Ruthin primestock sale - July 29

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 199 prime lambs to £113 / 270.3ppk and 308 ewes to £124.

Prime lambs (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

Less numbers about at the end of a turbulent week trade wise with 486 lambs forward to a pleasing SQQ of 230ppk.

Heavy lambs still achieving from £100 to £113 and the best of the 34kg to 40kg lambs from 240ppk to 260ppk.

Top priced:

47.5kg at £113 by Sion Jones, Cefn Eithin.

48kg at £113 by Sion Jones, Cefn Eithin.

47kg at £111 by GE & M Ellis, Twnan Isa.

Top priced per kilo:

37kg at 270.3ppk by H Gorse, Sevenoaks Enterprise.

38kg at 257.9ppk by Mrs N E Lloyd, Galchog.

37kg at 256.8ppk by Sian Jones, Bryn Tirion.

Lights to 239.7ppk, av 214.9ppk; Standards to 270.3ppk, av 232.9ppk; Mediums to 253.7ppk, av 233.4ppk; Heavies to 237.9ppk, av 236.3ppk.

SQQ 230.2ppk; Overall average 230.4ppk.

Cull ewes (auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

A total of 308 ewes forward on the day to an average of £64.29.

Some of the top prices were:

Texel to £124; Charmoise to £118; Mule to £112; Lleyn to £111; Dorset to £109; Romney to £102; Beulah to £100; Welsh to £62.

SEE: Last week's prices from Ruthin


Ruthin store and breeding sale - July 28

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of one bull to 3150gns; 12 cows & calves to £1420; Heifers to £1420; 64 steers to £1660; 20 OTMs to £1467.80 / 272ppk; 60 calves to £460; 26 stirks to £800; 50 rams to £1020gns; 380 store lambs to £100 and 239 store ewes to £164.

Store cattle (auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

A very good entry for the time of year with 119 store cattle forward on the day meeting a very good trade.

Some resistance in grazing cattle as expected, but forward cattle an excellent trade.

A total of 36 heifers topping at £1420 for a 25 month Charolais heifer from G & E Price, Fron Heulog, with another at £1365.

28 month Sim-£1600; 18 month BB-£1400; 19 month Lim-£1370; 25 month Char-£1265.

Overall average £919.86.

Meanwhile, 64 steers were forward topping at £1660 for a 22 month BB steer from Mrs C M Jones, Cae Isa.

28 month Sim-£1600; 23 month BB-£1355; 26 month Char -£1145; 19 month AA-£1140; 23 month Her-£1120; 22 month WB-£820.

Overall average £1149.66.

Another good entry is expected this week.

More cattle are required weekly.

OTMs (auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

A total of 19 barren cows forward with some prices as follows.

Top price went to G M Jones, Cae March with a 132 month Lim (770kg) at £1647.80.

Top price per kilo went to Dylan Hughes, Ty Cerrig, with a 540kg 38 month Lim at 272ppk.

32 month-BB-600kg-223ppk; 33 month-BB-660kg-222ppk; 132 month-Lim-770kg-214ppk; 64 month-WB-620kg-198ppk; 64 month-WB-760-198ppk; 36 month Lim-370kg-198ppk; 110 month Lim-555kg-192ppk; 72 month Lim-675kg-187ppk; 84 month WB-770kg-186ppk; 113 month BB-670kg-185ppk; 39 month Lim-500kg-184ppk; 52 month Her-790kg-179ppk; 135 month Lim-565kg-175ppk; 34 month BB-570kg-175ppk; 111 month AA-610kg-170ppk.

Overall average £1214.22 / 189.3ppk.

Bulls (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

A four-year-old Lim bull from D E Lloyd,Red House Farm sold to 3150gns.

Cows & calves (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

A BB 1st calver with a Lim calf at foot from E Morris, Cader sold to £1420.

A Her 1st calver with a Her calf at foot from Jones, Glan Gwna sold to £1180.

21 month Lim bulling heifers from Jones, Tal y Cafn sold to £1240.

The next breeding sale is on August 11.

Dairy cattle (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

Crossbred in calf and bulling heifers forward met a pleasing trade considering the lack of grass.

In calf crossbred heifers to Friesian stock bulls due to calve March onwards sold to £550.

The next sale is on August 25.

A special entry already entered to include in-calf HF heifers.

Calves (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

A much younger selection of calves forward which met a pleasing trade.

Those better, shapier calves - no matter what the age - sold to a premium.

Top price went to Jarman, Gwern Hefin selling a Lim bull calf to £460.
Lim heifers to £385; AA heifers to £230; AA bulls to £300; Her heifers to £300; Her bulls to £300; HF bulls to £70.

Weanlings (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

Quality suckler bred types forward met a very firm trade. More are required.

Top price of £800 went to G L Jones, Gelligriafolen for an 8 month old Lim heifer.

Other prices:

11 month Lim heifers £785; 8 month Char bullock £760; 3 month Lim bullocks £585; 2 month Lim heifers £510.

More are required on a weekly basis.

Store ewes (auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

A brisk trade on all sponging ewes with plenty of buyers in attendance, even although there's a lack of grass.

Top price of £164 went to D S Faulkner for 2 tooth Texel ewes.

Texel full mouth-£143; Texel 2&3 year old-£142; Texel broken mouth-£116; Dorset-£125; Mule full mouth-£118; Lleyn full mouth-£152; Aberfield-£112.

Store lambs (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

A total of 383 store lambs forward, with trade a little more difficult to reflect the prime lamb trade during the week, but nevertheless there were buyers for all types.

Top price went to E A Sarmiento achieving £100 for crossbred ram lambs.
Suffolk to £77; Welsh to £56; Texel ram lambs to £92.

Breeding rams (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

Trade on fire from start to finish with a ring full of buyers from near and far, creating strong demand.

Quality rams forward met an overall average of £576.31.

Texel and Beltex shearling rams from D Faulkner sold for 1020gns, 950gns and 750gns (three times).


Ruthin primestock sale - July 26

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 1,751 prime lambs to £128 / 315.8ppk and 684 ewes to £164.

Prime lambs (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

A total of 1,751 lambs forward to an overall average of 241ppk.

Medium and heavy lambs returned the best averages at 244ppk, with standards at 236ppk or £86.95/head.

A two tier trade with the well fleshed lambs still commanding a premium.

Top priced:

Lights (31kg) £81 by F L Jones, Friars Park.

Standards (39kg) £121 by DGL Owens, Awelfryn.

Mediums (43kg) £122 by G M Thomas & Son, Cae March.

Heavies (50kg) £128 by Heaton Farms.

Overs (58kg) £128 by OL & SL Jones, Bron Parc.

Top priced per kilo:

Lights (31kg) 261.3ppk by F L Jones, Friars Park.

Standards (38kg) 315.8ppk by DGL Owens, Awelfryn.

Mediums (40kg) 295ppk by Kevin Williams, Bryn Golau.

Heavies (46kg) 265.2ppk by G W Jones, Nant Erw Haidd.

Overs (53kg) 239.6ppk by T E Salisbury, Chweffordd.

Lights to 261.3ppk, av 228.1ppk; Standards to 315.8ppk, av 236.3ppk;

Mediums to 295ppk, av 244.4ppk; Heavies to 265.2ppk, av 243.2ppk;

Overs to 239.6ppk, av 222.8ppk.

Overall average 241.7ppk; SQQ 241.8ppk.

Cull ewes (auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

Top prices for the ewes went to Plas Coch Farm at £164 for a Charollais ewe.

Top price ram went to B & H M Jones, Gwastadanas at £140 for a Romney ram.

Charollais to £164; Texel to £158; Beltex to £155; Black Welsh Mountain to £154; Lleyn to £144; Romney to £140; Hampshire to £138; Mule to £130; Halfbred to £127; Cheviot to £123; Southdown to £110; Crossbred to £108; Aberfield to £108; Welsh to £100.

Overall average £80.74.

Please keep numbers coming to satisfy strong demand every Tuesday and Friday.