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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 05/09/2017 @ 16:33
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a sale at Buttington Cross, Welshpool on Monday.

OTMS (32)

With trade seeming to be holing on otm cattle we saw a top of £1585.92 (192ppkg) for a Charolais otm cow weighing 826kg from J S Abel, Hendre-aur. E Jones & Son, Penbontpren, sold a 771kg Charolais otm making £1210.47 (157pkg).  Cows 48 – 72 months topped at £1464 (183ppkg) for a 800kg Charolais from JW Rees & Son, Nantyrhendy. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1395.67 (233ppkg) from A C Jones, Caestwbwrn, for a 599kg British Blue Heifers.

Section round-up

Otm Cows (x21) averaged 133.99ppkg / £845.42.

Cows 48 – 72 months (x4) averaged 140.76ppkg / £951.55.

Heifers Under 48 months (x3) averaged 205.68ppkg / £1235.45.

Steers Under 48 months (x3) averaged 133.57ppkg / £738.62

Overall average of 141.08ppkg


An entry of 4480 prime lambs with an average of 174.19ppkg.

Lights (279) to 174ppkg from TE Rowlands AI Fab, Tyddyn Ddu. Others to 173ppkg from TE Rowlands Ai Fab, Tyddyn Ddu. Average of 152.59ppkg.

Standards (786) to 200pkg from RA Jones, Red Gwenthrew. Others to 197ppkg from TG & EA Jones, Blaenwaen Ganol. Average of 170.99ppkg.

Mediums (2267) to 250ppkg  from CD Jones, Bedol. Others to 239ppkg from J Meredith, Lodge Farm. Average of 176.86ppkg.

Heavies (1032) to 224ppkg from TH Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant Uchaf. Others to 216ppkg from RE & EA Jones & Son, Cletterwood. Average of 173.68ppkg.

Over Weights (70) to 188ppkg from JW Hopkins, Bank Farm. Others to 183ppkg from Ben Evans & Co, Upper Cwmydalfa. Average of 170.42ppkg.


A slightly increased entry of 2523 culls this week was met with a strong trade. Ewes achieved and average of £49.22, this was very similar to the previous week the quality of ewes presented was slightly better. Strong texels, Suffolk x and Mules were in demand, ewes peaked at £124 presented by DSW Jones & Co, LLwynderw. 5 Texel ewes presented by Red House Farm, Aberhafesp, made £114. G E Davies & Sons also saw a good trade with ewes achieving £107. Overall well fleshed ewes sold well throughout.

For More information contact Joe Powell (075055524943) or Sion Roberts  (07852252371).


A good entry of 586 store lambs this week selling to an average of £46.80 The top price went to S Lane, New Hall, Kerry with £70.00 for Wether Lambs . E J Emerson, Cwm Colebatch presented Charollais x Tup lambs topping £68.50 along with having the top price of £67.50 for Mixed/Clean lambs. Theave lambs topped £60.00 from RL & PA Whitticase, Binwilkin.  

Averages for the day were:

Theave Lambs (177): £49.82

Mixed/clean lambs (91): £60.46

Wether Lambs: (133): £47.89

Tup lambs (185): £48.07


An entry of 35 cows and calves forward yesterday seeing a top of £2020 for a 2015 born Limousin x cow with her Limousin bull calf from I P Jones, Ddolfawr. 5 outfits on offer from IP Jones, averaged £1884.  B Jones, Cwmtrefarlo, presented a 2014 born Limousin x cow with a Limousin heifer calk making £1980. GH & CA Jones & Son, Brynmawr, sold 13 cows and calves as a genuine dispersal sale reaching a top of £1900 for a British Blue x cow with twin Charolais x calves. The 13 outfits on offer averaged £1202. A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £2000 + 1 lot, £1800 - £2000 5 lots, £1600 - £1800 5 lots, £1400 -£1600 4 lots, £1200 - £1400 8 lots, £1000 - £1200 10 lots, < £1000 2 lots.


An entry of 838 breeding ewes was again met with a very mixed trade as purchasers become selective over flock replacements. The best quality soared to a top price of £170, twice, for two lots of 3 pure bred Texel yearlings from R Atkins.

RM Evans, New House, sold Texel x yearlings to £152  and £150.

Welsh mule yearlings from distant travellers WT Davies, Canllefaes Uchaf, sold for £152 twice. With others  from RG & JL Peate, Cwmderw, also selling for £152.

The best suffolk x yearlings hit £142 and £141 from AH Jones & Son, Hirrhyd.

Majority of yearlings traded between £120 - £135 with poorer sorts from £100 - £120.

2 year old ewes peaked at £120 twice, first for 8 Beltex x and second for 3 Beltex x ewes both from D B Richards, Maesteg. 3 year old Texels hit £90 for a pen of 6 from R P Thomas, Troedygaer with full mouth mules peaking at £78 from E J Evams, Penygraig. And as found mules to £95 and £88 from OLL Jerman & Sons, Tuhwntirafon.

Averages of the day were:

Yearlings - £124,

2 year olds - £120,

3 year olds - £80,

Full mouth - £65,

As found -  £72.

Catalogued sale again next week of 1850 breeding ewes  -  sale to commence at 11.30am.

Forthcoming sales:

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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