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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 21/02/2017 @ 12:07
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (24)

A slightly smaller entry of Otm cattle this week. Topping the otm section was a 851kg Charolais cow from D & MC Hughes, Lower Gwernycil, making £1080.77(127ppkg). WRB Jones, Brynawelon, presented a Limousin weighing in at 646kg making £956.08 (148ppkg). Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £1189.23 (147ppkg) from JRS Hughes & Co, Lower Munllyn, for a 809kg Limousin.

Otm Cows (x9) averaged 123.36ppkg / £812.54.

Otm Bull (x2) averaged 112ppkg / £995.12.

Cows 48 to 72 months (x9) averaged 121.72ppkg / £742.62.

Steers under 48 months (x2) averaged 136.92ppkg / £651.73.

Bulls under 72 months (x2) averaged 98.83ppkg / £993.20.

Overall average of 119.30ppkg – MORE CATTLE WANTED TO MEET DEMAND.


An entry of 3412 prime lambs sold to an average of 170.37ppkg.

Super Lights (13) to 136ppkg. Others to 120ppkg from RR & CE Hodnett, Wernygyfron. Average of  134.85ppkg.

Lights (184) to 172ppkg from TD Evans & Co, Maesmochnant and JE & SM Watkin & Son, Pentrego. Others to 167ppkg from RE Astley, Rhosgomorog. Average of 161.56ppkg.

Standards (809) to 235ppkg from I E Roberts & Son, Measdyfnant. Others to 225ppkg from J Corfield & Sons, Fairfield. Average of 169.99ppkg.

Mediums (1275) to 260ppkg & 246ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Others to 220ppkg from I E Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant. Average of 171.47ppkg

Heavies (687) to 225ppkg from H G Ellis & Co, Tynywern . Others to 214ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Average of  164.14ppkg   

Over Weights (368) to 173ppkg from H G Ellis & Co, Tynywern. Others to 171ppkg from JES Corfield, Woodgate Farm.  Average of 151.84ppkg.


A similar entry of culls this week seeing averages of £44.07 for ewes and £59.84 for rams. Ewes topped at £112 from R Richards & Co, Maenllengen. E A Marston, New House, presented ewes to £111. Rams topped at £116 from D L Jones, Ddol. PA Lloyd & TS Wierzbinski, Cartref, presented a ram making £101.


A seasonal entry of store lambs this week topping at £65.50 for mule wether lambs from GO Jones & JA Lewis, Wern Farm. Theave lambs topped at £64.50 for Beltex x lambs from H W Venables, Penygelly Farm.

Averages for the day were as follows:

Theave Lambs (99) averaged £46.40 topping at £64.50.

Mixed and clean lambs (144) averaged £43.80 topping at £60.50.

Wether lambs (13) averaged £54.54 topping at £65.50.

Tup lambs (121) averaged £39.08 topping at £61.

Cade Lambs -  and entry of 24 cade lambs this week topping at £27 from GTW Andrew, Bwlch. Average of the day was £14.


An entry of 164 in lamb ewes were again met with sterner trade as purchasers become more cautious towards the ewes they buy. The sale included an ongoing dispersal from E R Morris, Fronlas Fawr, who presented 87 Texel x Welsh ewes in flock ages from 2 year olds to full mouth which sold to a high of £63 per head.

Another special entry, a reduction sale from EG & SA Watkin, Pantyfalog, sold a run of 55 as found mules, all carrying twins in lamb to a Texel ram sold to a top of £75 per head.

Further entries from A & E G Jones, Blaencwm, offered 22 3 year old welsh half bred ewes scanned at 227% to a Texel or Texel x Suffolk Rams which sold to £86.

Next catalogued sale of in-lamb ewes 6 th March 2017, entry forms available from Mart office.


An increased entry of 85 ewes with their lambs brought with it a higher quality of sheep entered, that saw prices peak at £172 for a full mouth Suffolk ewe with twin texel lambs from RG & JL Peate, Cwmderw. Messrs Peate sold further twins to £171 & £170 respectively and singles to £130.

TE & D Jones, Penlan, sold a 3 year old Suffolk x ewe with a single Beltex x lamb for £150 and a pen of 3 3 and 4 year old Dorset x ewes with Beltex single lambs for £148.

An ongoing dispersal from WA & EM Morris, Maestanyglwyden, saw an entry of 18 Texel x ewes with Texel lambs sell to £170 for twins and £133 singles the Whole run averaged £55 / life.

Averages: Singles averaged £125 to £150.

Twins averaged £151 to £172.

Next catalogued sale of couples 6th March 2017, expecting in excess of 50 units for next week’s sales.


An entry of 11 cows and calves and one in-calf cow which topped the sale at £2500 for a pedigree Limousin 2010 born cow “Ellesmere Findy” in-calf to “Ellesmere Hugo” due early April from AHM Lea & Sons, Lee Bridges. AT £2050 was a Hereford x cow with her Limousin x bull calf from RG & JL Peate, Cwmderw. Next at £1670 was a Beef shorthorn cow with her Limousin bull calf, P’d back in calf to a Limousin bull from W D Jones & Son, Upper Scafell.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £2000 + 2 lots, £1600 - £1800 2 lots, £1400 - £1600 7 lots, £1200 - £1400 1 lot.

Forthcoming Sales Dates:

Tuesday 28th February – Sale of 1100 Store Cattle – sale at 10 am.

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

Tuesday 28th March – Store Cattle Sale.

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