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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 15/08/2017 @ 10:44
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross, Welshpool on Monday

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Otm cows this week topped at £1286.07 (163ppkg) for a 789kg Limousin from WB & ME Harding, Hafan. Cows 48 to 72 months topped at £835.20 (144ppkg) from E & H Chapman, Morfodion, for a 580kg Charolais cow. Heifers under 48 months were a good trade seeing a top of £1415.31 (191ppkg) for a 741kg Limousin from D I Roberts & Son, Stingwern. One bull under 72 months forward reaching £864.16 (176ppkg) for a 491kg Limousin from DE & KB Owen & Son, Rhallt Isaf.

Section round-up

Otm Cows (x15) averaged 119.18ppkg / £698.72.

Cows 48 – 72 months (x1) averaged 144ppkg / £835.20.

Heifers under 48 months (x5) averaged 158.10ppkg / £901.83.

Bulls under 72 months (x1) averaged 176ppkg / £864.16.

Overall average of 131.24ppkg



An entry of 5171 prime lambs with an average of 192.67ppkg.

Lights (422) to 190ppkg from A H Richards & Co, Tynant. Others to 189ppkg from TH Davies & Sons, Clegyrddwr and DB Williams, Tycoch. Average of 178.92ppkg.

Standards (1366) to 227ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Others to 221ppkg from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Average of 183.75ppkg.

Mediums (2095) to 262ppkg  from M J Williams, Pontyperson. Others to 253ppkg from R A Davies, Lawnt Isaf. Average of 197.65ppkg.

Heavies (1164) to 238ppkg from ME & MB Roberts, Woodleasowes. Others to 234ppkg from JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog. Average of 195.73ppkg.

Over Weights (69) to 214ppkg from JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog. Others to 209ppkg from JR & RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog. Average of 201.40ppkg.



This week saw an excellent turnout of 3200 cull ewes achieving on average £50.58. This week was slightly down on two previous weeks however, there was a lack of stronger ewes to meet demand. Ewes peaked at £129 presented by Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. An entry of 33 cull rams achieved an average of £80. Demand was strong for tups and we expect to see demand for quality rams in the forthcoming weeks. For more info contact the auctioneers Joe Powell (07505524943) and Sion Roberts (07852252371).   



A similar entry of store lambs this week to last. Store lambs topped at £74.50 for 15 mule tup lambs from D & M Cooke, Coppice Farm. S Ifans, Tanyfordd, presented 40 Texel x tup lambs making £70.50. Mixed and clean lambs reached £66 for texel x lambs from W Meredith, Maesteg.

Averages of the day were:

Theave Lambs (40) averaged £49.19.

Mixed/Clean Lambs (43) averaged £64.64.

Tup lambs (403) averaged £50.93.



Another strong entry of breeding ewes forward for our 2nd catalogued sale of the season saw prices soar to £180 for 10 fantastic Texel x Mule yearling ewes J L Morgan, Tynllwyn, with others from the same home hitting £175 and £170 respectively. Bryan Jones, Ffraithwen, presented a run of 40 Texel x yearlings that sold to £158 and averaged £146.

Suffolk x yearlings peaked at £152 from RF & DJ Price, Pentrenant with others at £142 from the same home.

Other ewes topped at £128 from A Rees & Son, Tynllwyn, for 10 Suffolk x 3 year old and £120 for 10 Texel x as found ewes from D A Rees & Co, Esgair.

Averages: Yearlings averaged £135 to £180, 2 year olds averaged £110 to £126, 3 year olds averaged £110 to £128, full mouth ewes averaged £101 to £120 and as found ewes averaged £83 to £120.


Forthcoming sales:

Monday 21st August –  200 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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