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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 08/08/2018 @ 15:48
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Welshpool Livestock Sales report on Sale at Buttington Cross, Welshpool, on Monday.

OTMS (11)

An entry of 4 OTMs this week saw a top price of £1025.10 (134ppkg) for a Welsh Black x OTM weighing in at 765kg from I Francis, Bryndu, I Francis, also reached 130ppkg for a 781kg Welsh Black x OTM making £1015.30. Younger cows (48-72months) topped at £1110.44 (142ppkg) for a Stabiliser x weighing 782kg from T & A & R Tudor, Llysun. R A Meddins, Hafod also had a top price of 121ppkg for a 679kg Limousin x making £821.59. Heifers under 48 months topped at £928.80 (135ppkg) for a Simmental x heifer weighing 688kg from T & A & R Tudur, Llysun.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (4) 125.16ppkg / £912.45.

Bulls (1) 124ppkg / £1395

Cows 48-72 months (2) 132.24ppkg / £966.02.

Heifers Under 48 months (2) 143.97ppkg / £986.90.

Overall Average 127.20ppkg.


An entry of 4124 spring lambs sold to an overall average of 179.65ppkg.

Lights (933) to 195ppkg from R H Clifton, Marchville. Others to 194ppkg from E Jones, Cefn Coch Isaf. Average of 176.36ppkg.

Standards (1571) to 218ppkg from H G Ellis & Co, Tynywern. Others to 214ppkg from D L Jones & Son, Falcondale Home Farm.  Average of 183.12ppkg.

Mediums (925) to 203ppkg from R A Jones, Red Gwenthrew. Others to 198ppkg from W R B Jones, Brynawelon and also from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Average of 182.05ppkg.

Heavies (242) to 194ppkg from D L Jones & Son, Falcondale Home Farm. Others to 191ppkg from G P Pugh & Son, The Garth. Average of 176.10ppkg.


An entry of 3508 ewes saw an excellent trade today. Ewes averaged £61, this was up £12 on last weeks trade. A strong show of ewes were present. Ewes topped at £140, as usual an excellent pen of ewes presented by Red House Farm, Aberhafesp, closely followed by ewes presented by H & E Powell, Llwyngwilym. Overall well fleshed ewes were much in demand.

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


A slightly harder day in the cow and calf ring as the continued lack of rain and shortage of grass affected the trade for the first time this season. A 2013 Limousin cow with a Limousin heifer calf at foot sold for £1580, presented by J R Lewis & Co Fferm, from the same home was a Limousin cow with a bull calf which made £1500. A 2008 born cow with a bull calf sold at £1400. Presented by L H Lomas & Son, Manor Farm was a Limousin x British Blue cow  with a bull which sold for £1420. Two British Blue x 1st calvers with Limousin x heifer calves at foot sold for £1300 a piece presented by A Worthington, Castell.

A Pedigree Limousin breeding bull born 16.05.2016 presented by V S Lance, Upper Grimmer sold for £3500.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:

£1500+ 3 Lots, £1400 –£1500 3 Lots, £1200-£1400 – 9 Lots, £1000-£1200 – 7 Lots, <£1000 – 7 Lots


An increased entry of 238 lambs again sold to a bouyant trade despite the current weather conditions.

Texel x tup lambs from F R Williams, Cefn Coch took top price selling for £60.50. Other lambs from Cefn Canol sold for £48 and £47.

Mixed and clean lambs from P Robinson, Upper Trefnant reached £53.50 with others from the same home selling to £50.50.

Ewe lambs hit £50.50 for 5 Beltex x from D W P Griffiths, Park Lodge.

Perspective purchases are clearly after short term keeping lambs that can go straight on to hoppers.

Averages of the day:

Ewe Lambs - £48

Mixed and Clean - £50

Tups - £42

Overall average - £42.83

Sale of Store lambs to commence at 10.30am next Monday.

Forthcoming sales:

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.

Monday 3rd September – Catalogued sale of Breeding Ewes & Cows & Calves

Saturday 8th September – Machinery Sale

Monday 10th September – Catalogued sale of Breeding Ewes & Store Cattle

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