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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 01/08/2017 @ 15:34
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (24)

An entry of 24 otms forward this week topping at £1237.95 (135ppkg) for a 917kg Hereford from D & MC Hughes, Lower Gwernycil. H & S Watkins, Cammen Uchaf, presented a Limousin otm cow weighing 701kg making £1037.48 (148ppkg).

A Younger Angus Cow from J V Davies & Co, Gareth Fawr, weighed in at 731kg and made £1016.09 (139ppkg). Heifers under 48 months topped at £1059.24 (156ppkg) for a 679kg Hereford from S Vogel, Lower Tyn-y-Cefn. GP Pugh & Son, The Garth, presented a 674kg Limousin heifer making £1051.44 (156ppkg).

Section round-up

Otm Cows (15) averaged 129.65ppkg / £887.32

Cows 48 – 72 months (x1) averaged 139ppkg / £1016.09

Heifers under 48 months (x3) averaged 147.93ppkg / £967.46

Steers under 48 months (x1) averaged 157ppkg / £806.98

Bulls under 72 months (x4) averaged 131.77ppkg / £848.92.

Overall average of 133.53ppkg


An entry of 3342 prime lambs with an average of 205ppkg.

Lights (261) to 198ppkg from T G Howells, Esgair Yr Hydd. Others to 195ppkg from RGK Hodnett, Willey House. Average of 187.30ppkg.

Standards (758) to 242ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Others to 237ppkg from HG Ellis & Co, Tynywern. Average of 194.91ppkg.

Mediums (1723) to 265ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage & RA Davies, Llawnt Isaf. Others to 264ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Average of 206.36ppkg.

Heavies (470) to 241ppkg from B Powell, Gilfach-y-rhiw. Others to 240ppkg from CW Eynon, Blean Dyffryn. Average of 219.30ppkg.

Over Weights (85) to 218ppkg from H & E Powell, Llwyngwilym. Others to 217ppkg from DTA Williams, Upper Bolbro. Average of 210.43ppkg.


Another good show of cull ewes about this week with more hill breed ewes about the averages were slightly down seeing an average of £47 for ewes and £74 for rams. Ewes topped at £121 for a pen of 8 ewes from DES & ER Bickerton, Lloran Uchaf. A C Jones, Caestwbwrn, presented 4 ewes making £120. S J Smith, Penybryn, Castle Caereinion, also presented 4 ewes making £120.

Rams topped at £148 for 3 rams from MM& R Morris, Maestanyglwyden.


A good entry of 628 breeding ewes for our first catalogued sale of the season which saw 20 Texel x yearling ewes hit the top of £173 from J C Morgan, Tynllwyn, and another lot of 20 from the same home hitting £170.

Suffolk x yearling ewes from RF & DJ Price, Pentrenant, reached £158 & £150 with others from A H Jones & Son, Hirrhyd, sold to £150,£142 & £140.

2/3 year olds Suffolk x ewes fro RG & JL Peate, Cwmderw, hit £132 with others to £128.

Breeding ewes will be sold at 11.30am next Monday with the next catalogued sale being Monday 14th August – please contact the mart office for info.


A small sale of store cattle this week saw averages of 224.21ppkg or £1023.20 for steers and heifers averaged 219.51ppkg or £906.84.

Top prices per kilo were as follows:


Limousin (x1) 435kg 265.50ppkg G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach, Oakley Park.

Limousin (x1) 450kg 246.70ppkg G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach, Oakley Park.

Limousin (x1) 460kg 246.70ppkg F Humphreys & Son, Moydog Fawr, Golfa.


Limousin (x1) 435kg 317.10ppkg G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach, Oakley Park.

British Blue (x1) 475kg 296.80ppkg G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach, Oakley Park.

Charolais (x1) 460kg 288ppkg SJ Smith, Penybryn, Castle Caereinion.

Top price per head were as follows:


British Blue (x1) 610kg £1320 S J Smith, Penybryn, Castle Caereinion.

Charolais (x1) 585kg £1285 S J Smith, Penybryn, Castle Caereinion.

Limousin (x1) 570kg £1235 M H Pugh, Gilfach, Kerry.


British Blue (x1) 475kg £1410 G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach, Oakley Park.

Limousin (x1) 655kg £1330 S J Smith, Penybryn, Castle Caereinion.

Charolais (x1) 460kg £1325 S J Smith, Penybryn, Castle Caereinion.

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 14th August – Breeding Ewes

Monday 21st August – Store Cattle

Saturday 26th August – Welsh National Texel Show and Sale

Monday 28th August – Prize Sale of Breeding Ewes

Wednesday 30th August – Welsh Premier Beltex Show and Sale 

Wednesday 30th August - Welsh Premier Beltex Sale

Friday 8th September  - Machinery Sale

Monday 11th September - Sale of Store Cattle

Wednesday 13th September    - Sale of Welsh Mule Ewes

Thursday 14th September - Sale of Welsh Mule Ewe Lambs

Saturday 16th September - Sale of Welsh Hill Speckled         Sheep 

Thursday 21st September - Cann Office Sheep Sale

Saturday 23rd September - Sale of Lleyn, Imp. Welsh, Zwartbles & Native Breed sheep sales.

Thursday 28th September - RAM SALE

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