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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 22/05/2019 @ 09:38

Welshpool Livestock Sales report from their sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

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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.

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £971.52 (ppkg) for a Hereford x

OTM weighing in at 759kg from Williams & Owen, Cyffiau. AP & GSI Davies, Blaen Y Glyn made 143ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 636kg making £909.48. OTM bulls topped at £1905.30 (174ppkg) for a British Blue bull weighing 1095kg from WS Jones, Fronhir. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £968.76 (138ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 702kg from ET Bound & Co, Tynymaes. Heifers under 48 months topped at £737.80 (155ppkg) for a heifer weighing 476kg from DS Humphreys & Co, New Mill Farm. The same home also made 142ppkg for a Simmental x weighing 498kg making £707.16.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (16) 120.82ppkg / £753.69

OTM Bull (2) 144.2ppkg / £1457.87

Cows 48-72 Months (3) 132.36ppkg / £833.41

Heifers Under 48 months (3) 143.66ppkg / £719.25

Overall Average 127.54ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)


A larger entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 233.04ppkg, with a top price of 267ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 37.5kg making £100 from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage and also for 41.5kg lambs making £111 from DW & SM Roberts, The White House, which was top price per head.

Again an increase in number of spring lambs forward sold to a slower trade than last week at a price level similar to livestock markets prices from later in the week. Still good competitive bidding on all weights and grades, especially the better quality, better shaped, well fleshed lambs. Heavier weight lambs continue to be more difficult to sell however, this might change as hogget numbers become less.

Lighter weight lambs continue to sell to a strong demand so vendors are encouraged to keep drawing particularly well fleshed lambs.

Lights (288) to 257ppkg from P & CE Davies, The Crest. Others to 252ppkg from CE & GJ Roberts, Rhydycil. Average of 239.96ppkg.

Standards (271) to 267ppkg from S Smith, Pentre Farm Cottage. Others to 264ppkg from JE & SM Watkin & Son, Pentrego. Average of 240.64ppkg.

Mediums (1438) to 267ppkg from DW & SM Roberts, The White House. Others to 259ppkg from EH Pennie & Son, GwernYrYchain. Average of 227.58ppkg.

Heavies (81) to 222ppkg from I & M James, Ffynnoncripil. Others to 219ppkg from ME Jones & Son, Penalltgwin. Average of 202.11ppkg.


A entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 173.30ppkg, with a top price of 223ppkg for pen of hoggs weighing 44kg making £98 from DG Davies, Lan, and £101.50/head for 47.5kg hoggets from DG Davies, Lan Farm.

A good late season number of hoggets forward sold to a much slower trade than last week, mostly due to the poor quality, finishing up, hoggs that were entered, and due to a lot of buyers changing over to spring lambs. However, best quality well fleshed hoggs sold to a competitve trade particularly for the handier weight 38-45kg hoggs. With more buyers switching off hoggs every week vendors are encouraged to sell any hoggets they have remaining as soon as possible (next week).

Lights (147) to 195ppkg from AG & G Rowlands, Tynpant. Others to 181ppkg from JG Ellis & Son, Tynewydd. Average of 172.56ppkg.

Standards (348) to 193ppkg from IR Williams, Coed Y Gweddill. Others to 188ppkg from GW & C Jones, The Chalet. Average of 166.43ppkg.

Mediums (403) to 223ppkg from DG Davies, Lan Farm. Others to 210ppkg from TA Morgan & Son, Old Castle Farm. Average of 178.62ppkg.

Heavies (391) to 214ppkg from DG Davies, Lan Farm. Others to 203ppkg from Lythwood Farm. Average of 176.46ppkg.

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


This week we saw an increased entry of 1988 cull ewes that once again sold to a strong trade from the start to finish. The best sold ewes on the yard once again were the best meated/heaviest Welsh ewes selling up to £78. The best quality heaviest crossbred ewes were slightly dearer on the week with plenty of good runs of Suffolk x ewes present selling to £100. The overall average was £69.65 (+£4.34 on the week) with the ewes present a lot stronger than last week on average. Top price of the day went to TH Vaughan & Son, Maesmochnant that sold a ewe at £131, closely followed by DG Davies, Camarthan that sold a open for £129. 69 rams averaged £71.79 with a top price of £117 for rams from WRL Price & Co, Pencwm.

Texel x ewes to £131

Beltex x ewes to £129

Suffolk x ewes to £100

Mule ewes to £82

Goats to £81

Welsh ewes to £78

Speckled Face ewes to £73

Dolgellau type Welsh ewes to £64

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


A smaller entry of 485 couples selling to a more stable trade peaked at £212 for a pen of 3 Texel x hogs with doubles from I Jones, Bromebyd. With other Texel yearlings with doubles reaching £206 for a pen of 3 from J Lewis Son, Penyffynon.

Top price Mule was for a yearling ewe with two lambs which sold for £195 from JV Davies & Son, Garth Fawr. Other Mules from DC Jones, Trefaes Isaf saw a price of £190 for 5 hoggs with doubles. Single Mules made £188 for a pen of 9 hoggs from N Samuel, Lower Ystrad.

Suffolks peaked at £180 for a pen of 5 singles hoggs from TM Davies, Wynnstay Far, with others from the same home reaching £168 also for a pen of 5 singles.

A high number of Welsh entries with prices peaking at £108 for one full mouth ewe with a double from I Jones, Bromebyd. Others to £104 for a full mouth single ewe from the same home.

Unit average = £147.34

Life average = £65.28

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)


An entry of 40 cows and calves met with a solid and consistent trade once again with the quality outfits very much in demand! Topping the trade at £2700 was a British Blue x 1st calver with a Limousin x heifer calf sired by Goldcard presented by MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden. From the same home was a Limousin x 1 st calver with a bull calf selling at £2420. Presented by DP & RE Evans, Moelygarth were 6 mostly Limousin x 1st calvers and 3 Hereford x 1st calvers all with Limousin x calves at foot. Topping his run was a Bazadaise x heifer with a heifer calf which sold for £2100 with other Limousin x at £1950 and £1900. The 3 Herefords all had bull calves and sold to a top of £2020 and £1900 twice. Overall the 9 from Moelygarth averaged £1862. From RE & CJ Davies, Boycott Hall were 6 Limousin x 1 st calver with 3

Limousin x bull and 3 Limousin x heifer calves at foot, which sold to a top of £2080, £2000 (x3) and averaged £1916. Two British Blue 1 st calvers with British Blue heifer calves sold for £1800 and £1750 presented by FM Jones, Caebardd. From LH Lomas & Son, Manor Farm was a Limousin x British Blue 2nd calver with a British Blue heifer calf which made £1980 whilst a Limousin x 1 st calver with a heifer calf from the same home sold for £1900.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:-

£2400+ 3 Lots, £2000-2400 6 Lots, £1800-2000 10 Lots, £1600-1800 8 Lots, £1400-1600 4 Lots < £1400 4 Lots

For further information contact Richard Evans (07764663192)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 27 th May – Prize Sale of Hoggs & Lambs and Prize Sale of Heifers & Calves

Tuesday 28 th May – Store Cattle Fair

Monday 3 rd June – Cows & Calves and Couples

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