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Market reports

Created on 07/08/2019 @ 12:40

Livestock Sales reports from the sales at Buttington Cross and Rhayader markets.

OTMS (16)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1389.24 (153ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 908kg from JE & DW Rogers, Red House. AT & EA Edwards, Glanaber made 156ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 841kg making £1311.96. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1199.66 (154ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 779kg from H & S Watkins, Cammen Uchaf.   AT & EA Edwards, Glanaber made 147ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 561kg making £824.67. Heifers under 48 months topped at £1354.08 (156ppkg) for a Charolais heifer weighing 868kg from Roberts & Jones, Parc.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (10) 129.61ppkg / £983.52

Cows 48-72 Months (3) 140.58ppkg / £947.98

Heifers Under 48 months (2) 139.12ppkg / £1044.76

Bull Under 72 months (1) 129ppkg / £1158.42

Overall Average 132.6ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 


A larger entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 187.65ppkg, with a top price of 221ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 36.5kg making £80.50 from RA Davies and for lambs weighing 42.5kg making £93.80 from JR, RM & JP Andrew, and £101/head for 52.5kg lambs from RA Davies.

An increase in numbers as a result of a stronger trade mostly due to the upcoming Eid festival sold to a strong competitive trade for all weights and grades. Tups of any weight were in strong demand especially the better bred white faced 42kg+ tups, with plenty of these types selling around 200ppkg. Clean lambs also found a strong trade especially the better meated types. Heavier weight lambs again found a good trade selling up to above £100 per head. Still not many lighter weight lambs on offer which resulted in a strong trade throughout for these types. Going forward with the festival being early next week it would be anticipated that trade will reduce slightly, but this will depend, as normal on numbers forward.

Lights (257) to 188ppkg from HM & GE Davies, Aberdauddwr. Others to 184ppkg from JG Ellis & Son, Tynewydd. Average of 176.49ppkg.

Standards (1252) to 221ppkg from RA Davies, Llwynderw. Others to 204ppkg from H Isaac, Llwynderw. Average of 180.5ppkg.

Mediums (2424) to 221ppkg from JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog. Others to 219ppkg from RA Davies, Llwynderw.  Average of 191.59ppkg.

Heavies (1260) to 211ppkg from RA Davies, Llwynderw. Others to 206ppkg from RD & GM Evans, Yew Tree Villa. Average of 186.21ppkg.


Today saw an entry of 3372, again a strong entry which was met with a solid trade throughout. Ewes achieved an average of £50.15, just shy of £3 down on last week.

Ewes peaked at £110.50 presented by RA Davies, Llwynderw, as usual tremendous ewes selling to a premium. Heaviest type Texel and Suffolk type ewes were in short supply and selling well. Good quality improved Welsh ewes sold well throughout, with plenty making over £55, some into the early £60s.

Cull rams peaked at £112 from TRM Contractors, Marchville and an overall average of £61.27.

Texel ewes to £110.50

Suffolk x ewes to £90

Welsh ewes to £70

Dolgellau type Welsh ewes to £60

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


A seasonal entry of 10 cows and calves met with a steadier trade with only demand for the very best outfits. Leading the trade was DH & GW Pryce, Cefn Cleisiog with a 2015 born Limousin x cow with a April born Limousin x heifer calf which made £1900. From the same home was another Limousin x cow with a heifer calf which sold for £1500. Presented by JM Carruthers, Mynydd Uchaf was a British Blue x 2nd calver with a Limousin heifer calf which sold for £1550. A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows:- £1600+ 1 Lot, £1400-1600 3 Lots, <£1400 4 Lots.

For further information, contact Richard Evans (07764663192)


A slightly reduced entry on the week, brought with it a mixed trade with buyers continuing to be cautious. A late entry of Texel 4 and 5 year old Texel ewes from T & A & R Tudor, Llysun entered on part of a genuine reduction sale saw prices hit £110 and £100 and average £106.

The best yearlings hit £145 for Texels from Bryan Jones, Fraithwen and £145 from Suffolks from E Jackson, Lane Farm. Yearlings proved a slightly tricker trade with the varying quality and generally sold between £120 and £140 with poorer sorts from £100 to £120.


Yearlings - £122

Full Mouth - £95.15

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)


A similar entry of Store lambs to last week was again met with a buoyant trade that saw prices peaked at £70 and average £51.51.

Leading the way was a pen of Texel tup lambs from FR Williams, Cefncanol selling for £70 with others from the same home hitting £62.

Mixed and clean lambs reached £59.50 for Charollais x from S Lewis, Mildway, who also topped the wether section selling Mule lambs to £59.

A small entry of theave lambs peaked at £55 for Beltex x from DWP Griffiths.


Theave lambs - £44.45

Mixed & Clean - £58.48

Wether lambs - £59

Tup lambs - £51.07

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Rhayader Livestock Sale on August 1

Prime Lambs

A entry of close to 1000 lambs sold to a strong trade throughout with 8 buyers present creating strong competitive bidding on all weights and grades of lambs. This resulted in an overall average of 180ppkg. Which would compare very favourably with other local and national markets. Most competitive bidding was on the better bred, export weight lambs, and the well fleshed 32-38kg lambs. Larger entries of all types are required every week. Pre entry of stock would be appreciated. Please contact Jonny Evans 07971002650 Nick Hyne 07519106822 or Sion Eilir 07852252371

Cull Ewes

A very pleasing entry of 1300 cull ewes and rams (which would be the largest entry seen in Rhayader for a number of years) sold to a good competitive trade throughout with 7 buyers present looking for all breeds, grades and weights of sheep. Strong meated ewes were in good demand selling to a top price of £91 from EGC Davies & Co, Llwyncwtta Farm. With best trade for the well fleshed lean middle to strong ewes.

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