Ruthin primestock sale - May 28

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 2,398 prime lambs to 291.7ppk / £117; 443 prime hoggets to 220.9ppk / £101; 690 cull ewes and rams to £104 and five prime cattle to 247.5ppk / £1,287.50.

Spring lambs:

There was a very good entry of 2,398 remaining up on the year once again.

A larger entry of standard weight lambs remained a very good trade, with the average for that weight category up by 11ppk.

A strong entry of medium weight lambs also attracting a premium, up 7ppk on the week.

Contact Elfor Morris to discuss, or just take your lambs in anytime between 6am and 10am.

Top priced per kilo: 291.7 by G Edwards & Sons, Fferm; 287.5 by B L Jones & Son, Penfforddwen; 286.1 by I T & H M Jones, Rhiwlas.

Top priced per head: £117 by Jones Bros, Cae’r Weirglodd; £117 by Jones Bros, Cae’r Weirglodd; £117 by Jones Bros, Cae’r Weirglodd.

Light to 278.1, Average 267.4; Standard to 291.7, Average 255.2; Medium to 287.5, Average 246.0; Heavy to 246.3, Average 220.0; Overweight to 200.0, Average 198.2; Overall Average 248.0; SQQ 250.4.

Old season lambs (auctioneer - Elfor Morris):

A good trade on hoggets, increasing by 8ppk on the week.

Top priced per kilo: 220.9 by A Jones, Beidiog Uchaf; 205.1 by W O & O E Jones,, Hendre Bryn Cyffo; 202.6 by T R & C P Jones, Ysgubor Uchaf.

Top priced per head: £101 by G B Jones & Co, Ty Isa; £100 by G Jones, Glasmor; £100 by R E Roberts & Co, Parc.

Light to 187.1, Average 157.3; Standard to 220.9, Average 191.4; Medium to 202.4, Average 184.7; Heavy to 210.6, Average 183.4; Overweight to 184.9, Average 165.8; Overall Average 180.8; SQQ 186.4.

Cull ewes and rams (auctioneer - Paul Roberts):

It was another flyer, averaging just under £70!

Top priced rams / ewes: £104.00 by C & S Davies, Egryn; Texel ewes to £104.00; Charolais rams to £95.00; Cross Bred rams to £93.00; Beltex ewes to £92.00; Welsh ewes to £65.00; Overall ewes / rams average £69.48.

Prime cattle:

Prime heifers were in very good demand again, with a 17m Limousin heifer selling for £2.48 per kilo, achieving £1,225.13.

St Asaph livestock market - May 23

NEW season lambs (2,286):

A very good entry were also very well sold with a strong demand for all weights and types, but especially for the best.

Top price Light – 288p/kg shown by H B Jones, Cae Cogau and 88/head shown by Jones Bros, Rhiwaedog.

Top price Standard – 301p/kg shown by G Davies, Bron Llan and £113/head shown by Guy Williams, Ysceibion.

Top price Medium – 295p/kg shown by W A Williams, Cefn Isa and £118/head shown by T P Roberts, Cae Rhun.

Top price Heavy – 241p/kg shown by J B & E Evans, Faenol Broper and £113/head shown by P & D Jones Old House; SQQ 251.50.

Light ave 258.95p/kg to 288.00p/kg to £88.00/hd; Standard ave 252.69p/kg to 301.00p/kg to £113.00/hd; Medium ave 249.19p/kg to 295.00p/kg to £118.00/hd; Heavy ave 224.26p/kg to 241.00p/kg to £113.00/hd.

Old season lambs (960):

A much reduced entry of mixed quality forward.

The better sheep were in good demand.

Top price Light 197p/kg shown by W A Williams, Cefn Isa and £62/head shown by G Jones, Nant Gwyn.

Top price Standard 197p/kg shown by Mrs M Williams, Criccin and £77/head shown by the same vendor.

Top price Medium 211p/kg shown by P Smith, Cefn Ynoesedd and £94/head shown by M Jones, Bryn Pistyll.

Top price Heavy 207p/kg shown by P Smith, Cefn Ynoesedd and £95/head shown by the same vendor.

Top price Overweight 167p/kg shown by G & M Jones, Maes Annod and £104/head shown by E G Rees, Pant Idda; SQQ 183.29.

Super Light ave 90.91p/kg to £20.00/hd; Light ave 189.94p/kg to 197.00p/kg to £62.00/hd; Standard ave 180.51p/kg to 197.00p/kg to £77.00/hd; Medium ave 184.29p/kg to 211.00p/kg to £94.00/hd; Heavy ave 176.14p/kg to 207.00p/kg to £95.00/hd; Overweight ave 156.05p/kg to 167.00p/kg to £104.00/hd.

Cull ewes and rams (1,536):

A much sharper trade on all types of ewes, with the best Continental Ewes selling to £121/head, Welsh Ewes to £62/head and Tups to £128/head.

Ewes to £121.00, ave £74.66; Rams to £128.00, ave £82.15.

Beef cattle (5):

Steers sold to 190p/kg from R W Jones, Cae Isaf and heifers to 190p/kg from D W Jones, Cae Isaf.

Steers (1): Heavy to 190.00p/kg to £1206.50/hd.

Heifers (4): Heavy ave 185.42p/kg to 190.00p/kg to £1235.00/hd.

Llanrwst market - May 28

THERE were excellent entries in all sections, with the best lambs and light lambs in demand.

Lambs (556): Lights (175) to 265p, av 251p; Standards (180) to 266p, av 244p; Mediums (201) to 261p, av 230p; Heavy (10) to 210p, av 205p.

Hoggets (59):

Light rejects to 142p; Standards to 160p, av 140p; Mediums to 171p, av 165p.

Ewes / rams (145):

Welsh ewes to £50; Xbred to £94; Rams to £80.

Beef (10):

Fri Otm steers to 160p; Chx hfrs to 190p; OTM Limx hfrs to 200p; Salx steers to 185p; OTM hfrs to 190p.

Highest priced:

Lambs (per head & per kilo): T M Ifan, Hafod Fawr, Llanrwst.

Hoggets: G & E Hughes, Hafod Dre Isa, Pentrefoelas.

Ewes / rams: R G Owen a'i Gwmni, Foel Gadeiriau, Llangernyw.

Beef: H Hughes a'i Fab, Ddolcastell, Rowen, Conwy.

Mold primestock sale - May 27

THERE were reduced Bank Holiday entries.

Simple demand and supply economics ensured a flying trade on beef.

Lambs also met an improved trade.

Cull ewes also met another fast trade.

Highlights: Top 10 Beef 220.30 (1404.59).

Prime cattle (88 entries - 26 hfrs, 37 strs, 25 bulls):

Heifers (under 30m): Heavy Continental Heifers to 208 (1362.40), Av 201.33; Medium Continental Heifers to 216, Av 201.71; Light Continental Heifers to 219, Av 189.50; Heavy Native Heifers to 180, Av 178; Medium Native Heifers to 200, Av 190; Heavy Friesian Heifers to 156 (1037.40), Av 154.50.

Steers (under 30m): Heavy Continental Steers to 218 (1417), Av 200.50; Medium Continental Steers to 220, Av 210.58; Light Continental Steers to 169, Av 169; Heavy Native Steers to 182 (1353), Av 174.33; Medium Native Steers to 220, Av 195.38; Light Native Steer to 172, Av 172; Heavy Friesian Steers to 163 (1134), Av 145.50; Medium Friesian Steers to 158, Av 158.

Bulls (under 30m): Heavy Continental Bulls 200 (1520), Av 190; Medium Continental Bulls to 225, Av 202.75; Light Continental Bulls 218, Av 201.50; Heavy Native Bulls to 181 (1357.50), Av 181; Medium Native Bulls to 190, Av 190; Light Native Bulls to 160, Av 160; Medium Friesian Bulls to 170, Av 150.80; Light Friesian Bulls to 171, Av 170.50.

Steers (30-36m): Medium Native Steers to 150, Av 150; Medium Friesian Steers to 162 (915.30), Av 162.

Heifers (over 36m): Heavy Continental Heifers to 178, Av 171.50.

Cull cows (33 entries - 17 dairy, 16 beef): Lim cows to 178 (1130.30); Char cows to 165 (1089); Overall beef cow av 113.90; HF Hfrs to 162 (1037.40); Ho Hfrs to 153 (940.95); HF Cow to 118 (997.10); Ho Cow to 118 (979.40); Over dairy cow av 105.20.

Lambs (107 entries): Standard to 272, Av 248; Medium to 249, Av 240.10; Sqq 242.20.

Hoggets (42 entries): Medium to 185, Av 180.50; Heavy (2 Tooth) to 166, Av 163.60.

Ewes: Ewes to 98, Av 84.60.

Ruthin store and breeding stock sale - May 23

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 138 store cattle to £1,310.00; 40 calves and stirks to £670; 10 OTM cattle to £998.40; eight breeding bulls to £1,092; 450 ewe and lamb couples to £170 and 20 store lambs to £92.

Calves (auctioneer: Dafydd Parry):

A total of 40 calves were forward.

It was another very good trade with the latest new vendors returning.

Five week old Brit Blue bulls sold to £300. 3 week old Limousin bulls to £290. 5 week old Brit Blue bulls to £365. 5 week Brit Blue heifers to £410. 3 week Simmental bull to £185. 5 week Simmental bull calf to £270. 3 week Brit Friesian calf to £330.

Store cattle (auctioneers: Emyr Lloyd and Glyn Owens):

There was another good trade.

Heifers: 23m Limousin to £1,000.00 by G Robson, Tyn Mynydd; 26m Charolais to £980.00; 22m Limousin to £905.00; 24m Hereford x to £860.00; 25m Aber Angus to £880.00.

Steers: 22m Brit Blue to £1,070.00 by I Davies, Pentre Du; 11m Limousin to £1,000.00; 10m Limousin to £1,010.00; 21m Simmental x to £960.00; 22m Limousin to £965.00; 23m Limousin to £970.00.

Cows and calves:

32m British Blue 1st calver with Lim bull calf at foot to £1,600.

Weekly entries are invited

People can enter via the advertised entries page, or contact the office on 01824 705000 if they prefer.


Another very good entry and excellent trade.

Many more are required to meet demand.

53m Limousin to 157.0ppk / £1,153.95; 34m Limousin to 156.0ppk.

Sheep section:

Store lambs (auctioneer - Richard Lloyd):

Lambs selling to £92.

There were less about after a busy season.

Ewe and lamb couples (auctioneer - Paul Roberts):

After a big entry of 522 it was another large entry of 450 ewe & lamb couples.

A little more difficult to sell after a good season to date, but remaining a firm trade.

There was an increased entry of Welsh ewes together with a good selection of strong cross bred ewes.

Vendors again came from far afield.

Prices were up to:

Texel £155 (singles), £170 (twins); Welsh £80 (singles), £102 (twins); Cheviot £90 (singles), £115 (twins); Mule hogget £135 (singles); Texel hogget £165 (singles); Lleyn £150 (twins); Cross Bred £92 (singles), £155 (twins); Mule £140 (singles), £145 (twins); Texel 4 year old £158; Suffolk £135.

St Asaph livestock market - May 25

NEW season lambs (1):

Lambs to 175p/kg from Llew Owen, Gwynfa.

Medium to 175.00p/kg to £70.00/hd.

Old season lambs (15):

Hoggs sold to 156p/kg from J C Williams, Grugfryn.

Light ave 123.33p/kg to 147.00p/kg to £44.00/hd; Standard ave 155.88p/kg to £53.00/hd; Medium ave 133.33p/kg to £60.00/hd; Heavy ave 120.00p/kg to £60.00/hd.

Old ewes (16):

Ewes to £70.00, ave £48.38.

Ewe and lamb couples (147):

Charolais Doubles to £142; Welsh Mule Doubles to £148, Singles to £140; Welsh Doubles to £82, Singles to £88; Black Doubles to £90; Speckled Singles to £80.

Mold stock sale - May 24

TRADE remained firm for stirks and store cattle.

A special entry of sucklers drew a large crowd of buyers and resulted in a fast trade.

Dairy and calves were in line with previous weeks, with demand good.

Suckler cattle (57 entries):

Lim hfr with Lim Bull calf (2m) to 1650; BB hfr with Lim Bull calf (2m) to 1520; SIM hfr with Lim Bull calf (2m) to 1500; BA hfr with Lim Bull calf (1m) to 1480; Lim hfr with Lim Bull calf (2m) to 1400; BB hfr with Lim Bull calf (1m) to 1380; Lim cow (5yo) with Lim Bull calf (1m) to 1350; BB cow (6yo) with Lim Bull calf (2m) to 1300; Lim hfr with Lim hfr calf (2m) to 1820; Lim hfr with Lim hfr calf (1m) to 1680; BB hfr with Lim hfr calf (2m) to 1620; Lim cow (4yo) with Lim hfr calf (1m) to 1580; BB hfr with Lim hfr calf (1m) to 1520; BB cow (6yo) with Lim hfr calf (3m) to 1510; SIM hfr with Lim hfr calf (2m) to 1500; BA hfr with Lim hfr calf (1m) to 1480; Monty cow (5yo) with Lim hfr calf (1m) to 1280.

In-calf heifers (11 entries): Lim (due in 2 months) to 1020; BA (due in 2 months) to 1000; SIM (due in 2 months) to 960; AA (due in 5 months) to 820.

Store cattle (148 entries): Lim str (23m) to 1155; BR str (21m) to 1060; Char str (21m) to 990; AA str (18m) to 900; Here str (20m) to 870; BF str (21m) to 860; Monty str (22m) to 840; BR hfr (23m) to 1055; Lim hfr (23m) to 900; BA hfr (22m) to 885; SIM hfr (17m) to 825.

Stirks (131 entries): Lim str (9m) to 900; Char str (8m) to 900; Lim str (9m) to 890; BR str (10m) to 845; Here str (12m) to 680; HF str (14m) to 650; WB str (13m) to 635; Lim hfr (10m) to 795; BR hfr (11m) to 740; CHAR hfr (10) to 730; Her hfr (12m) to 640; WB hfr (11m) to 580; FLEC hfr (11m) to 580; SIM hfr (9m) to 550.

Dairy (29 entries):

Heifers: HF cvd hfr to 1700, others to 1650, 1450, 1400.

Cows: HF cvd cow (4th) to 1580, others to 1420, 1300, 1300; HF Cvd cow (5th) to 1300; HF Cvd cow (7th) to 900.

In calf cows: HF cow (3rd) in calf due summer to 1400; HF cow (5th) in calf due summer to 1320; HF cow (6th) on calf due summer to 1300.

Calves (81 entries): BR bull to 395; Sim bull to 385; Char bull to 360; Lim bull to 310; HER bull to 270; BF bull to 255; HF bull to 130; BR hfr to 400; Sim hfr to 350; Lim hfr to 315; BA hfr to 270; HER hfr to 200; AA hfr to 170.

Bryncir sale - May 29


Cull cows: Dairy sired (2) ave 89.5p/kg; Beef sired (9) ave 141.1p/kg; All cull cows ave 131.7p/kg.


New season lambs: Light (154) ave 238.8p/kg; Standard (357) ave 237.7p/kg; Medium (191) ave 223.7p/kg; Heavy (16) ave 198.7p/kg; SQQ 234.2.

Old season lambs: Light (11) ave 150.0p/kg; Standard (18) ave 140.2p/kg; Medium (11) ave 140.6p/kg; Heavy (3) ave 128.7p/kg; SQQ 143.0.

Total cull ewes (465): Ave £65.60/hd.

Welshpool sale - May 27

BARREN and cull cows (35):

A larger number of OTM cattle were on offer, seeing a top price of £1348.11 (169ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 819kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall.

RA Owen, Tynewydd made 139ppkg for a Charolais weighing 840kg making £1167.60.

OTM bulls saw a top price of £1516.20 (114ppkg) for a Charolais bull weighing 1330kg from TM Jones, Ynys Tudor.

Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £1168.50 (150ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 779kg from E Davies & Co, Dyffryn Gwyn.

J R Evans, Brynderwen made 146ppkg for a Charolais x weighing 738kg

making £1077.48.

Heifers under 48 months topped at £1452.66 (186ppkg) for a heifer weighing 781kg from CV & EM Lewis, Buttington New Hall.

Averages of the day: OTM Cows (19) 129.58ppkg / £827.01; OTM Bulls (2) 119.29ppkg / £1419.60; Cows 48-72 Months (9) 136.22ppkg / £905.26; Heifers Under 48 months (4) 150.08ppkg / £1052.84; Overall Average 132.88ppkg.

Prime lambs (3,122):

A larger entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 235.9ppkg, with a top price of 272ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 36kg making £98 from JE & SM Watkin & Son, Pentrego, and £107/head for 42.5kg lambs from DI Roberts & Son, Stingwern and JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog for 46.5kg lambs.

Again, there was an increase in the number of spring lambs forward at a price level similar to livestock markets prices from later in the week.

There was still good competitive bidding on all weights and grades, especially the better quality, better shaped, well fleshed lambs. Heavier weight lambs continue to be more difficult to sell, however they will improve as hogget numbers dry up.

Lighter weight lambs continue to sell to a strong demand so vendors are encouraged to keep drawing particularly well fleshed lambs.

Lights (249) to 257ppkg from EM & RM Davies, Gerddi Gleision. Others to 253ppkg from CE & GJ Roberts, Rhydycil and PM Lewis, Dwylan. Average of 245.81ppkg.

Standards (1215) to 272ppkg from JE & SM Watkin & Son, Pentrego. Others to 270ppkg from BW Evans, Glyn Y Odyn. Average of 237.99ppkg.

Mediums (1486) to 252ppkg from DI Roberts & Son, Stringwern. Others to 251ppkg from HG Ellis & Co, Tynywern and TH Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant Uchaf. Average of 209.55ppkg.

Heavies (143) to 230ppkg from JR, RM & JP Andrew, Bronheulog. Others to 226ppkg from MP Evans, Llwynbrain. Average of 209.55ppkg.

Prime hoggets (2,084):

A smaller entry of hoggets forward sold to return an average of 175.17ppkg, with a top price of 200ppkg for pen of hoggets weighing 43kg making £86 from DG & BE Jenkins, Gaerfawr, and £104.50/head for 72kg hoggets from RA & E Davies, Ffinnant.

A good late season number of hoggets forward sold to a slightly better trade than the previous week, as number dry up.

Best quality well fleshed hoggs sold to a competitive trade particularly for the handier weight 38-45kg hoggs.

With more buyers switching off hoggs every week, vendors are encouraged to sell any hoggets they have remaining as soon as possible.

Lights (68) to 197ppkg from JG Owen, Abercannon. Others to 189ppkg from JV Davies & Co, Garth Fawr. Average of 177.36ppkg.

Standards (248) to 193ppkg from TD Evans & Co, Maesmochnant. Others to 185ppkg from GW & C Jones, The Chalet. Average of 175.27ppkg.

Mediums (239) to 200ppkg from DG & BE Jenkins, Gaerfawr. Others to 196ppkg from E Davies & Co, Red House. Average of 174.62ppkg.

Heavies (117) to 197ppkg from DE & KB Owen & Son, Rhallt Isaf. Others to 187ppkg from JA Wood & Sons, Kinnerton Farm. Average of 170.31ppkg.

Cull sheep (2,800):

There was a strong entry of 2,678 cull ewes that sold to a stronger trade once again with an overall average of £71.68.

Lean ewes and Welsh ewes were on fire!

The fattest ewes were harder work with the fattest Texel x ewes struggling to reach £85.

The top price of the day of £138 went for a pen of 5 Texel x Beltex ewes from Red House Farm, Aberhafesp.

Many Welsh ewes sold between £70-£80.

Texel x Ewes to £138; Suffolk x Ewes to £100; Charollais x Ewes to £108; Mule Ewes to £84; Welsh Ewes to £80; Dolgellau Type Welsh Ewes to £68.50.

A total of 59 cull rams averaged £69.39, with a top price of £114 going to JS & A Howells, Shadog Farm.

Cows and calves (35):

There was a fantastic entry of 97 cows and calves forward, which included the inaugural prize show and sale of heifers and calves which was kindly sponsored by the Owen Family, Sandilands, Tywyn, who also donated a trophy in memory of their father Bryn Owen.

Judging the heifers and calves were Geraint and Huw Owen, who awarded their father's trophy to Richard and Stephen Whitley of Haulfryn Farming, Spon Farm, Buckley for their Purebred Limousin 1st calver with

her Limousin bull calf, which went on to make the day's top price of £3,550.

Another first calver with a bull calf from the same home made £3,050, whilst a Purebred Limousin heifer with a heifer calf sold for £2,850. Taking second and third prize in the show was MM and R Morris, Maestanyglwyden, who had 14 Limousin, British Blue x Limousin and Pedigree Limousin heifers and calves forward, which sold to a

top of £3,020 for a Limousin x 1st calver with a heifer calf sired by Goldcard.

Other leading prices for Ryan Morris was £2,800 (x3), £2,750 (x2) and £2,700.

Overall, his 14 outfits averaged £2,560.

From RE & CJ Davies, Boycott Hall were six Limousin x 1st calvers with four bull and two heifer calves which sold to a top of £2,650 to average £2,270.

From JE & JT Evans & Son, Upper Cefn Penarth were 18 Limousin x

1st calvers with Limousin x calves at foot which sold to a top of £2,450 for an outfit with a bull calf, with other leading prices at £2400, £2450, £2300 (x2) and £2200.

Overall, the 18 averaged £2060.

Presented by RW Owen, Geirn, Anglesey were 10 Limousin x 2nd calvers and calves with an outfit with a bull calf selling to £2420, £2120 and £2000.

Ten Limousin x 1st calvers from the same home sold up to £2020, £1950 and £1920 (x2).

Overall, the 20 outfits averaged £1850.

DP & RE Evans, Moel Y Garth sold nine Limousin x 1st calvers with Limousin x calves at foot to a high of £2150, with other notable prices of £2000 and £1900.

Presented by AW Jones, Pwllcoch, Rhosybol was a Limousin x 1st calver with a Limousin x bull calf which sold for £2420.

A breakdown of all prices achieved were as follows: £3000+, 4 Lots; £2800-3000, 4 Lots; £2500-2800, 7 Lots; £2200-2500, 14 Lots; £2000-2200, 17 Lots; £1800-2000, 31 Lots; £1500-1800, 17 Lots; Under £1500, 4



A large entry of 929 couples included a strong entry of 500 hoggs with lambs for a prize show and sale which sold to a terrific trade.

Welshpool Livestock Sales would like to thank the sale day judge Liam Swinnerton, of Lipley Villa and the sale sponsors The British Wool Board.

Texel Hoggs: 1st by ID Watkins & Son, Pantglas selling for £185.

Suffolk Hoggs: 1st by IC Goodwin & Son, Lower Esgair selling for £205.

Mule Hoggs: 1st by HC Davies, Ty Canol selling for £170.

The strongest aged ewes peaked at £218 for 5 Suffolk x 2 year old with 10 lambs from F Bailey, Pensarn.

Texels with singles sold to £190 from D Jones, Graigfach and £215 for twins from F Bailey, Pensarn.

Texel hoggs peaked at £228 from J Lewis & Son, Penyffynon. Mule hoggs reached £236 from MJ & JM Price, Penycrug and Suffolk x hoggs sold to £205 from IC Goodwin, Lower Esgair.

Good demand for all sorts right through the sale.

Overall average: £133.36/unit or £64/life.