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Welshpool Livestock Show and Sales Report

Created on 08/12/2010 @ 12:19

Messrs Morris Marshall & Poole and Norman Lloyd & Co report on the Christmas Show and Sale held on Monday 6th December 2010.

Judges were Arwyn Morgan & Richard Bowdler. With many thanks to our sponsors, Briarwood Products Ltd, Nat West Bank-Wales and Borders Agriculture, Newline ASP, AMC Gloucester, Blue Merle Ltd, Sai Global / FABBL,  Les Owen Dairy Supplies and Genus.



The Judge Mr Arwyn Morgan of Builth Wells awarded the Champion Beast to Mr J M Rowlands Dowlen, for a Limousin heifer weighing 620kg and making 380ppkg (£2356) and was purchased by Mr Arwyn Morgan. Reserve Champion beast was awarded to CJ & ME Williams Minysarn for a Limosin Steer weighing 543kg making 250ppkg (£1357.50) was purchased by Gwyn Evans of Llanfyllin. The Perpetual Cup for the Best Pair of Heifers was awarded to J M Rowlands Dolwen and purchased by Rikki Lloyd of Welshpool. Steers averaged 153.5ppkg and Heifers averaged 190.9ppkg.


PICTURE (right): From left: Phil Trow Natwest Bank (sponsor), Glandon Lewis (Auctioneer), Arwyn Morgan (Judge), Stockman for J M Rowlands, J M Rowlands (Vendor).


The following prizes were awarded to:

Class 1 Best Heifer under 500kg

1st J M Rowlands Dolwen

 Class 2 Best Heifer Over 500kg

1st J M Rowlands Dolwen

2nd J M Rowlands Dolwen

Class 3 Best Steer over 550kg

1st J M Rowlands Dolwen

Class 4 Best Steer under 550kg

1st CJ & ME Williams Minysarn

2nd J M Rowlands Dolwen

Class 5 Best Pair Steers

1st J M Rowlands Dolwen

2nd CJ & ME Williams Minysarn

Class 6 Best Pair Heifers

1st J M Rowlands Dolwen

Equal 2nd C J Davies & Son Waengwyn and J E Lewis Lower Weeg   



Judges Arwyn Morgan.

Champion Pen was awarded to Mr D R Pryce Mount Nebo who achieved £140 per head on a pen of 10 lambs weighing 45kg bought by Rikki Lloyd (left). Mr Pryce also received Reserve Champion for a pen of 10 lambs weighing 39kg and achieving £80.50 per head and purchased by Euro Quality Lamb Ltd.    

The following Prizes were as follows:

Class 7 lambs up to 39½kg Liveweight

1st D R Pryce Mount Nebo  

2nd D R Pryce Mount Nebo

3rd GW & WW Jones Hill Farm

Class 8 lambs 40+kg

1st D R Pryce Mount Nebo

2nd C J Davies & Son Waengwyn

3rd J W Hopkin Bank Farm

Class 10 Welsh Lambs

1st GM & G Evans Plasiolyn.

Other notable prices are as follows:

An entry of  8885 prime lamb. The overall average of 163.06ppkg.

Super Lights to 167ppkg from V Jones Bwthyn Hedd and WL & HA Williams Wynnora. Others to 166ppkg from W H Beamond & Co Cwmcarnedd. Average 159ppkg.

Lights to 184ppkg from D J Owen 10 Crosslikely. Others to 175ppkg from PA Lloyd & T S Weibinski Cartref. Average 160ppkg.

Standards to 206ppkg from D R Pryce Mount Nebo. Others to 197ppkg from ME & MB Roberts Woodleasowes. Average 167ppkg.

Mediums to 311ppkg from D R Pryce Mount Nebo. Others to 183ppkg from B L Griffiths Lower Penygelli. Average 161ppkg

Heavy’s to 163ppkg from R O Williams Caerddaniel. Others to 161ppkg from H G Rees Hiriaeth. Average 152ppkg.

Over Weights to148ppkg from H G Ellis & Co Tynywern. Others to 146ppkg from DSW Jones & Co Ysguboriau. Average 141.4ppkg



A better entry of 48 OTM cattle presented for sale saw cows averaging 95ppkg, Heifers 126ppkg and steers 130ppkg. M P BAshton Belan Ddu presented a British Blue cow weighing 709kg to £921.70 per head. A Rees Tynllwyn presented a Limousin cow to £915.11. E J Rowley Penthryn presented a Hereford cow to £804.78.

M P B Ashton Belan Ddu receives the Briarwood Products Ltd prize of £25 for the highest price cow sold on the day.



A good show again of 2398 cull sheep presented for sale saw ewes averaging better at £52.74 and rams at £64.70. CL & C Watkins Bank Farm presented cull ewes to a top market price of £90 and £89.50 per head and Cull ram to £86 per head. A E Casewell Bodynfoel presented cull ewes to £86 per head.  R J Evans & Son Cynfal Farm presented cull rams to £83 per head. A E Casewell receives the £20 prize for the highest price pen of five or more ewes or rams sold on the day.



A good entry of 489 store lambs this week, selling to an average of £52.35. Tup lambs topped the sale selling to £66 from J & R Davies Old Hall Manafon. Texel mixed and clean lambs sold to £57.50 from G W Eaton Plasgwyn Kerry with wether lambs reaching £58.50 from H J Marsh & Sons Stokesay Castle Farm Craven Arms. Texel theave lambs reached £54.50 from E K Meredith Lodge Farm. The entry included quality large lambs along with poorer small lambs that pulled the average down. However the trade still remains at a constant high as a result of the semnad dhown by a large crowd of potential purchasers at the ringside, despite the weather conditions. The sale of store lambs will commence at 10.30am next week.



An excellent entry of 27 dairy cattle where presented for the Christmas show and sale, kindly sponsored by Genus and Les Owen Dairy Supplies. The show was judged by Richard Bowdler and he awarded the Alan Morris perpetual trophy for the best heifer to Winsbury Livestock Ltd for their Nanhoron Rex daughter which went onto achieve

£1800. Winsbury Livestock Ltd also took the Wynnstay Plc trophy for the best cow for their 2nd calver which sold for £1790. Taking 2nd prize in the heifer class was Alan Morris Maestanyglwyden for a Roylane Jordan heifer which sold for £1900. A Picston Shottle daughter from R R Corfield & Co Bronynant sold to a top the sale at £2000. Two heifers from PC & S Gwilt The Willows sold for £1750 and £1510. Two British Friesian heifers from W H Marsh Rowe Farm giving 30 litres and 27 litres sold for £1800 and £1610 respectively. Another Shottle daughter from RN & M & JG Ellis Bryn Farm made £1900. A breakdown of all prices achieved where as follows:

£2000+ 1 lot, £1800 - £2000 4 lots, £1600 - £1800 8 lots, £1400 - £1600 6 lots, £1200 - £1400 2 lots, £1000 - £1200 3 lots, less than £1000 2 lots.



45 in calf heifers from G I Francis & Co Bryn Farm Newtown sold to a grand trade. There where some excellent heifers on offer being ¾ British Blue, British Bluex Limousin, Red Limousinx and pure bred Limousin heifers and you could go along way to find as good a bunch of In Calf heifers as what was sold. Topping the sale was a 27months old british blue heifer in calf to an easy calving Glangwden Bull due to calf in Febraury and selling for £1050 to £1350. Topping the Limousins was a 31 month old Limousin heifer due in January which made £1500. Other Limousin heifers sold from £1080 to £1360. Overall the In calf heifers averaged £1194.50.



A show of pedigree Suffolk in Lambs ewes on behalf of the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Suffolk Club met with a good trade for the quality stock presented. The champion sheep was presented by C E B Draper & Son Ltd of Ensdon for a yearling ewes and was purchased by D J James Lower House Berriew for 320guineas.

The top price was 500guineas for a yearling ewe shown by WJC Pryce Prenafal and purchased by Mr D P Roberts of PEnbrynllwyn Denbigh. Overall averages where as follows: Aged ewes 363guineas, yearling Ewes 335 Guineas.

A sale of BEltex In Lamb ewes on behalf of the Wales and Borders Beltex Club also met with a very pleasing sale for the small entry forward with a top price of 480guineas for a yearling ewe entered by S Gibbons Llwynybrain Farm and purchased by Messers C & I Higgs Little Bank Farm Mellington. The vendors also sold three other ewes for 400 guineas per head, Three ewes entered by W & E Evans of Cwmsaeson averaged over 400 guineas.

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