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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 28/08/2019 @ 07:52

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

OTMS (6)

A small bank holiday entry of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £975.44 (137ppkg) for a Blonde d'Aquitaine x OTM weighing in at 712kg from E LL Jones, Bryngwaeddan. The same home also made 139ppkg for a Blonde d'Aquitaine x weighing 679kg making £943.81. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £805.12 (136ppkg) for a Blonde d'Aquitaine x weighing 592kg from E LL Jones, Bryngwaeddan.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (5) 132.14ppkg / £901.17

Cows 48-72 Months (1) 136ppkg / £805.12

Overall Average 132.71ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 


A similar entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 168.56ppkg, with a top price of 205ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 32kg making £65.50 from SM Bebb, Ffridd Cowny, and £95/head for 60kg lambs from JL & JER Davies, Ffinnant.

A similar number of lambs forward for the Bank Holiday Monday sale sold to a slower trade throughout which was most probably due to the Bank Holiday and the current spell of warm weather. Better meated, better quality lambs again sold to the most competitive demand with these types selling generally close to 200ppkg. Heavier weight lambs also sold to a decent demand as did the better quality, better bred lighter weight lambs. Poorer bred lambs , of any weight, found the least demand. Lighter weight lambs also attracted some interest from store lamb buyers. Hopefully, going forward, trade will improve for all weights and grades.

Lights (183) to 205ppkg from SM Bebb, Ffridd Cowny. Others to 180ppkg from the same home. Average of 167.25ppkg.

Standards (773) to 189ppkg from RL Owen, Tanycoed. Others to 188ppkg from MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden. Average of 167.6ppkg.

Mediums (1670) to 201ppkg from SM Bebb, Ffridd Cowny. Others to 197ppkg from E Jones, Cefn Coch Isaf.  Average of 169.06ppkg.

Heavies (557) to 187ppkg from T & B Williams, Cilmawr. Others to 186ppkg from from the same home. Average of 169.3ppkg.


This week we saw a very similar entry of 1591 cull ewes that sold to a terrific trade from start to finish! 14 individual buyer present once again lending to a competitive bidding throughout with an overall average of £58.78 being achieved that was up £11.23 on the week. More ewes required each week to satisfy the demand. The best selling ewes once again were the heaviest Texel and Suffolk ewes with any amount of these selling for over £90. Top price of the day of £130 went to CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm for a pen of 15 Texel ewes, and also sold a pen of 19 Texel ewes for £117. Tups also sold to a much sharper trade with the best reaching £124 from ER Harris, Pantycarragle.

Texel ewes to £130

Texel x Mule ews to £103.50

Suffolk x ewes to £100

Mule ewes to £86

Welsh ewes to £70

Dolgellau type Welsh ewes to £45

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


An entry of 1000 breeding ewes hit ring 4 for our first prize sale of yearling ewes that was kindly sponsored by Elanco and judged by Mr Tudor Edwards saw the following results:

1st Prize Texels – E & SM Hughes, High Park Farm selling for £185

1st Prize Suffolks – G Morgan, Cae Garreg selling for £155

1st Prize Coloured Mules – RH & GJ Richards, Rhosfawr selling for £142

1st Prize White Faced Mules – P Davies Llawnt Isaf selling for £150.

A tremendous entry of ewes met with a strong trade as Texel yearlings hit £185 and £165 twice from E & SM Hughes, High Park Farm.

Suffolk yearlings sold to £155 from G Morgan, Cae Garreg with others to £150 from FA Jones, Sandstone. Mule yearlings sold to £150 twice, first from DA Jones, Lane House and second from P Davies, Llawnt Isaf.

A run of 2 year old Texel ewes from T & A & R Tudor, Llysun as part of a genuine reduction sale peaked at £138 and averaged £133 for 91.

3 year old Suffolk ewes hit £110 from Ty Llwyd Farm. A small entry of as found ewes topped at £85 from RE & EJ Rowlands, Ty Cam for a run of 15 Texels.

More breeding ewes next Monday at 11.30am.


Yearlings - £128.83

2 Year olds - £130.82

3 Year olds - £110

As found - £92.28

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)


Similar entry of Store lambs sold to a slightly harder trade due to reduced fat lamb price.

Texel theaves to £56.60 from S Lane, New Hall, with Suffolks to £55.50 from TM Davies, Llanbrynmair and Mules to £64 from Tynywaen

Texel mixed and clean lambs sold to £64 from C Wilkes, Gwernfyda, with Suffolks to £65 from S Lane, New Lane and Mules to £50 from FA Lloyd, Llanidloes.

Texel tups to £67.50 from S Lane, New Hall, Suffolks to £66 from P & R Owen, Caersws, Mules to £66 from S Lane again and Welsh to £50 from RE Jones, Llanbrynmair.


Theaves - £51.85

Mixed & clean - £65.04

Wethers - £53.58

Tups - £53.82

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Monday 2nd September – Breeding Ewes and Cows & Calves

Saturday 7th September – Machinery Sale

Monday 9th September – Breeding Ewes & Store Cattle

Wednesday 11th September – Welsh Mule Yearling Sale

Thursday 12th September – Welsh Mule Ewe Lamb Sale

Saturday 14th September – Pure & Crossbred Ram Sale

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