Ruthin primestock sale - September 10

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 2,534 prime lambs to 214.3ppk / £94; 632 cull ewes and rams to £80 and eight prime heifers to 226ppk / £1,246.53.

New season lambs:

Another good entry of 2,534 lambs.

Well covered fed lambs attracted a premium.

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: 159.4ppk by B D White, Penporchell and £51 from the same vendor.

Standard lambs 186.3ppk by B Ll Evans, Nant y Garreg and £70 from M H & M E & H Williams, Ysgeibion.

Medium lambs: 214.3ppk by J G & E V Roberts, Simdde Hir and £93 from C L Davies a’i Gwmni, Bodheulog.

Heavy lambs: 197.9ppk by T H Vaughan & Son, Maes Mochnant and £94 from the same vendor.

Light to 159.4 Average 133.9; Standard to 186.3 Average 160.4; Medium to 214.3 Average 169.1; Heavy to 197.9 Average 165.4; Overall Average 166.1; SQQ 167.3.

Cull ewes and rams (auctioneer - Paul Roberts):

An excellent trade on all ewes forward.

Top price rams / ewes £80 by Jones Bros, Glan Hespin, also by G J Walton & Partners, Llyn Tro & E S Davies & Son, Tanrallt; Texel rams to £80; Texel ewes to £80; Charollais ewes to £80; Lleyn ewes to £52; Cheviot ewes to £47; Mule ewes to £62; Overall ewes / rams average £43.23.

Prime cattle:

Heifers: Top priced heifer per kilo was 210.0ppk by G Davies, Bron Llan.

Top price heifer overall was £1,246.53 by G Davies, Bron Llan.

Overall heifer average 196.0p.


Top priced steer per kilo was 226.0ppk by D J & M J Hughes, Bron Llan.

Top priced steer overall was £1,195.15 by D J & M J Hughes, Bron Llan.

Overall steers average 224.5p.

Mold primestock sale - September 9

THERE were entries of 269 beef and cull cows.

Beef trade was back again, with cull cows continuing to meet excellent demand.

Lambs were harder work.

Prime cattle (167 entries - 88 hfrs, 42 strs, 37 bulls):

Heifers (under 30m):

Heavy Continental Heifers to 221, Av 181.78; Medium Continental Heifers to 214, Av 175.29; Light Continental Heifers to 180, Av 157.18; Heavy Native Heifers to 163, Av 157.83; Medium Native Heifers to 165, Av 154.70; Heavy Friesian Heifers to 136, Av 136; Medium Friesian Heifers to 139, Av 139.

Steers (under 30m): Heavy Continental Steers to 190, Av 175.80; Medium Continental Steers to 200, Av 188.33; Light Continental Steers to 165, Av 165; Heavy Native Steers to 155, Av 148.20; Medium Native Steers to 180, Av 163; Heavy Friesian Steers to 135, Av 131; Medium Friesian Steers to 151, Av 142.75.

Bulls (under 30m): Medium Continental Bulls to 199, Av 186.50; Light Continental Bulls 180, Av 155; Medium Native Bulls to 189, Av 178; Light Native Bulls to 178, Av 154.10; Medium Friesian Bulls to 127, Av 123.67; Light Friesian Bulls to 121, Av 114.78.

Heifers (30-36m): Heavy Continental Heifers to 180, Av 168.50; Medium Continental Heifers to 169, Av 169; Medium Native Heifers to 175, Av 172.50.

Steers (30-36m): Heavy Continental Steers to 177, Av 161; Heavy Native Steers to 151, Av 148; Heavy Friesian Steers to 144, Av 130.50; Medium Friesian Steers to 142, Av 141.

Steers (over 36m): Heavy Native Steers to 134, Av 134; Medium Native Steers to 130, Av 130.

Cull cows (98 entries - 66 dairy, 26 beef): Beef cows to 162, 157, 153, 150 etc; (1093.50)(1077.30)(1059.75); Top 10 Beef Cows Av 140.50 (1002.46); Overall beef cow av 121.40; Dairy cows to 136, 128, 127, 127 etc; (1135.60)(972.80)(963.90) etc; Top 10 Dairy cows Av 123.40 (904.49).

Lambs (417 entries): Standard to 160, Av 144.80; Medium to 173, Av 157.60; Heavy to 167, Av 152.90; Sqq 156.50.

Ewes: Ewes to 83, Av 48.06.

Ruthin store and breeding stock sale - September 5

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of four in-calf heifers to £840; 137 store cattle to £1,285; 66 calves to £390; 1,061 store lambs to £100; 991 breeding ewes to £280 and 45 breeding rams to £441.

Calves (auctioneer: Dafydd Parry):

A total of 66 calves were entered and there was a large another buzz around the sale ring.

A strong entry of Limousin bull calves topped at £390 for a six-week old calf.

Another local vendor sold another shapely Limousin calf at £300.

Friesian bull calves sold to £65 with competitive bidding for the friesians throughout the sale.

British Blue calves topped at £330 for a 2 month old bull calf.

Other entries included a calf at £280 for a 4 week old from a local vendor.

A returning vendor from Anglesey had a consignment of British blue heifers and bulls selling between £220 and £340.

All vendors were going away happy with their cheques with a 100 per cent clearance again.

More calves could have been sold with buyers looking for more on a weekly basis.

Buyers range from Anglesey to Gwynedd, to Cheshire and Shropshire, to Worcestershire.

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

There was an increased entry, with many more to come over the next few weeks.

Trade remained firm on all types.

Heifers: 26m Limousin to £1,090 by J E & W I Owen; 13m Limousin to £840; 19m Simmental x to £795; 22m Simmental x to £950; 16m Charolais to £900; 23m Brit Blue to £780; 24m Welsh Black to £820.

Steers: 26m Charolais to £1,285 by D V & E F Jones, Tyn Llanfair; 28m Charolais to £1,080; 28m Shorthorn to £1,180; 21m Limousin to £1,020; 22m Limousin to £1,000; 24m Simmental x to £990; 23m Brit Blue to £985.

Cows and calves:

45 month Lim x with Lim x calf to £1,200.

Sheep section:

Store lambs: There was an excellent trade on store lambs together with good numbers forward.

If you have any lambs to sell, don’t miss out!

Texel ewe lambs to £100; Charolais lambs to £80; Texel rams lambs to £75; Lleyn ewe lambs to £74; Speckled lambs to £68.50; Suffolk ram lambs to £66; Welsh lambs to £42.

Breeding ewes:

There was a good entry of almost 1,000 ewes.

A fantastic trade throughout and 100 per cent clearance.

Quality pure Texel shearling ewes from Rhiwlas, Saron advertised pre sale achieved £255 and £280.

Another advertised entry of Charollais ewes from Cheshire achieved £205.

Prices included: Texel x yearling ewes sold to £190; Texel 2 year old to £185; Cross Bred to £142; Lleyn yearlings to £84; Suffolk ewes to £136.

If you have any to sell, don’t hesitate to contact the auction with your entry.

Breeding rams:

A very good entry of 45 breeding rams, including Texel, Charollais, Beltex and Suffolk yearlings.

The increase in demand was apparent, with Texel shearlings realising £441, Charolais to £378 and Beltex to £367.50.

Increased entries as per usual are expected weekly.

Mold stock sale - September 6

THERE was a cracking show of cattle again, with numbers increasing each week.

Trade seemed to firm, with cattle looking well sold compared to the trend of finished prices.

Plenty of buyers and interest in the dairy section, a firm trade throughout.

More calves forward and a packed ringside of buyers resulted in a sharp trade from start to finish.

Suckler cattle (17 entries): SIM cow (5yo) with SIM bull (3m) to 1620; Lim cow (7yo) with LIM bull (3m) to 1280; AA cow (4yo) with AA bull (1m) to 1240; Lim hfr (2yo) with LIM bull (1m) to 1190; Lim hfr (2yo) with LIM hfr (1m) to 1100; AA cow (5yo) with LIM hfr (1m) to 1090.

Store cattle (268 entries): Her str (22m) to 1125; CHAR str (22m) to 1080; LIM str (22m) to 1040; BA str (23m) to 1035; AA str (22m) to 995; BB str (21m) to 990; SIM str (22m) to 960; BF str (24m) to 795; HF str (25m) to 770; LIM hfr (23m) to 945; AA hfrs (22m) to 925; BB hfrs (21m) to 905; SAL hfrs (23m) to 880; CHAR hfrs (19m) to 860; SIM hfrs (22m) to 810; HER hfrs (22m) to 760.

Stirks (99 entries): BB strs (10m) to 780; LIM strs (11m) to 710; HER strs (15m) to 590; SIM strs (10m) to 580; HF strs (13m) to 555; BB strs (5m) to 560; AA strs (5m) to 480; HER strs (4m) to 440; Lim hfr (12m) to 710; CHAR hfr (11m) to 700; BB hfr (5m) to 485; HER hfr (11m) to 480; SIM hfr (10m) to 470; AA hfr (5m) to 430.

Dairy (23 entries):

Heifers: HF cvd hfr to 1950, others to 1880, 1750, 1720, 1680, 1600.

Cows: HF 2nd calvers to 1600; HF 3rd calvers to 1520; HF 5th calvers to 1400; HF 4th calvers to 1480; HF 7th calvers to 1200.

Calves (134 entries):

Bulls: Sim bull to 395; Lim bull to 370; BB bull to 365; Char bull to 360; AA bull to 180; HER bull to 155; BF bull to 85; DS bull to 80; BS bull to 58; HF bull to 48; HOL bull to 46.

Heifers: BB hfr to 360; SIM hfr to 305; CHAR hfr to 270; LIM hfr to 255; HER hfr to 145; AA hfr to 98.