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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 11/09/2019 @ 19:54

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

OTMS (25)

A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1253.28 (168ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 746kg from H & S Watkins, Cammen Uchaf. AJ & JC Daniel, Abergwydol Farm made 142ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 659kg making £935.78. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £856.68 (118ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 726kg from RE Astley, Rhosgomorog.    MP Adams, Foxholes Farm made 125ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 594kg making £742.50. Heifers under 48 months topped at £597.60 (120ppkg) for a heifer weighing 498kg from RE Astley, Rhosgomorog.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (17) 115.89ppkg / £765.21

OTM Bull (1) 123ppkg / £1387.44

Cows 48-72 Months (6) 115.86ppkg / £688.23

Heifers Under 48 months (2) 114.98ppkg / £574.35

Steers Under 48 months (1) 130ppkg / £748.80

Overall Average 116.76ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 


A entry of 4484 lambs forward sold to return an average of 163.7ppkg, with a top price of 200ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 42kg making £84 from TE Davies, Birchen House, and £100.50/head for 65kg lambs from DP Casewell, Tanrhiw.

A similar number of lambs on offer, sold to a slightly slower trade throughout, compared to last week, which would be in line with other local and national livestock prices last week. Again most competitive bidding was for the better quality, better meated, better bred lambs of any weight which sold up to top prices of 200ppkg and £100.50. Heavier weight lambs again attracted keen interest especially for the better fleshed types. Export weight lambs (39-45kgs) found a difficult trade especially for the poorer bred  ones, with yet again better quality lambs in this weight selling to most demand. Lighter weight lambs continue to sell to a two tiered trade with better bred and leaner lambs selling well with some of these going back on farm as store lambs. Small welsh bred lambs again sold well on the day due to a small number of these types being forward.

Lights (283) to 194ppkg from BL Griffiths, Lower Penygelli. Others to 167ppkg from GW Jones, Henfryn. Average of 148.99ppkg.

Standards (827) to 175ppkg from H Hughes & Son, Hendy. Others to 172ppkg from MM & R Morris, Maestanyglwyden. Average of 156.96ppkg.

Mediums (1845) to 200ppkg from TE Davies, Birchen House. Others to 199ppkg from IE Roberts & Son, Maesdyfnant.  Average of 167.7ppkg.

Heavies (1248) to 198ppkg from MRM Matthews & Co, Tanyfron. Others to 181ppkg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands Farm. Average of 161.74ppkg.


This week we saw an increased entry of 3416 cull ewes with an overall average of £43.42. This was down £10.51 on the week but generally the ewes forward this week were not as strong and this is reflected in the average. Again, the biggest demand was for the strongest Texel x and Suffolk x ewes as there was a shortage of these present. Top price of the day of £118 went to JA Williams, Llechwedd Ddyrys and closely followed by J Tudor, Bryn Awel that sold ewes at £115.

Demand for cull rams was stronger this week with a few farmers looking for rams for their own use. Top price of the da went to D Davies, Moelfryn Mawr that sold a ram at £126. The overall average for the 43 rams present was £62.09.

Texel x ewes to £118

Suffolk x ewes to £88

Mule ewes to £78

Welsh ewes to £58

Dolgellau type Welsh ewes to £38

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


1600 ewes sold to a slightly slower trade on the quality on offer again varied.

Yearlings peaked at £155 for Texels from WP Owen, Cefn Uchaf and Beulahs from TEP Jones & Son, Old House. Mule yearlings topped at £150, Beltex at £149 and Suffolks to £145.

2 year olds reached £98 for Suffolks from NE Hughes, Rorrington, Beulahs to £68 and Welsh to £62.

3 year olds hit £100 for Mules from EJ Kinsey & Son, Gwynfynydd with Welsh to £90 and Beulahs to £83.

Full mouth ewes sold to £118 for Texels from EJ Evans, Penygraig with Speckle ewes to £50.


Yearlings - £114.37

2 Year Olds - £71.78

3 Year Olds - £87.88

Full Mouth - £68.60

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)


An increased entry of 814 stores sold to a much steadier trade with varying quality on offer and the current reduced fat price.

Suffolk theaves sold to £69 from AH & AE Morgan, Penybryn with other ewe lambs to £65, £59.50 twice and £59.

Texel mixed and clean lambs sold to £53 x6 from SCS Morris, Gelli Llwyd with others to £45.

Wether lambs hit £56 for 40 Lleyn x from RD & AR Gardner, Nantyrhynau with other wethers to £55, £53 and £52.

Tup lambs peaked at £66.50 for Texels from GM & TWL Bennett, Tynypant with others to £64.50, £63 and £62 twice.


Overall - £52.14

Theaves - £54.09

Mixed & Clean - £48.32

Wethers - £53.85

Tups - £52.51

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Saturday 14th September – Welsh Hill Speckled Faced Society Ram Sale & Pure & Crossbred Ram Sale

Monday 16th September – Prize Sale of Breeding Ewes and Cows & Calves

Thursday 19th September – Cann Office & Cefn Coch Sale and Evening Sale of Store Lambs

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