OSWESTRY LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS. MARKET REPORT.14:02:18.
Good morning and welcome to Oswestry Livestock Auctions on what turned out to be a cracking day for all involved, quite possibly one of the biggest show of sheep in any UK Livestock Auction this week and a firm trade to match, quality and heavier hoggs to a premium and lighter sorts maintaining, nice to see some couples in with more promised for next week. Nice entries of Store Cattle coming forward for next week as well.
FAT CATTLE: (38)
An absolute outstanding show of prime cattle in front of us today with run after run of quality heifers. Top slots hit 251p for Heifers, 198p for Steers and 175p for a Bull. Highest price in the lump was £1445 for a Heifer. Bottom book of 155p for a light heifer, an overall market average of 217p was achieved. If you have cattle to sell please contact the Auctioneer Jonathan Evans on 07971 002650 or the Market office. Make sure all cattle are clean and double tagged when offered for sale.
Young Bulls (1)
Heavy Bulls (1) Selling to 175p (£1093/head) from G W & C Jones The Chalet
Steers (4) Overall Average 190p.
Medium Steers (1) Selling to 190p (£788/head) from H & D Jones Waverley
Heavy Steers (3) Average 190p (£1330/head) Selling to 198p from J P Evans & Son Lower Eyton Farm
Heifers (33) Overall Average 222.5p
Medium Heifers (4) Average 192.5p (£865/head) Selling to 220p from D I Jones & Partners Highfields
Heavy Heifers (29) Average 226p (£1235/head) Selling to 251p from H & E Powell Llwyngwilym
A Very pleasing trade on all sorts especially the smart butchers heifers. Thank you for your continued support.
FAT HOGGETS: (3636)
Once again a fantastic show of hoggs containing a large number of native and hill breeds meeting tremendous demand but defying the overall market average to reach the heights of other centres. Medium and heavy weight lambs looking particularly well sold averaging 215p/kg with lighter and standard weight lambs maintaining their values.
Superlights average 109.5p/kg to 113p/kg from J T Davies & Co Fron Ucha
Lights average 165p/kg to 197p/kg from T A Morris & Son Pantymaen
Standards average 194p/kg to 225p/kg from Jones Bros Rhiwaedog
Mediums average 215.5p/kg to 234p/kg from G R Moseley & Son Dairy Barn
Heavy’s average 211.5p/kg to 228p/kg from G R Moseley & Son Dairy Barn
Others average 198p/kg to 208p/kg from E D & H L Morris & Son Maes
Overall average 198p/kg.
FAT EWES: (1088)
The best show of ewes for some time with a good trade for stronger ewes but not quite reaching the heights of recent weeks for smaller Welsh ewes. Overall average £44 with a top price of £120 for a pen of Charolais ewes from R S & J A Gregory, Harmer Hill. 40 tups averaged £55 with a top price of £90 for a ram from H W & D A Davies, Penybontfawr.
Ceva will be providing free blood testing of Barren Ewes for infectious abortion on:-
Wed 21st Feb – with Shropshire Farm Vets
Wed 7th March – with Park Issa Vets
Please Note : All sheep entering the Market must be tagged.
Numbers very similar with few best sorts forward. Nonetheless a good all round trade with best friesians to £185, continental males to £356 and females to £310. Leading prices: Charolais Bulls to £356 from Messrs Jones Maesterran £310 from Messrs Pryce Coedmawr £280 from Messrs Andrew Neuadd Uchaf. British Blue Bulls to £338 from Messrs Lewis Caenymynydd. British Blue Heifers to £310 from Messrs Griffiths Ashcroft. Limousin Bulls to £255 from Messrs Jones Fron Farm. Limousin Heifers to £220 from Messrs Jones Fron Farm. Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £222 & £200 from Messrs Ede Willow Farm £198 from Messrs Charmley Varchoel Hall £190 from Messrs Johnson Pengwern Hall. Hereford Heifers to £195 & £180 from Messrs Williams Nil Green. Friesian Bulls to £185 from Messrs Gilman Birch Hall. Limousin x Steer 7mo to £370 from Messrs Watkin Tynybwlch. Sale of weanlings Wednesday 28th February 2018.
U72 & CULL COWS: (9)
Only 9 but still maintaining a cracking trade, overall average 118.93p/kg all in.
If any vendor has changed their Farm Assured details please could you notify the market office 01691 653547 so our data base can be updated many thanks.
Oswestry Livestock Auctions
New Smithfield, Shrewsbury Rd,
Oswestry SY11 4QA