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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 11/06/2019 @ 11:54

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

OTMS (39)

A larger number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1188.37 (151ppkg) for a Charolais OTM weighing in at 787kg from Roberts & Jones, Parc. MPB Ashton & Son, Belan Ddu made 150ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 641kg making £961.50. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1444.32 (144ppkg) for a Charolais weighing 1003kg from Roberts & Jones, Parc.  GE Davies & Sons, Caesiencyn made 138ppkg for a Simmental x weighing 674kg making £930.12. Heifers under 48 months topped at £768.15 (135ppkg) for a Limousin x heifer weighing 569kg from RG & EM & PG Roberts, Ty Mawr.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (26) 118.42ppkg / £760.11

OTM Bull (1) 147ppkg / £1459.71

Cows 48-72 Months (9) 125.82ppkg / £852.09

Heifers Under 48 months (2) 127.33ppkg / £695.86

Steer Under 48 months (1) 160ppkg / £896

Overall Average 122.61ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999)


A similar entry of lambs forward sold to a very strong trade to return an average of 212.33ppkg, with a top price of 252ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 36.5kg making £92 from JL Andrew, Trewern, and £107.50/head for 52kg lambs from HG Ellis & Co, Tynywern.

Less numbers on offer sold to a similar trade to last week with strong competitive bidding for the well fleshed better quality types of lamb on offer. In most demand were the heavier weight 40kg plus lambs due to less of these types being on offer, as vendors have sold lambs earlier and at lightier weights. Overall trade has settled around the 200-220ppkg level but with numbers of hoggets now very low and most people being well on top of their lamb numbers trade hopefully will increase. Fewer lightier weight lambs on offer today which sold to a mixed trade with the better bred, meated lambs selling very strongly but the leaner types selling around 200ppkg.

Lights (248) to 214ppkg from GO & JA Jones, Wern Farm. Others to 212ppkg from DG Jones, Cefnhir Fawr. Average of 202.6ppkg.

Standards (905) to 252ppkg from JL Andrew, Trewern. Others to 249ppkg from TE Davies, Birchen House. Average of 212.04ppkg.

Mediums (1742) to 249ppkg from BE & BE Langford, Llettymeibion. Others to 239ppkg from JG & MWA Clayton, Great Brimmon.  Average of 213.47ppkg.

Heavies (136) to 217ppkg from DSW Jones & Co, Llwynderw. Others to 208ppkg from AE Casewell, Bodynfoel. Average of 204.88ppkg.


A smaller entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 157.97ppkg, with a top price of 176ppkg for pen of hoggets weighing 42.5kg making £75 from AS Hopley, Kingsleigh Farm, and £101/head for 75kg hogget from GW Pryce, Boundary Cottage.

An end of season entry found a varied trade with most demand for the better meated hoggets. Plenty of leaner end of season hoggs on offer which were harder sold.

Lights (3) to 175ppkg from LK & G Davies, Hillcroft. Others to 168ppkg from DHM Evans & Son, Fron Farm. Average of 159.55ppkg.

Standards (24) to 173ppkg from RS Kinsey, Upper Aldress. Others to 169ppkg from AS Hopley, Kingsleigh Farm. Average of 162.18ppkg.

Mediums (35) to 176ppkg from AS Hopley, Kingsleigh Farm. Others to 160ppkg from GW Pryce, Boundary Cottage.  Average of 155.36ppkg.

Heavies (15) to 137ppkg from AK & RC Tudor, Lower Heblands. Others to 130ppkg from RG Francis, Tyntwll. Average of 127.61ppkg.

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


This week as expected we saw a smaller entry of 1504 cull ewes with an overall average of £54.59. Generally, there was a slightly better trade compared to last week even though the average was slightly less, but the ewes present were generally smaller. There were not many heavy Suffolk x ewes present as seen in previous weeks. That resulted in an improved trade on the week with the best of these reaching £90 mark. The best meated Welsh ewes were certainly dearer this week with the best Dolgellau type Welsh ewes reaching a very respectable £57. Top price of the day of £120 went to EL Andrew, Trewern Cottage for Texel x ewes and to DTA Williams, Upper Bolbro. An entry of 26 cull rams averaged £58.33 with the best reaching £90 from BD & HM Jones, Waen. If vendors have cull ewes to sell that are not too sure of the current trade, please dont hesitate from contacting the auctioneers beforehand to discuss the trade to aviod disappointment as the trade has been affected following the Ramadan festival.

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


An entry forward of 37 cows and calves was a little bit down on quality compared to the last few weeks, with quite a few British Blue x Friesian outfits around which seem a little out of favour these days unless the calf is a good one. Nevertheless, quality was still well sought after with a top price of £3200 being achieved for a Limousin x 1st calver with her Lodge Hamlett sired heifer calf from IP Jones, Maestyddyn, Cerrig-y-Drudion. From the same home were two further excellent outfits selling for £2200 and £2020. Presented by JE & JT Evans & Son, Upper Cefn Penarth, were 4 Limousin x 1st calvers with 3 bull and 1 heifer calves at foot which sold to a top of £2140 to average £1872.50.

From RW Owen, Geirn, Anglesey were 5 Limousin x 2nd calvers with Limousin x calves at foot which sold to a top of £2250 with other noteable prices of £2200 and £2000. Presented by DP & RE Evans, Moelygarth were 4 Limousin x 1st calvers with Limousin calves at foot which sold to £2100 and averaged £1955 whilst 2nd calvers with Limousin calves at foot sold at £1950 and £1880.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:-

£2300+ 1 Lot, £2000-2300 8 Lots, £1800-2000 8 Lots, £1600-1800 9 Lots, £1400-1600 6 Lots, £1200-1400 3 Lots, <£1200 3 Lots

For further information, contact Richard Evans (07764663192)


A smaller entry of 250 ewes and lambs sold to an overall average of £74.07 per life, and £154.58 per unit.

Texel hoggs with singles sold to £222 from J Lewis, Penyffynnon, with a Texel hogg with twins selling to £208 from the same home.

Mule hoggs with singles sold to £185 from JV Davies & Co, Garth Fawr. Mule hogg with twins sold to £175 from F Bailey, Pensarn.

Suffolk hoggs with singles peaking at £202 from TM Davies, Wynnstay Farm.

Smaller entry of ewes, with Texel ewes from GO & JA Jones, Wern Farm peaking at £200 for a Texel with a double.

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 17th June – Cows & Calves and Store Cattle

Monday 24th June – Cows & Calves

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