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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 29/05/2019 @ 13:57

Welshpool Livestock Sales report on their Sale at Buttington Cross on Monday.

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A larger number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1348.11 (169ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 819kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall. RA Owen, Tynewydd made 139ppkg for a Charolais weighing 840kg making £1167.60. OTM bulls saw a top price of £1516.20 (114ppkg) for a Charolais bull weighing 1330kg from TM Jones, Ynys Tudor. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1168.50 (150ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 779kg from E Davies & Co, Dyffryn Gwyn.    JR Evans, Brynderwen made 146ppkg for a Charolais x weighing 738kg making £1077.48. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1452.66 (186ppkg) for a heifer weighing 781kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (19) 129.58ppkg / £827.01

OTM Bulls (2) 119.29ppkg / £1419.60

Cows 48-72 Months (9) 136.22ppkg / £905.26

Heifers Under 48 months (4) 150.08ppkg / £1052.84

Overall Average 132.88ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)


A larger entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 235.9ppkg, with a top price of 272ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 36kg making £98 from JE & SM Watkin & Son, Pentrego, and £107/head for 42.5kg lambs from DI Roberts & Son, Stingwern and JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog for 46.5kg lambs.

Again an increase in number of spring lambs forward at a price level similar to livestock markets prices from later in the week. Still good competitve 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, they will improve as hogget numbers dry up. Lighter weight lambs continue to sell to a strong demand so vendors are encouraged to keep drawing particularly well fleshed lambs.

Lights (249) to 257ppkg from EM & RM Davies, Gerddi Gleision. Others to 253ppkg from CE & GJ Roberts, Rhydycil and PM Lewis, Dwylan. Average of 245.81ppkg.

Standards (1215) to 272ppkg from JE & SM Watkin & Son, Pentrego. Others to 270ppkg from BW Evans, Glyn Y Odyn. Average of 237.99ppkg.

Mediums (1486) to 252ppkg from DI Roberts & Son, Stringwern. Others to 251ppkg from HG Ellis & Co, Tynywern and TH Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant Uchaf.  Average of 209.55ppkg.

Heavies (143) to 230ppkg from JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog. Others to 226ppkg from MP Evans, Llwynbrain. Average of 209.55ppkg.


A smaller entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 175.17ppkg, with a top price of 200ppkg for pen of hoggets weighing 43kg making £86 from DG & BE Jenkins, Gaerfawr, and £104.50/head for 72kg hoggets from RA & E Davies, Ffinnant.

A good late season number of hoggets forward sold to a slightly better trade than last week, as number dry up. 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.

Lights (68) to 197ppkg from JG Owen, Abercannon. Others to 189ppkg from JV Davies & Co, Garth Fawr. Average of 177.36ppkg.

Standards (248) to 193ppkg from TD Evans & Co, Maesmochnant. Others to 185ppkg from GW & C Jones, The Chalet. Average of 175.27ppkg.

Mediums (239) to 200ppkg from DG & BE Jenkins, Gaerfawr. Others to 196ppkg from E Davies & Co, Red House.  Average of 174.62ppkg.

Heavies (117) to 197ppkg from DE & KB Owen & Son, Rhallt Isaf. Others to 187ppkg from JA Wood & Sons, Kinnerton Farm. Average of 170.31ppkg.

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


This week we saw a strong entry of 2678 cull ewes that sold to a stronger trade once again with an overall average of £71.68. Lean ewes and Welsh ewes were on fire! The fattest ewes were harder work with the fattest Texel x ewes struggling to reach £85.

Top price of the day of £138 went for a pen of 5 Texel x Beltex ewes from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp. Many Welsh ewes sold between £70-£80.

Texel x Ewes to £138

Suffolk x Ewes to £100

Charollais x Ewes to £108

Mule Ewes to £84

Welsh Ewes to £80

Dolgellau Type Welsh Ewes to £68.50

59 cull rams averaged £69.39 with a top price of £114 going to JS & A Howells, Shadog Farm.

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


There was a fantastic entry of 97 cows and calves forward on Monday 27th May which included the inaugural prize show and sale of heifers and calves which was kindly sponsored by the Owen Family, Sandilands, Tywyn who also donated a trophy in memory of their father Mr Bryn Owen. Judging the heifers and calves were Geraint and Huw Owen who awarded their fathers trophy to Richard and Stephen Whitley of Haulfryn Farming, Spon Farm, Buckley for their Purebred Limousin 1st calver with her Limousin bull calf which went on to make the days top price of £3550. Another first calver with a bull calf from the same home made £3050 whilst a Purebred Limousin heifer with a heifer calf sold for £2850. Taking 2nd and 3rd prize in the show was MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden who had 14 Limousin, British Blue x Limousin and Pedigree Limousin heifers and calves forward, which sold to a top of £3020 for a Limousin x 1st calver with a heifer calf sired by Goldcard. Other leading prices for Ryan Morris was £2800 (x3), £2750 (x2) and £2700. Overall his 14 outfits averaged £2560. From RE & CJ Davies, Boycott Hall were 6 Limousin x 1st calvers with 4 bull and 2 heifer calves which sold to a top of £2650 to average £2270. From JE & JT Evans & Son, Upper Cefn Penarth were 18 Limousin x 1st calvers with Limousin x calves at foot which sold to a top of £2450 for an outfit with a bull calf, with other leading prices at £2400, £2450, £2300 (x2) and £2200. Overall the 18 averaged £2060. Presented by RW Owen, Geirn, Anglesey were 10 Limousin x 2nd calvers and calves with an outfit with a bull calf selling to £2420, £2120 and £2000. 10 Limousin x 1st calvers from the same home sold up to £2020, £1950 and £1920 (x2). Overall the 20 outfits averaged £1850. DP & RE Evans, Moel Y Garth sold 9 Limousin x 1st calvers with Limousin x calves at foot to a high of £2150 with other notable prices of £2000 and £1900. Presented by AW Jones, Pwllcoch, Rhosybol was a Limousin x 1st calver with a Limousin x bull calf which sold for £2420.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:- £3000+ 4 Lots, £2800-3000 4 Lots, £2500-2800 7 Lots, £2200-2500 14 Lots, £2000-2200 17 Lots, £1800-2000 31 Lots, £1500-1800 17 Lots,  <£1500 4 Lots

For further information, contact Richard Evans (07764663192)


A large entry of 929 couples including a strong entry of 500 hoggs with lambs for a Prize Show and Sale which sold to a terrific trade.

Welshpool Livestock Sales would like to thank our sale day judge, Mr Liam Swinnerton, Lipley Villa and the sale sponsors The British Wool Board.

Texel Hoggs

1st – ID Watkins & Son, Pantglas selling for £185

Suffolk Hoggs

1st – IC Goodwin & Son, Lower Esgair selling for £205

Mule Hoggs

1st – HC Davies, Ty Canol selling for £170

The strongest aged ewes peaked at £218 for 5 Suffolk x 2 year old with 10 lambs from F Bailey, Pensarn. Texels with singles sold to £190 from D Jones, Graigfach and £215 for twins from F Bailey, Pensarn.

Texel hoggs peaked at £228 from J Lewis & Son, Penyffynon. Mule hoggs reached £236 from MJ & JM Price, Penycrug and Suffolk x hoggs sold to £205 from IC Goodwin, Lower Esgair.

Good demand for all sorts right through the sale.

Overall average £133.36/unit or £64/life.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 3rd June – Cows & Calves and Couples

Monday 10th June – Cows & Calves and Couples

May Store Cattle Fair

Welshpool Livestock Sales are pleased to report a very good trade at the May Fair which had a catalogued entry of 450 cattle.

The quality of cattle were particularly pleasing considering the time of year and this was reflected in the prices which were achieved.

The steers averaged 216.59ppkg or £939.72 per head, with heifers averaging 209.06ppkg or £859 per head and bulls averaged 180.73ppkg or £483.68.

Leading the way with top price achieved today per head were;


Limousin (1) 18 months – 585kg £1205 RW Williams & Son, Rhospenbwa

Limousin (1) 18 months – 565kg £1200 RT Watkins, Coed Y Deri

Charolais (1) 14 months – 565kg £1185 EB Jones, Llwyntew

Charolais (1) 20 months – 570kg £1185 DL & EE & DW Harding, Croesdy

Charolais (1) 24 months – 525kg £1180 MPB Ashton & Son, Belan Ddu


Limousin (1) 19 months – 470kg £1360 GP Vaughan & Son, Dolcorsllwyn

Limousin (1) 19 months – 450kg £1360 GP Vaughan & Son, Dolcorsllwyn

Limousin (1) 26 months – 560kg £1190 JM & JG Shearer, Cochsidan

Limousin (2) 24 months – 557kg £1170 N LN Jones, Waun Farm

British Blue (1) 25 months – 615kg £1165 AS & EM Goolden & Sons, Cil Bach


British Blue (1) 10 months – 390kg £820 M & GV Ellis & Son, Penllys

British Blue (9) 8 months – 313kg £555 D & S Gethin, The Gaer

Top prices per kilo were as follows


Limousin (4) 11 months 395kg 263.3ppkg En & EJ Bound, Cefnbeidiog

Limousin (1) 11 months 365kg 254.8ppkg En & EJ Bound, Cefnbeidiog

Limousin (3) 12 months 386kg 253.9ppkg E Jones & Son, Penbontpren

Limousin (2) 10 months 385kg 251.9ppkg PH Holloway & Son, Mount Farm

Charolais (3) 12 months 391kg 250.6ppkg DS Griffiths & Co, Briach Y Fedw


Limousin (1) 19 months 450kg 302.2ppkg GP Vaughan & Son, Dolcorsllwyn

Limousin (1) 19 months 470kg 289.4ppkg GP Vaughan & Son, Dolcorsllwyn

Charolais (1) 19 months 350kg 255.7ppkg JW Rees & Son, Nantyrhendy

Limousin (1) 10 months 305kg 254.1ppkg EN & EJ Bound, Cefnbeidiog

Charolais (1) 21 months 435kg 251ppkg MPB Ashton & Son, Belan Ddu


British Blue (1) 10 months 390kg 210.3ppkg M & GV Ellis, Penllys

British Blue (4) 5 months 182kg 192.3ppkg D & S Gethin, The Gaer
Entries for the forthingcoming Store Cattle Fair is on Monday 17th June 2019, please contact the office if you would like to book cattle in.

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