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Welshpool Livestock Sales

Created on 30/07/2013 @ 13:03


Welshpool Livestock Sales report on a highly successful auction at Buttington Cross Welshpool on Monday.

OTMS (39)

An entry of Over thirty month cattle sold to average 130.46ppkg for the older cows, 159ppkg for the bulls, Under 48 month old heifers sold to 146ppkg and under 48 month old steers to average 129ppkg. A Welsh Black cow weighing 709kg from WRP Jones, Ysguboriau achieved the top market price of £1079.59; therefore Mr Jones receives the Briarwood Products Limited Prize of £25 for the highest price older cow sold on the day.  A Limousin cow weighing 662kg made £1052.58 from JA Wood & Son, Kinnerton farm. An older Welsh Black bull weighing 1050kg made a total of £1354.50 from MR Evans, Ystrad Newydd.

A Charolais bull under 72 months weighed 1120kg made £1780.80 from Roberts & Jones, Parc. Under 48 month British Blue heifer weighing 744kg made a total of £1116 from SJ Smith, Penybryn.


7 top quality heifers at an average price of 251.8ppkg and topped at 267ppkg with 3 other heifers averaging 188ppkg. Medium weights heifers two at top 247ppkg and an average of 239ppkg. Heavy weight heifers up to 267ppkg and an average of 231.42ppkg. O T Evans, Delfryn making a top price with his two Limousin heifers weighing 471kg and 434kg and achieving a price of 247ppkg followed by 231ppkg. Heavy weight cattle were also topped by two Limousin Heifers from GW & BA Haynes, Trefnant Isaf weighing 542kg and 553kg and achieving a price of 263ppkg to 267ppkg. The Brairwood Products Limited Prize of £25 for the highest price pence per kilo goes to GW & BA Haynes Trefnant Isaf.


An entry of 2934 prime lambs, achieving an average of 186.15ppkg.  

Lights (334) to 197ppkg from IR Williams, Coed y Gweddill. Others to 196ppkg from RG & BA Davies, Tycoch. Average of 185.61ppkg.

Standards (831) to 202ppkg from Mess S & R Owen & Gethin, 44 Parc Caradog, Trewern. Others to 201ppkg from JH & SA Pughe, Gwernbere. Average of 187.18ppkg.

Medium’s (1769) to 205ppkg from DM Rowlands, Tyddyn Du. Others to 199ppkg from N Turnbull, Cysgod Cefnllwyni. Average of 185.80ppkg

Heavies (430) to 216ppkg from GTW Andrew, Bwlch. Others to 202ppkg from AE Casewell, Bodynfoel. Average of 193.30ppkg.   

Over Weights (12) to 192ppkg from E & SM Hughes, High Park Farm. Others to 191ppkg from Bowen & Bowen, Penthryn. Average of 191.96ppkg.

CULL EWE (2952)

There was an increase in numbers this week as well as a slight increase in trade seeing an average of £52.58 for the ewes and £64.45 for the rams. Cull ewes topped the sale this week with a price of £122 from RG Jenkins & Co, Cilhaul; others reached £105 from CL & C Watkins, Bank Farm. Rams achieved a price of £91 from JG & MWA Clayton, Great Brimmon. Weekly sale of cull sheep to follow immediately after the sale of prime lambs at approx 12 noon.


Store Lambs: The first entry of 55 Store lambs. Mixed & Clean lambs achieved a top price of £55 from PD Shepard & Son. Tup lambs achieving a top price of £59.50 from D Jones, Tynyreithin. Mixed & Tup lambs achieved top price of £50 from W Jones, Cwmfedw.

Store Ewes: The first entry of breeding ewes this season, an entry of 189 strong, mainly Suffolk ewes. Suffolk yearling ewes achieved top price of £155 from DE & KE Langford, Brunant followed by strong Suffolk 2 year old achieving top price of £158 from CC & SM Edwards, Freehold Farm. Texel 3 year old sold to a top price of £81 from L E Parker. As found Texel ewes achieving top price of £75 also from L E Parker. The only lot of Texel cross Welsh ewe lambs achieved £51 from W Jones, Cwmfedw.

Sale of Store lambs to commence 10:30 followed by breeding ewes at 11:00 am. 


A very good entry again met with keen demand with many more potential purchasers around the sale ring.

The top price of the day was £2020 paid for a commercial Friesian dairy heifer presented by Mr Ian Cadwalader of Glanhafren and sold locally to Mr Ian Roberts of Crow Wood, Churchstoke.

Mr Cadwalader also sold two other heifers including a Jersey cross Friesian for £1700 and a second calf Brown Swiss at £1610. Messers JC & W Davies of Gartheryr, Llangedwyn presented a continental Friesian Heifer for £1800 and a second calver for £1620.

Pedigree Heifers sold to £1880 from Mr RN Thompson of Oak Green Farm East, Ashbourne selling locally to Mr R Bowdler. While Mr Ian Roberts purchased a Pedigree heifer presented by Messers AS & EM Goolden of Cil Bach, Meifod for £1810.


An entry of 34 store cattle this week selling to an average of  216.46ppkg for Steers, 175.29ppkg for Bulls and 227ppkg for heifers.

Top prices are as follows;

Steers Top Price per Kilo

British Blue (x1) 335kg 250.70ppkg from MG & MN Hanselman, Knapps Farm

Limousin (x3) 356kg 250ppkg from JME & EM Jones, Penrhyn Farm

Heifers Top Price per Kilo

British Blue (x1) 480kg 291.70ppkg RG Breese, Penrallt Farm

British Blue (x1) 500kg 282ppkg RG Breese, Penrallt Farm

Charolais (x2) 450kg 236.70ppkg I Burke, Cloy Bank Farm

Steers Top Price per Head

Charolais (x1) 555kg £1260 from NC & AGM Davies, Penysir

Charolais (x2) 512kg £1160 from GJ Williams, The Oak

Charolais (x2) 512kg £1160 from GJ Williams, The Oak

Heifers Top Price per Head

British Blue (x1) 500kg £1410 from R G Breese, Penrallt Farm

British Blue (x1) 480kg £1400 from R G Breese, Penrallt Farm

British Blue (x1) 470kg £1090 from R G Breese, Penrallt Farm


Entries now invited for the next sales of Store Cattle on Monday 19th August and 2nd September


Forthcoming Sales.

Monday 5th August, Cows and Calves

Monday 12th August, Dairy Cows.

Monday 19th August, Cows and Calves and Store Cattle.

Friday 23rd August, Welsh Premier Texel Show.

Saturday 24th August, Welsh Premier Texel Sale.

Monday 26th August, Dairy Cows.

Monday 2nd September, Organic & Conventional Store Cattle and Weanlings and Cows and Calves.

Wednesday 4th September, Welsh Premier Beltex Show and Sale.

Saturday 7th September, Welshpool Machinery Sale – at Welshpool Livestock Market

Monday 9th September, Dairy Cows.

Wednesday 11th September, Welsh Mule Ewe Sale.

Thursday 12th September, Welsh Mule Ewe Lamb Sale.

Monday 16th September, Store Cattle and Cows and Calves.

Thursday 19th September, Cann Office Sheep Sale

Saturday 21st September, Welsh Hill Speckled Face Rams.

Monday 23rd September, Dairy Cows.

Saturday 28th September, Yearling Ewes, Lleyn Sheep Society Sale, Southdown Sheep Society Sale, Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Sale and Coloured and Native Breeds Sheep Sale.

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