to 190ppkg from G Davies, Lan Farm. Average of 154.45ppkg.


A much smaller entry of culls this week seeing averages of £50.23 for ewes and £68.75 for rams. Topping the ewe section were 3 ewes from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm, making £105. Rams topped at £106 for two rams from Tynybryn Farms, Tynybryn.


A seasonal entry of store lambs this week selling to a top of £72 for a ewe lamb from M H Pugh, Gilfach. Mixed and Clean lambs topped at £64.50 for 6 texel x from EJ & GM Trickey, Moat Farm.  Tup lambs topped at £63 from J R Pryce, Aberbechan Farm.

Averages: Theave Lambs (x95) averaged £50.61.

Mixed and Clean (x332) averaged £48.95.

Wether lambs (x26) averaged £51.60.

Tup Lambs (x125) averaged £42.90.

Mixed and Tup Lambs (x52) averaged £49.14

Cade Lambs -  11 cade lambs forward this week selling to a top of £24 and averaging £18.


Only a small entry of 20 in lamb ewes forward this week, with our second catalogued sale of over 250 in lamb ewes booked in for next Monday. Top price of £110 went to G Davies, Lan Farm, for a pen of 5 Suffolk x yearling ewes scanned carrying twins to a texel or charollais.  As found Charollais x ewes that had not been scanned sold for £68 from GA & HA Lewis, Cwmcoy. Full mouth ewes from LK & G Davies, Hillcroft, scanned in lamb to a  charollais carrying twins and singles made £40.

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 – (16)

A small entry of 16 early couples sold to a rocketing trade that peaked at £190 for ewes with single lambs twice.

R & JL Peate, Cwmderw, sold a strong Stretchy Suffolk x 2 year old with a cracking single Texel x lamb at foot to £190. £190 was hit again with 2 mule 2 year old ewes again with Texel x single lambs at foot from the same home. Messrs Peate consignment of 10 Suffolk or Mule all Texel x single lambs averaged an incredible £91 / life.  Jackie Payne, Plas Trehelig, presented a Texel x yearling with a Twin Texel x lambs that sold for £178. The last consignment from D Roberts, Broomfield, who sold 6 Suffolk x 3 and 4 year olds with Texel x lambs averaged £118 or £59 per life for singles and £158 or £53 / life for twins.


A special entry of 14 superb heifers and calves forward from G Lewis, Sychlyn, Pool Quay. The majority being British Blue x heifers with two pedigree Limousin heifers, all had Limousin calves at foot. First two outfits through the ring were the two pedigree limousin heifers both with heifer calves at foot making £2500 a piece. At £2850 was a British Blue x Limousin heifer with a Limousin x bull calf. Topping the sale at an impressive £4100 was a British Blue x heifer with a heifer calf. Overall the 14 outfits on offer averaged £2594.29. A breakdown of all prices were as follows: £2800 + 2 lots, £2600 - £2800 2 lots, £2400 - £2600 7 lots, £2200 - £2400 2 lots, <£2200 1 lot.

Forthcoming Sales Dates:

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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