Ruthin primestock sale - February 21

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 2,835 prime hoggets to £141 / 320.5ppk and 348 ewes to £170.

Prime hoggets (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

A very good show of 2,824 hoggs forward on the day with a little bit more resistance in the trade.

All weight categories were slightly less money on the week.

Vendors of root lambs starting to market as it seems that the store hoggs have benefited from the recent spell of good weather.

Top priced:

Lights (31kg) £75 by G W Pierce, Plas Dolben.

Standards (37.5kg) £114 by J D Pierce, Bryn Deunudd.

Mediums (44kg) £141 by D Ll Jones, 57 Mwrog Street.

Heavies (50kg) £130 by G W Jones, Nant Erw Haidd.

Overs (67kg) £134 by E W Roberts, Fferm Ty Cerrig.

Top priced per kilo:

Lights (28.5kg) 249.1ppk by C & S Davies, Egryn.

Standards (37.5kg) 304ppk by D Pierce, Bryn Deunudd.

Mediums (44kg) 320.5ppk by D Ll Jones, 57 Mwrog Street.

Heavies (50kg) 260pk by G W Jones, Nant Erw Haidd.

Overs (53.5kg) 229.9ppk by M Evans, Tan y Garth.

Lights to 249.1ppk, av 211ppk; Standards to 304ppk, av 226.2ppk; Mediums to 320.5ppk, av 234.3ppk; Heavies to 260ppk, av 228.8ppk; Overs to 229.9ppk, av 208.9ppk.

Average 229.7ppk; SQQ: 230.9ppk.

Cull ewes (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

Bigger ewes were still in demand.

Top price of £170 went to J Hughes, Talysarn Farm for a Texel ram.
Beltex ewes to £150; Texel ewes to £150; Chev ewes to £120; Crossbred ewes to £186; Suffolk ewes to £100; Mule ewes to £92; Talybont ewes to £87; Lleyn ewes to £87; Aberfield ewes to £70; Welsh ram to £60; Welsh ewes to £52; Beulah rams to £30.

Overall average £68.75.

Keep numbers coming to satisfy the strong demand every Tuesday and Friday.

READ MORE: Last week's prices at Ruthin


Ruthin primestock sale - February 17

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports sales of 1,420 prime hoggets to £130 / 260ppk and 519 ewes to £120.

Prime hoggets (auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

A big Friday entry of what had been a slipping trade during the week.

On a positive note, demand is there but a slight adjustment in price.

No change if not a bit sharper at the lighter end with 422 super lights and lights forward in the entry.

A total of 550 standards at 220ppk, with only 192 mediums in the entry at 230ppk.

A shedful of Welsh lambs on offer with well finished lambs well sold on the day.

The average weight was 35.3kg, with the SQQ at 222.8p/kg.

Top priced:

70kg at £130 by M Morris, Rhydwen.

54kg at £125 by J E Jones & Co, Caer Gai.

54kg at £121 by G L Jones, Gwern Nannau.

61kg at £120 by H E Morris, Cader.

Top priced per kilo:

40kg at 260ppk by D S Faulkner, Penlan.

41kg at 256.1ppk by W A Jones, Bryn Bod.

43kg at 251.2ppk by G L Jones, Gwern Nannau.

39kg at 250ppk by W A Jones, Bryn Bod.

Super lights to 208.3ppk, av 197ppk; Lights to 234.4ppk, av 216.1ppk; Standards to 250ppk, av 220.7ppk; Mediums to 260ppk, av 231.3ppk; Heavies to 247.4ppk, av 224.5ppk; Overs to 231.5ppk, av 220.6ppk.

Cull Ewes (auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

Top priced ewes went to G L Jones, Gwern Nannau, at £120 for a Texel ram.

Chev rams to £110; Texel ewes to £102; Char rams to £90; Halfbred ewes to £85; Crossbred rams to £84; Mule ewes to £80; Beltex rams to £80; Welsh rams to £60; Talybont ewes to £57; Welsh ewes to £47.
Overall average £44.49.


Ruthin store and breeding stock sale - February 16

RUTHIN Farmers' Auction reports the sales of 50 OTMs to £1,900.80p / 253ppk; 133 heifers to £1,670; 98 steers to £1,960; 104 stirks to £1,310; 41 calves to £430; 433 store lambs to £90; 227 breeding ewes to £150; 61 ewe & lamb couples to £295 and three pet lambs to £46.

Store cattle (auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

The trade certainly invited numbers with another big February show of 385 store cattle on the day.

The trade certainly needed to be seen to be believed!

A total of 133 heifers forward with an overall average of £1,070.98.

Top price of £1,670 went to T & I Ponsonby, Bodsuran, selling a 12 month Char.


23 month Lim £1,640; 19 month Lim £1,550; 26 month AA £1,540; 21 month Limn £1,530; 17 month Lim £1,490; 20 month Lim £1,470; 18 month Lim £1,460; 22 month Saler x £1,460; 20 month Char £1,400.

A total of 98 steers forward with an overall average of £1,402.35!

Top price of £1,960, twice, went to W Owen & Partners, Accre Hall selling a 21 month Lim with others in his consignment ranging from £1,700 to £1,880.


20 month Lim £1,885; 23 month Lim £1,870; 22 month Lim £1,830; 15 month Lim £1,670; 16 month Lim £1,600; 20 month Char £1,575; 23 month AA £1,560.

Trade once again exceeded expectations, contact the auction with any entries.

Barren cattle (auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

A big show of 50 barren cows forward with the trade as buoyant as ever.

A top price, for an 81 month Hereford weighing 1,080kg, of £1,900.80p went to Sion Roberts, Porth y Post.

Top price per kilo went to RL & G Davies, Bwlch Grianog, at 253ppk for a 97 month Lim weighing 635kg.

97 month Lim - 635kg - 253ppk; 40 month Char - 600kg - 248ppk; 44 month Lim - 695kg - 240ppk; 28 month Lim - 600kg - 236ppk; 177 month Lim - 555kg - 236ppk; 57 month Lim - 635kg - 236ppk; 42 month Lim - 500kg - 232ppk; 43 month Lim - 470kg - 232ppk; 43 month Lim - 495kg - 231ppk; 42 month Lim - 520kg - 231ppk; 149 month Lim - 670kg  227ppk; 183 month Lim - 570kg - 226ppk; 120 month Lim - 700kg - 225ppk; 44 month Saler - 700kg - 223ppk; 118 month Lim - 685kg - 216ppk; 58 month AA - 570kg - 216ppk.

Overall average: 194.1ppk / £1,178.81.

Calves (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

As the weather continued to shine, so did the calf trade.

More calves required to meet the current buoyant trade.

Top price went to R D Jones & Co, Talycafn Uchaf, selling a BB bull calf to £430.


BBX heifer to £380; Lim bull calf to £325; Lim heifer calf to £265; AAX bull calf to £250; AA heifer calf to £170.

Weanlings (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

A full house with once again and an impressive trade.

Top price went to G M Roberts & Son, Bryn Eryr, selling a 9 month old Char bullock for £1,310 and topping the heifers with a 10 month Lim selling for £1,115.


Lim 10 month old bullock to £1,295; Lim 8 month old bullock to £1,290; Charolais 10 month old heifer to £1,080; AA 9 month old bullock to £1,020; BRB 14 month old bullock to £850; AAX 9 month old heifer £930.

Dairy bred:

BB 5month old bullock £535; Lim 5month old bullock £575; Lim 5month old heifers £445; Lim 4month old bulls £550; Lim 16months old heifers £825; BB 11month old bullocks £850; BF 9month old bulls £255.

Store lambs (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

A tally of 433 store lambs forward on the day to a top price of £90 to RG & ME Davies, Pen y Bwlch for Lleyn ram lambs.

A brisker trade with numbers getting less everywhere.

Leading prices:

Lleyn rams to £90; Beltex rams to £87; Texel rams to £86; Mule rams to £86; Welsh rams to £58; Beltex ewes to £86; Texel ewes to £81; Welsh ewes to £80.

Overall average £58.18.

Ewe & lamb couples (auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

Twins: Crossbred to £295; Suffolk to £285; Charollais to £285; Lleyn to £228; Mule to £165

Overall average £228.72 / £76.24 a life.


Crossbred to £222; Texel to £220; Suffolk to £220; Mule to £160.

Overall average £203.55 / £101.77 a life.

Twins and singles overall average £216.75.

In lamb ewes (auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

Mule 2T to £150; Lleyn 2T to £135; Halfbred FM to £115; Texel 4T to £106; Speckled 2/4years to £80; Romney 2T to £80; Welsh FM to £56.

Overall average £84.44.