St Asaph livestock market - August 15

NEW season lambs (2,043):

A smaller entry due to the recent trade and the local show resulted in a sharper trade and more lambs could have been sold.

Top price Light - 169p/kg shown by I Hughes, Esgair Heulog and £54/head shown by W A Williams, Cefn Isa.

Top price Standard - 251p/kg shown by G Davies, Bron Llan and £84/head shown by the same vendor.

Top price Medium - 236p/kg shown by T G Jones, Twnan and £96/head shown by the same vendor.

Top price Heavy - 217p/kg shown by E Jones, Graig Goch and £101/head shown by the same vendor.

Top price Overweight - 182p/kg shown by G R & E W Davies, Nant Hir and £101/head shown by the same vendor; SQQ 181.68.

Light ave 154.97p/kg to 169p/kg to £54/hd; Standard ave 177.49p/kg to 251p/kg to £94/hd; Medium ave 183.53p/kg to 236p/kg to £99/hd; Heavy ave 177.77p/kg to 217p/kg to £101/hd; Overweight ave 170.4p/kg to 182p/kg to £101/hd.

Cull ewes and rams (447):

A smaller show of ewes also resulted in a better trade, with the best ewes to £100/head, tups to £100/head and Welsh ewes to £43/head.

Ewes to £100.00 ave £44.08; Rams to £100.00 ave £50.75.

Ruthin primestock sale - August 20

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 2,732 prime lambs to 243.6ppk / £97; 611 cull ewes and rams to £104; and eight prime heifers to 247ppk / £1,215.10.

New season lambs:

Strong numbers were forward and there was a good trade to match.

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

Lambs are also required on Fridays.

Top priced:

Light lambs 164.5ppk by D I Wynne, Tyn y Wern and £51 by the same vendor.

Standard lambs 243.6ppk by G J Walton & Partners, Llyn Tro and £95 by the same vendor.

Medium lambs 223.3ppk by G J Walton & Partners, Llyn Tro and £97 by J W J Tilley, Cefn Du.

Heavy lambs 195.7ppk by Sion Jones, Cefn Eithin and £97 by Mrs F R Jones, Graig.

Light to 164.5, Average 164.5; Standard to 243.6, Average 175.2; Medium to 223.3, Average 179.8; Heavy to 195.7, Average 174.3; Overweight to 177.8, Average 162.0; Overall Average 177.4; SQQ 178.7.

Cull ewes and rams (auctioneer: Paul Roberts):

Top priced rams / ewes: £104 by G J Walton & Partners, Llyn Tro; Texel ewes to £89; Cross Bred ewes to £80; Lleyn ewes to £78; Overall ewes / rams average £52.61

Prime cattle:

Top priced Heifer per kilo was 244.0ppk by D J & M J Hughes, Ty Cerrig.

Top price Heifer overall was £1,215.10 by J H & S W Burns, Dan y Deri.

Overall Heifer average 214.2p

Mold primestock sale - August 19

BEEF cattle met a brisk trade for a nice show.

There was another large entry in the cull cow section, with less meat about, but trade remained very firm.

Lambs met another fast trade.

Prime cattle (118 entries - 35 hfrs, 58 strs, 25 bulls):

Heifers (under 30m): Heavy Continental Heifers to 203 (1390.55), Av 190.66; Medium Continental Heifers to 216, Av 191.33; Light Continental Heifers to 178, Av 178; Heavy Native Heifers to 198 (1227.60), Av 194; Medium Native Heifers to 179, Av 165; Light Native Heifers to 128, Av 116.

Steers (under 30m): Heavy Continental Steers to 206 (1411.10), Av 181.50; Medium Continental Steers to 215, Av 190.12; Light Continental Steers to 215, Av 191; Heavy Native Steers to 174, Av 158.33; Medium Native Steers to 189, Av 170.15; Light Native Steer to 171, Av 170.50; Medium Friesian Steers to 179, Av 159.50; Light Friesian Steers to 163, Av 162.50.

Bulls (under 30m): Medium Continental Bulls to 215, Av 206.33; Light Continental Bulls 205, Av 196; Medium Native Bulls to 190, Av 168; Light Native Bulls to 190, Av 190; Medium Friesian Bulls to 148, Av 126.40; Light Friesian Bulls to 167, Av 134.14.

Heifers (30-36m): Heavy Continental Heifers to 160, Av 160.

Steers (30-36m): Heavy Continental Steers to 175, Av 160.80; Medium Continental Steers to 164, Av 164; Medium Native Steers to 175, Av 170; Heavy Friesian Steers to 145, Av 142.50; Medium Friesian Steers to 143, Av 143.

Heifers (over 36m): Heavy Continental Heifers to 160, Av 160.

Steers (over 36m): Medium Native Steers to 100, Av 100; Light Friesian Steers to 122, Av 122.

Cull cows (80 entries): Lim cows (38m) to 160 (1008); Lim cows (51m) to 160 (984); AA cow to 154 (1078); WB Cow to 140 (1204); Top 10 Beef Cows Av 141.30 (995.96); BF Cow to 128; HF Cow to 128; HO Cow to 125; Top 10 Dairy cows Av 118.60.

Cull bulls (2 entries): BR Bull to 140 (1414); Here Bull to 109 (981).

Lambs (346 entries): Standard to 191, Av 173.48; Medium to 215, Av 184.04; Heavy to 198, Av 184.64; Sqq 182.61.

Llanrwst market - August 20

THERE was an increased lamb entry and a nice show of beef.

Lambs (1,182):

Lights (61) to 170p, av 162p; Standards (416) to 185p, av 169p; Mediums (630) to 195p, av 175p; Heavy (75) to 175p, av 166p.

Ewes / rams (182):

Rams to £60; Xbred ewes to £77; Grazing xbred ewes to £50; Welsh ewes to £37.50; Grazing Welsh ewes to £22.

Beef (12):

Chx strs to 190p; BAx strsc to 180p; Limx strs to 192p; Flecx hfrs to 180p; AA steers to 170p; Limx hfrs to 200p; Chx hfrs to 184p.

Highest priced:

Lambs: T M Ifan, Hafod Fawr, Llanrwst.

Ewes / rams: D G Roberts, Plas yn Trofarth, Trofarth, Abergele.

Beef (per head): H Hughes a'i fab, Ddolcastell, Rowen, Conwy.

Beef (ppk): M Williams, Bryn Fawnog, Nebo, Llanrwst.

St Asaph livestock market - August 17

NEW season lambs (418):

A better show and a lot sharper trade, topping at £78.50/head shown by Broom and Jones, Gadlas.

Super Super Light ave 94.44p/kg to £17.00/hd; Super Light ave 127.07p/kg to 192.00p/kg to £48.00/hd; Light ave 157.96p/kg to 220.00p/kg to £59.50/hd; Standard ave 158.98p/kg to 197.00p/kg to £65.00/hd; Medium ave 151.71p/kg to 169.00p/kg to £70.00/hd; Heavy ave 152.51p/kg to 155.00p/kg to £78.50/hd.

Old ewes (1):

Ewes to £100/hd.

Breeding ewes (40):

Welsh mule yearlings to £66.50/head.

Mold stock sale - August 16

ANOTHER excellent show of cattle for mid-August, with nearly 300 forward.

Cattle remain in demand, although out-of-spec cattle are becoming harder to place with more cattle to chose from and as a result of the beef trade.

A smaller show of dairy met very strong demand.

Calves were subdued, with a packed ringside of buyers, although all seeming to have a budget and were not willing to stretch.

The best calves still remain strong.

Suckler cattle (7 entries): Lim cow (7yo) with LIM bull (3m) to 1300; Lim cow (7yo) with LIM hfr (3m) to 1280; Lim hfr (6yo) with Lim hfr calf (4m) to 1240.

Store cattle (191 entries): BB str (22m) to 1125; AA str (23m) to 1120; LIM str (22m) to 1090; Her str (24m) to 1010; SIM str (22m) to 1000; BF str (23m) to 865; SIM hfrs (20m) to 925; BB hfrs (22m) to 870; LIM hfr (22m) to 865; BSH hfr (23m) to 860; AA hfrs (21m) to 855; HER hfrs (23m) to 840.

Stirks (106 entries): LIM strs (13m) to 770; SIM strs (12m) to 660; WB strs (13m) to 590; AA strs (12m) to 560; HF strs (13m) to 430; Lim hfr (11m) to 675; BB hfr (10m) to 655; Lim hfr (12m) to 655; AA hfr (15m) to 650; CHAR hfr (14m) to 630.

Dairy (4 entries):

Heifers: HF cvd hfr to 2000, others to 1900, 1450.

Calves (117 entries):

Bulls: Sim bull to 430; Char bull to 408; Lim bull to 312; BB bull to 290; HER bull to 235; BF bull to 98.

Heifers: CHAR hfr to 195; BB hfr to 192; LIM hfr to 185; SIM hfr to 170; HER hfr to 120; AA hfr to 102.

Ruthin primestock sale - August 8

RUTHIN Farmers' Auctio reports sales of 2,669 prime lambs to 236.8ppk / £100 and 456 cull ewes and rams to £89.

New season lambs:

A very big entry of lambs were a good trade at a 178.4ppk average.

The strongest lambs achieved 210ppk+.

If you have lambs to sell, do not hesitate to contact Richard Lloyd on 07557 230777.

Top priced:

Light lambs to 164.5ppk by T R & C P Jones, Ysgubor Ucha and £51.00 by the same vendor.

Standard lambs to 236.8ppk by R & E Williams & Son, Hendre and £90 by the same vendor.

Medium lambs to 214.6ppk by E G Oliver, Tyn Clawdd and £91 by W E & E O Morris, 1 Maes Llan.

Heavy lambs to 212.8ppk by D H Jones, Clywedog and £100 by the same vendor.

Standard to 236.8, Average 169.3; Medium to 214.6, Average 185.5; Heavy to 212.8, Average 181.5; Overweight to 162.3, Average 155.9; Overall Average 178.6; SQQ 178.4.

Cull ewes:

Texel rams to £85 by A J Hough, Tyn y Buarth; Texel ewes to £80; XB ewes to £57; Lleyn ewes to £41; Half Bred to £38; Welsh ewes to £35; Overall average £32.29.

Rhayader store cattle sale - August 14

Store cattle (89):

An excellent seasonal number of store cattle forward for the August sale, the first under the new management of Rhayader Livestock Sales, sold to an excellent trade throughout.

There was a good number of buyers present creating competitive bidding on all lots.

This resulted in the very pleasing average and top prices being recorded.

Steers averaged 208.55ppkg with a top price of 227ppkg and £1110.

Heifers averaged 199.84ppkg with a top price of 243ppkg and £1155.

Bulls averaged 182.97ppkg with a top price of 215ppkg and £790.

In most demand were the best quality, better grazing cattle which topped at 243ppkg (450kg - £1095) from Messrs G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach for their 16 month old Limousin x heifer.

Messrs Bound also sold the top price per head at £1155 for a shapely 530kg Limousin x heifer.

Good quality steers also found a strong demand selling up to £1110 (540kg Limousin x) from Colin Watts, Pytindu Farm and 227ppkg for a 13 month old Limousin x steer (485kg - £1100) from Messrs S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech.

Bulls topped at £790 (380kg Limousin 14 months old) from WK Wozencraft, Cwmdauddwr and 215ppkg (360kg British Blue x) from Messrs R & S Pugh, Lon Farm.

Plenty of other well shaped cattle sold to above £2 per kilo and more of these types could easily have been sold to the same good price.

Trade for the middle quality types was also good with enough buyers present to create competitive bidding for these.

Overall, it was a very pleasing first store cattle sale and the auctioneers would like to thank all vendors and buyers for their support.

Entries are now being taken for the next sale of store cattle to be held at Rhayader market on Wednesday, October 2.

Leading the way with the top price achieved per head were:


Limousin 16 months – 540kg £1110 AC Watts, Pytindu Farm.

Limousin 13 months – 485kg £1100 S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech.

Limousin 16 months – 510kg £1100 AC Watts, Pytindu Farm.

Limousin 16 months – 500kg £1045 KA Hughson & Partners, Tymawr.

Limousin 13 months – 440kg £980 S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech.


Limousin 15 months – 530kg £1155 G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach.

Limousin 16 months – 450kg £1095 G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach.

British Blue 21 months 460kg £1070 G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach.

Limousin 16 months 490kg £1070 Jones Bros, Ystradolwyn.

Charolais 17 months 460kg £1055 ET Bound & Co, Tynymaes.


Limousin 14 months 380kg £790 WK Wozencraft, Cwmbach.

British Blue 4 months 360kg £775 R & S Pugh, Lon Farm.

Aberdeen Angus 390kg £725 I Jones, Glanllyn.

Top priced per kilo:


Limousin 13 months 485kg 227ppkg S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech.

Limousin 11 months 340kg 226ppkg S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech.

Limousin 14 months 440kg 223ppkg S & DJ Williams, Cefnllech.

British Blue 14 months 370kg 216ppkg R & S Pugh, Lon Farm.

Limousin 16 months 510kg 216ppkg AC Watts, Pytindu Farm.


Limousin 16 months 450kg 243ppkg G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach.

British Blue 21 months 460kg 233ppkg G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach.

Charolais 17 months 460kg 229ppkg ET Bound & Co, Tynymaes.

Charolais 16 months 455kg 227ppkg ET Bound & Co, Tynymaes.

Charolais 17 months 385kg 225ppkg ET Bound & Co, Tynymaes.


British Blue 4 months 360kg 215ppkg R & S Pugh, Lon Farm.

Limousin 14 months 380kg 208ppkg W K Wozencraft, Cwmbach.

Welshpool market - August 19

Barren and cull cows (23):

A larger number than in recent weeks, with 23 forward, seeing a top price of £906.24 (128ppkg) for a Limousin x OTM weighing in at 708kg from DT & ME & ML Jones, Gelli Farm.

Jones Bros, Ystradolwyn made 135ppkg for a Limousin x weighing 639kg making £862.65.

Younger cows (48-72 months) topped at £951.49 (142ppkg) for a Limousin x weighing 670kg from DT & ME & ML Jones, Gelli Farm.

E Ll Jones, Bryngwaeddan made 144ppkg for a Blonde d’Aquitaine x weighing 590kg making £849.60. Heifers under 48 months topped at £851.56 (122ppkg) for a Simmental heifer weighing 698kg from ED & ER Davies, Marton Hall.

GJ & FK Edwards, Llyswen Farm made 168ppkg for a Blonde D’Aquitaine x heifer weighing 482kg making £809.76.

HE & ME Jones, Argoed made 123ppkg twice on Limousin x steers weighing 541kg and 527kg.

Averages of the day were as follows:

OTM Cows (8) 112.01ppkg / £781.86.

OTM Bull (1) 93ppkg / 644.49.

Cows 48-72 months (7) 131.71ppkg / £791.78.

Bull under 72 months (1) 141ppkg / £754.35.

Heifers under 48 months (3) 139.68ppkg / £775.71.

Steers under 48 months (3) 118.87ppkg / £620.48.

Overall average 121.98ppkg.

Prime lambs (3,140):

A good entry of lambs forward sold to return an average of 179.41ppkg, with a top price of 225ppkg for pen of lambs weighing 56kg making £126 from T & B Williams. Cilmawr, which was also the top price per head.

A smaller entry of lambs forward resulted in stronger competition for all weights and grades of lambs.

In most demand were the well meated, better shaped export weight lambs (39-45kg) with plenty of these selling to 200ppkg and above. Lighter weight lambs were also in stronger demand, especially the better bred 34-38kg lambs, with some of the leaner lambs in this weight being purchased as store lambs.

Heavier weight lambs also sold to a stronger trade, with more buyers looking to purchase these types.

Trade going forward will now depend on the numbers of finished lambs that come into the market.

Lights (174) to 186ppkg from TE Rowlands a'i Fab, Tyddyn Ddu. Others to 183ppkg from IA Poole, Upper Cwmheyope. Average of 172.40ppkg.

Standards (597) to 224ppkg from DP Casewell, Tanrhiw. Others to 194ppkg from H Hughes & Son, Hendy. Average of 178.45ppkg.

Mediums (1484) to 207ppkg from Ellis Lloyd & Co, Garthiaen. Others to 205ppkg from EL & JD Jones, Neuadd Fawr. Average of 180.34ppkg.

Heavies (763) to 209ppkg from Ellis Lloyd & Co, Garthiaen. Others to 199ppkg from TH Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant Uchaf. Average of 173.90ppkg.

Cull sheep (1,536):

There was a reduced entry of 1,524 cull ewes that sold to a much sharper trade throughout, with an overall average of £47.55.

The average does not really do justice to the trade, as there were many smaller Welsh ewes present.

All ewes would easily be up £10 on the previous week, with some of the strongest ewes up £15-£18.

The best sold ewes were the strongest ewes, mostly being Texel x and Suffolk x.

The top price of £115.50 went to DC Jones, Trefaes Isaf for a pen of Texel x ewes, closely followed by C Crowther, East Dudston who sold

ewes at £112.

The top price in the rams went to M Foster, The Grove, who sold a ram at £80.

Texel x Ewes to £115.50; Charollais x Ewes to £112; Suffolk x Ewes to £96; Mule x Ewes to £86; Welsh Ewes to £67; Dolgellau Type Welsh Ewes to £45.

Store lambs (612):

An increased entry of store lambs sold to a very good grade, with an improved trade on the week and more than keen bidding.

Texel theaves to £65 from DWP Griffiths, Park Lodge with Suffolks to £60 from FR Williams, Cefncanol and Welsh to £45 from RH Evans, Llysbach.

Texel mixed and clean lambs to £65.50 from P Robinon, Upper Trefnant, with Suffolks to £60 from EL Gethin, Tynywaen with Mules to £62 from the same home and Blue Faced Leicester x Mule to £61.50 from GO & JA Jones, Wern.

Texel x wethers to £65 from S Lane, New Hall with Suffolks to £64 and Mules to £62.50 all from the same home.

Texel tups tp £69.50 from C Roberts, Brynhyfryd, Suffolks to £59 from FR Williams, Cefncanol, Mules to £62.50 from D Morris, Ty Coch and Welsh to £40 from GR Jones, Fronalchen.

Averages: Theaves £55.46; Mixed & clean £51.73; Wethers £59.26; Tup lambs £55.13; Mixed & tups £38; Overall average £53.96.

Breeding ewes:


An entry of 500 ewes was a hit with a larger crowd, as more surrounded the ring as they look for flock replacements.

Yearling ewes peaked at £162 for Texels from HE Pugh, Grove Farm with others to £159 from NC Jones, The Old Rectory.

Suffolk yearlings reached £150 from G Morgan, Cae Garreg, with others to £148 from the same and £148 again from NC Jones, The Old Rectory.

Mule yearlings reached £135 and £132 from E Jackson, Lane Farm.

A total of 101 three-year-old ewes from T & A & R Tudor, Llysun peaked at £130 with the run averaging £123.58.

Full mouth ewes peaked at £118 for Texels from Ty Llwyd Farm with others to £115 from the same home.

Strong, well bred ewes were easy to place with competitive bidding and hardier smaller sorts were a more difficult trade.

Cows and calves:

An entry of 12 cows and calves, and a breeding bull, met with a much sharper trade than a fortnight earlier.

An entry of five cows and calves from T & A & R Tudor, Llysun, sold to a top of £1550 for an Angus cow with a Lim bull calf.

A Sim x cow with a salers x heifer calf sold at £1430. Overall the 5 outfits averaged £1430.

A British blue 4th calver with a Lim bull calf at foot sold for £1500 which was presented by T Jones, Curtage, Blodwell Bank.

Presented by E Jones, Tygwyn, was a 2011-born Lim cow with a bull calf which made £1350, whilst a 17 month old breeding bull from the same home sold at £1950.