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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 15/05/2019 @ 10:40

Welshpool Livestock Sales report on the sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

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A larger number of OTM cattle on offer this week of generally good quality sold to, a good competitve trade throughout with keen bidding on all weights and grades. Well fleshed and feeding cows were in most demand especially the TB tested ones. Therefore vendors are encouraged to TB test their cows before sale as at the present moment it will be greatly benefical.

OTMs saw a top price of £1209 (150ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 806kg from M & JE Jones & DCE & MN Davies, Cwm Farm. BM Evans, Coedygarth made 148ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 744kg making £1101.12. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £951.47 (169ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 563kg from HG & IW Rees, Faidre Fach.    Heifers under 48 months topped at £1123.91 (167ppkg) for a heifer weighing 673kg from T & B Williams, Cilmawr. SJ Smith, Penybryn made 176ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 601kg making £1057.76.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (29) 127.3ppkg / £866.89

Cows 48-72 Months (4) 138.84ppkg / £169

Heifers Under 48 months (6) 152.41ppkg / £987.38

Steer Under 48 months (1) 142ppkg / £1157.30

Bull Under 72 Months (1) 128ppkg / £1478.40

Overall Average 132.23ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)


A larger entry of lambs forward sold to a very strong trade to return an average of 251.7ppkg, with a top price of 293ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 36kg making £105.50 from V Hallet, Seven Stars, and £116/head for 53kg lambs from J Balmer, Tycanol.

Again a larger number of lambs forward sold to a very similar trade to last week to record an average of close to 252ppkg. This would compare very favourably to other national and local livestock market prices. Well fleshed lambs were in most demand with competitve bidding on all weights. Particularly well sold on the day were the 34-42kg lambs, with also a strong demand for the smaller 28-30kg lambs as long as they were well meated. Again heavy weight lambs were more difficult to sell, so vendors are encouraged to draw their lambs regularly.

Lights (71) to 283ppkg from Ellis Lloyd & Co, Garthiaen. Others to 276ppkg from ES Morgan & Co, Brynddu. Average of 270.25ppkg.

Standards (639) to 293ppkg from V Hallet, Seven Stars. Others to 281ppkg from DP Casewell, Tanrhiw. Average of 255.96ppkg.

Mediums (1082) to 279ppkg from CW Eynon, Blaen Dyffryn. Others to 273ppkg from TC Evans, Cae Gwyn.  Average of 248.58ppkg.

Heavies (98) to 245ppkg from JH Davies, Werngadno. Others to 243ppkg from J Balmer, Tycanol. Average of 226.55ppkg.


A smaller entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 215.9ppkg, with a top price of 247ppkg for pen of 43kg hoggets making £106 from CJ & LM Davies, Lawn Farm, and £107/head for 51kg hoggets from CJ & LM Davies, Lawn Farm.

A slightly smaller entry of more mixed quality hoggs sold to a two tier trade with a very strong demand for the best quality, well fleshed hoggs of any weight. These types found a excellent trade throughout the sale. However, quite a few poor quality “end of season” hoggs were forward which found a slower trade. Lighter weight hoggs continue to sell to a strong demand but with more smaller spring lambs forward, trade for these types was slightly less.

Lights (230) to 233ppkg from DSW Jones & Co, Llwynderw. Others to 231ppkg from JR & M Davies, Penisarllan. Average of 214.59ppkg.

Standards (747) to 237ppkg from GH Ellett, Cefn Derwen. Others to 236ppkg from FG & G Mountford, Middle Heldre. Average of 211.71ppkg.

Mediums (1059) to 247ppkg from CJ & LM Davies, Lawn Farm. Others to 245ppkg from the same home.  Average of 218.72ppkg.

Heavies (813) to 222ppkg from CJ & LM Davies, Lawn Farm. Others to 217ppkg from J Pugh, New House Farm. Average of 204.61ppkg.

For further information, contact Jonathan Evans (07971002650) or Nick Hyne (07519106822).


This week we saw a very similar entry of 1721 cull ewes with an overall average of £65.31 Heavy ewes were a very similar trade to last week with the smallest and plainest ewes slightly harder sold on the week. There was a shortage of the best Texel ewes this week, the best reached £135 for ewes from D Davies, Lletyr Bugail closely followed by TK Robinson, Tynewydd that sold ewes at £125 and £119.

42 cull rams were present this week that averaged £69.24 with a top price of £127 for a ram from WJC Pryce, Prenafal.

Texel ewes to £135

Charollais ewes to £112

Suffolk ewes to £103

Mule ewes to £81

Welsh ewes to £76

Speckled face ewes to £65

Goats to £64

Dolgellau type Welsh ewes to £57

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


The first decent entry of cows and calves of the spring met with an excellent trade especially for the best outfits. Leading the way was RE & CJ Davies, Boycott Hall achieving £2600 twice, firstly for a Limousin x 2nd calver with a 2 month old Limousin x bull calf at foot, followed immediaetly by a Limousin x 1st calver with another bull calf at foot. From the same home were outfits at £2400 and £2380. An entry of 9 Limousin x 1st calvers with Limousin calves at foot from DP & RJ Evans, Moelygarth sold to a very consistent trade and a top of £2050 for a Limousin x 1st calver with a Limousin x bull calf, with all outfits being in and around £2000, the 9 averaged £1951. Presented by D Davies, Ivy House were two Hereford x  1st calvers with British Blue bull calves at foot which sold for £2000 and £1950. An entry of 6 British Blue x 1st calvers with Limousin x calves at foot sold to a top of £1830 to average £1650.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:

£2400+ 3 Lots, £2200-2400 1 Lot, £2000-2200 5 Lots, £1800-2000 9 Lots, £1600-1800 3 Lots, £1400-1600 2 Lots, <£1400 2 Lots

For further information, contact Richard Evans (07764663192)


A similar entry of 670 couples selling to a poorer trade, however a larger entry of hill bred outfits let a a decreased average of £57.70.

Trade peaked at £230 for the two Texel ewes with singles from IL & MA Evans, Erw Feiddlon. With another Texel ewe with two lambs reaching £215 from the same home.

Suffolks peaked at £200 for a pen of 5 two year old ewes with doubles from F Bailey, Pensarn. With other Suffolks reaching £187 for a pen of 10 aged ewes with 14 lambs from RJ Williams, Lake House.

A large entry of Mules forward at today’s sale peaking at £195 for a yearling with two lambs from JJ Davies, Garth Fawr. With others from the same home reaching the same price of £195.

Welsh ewes with doubles peaked at a good price of £150 for a pen of two with twins. With others seeing £120 for a pen of 7 also with twins, with both lots from F Bailey, Pensarn.

Unit average was £131.26.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Thursday 16th May – Sale of Pedigree Limousins and Salers

Saturday 18th May - Machinery Sale

Monday 20th May – Cows & Calves and Couples

Monday 27th May – Cows & Calves and Prize Sale of Couples

Tuesday 28th May – Store Cattle Fair

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