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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 27/11/2019 @ 11:25

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

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A similar number of OTM cattle on offer this week, seeing a top price of £1432.26 (146ppkg) for a Charolais OTM weighing in at 981kg from EJ & AJ Roberts, Longlands. I & DW Davies, Gwern Y Bwlch made 140ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 671kg making £939.40. Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1030.40 (128ppkg) for a Charolais x weighing 805kg from RO Williams & Sons, Tymawr.   MP Adams, Foxholes Farm made 124ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 809kg making £1003.16. Heifers under 48 months topped at £909.15 (145ppkg) for a heifer weighing 627kg from H Hughes & Son, Hendy. TE Lewis & Son, Abergwenlas also made 145ppkg for a heifer weighing 524kg making £759.80.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (28) 105.85ppkg / £718.44

OTM Bull (1) 105ppkg / £966

Cows 48-72 Months (6) 121.69ppkg / £886.73

Heifers Under 48 months (5) 136.52ppkg / £828.69

Steer Under 48 months (1) 100ppkg / £389

Overall Average 111.6ppkg.

For further information, contact Glandon Lewis (07774224999) 


An reduced entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 189.5ppkg, with a top price of 219ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 33.5kg making £ from T & B Williams, Cilmawr, and £108/head for 60kg lambs from EL Evans & Co, Green Farm.

Overall , a very good competitive trade for all  weights and grades of lambs., with a large number of buyers present creating strong prices throughout. Yet again best quality, better bred lambs sold to a 'flying 'trade with plenty of pens selling to above 200ppkg, with the days top price being 219ppkg. Heavy weight lambs , especially the well bred, continental Tup lambs, sold to a very good demand with any 50 kilo+ lambs generally selling between £90- £100. Best trade of the day was for the supermarket weight lambs ( 45-50kilos) with these again selling well above the current dead weight price. Export weight lambs also sold to a very strong demand as did the lighter weight lambs with still quite a lot of these going back out as store lambs for further finishing. Entries of all weights of well fleshed lambs are encouraged every week. Hopefully this strong demand for all lambs will continue.

Lights (673) to 192ppkg from EG & MR Griffiths, Gilfach. Others to 190ppkg from E Jones, Cefn Coch Isaf and R Evans & Partners, Hafodyfoel. Average of 182.07ppkg.

Standards (924) to 219ppkg from T & B Williams, Cilmawr. Others to 205ppkg from DW Davies & Co, Peniarth. Average of 187.81ppkg.

Mediums (1641) to 214ppkg from FW Humphreys & Sons, Brook House Farm. Others to 213ppkg from DR Owen & Sons, Sandilands and T & B Williams, Cilmawr.  Average of 192.39ppkg.

Heavies (1292) to 207ppkg from TK Robinson, Tynewydd. Others to 203ppkg from MG & MN Hanselman. Average of 188.68ppkg.


This week saw a reduced of 1375 cull sheep which met a stronger trade with an average of £58.35. There was an average show of sheep with both equal amounts of strong killing type ewes and smaller Welsh. Trade was very strong on fit Texel x Suffolk ewes.

Once again 12 buyers created a competitive trade on all types of ewes. Ewes peaked at £123.50 presented by AH Jones & Sons, Hirryd.

Texel ewes to £123.50

Charollais to £122.50

Suffolk x to £117

Improved Welsh to £74

Welsh to £55

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


cows and calves sold to a solid trade once again, similar to that of a fortnight ago. Leading the way at £1800 was a Limousin x 1st calver with a Limousin heifer calf at foot presented by C Davies, Fronheulog. From the same home was a Charolais x heofer with a Limousin bull calf that made £1500. E Morgan,Brynderw, sold a 2012 born Limousin cow with a Limousin heifer calf at £1560. presented by F J Owens & Co, Llettygynfach, was a Blonde x cow with a Limousin steer calf at foot which sold for £1360. from Rhiwlas Farms, Rhiwlas, was an Aberdeen Angus cow with a heifer calf that made £1620 whilst a 2016 born Angus cow with a bull calf sold at £1520.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £1800 + 1 lot, £1600 - £1800 1 lots, £1400 - £1600 4 lots, £1200 - £1400 2 lots, <£1200 1 lot.  

For further information, contact Richard Evans (07764663192)


A reduced number due to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, may leave vendors who didn’t bring sheep slightly frustrated as we save some of the dearest trade all season.

Theaves: Texels to £70, £68, £66 and £64.50, Suffolks to £62, £58.50 and £48, Beltex to £55 Charollais to £68.50 and £55 and Kerry Hills to £52.

Mixed & Clean: Texels to £75, £73 twice, £71 and £69, Suffolks to £70, £65 and £62.50, Mules to £65 and £54, Welsh to £9 and £45, Beltex to £66.50, Romneys to £52 and Charollais to £58 and £55.

Wethers: Texels to £74, £62.50 and £62, Mules to £57 and Welsh to £55.

Tups: Texels to £76, £72 and £68.50, Suffolks to £45, Mules to £69.50, £58 and £50, Welsh to £70, £57.50 and £55, Charollais to £86 and £62, Lleyns to £70 and £62.50, Romneys to £67.50 and Kerry Hills to £75 and £52.

More Store Lambs are needed to meet buyer demand and a larger number could have been sold to vendor advantage. We regularly have 20 men buying on up to 30 accounts.


Theaves from £35 to £70, Average £59.86

Mixed & Clean from £25 to £75, Average £59.88

Wethers from £10 to £74, Average 45.94

Tups from £20 to £86, Average £63.04

Overall Average - £59.80

For further information, contact Tom Davies (07764663193)

Forthcoming sales:

Saturday 30th November – Machinery Sale

Monday 2nd December – Christmas Primestock Show & Sale & In Calf Heifers & In Lamb Beltex 

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Cracker Fair

Monday 9th December – Store Cattle and Cows & Calves

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