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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 06/02/2018 @ 11:40
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on Sale at Buttington Cross, Welshpool on Monday.

OTMS (16)

A small entry of just 16 otm cattle this week sold to a top of £1125.90 (162ppkg) for a 695kg Limousin from J E Edwards, Cefnbraich. A Rowlands, Penygelli, presented a 765kg Welshblack making £1055.70 (138ppkg). Younger cows topped at £1008 (144ppkg)  for a British Blue weighing 700kg from TT Jones & Co, Brynaire Uchaf.  Steers under 48 months topped at £877.11 (173ppkg) for a 507kg Limousin from J Pryce, The Smithy.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (x7) 124.83ppkg / £742.95.

Cows 48-72 months (x4) 127.44ppkg / £767.53.

Heifers Under 48 months (x2) 136.10ppkg / £686.60.

Steers Under 48 months (x3) 152.03ppkg / £848.82.

Overall Average 124.83ppkg.


An entry of 4134 prime hogget’s sold to an improved overall average of 197.20ppkg.

Lights (443) to 197ppkg from Arwyn Groe, Coedtalog. Others to 194ppkg from DW & LE Morgan, Lower House. Average of 157.41ppkg.

Standards (911) to 233ppkg from IE Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant. Others to 227ppkg from JM & SM Rowlands, Dolwen Farm. Average of 193.67ppkg.

Mediums (1428) to 279ppkg from J A Gwalchmai, 5 Minffordd. Others to 234ppkg from M P Harding, Lower Cefnypwll. Average of 207.31ppkg

Heavies (1080) to 225ppkg  from EL Evans, Derlwyn. Others to 217ppkg from MPB Ashton & Son, Belan Ddu. Average of 203.43ppkg   

Over Weights (165) to 200ppkg from MPB Ashton & Son, Belan Ddu. Others to 200ppkg from Jones Bros, Rhiwaedog. Average of 185.05ppkg.

**Thursday 15th February** - Afternoon Sale of Prime Hoggets, Commencing at 3pm prompt -All Weights and Grades required, Good Company of Buyers in attendance  - Weighing from 10am


An entry of 2001 cull ewes achieved an average of £45.81, this was -£6  on last week but this week show was slightly poorer than previous.  Ewes peaked at £116 from M & H Owens, Glantre. JM & JG Shearer, Cochsidan, presented a ewe making £107. CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm, sold ewes to £104. A large entry of 104 cull rams averaged £ 65.79 topping at £112 from R A George, Penybank.  Overall ewe carrying good fleshing were very much in demand.

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


A seasonal entry of 720 store lambs on offer, displaying a large variance in quality Sold to a top of £77 for 6 Texel x mixed and clen lambs from CJ Newey, Mount Pleasant. Tup lambs hit £74 for 10 Texel x ram lambs from M Payne, Old Smithy.  Theave lambs peaked at £70 for 20 beltex x from DB & EFJ Gethin, Dolyrheol. Wether lambs hit £59 for 2 Texel x from PA Lloyd & TS Weirzbinski, Cartref.

Averages for the day (which included a large entry of Welsh and hill bred lambs) were:

Mixed/Clean Lambs : £45.22

Theave Lambs : £48.90

Tup lambs : £48.88

Wether Lambs : £32.36

Overall average : £46.21.


An entry of 254 in-lamb ewes sold to a slightly improved trade and an ally full of cautious purchasers.

Leading the way were 7 Texel x 4 year old and full mouth ewes carrying triplets from D S Jones & Co, Fronheulog. Yearlings sold to £133 for 5 Suffolk x yearlings carrying twins from EW Davies, Brynawel.

Averages of the day were:

Yearlings £101,  2 year olds £97, 3 year olds £103 and 4yr old/ Full mouth £88.


A small entry of couples sold to a roaring trade with singles peaking at £160 for a Charollais 3 year old ewe with a single lamb, with a 3 year old Suffolk with a single lamb selling to £138 from Jackie Payne, Plas Trehelig.

MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden, brought the first of their annual consignment selling 2 Texel x full mouth/ as found ewes with single lambs to £145 and full mouth Texel x ewes with twins to £181 and £176. More of the same entered next week.

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 12th February – Store Cattle to include Weanlings and Organics

**Thursday 15th February** - Afternoon Sale of Prime Hoggets, Commencing at 3pm prompt -All Weights and Grades required, Good Company of Buyers in attendance  - Weighing from 10am

Tuesday 27th February – February Store Cattle Fair

Monday 12th March – Store Cattle to include Weanlings and Organics

Monday 26th March – Spring Lamb Show and Sale

Tuesday 27th March – March Store Cattle Fair

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