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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 25/07/2018 @ 08:02
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on Sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

OTMS (25)

An entry of 25 OTMs this week saw a top price of £1179.31 (151ppkg) for a British Blue x OTM weighing in at 781kg from D H & M A Lewis, Pinion,  D I & D M Jerman, Moelywigoedd also had top price with 140ppkg for a 735kg Blonde D’Aquitaine x OTM making £1029. Younger cows (48-72months) topped at £876.74 (118ppkg) for a British Blue x weighing 743kg from A G Williams & Son, Plassau Farm.  C A Wildbore, Carreghofa also had a top price of 117ppkg for a 685kg Friesian x making £801.45. Heifers under 48 months topped at £910.80 (132ppkg) for a 690kg Limousin x from P H Holloway & Son, Mount Farm.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (16) 119.72ppkg / £777.86.

Cows 48-72 months (4) 102.87ppkg / £661.45.

Heifers Under 48 months (4) 108.44ppkg / £624.87.

Overall Average 116.41ppkg.


An entry of 3749 spring lambs sold to an overall average of 185.80ppkg.

Lights (987) to 215ppkg from L B Owen, Garth Vaughan. Others to 208ppkg from M Davies, Caerafon. Average of 185.66ppkg.

Standards (1635) to 221ppkg from C L & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Others to 206ppkg from Aled Lloyd Davies, Ty Brith.  Average of 188.23ppkg.

Mediums (523) to 192ppkg from P R Evans, Fachwen and also from C L & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Average of 185.31ppkg.

Heavies (35) to 178ppkg from Fachwen Farms, Awelfa. Others to 176ppkg from C Watkin, Bronygarth. Average of 169.59ppkg.


An entry of 2252 cull ewes which achieved an average of £48.73. Today saw a limited supply of well fleshed fat ewes, which were very much in demand. Ewes peaked at £138, as usual excellent ewes presented by R A Davies, Llwynderw. T Davies & Partners, Red House also presented excellent texel ewes achieving a premium of £131. Overall the good fleshed ewes sold well throughout, whilst poorer ewes were in far less demand which was reflected in the average.

For more information contact Joe Powell (07764663197) or Sion Roberts (07852252371).


An entry of 16 cows and calves this week saw a top of £1760 for a British Blue x Cow with her British Blue x bull calf from F M & S J Jones, Caebardd Farm. Also from the same home were 3 other outfits with British Blue x calves selling for £1280, £1460 and £1450 respectively.

F J Owens & Co, Llettygynfach, sold 3 outfits to a top of £1530 for a 2013 born Blonde D’Aquitaine x cow with her Limousin x bull calf. The 3 outfits off Mr Owens averaged £1410.

M R Williams, Wern Holding sold a Limousin x 1st Calver with a Limousin x calf for £1530.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £1600+ 1 lot, £1400 - £1600 7 lots, £1200 - £1400 5 lots, <£1000 2 lots.

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 30th July- Catalogued sale of Breeding Ewes.

Monday 6th August – Cows & Calves.

Monday 13th August – Catalogued sale of Breeding Ewes.

Monday 20th August – Catalogued sale of Breeding Ewes & Cows & Calves.

Saturday 25th August – Welsh National Texel Sale.

Monday 27th August – Catalogued sale of Breeding Ewes.

Wednesday 29th August – Welsh Premier Beltex Sale.

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