OSWESTRY LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS. MARKET REPORT.15:11:17.
Hello from what turned out to be a busy Oswestry Livestock Auctions with 4914 head of stock presented for sale by just under 200 of our local customers. The Lamb average seemed sticky but when you look at around 1000 light welsh lambs and towards 1000 welsh x mule heavier lambs our average of 158.5p/kg doesn’t appear too bad at all. Ewes a steady trade, premium on heavier types, calf trade tidy and all fat cattle in firm demand. Note our sale of In lamb ewes on Wednesday 6th December along with our Christmas Fat Stock Sale.
FAT CATTLE: (29)
A low turn out in terms of numbers but nevertheless still a good firm trade on all types. Top slots hit 249p for Heifers, 181p for Steers and 170p for Bulls. Highest price in the lump was £1282.00 for a Heifer, bottom book of 115p for a Friesian Bull. An overall market average of 196p was achieved. If you have cattle to sell please contact the Auctioneer Jonathan Evans on 07971 002650 or the Market office.
Young Bulls (6) Overall Average 157.5p.
Light Bulls (1) Selling to 115p (£488/head) from Lewis Bros Green Hall
Medium Bulls (2) Average 161.5p (£798/head) Selling to 163p from Lewis Bros Green Hall
Heavy Bulls (3) Average 165p (£1065/head) Selling to 170p from J G Clay Cross Lanes Farm
Steers (2) Overall Average 180.5p.
Medium Steers (1) Selling to 181p (£1004/head) from H Pickstock Celyn
Heavy Steers (1) Selling to 180p (£1062/head) from H Pickstock Celyn
Heifers (21) Overall Average 209p
Medium Heifers (2) Average 234p (£1105/head) Selling to 236p from S M Rowlands Dolwen
Heavy Heifers (19) Average 206.5p (£1128/head) Selling to 249p from W Hughes & Son Waen
A pleasing trade but more butchers heifers required in the run up to xmas to satisfy increasing demand
FAT LAMBS: (3737)
Lights average 139p/kg to 191p/kg from R O Thomas Bryncoch
Standards average 159.5p/kg to 197p/kg from H E & M L Evans Cynynnion Fawr
Mediums average 166p/kg to 185p/kg from L A Morris Pantymaen
Heavy’s average 159.5p/kg to 183p/kg from D Manford Villa
Others average 148.5p/kg to 158p/kg from P I Edwards Kilhendre
Overall average 158.5p/kg
FAT EWES: (955)
An increase in numbers which had been seen in other centres meant the trade flattened off a bit especially for the plainer ewes as a lot of grazing buyers fill their orders. Overall average back to £32 with a top price of £98 for ewes from G R Moseley & Son, Knockin. 30 tups averaged £67 with a top price of £120 for rams from E J Jackson, St Martins.
Please Note : All sheep entering the Market must be tagged.
Pleasing to see more forward this week although quality in short supply. A good selection of british friesian bulls but continentals rather disappointing, improved demand for all sorts except the very poorest with friesians topping at £142 and continental Heifers at £300, vendors are required to present their calves at their best in order to obtain optimum prices. Limousin Bulls to £290 & £270 from Messrs Andrew Neuadd Uchaf £245 from Messrs Jones Ladyhill. British Blue Bulls to £295 & £265 from Messrs James Church Farm. Charolais Bulls to £276 from Messrs Andrew Neuadd Uchaf. Hereford Bulls to £265 from Messrs Lewis Crumpwell. Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £258 from Messrs Ede Willow Farm. British Blue Heifers to £300 from Messrs James Church Farm. Charolais Heifers to £248 (twice) from Messrs Andrew Neuadd Uchaf. Hereford Heifers to £202 from Messrs Evans Glaniwrch. Friesian Bulls to £142 from Messrs Lewis Pentre Farm £140 & £130 from Messrs Foulkes Maesteg £68 from Messrs Gilman Birch Hall
U72 & CULL COWS: (18)
After they were keenly contested for by our weekly buyers, Beef Cows to 145p/kg Dairy Cows to 115p/kg Heifers to 165p/kg and Steers to 165p/kg with an overall average of 116.77p/kg
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