OSWESTRY LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS. MARKET REPORT.08:01:20.
FAT CATTLE: (24)
A good start to the new year with dare I say it a firmer trade. Top slots hit 243p for Heifers 190p for Steers. Highest in the lump was £1330 for a Steer. Bottom book of 120p for a plain light Friesian heifer. An overall market average of 190p was achieved. Please ensure all cattle are clean and double tagged when offered for sale.
Steers (6) Overall Average 180p.
Medium Steers (1) Selling to 179p (£945/head) from G Deakins Lower Ffinant
Heavy Steers (5) Average 181.5p (£1165/head) Selling to 190p from J P Evans & Son Lower Eyton Farm
Heifers (18) Overall Average 196p
Light Heifers (2) Average 179.5p (£750/head) Selling to 231p from W Hughes & Son Waen Farm
Medium Heifers (3) Average 192p (£860/head) Selling to 229p from W Hughes & Son Waen Farm
Heavy Heifers (13) Average 199p (£1095/head) Selling to 243p from T E & F M Edwards Penybryniau
A pleasing trade with smart, shapey, meated butcher’s heifers selling to a premium. Thank you for your continued support.
FAT HOGGETS: (2370)
Superlights average 156p/kg to 200p/kg from A T Jones Brynderwen
Lights average 192.5p/kg to 228p/kg from B T Jones & S Ingram Plas Onn
Standards average 204p/kg to 227p/kg from E J Morris & Son Coedclawdd
Mediums average 203.5p/kg to 236p/kg from M & S Jones Lower Forest Farm
Heavy’s average 201.5p/kg to 218p/kg from W E Owen Garth Issa
Others average 191.5p/kg to 207p/kg from M & S Jones Lower Forest Farm
Overall average 201p/kg.
FAT EWES: (410)
A small entry reflecting the reduction in numbers forward across the country. Demand still keen with an overall average of £61 and plenty of Welsh ewes in excess of £50. Top price of the day was £150 going to 4 cracking Texel ewes from R M & G Hughes, Trefonen. 18 Rams averaged £69 with a top price of £97 for a tup from Thomas Bros, Rhiwlas.
Please Note : All sheep entering the Market must be tagged.
CALVES & WEANLINGS: (49)
Quite a variable selection for the first sale in the new year with keen competition for best continental males & females. Smaller sorts remain more difficult to sell. Leading prices: Limousin Bulls to £318 from Messrs Jones Ladyhill, £310 & £308 from Messrs Owen Bonciau, £300 from Messrs Rees Highfields Farm, £295 from Messrs Jerman Coedmawr. British Blue Bulls to £312 & £310 from Messrs Jerman Coedmawr, £265 from Messrs Lewis Crumpwell, £250 from Messrs Whittall Lower Maen. Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £322 from Messrs Rees Highfields Farm. British Blue Heifers to £262, £235 & £230 from Messrs Lewis Crumpwell, £250 from Messrs Foulkes Maesteg, £238 from Messrs Jerman Coedmawr. Limousin Heifers to £255 from Messrs Jones Ladyhill. Friesian Bulls to £101 from Messrs Foulkes Maesteg.
WEANLINGS: Simmental Bulls (4mo) to £450 from Messrs Evans Pendugwn.
STORE CATTLE: (91)
A buoyant trade for the first sale of 2020 with good demand for both suckler and dairy bred stores.
Top price of the day was £1165 (200p/kg) paid for 3 Charolais heifers aged 20-22 months sold by C Jones & Son, Dolanog.
66 steers averaged £834 (182p/kg) & 25 heifers averaged £827 (186p/kg) with notable prices including:
£750 (211p/kg), £700 (207p/kg), £690 (242p/kg), £650 (241p/kg) & £660 (211p/kg) paid for Limousin & British Blue steers aged 8-15 months and £620 (203p/kg) & £590 (227p/kg) paid for Charolais & Limousin heifers aged 9-10 months all sold by H E & M L Evans, Rhydycroesau.
£1080 (220p/kg) & £1070 (223p/kg) paid for British Blue & Limousin steers aged 20 months sold by P L Harrison, Tregynon.
£1090 (206p/kg), £1015 (207p/kg) & £955 (212p/kg) paid for British Blue steers aged 13-17 months and £1060 (219p/kg) paid for Blue heifers aged 20 months sold by H M Owen, Penybontfawr.
Entries are invited for our next sale to be held on the 22nd January.
U72 & CULL COWS: (8)
Friesian to 124p/kg average 100p/kg
Hereford to 116p/kg
Charolais to 115p/kg
8 Cattle average 104p/kg.
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