OSWESTRY LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS. MARKET REPORT.22:11:17.
A good day at the office to report at Oswestry Livestock Auctions today with again just short of 4000 head of quality stock on the move between 230 clients. Sheep much improved all around and quality cattle in all sections to a premium with customers for everything. Once again with a 1/3 of our Lamb entry being welsh (and great to see them) how good to report an average of 161p/kg all in.
FAT CATTLE: (37)
A good show of mainly meated cattle sold well and some lovely butchers heifers on show. Top slots hit 258p/kg for Heifers, 217p/kg for Steers and 194p/kg for Bulls. Highest price in the lump was £1386 for a Heifer. Bottom book of 112p for a small lean friesian steer. An overall market average of 198p/kg 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 (7) Overall Average 171p.
Medium Bulls (1) Selling to 154p (£723/head) from C Brook Brookstone Farm
Heavy Bulls (6) Average 173p (£1050/head) Selling to 194p from A M Jones Middle Farm
Steers (6) Overall Average 188p.
Medium Steers (1) Selling to 112p (£425/head) from B P Lewis & Son Pentre Farm
Heavy Steers (5) Average 197p (£1265/head) Selling to 217p from F W Humphreys Brook House
Heifers (24) Overall Average 209.5p
Medium Heifers (6) Average 217p (£990/head) Selling to 228p from W Hughes & Son Waen Farm
Heavy Heifers (18) Average 207.5p (£1140/head) Selling to 258p from A M Jones Middle Farm
We need many more handyweight meated cattle in the run up to Xmas to satisfy increased demand. Thank you for your support.
FAT LAMBS: (3321)
Lights average 145.5p/kg to 165p/kg from J H Williams Fron.
Standards average 162p/kg to 181p/kg from D I Matthews Waen.
Mediums average 165p/kg to 186p/kg from M J Tomlins Wigmore Lane.
Heavy’s average 163.5p/kg to 182p/kg from D I Matthews Waen.
Others average 151.5p/kg to 160p/kg from B T Jones & S J Ingram Plas Onn.
Overall average 161p/kg.
FAT EWES: (505)
A much smaller show of ewes but a bit more trade around with the overall average back up to £41. Top price was £120 going to a Charrolais ewe from G R Moseley & Son, Knockin. 31 Rams on show averaged £81 with a top price of £134 for a tup from R W Morton, Rhydtalog.
Please Note : All sheep entering the Market must be tagged.
A much improved quality entry and with several fresh buyers present a sharper trade generally. Best continentals more keenly contested with males to £345 and Females to £322 and friesians to £152. Leading prices: British Blue Bulls to £345 from Messrs Owen Tanycoed £310 from Messrs Foulkes Maesteg £275 from Messrs Davies Lower Fawnog. Saler Bulls to £305 from Messrs Jones Lythwell. Hereford Bulls to £280 from Messrs Lewis Crumpwell. Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £270 from Messrs Ede Willow Farm. Charolais Heifers to £322 from Messrs Pryce Coedmawr. British Blue Heifers to £292 & £290 from Messrs Davies Lower Fawnog. Saler Heifers to £232 from Messrs Jones Lythwell. Aberdeen Angus Heifers to £190 (twice) from Messrs Ede Willow Farm. Friesian Bulls to £152 from Messrs Gilman Birch Hall £55 from Messrs Francis New Barns Farm £48 from Messrs Buckley Cefn Isaf.
STORE CATTLE: (69)
Fewer cattle around but still plenty of buyers helping to create a tidy trade. Top price was £1190 (202p/kg) paid for 2 Charolais x steers aged 20 months sold by R L Edwards, Llansantffraid.
39 steers averaged £833 (201p/kg) & 26 heifers averaged £793 (179p/kg) with notable prices including:
£880 (242p/kg) & £880 (229p/kg) paid for British Blue x steers aged 14-15 months sold by R E Hughes, Penybontfawr.
£600 (231p/kg) paid for a Charolais x steer aged 14 months sold by I G Gregory, Nantmawr.
£860 (218p/kg) paid for a Limousin x heifer aged 14 months sold by J E Rogers, Old Racecourse.
£935 (206p/kg) & £905 (208p/kg) paid for Limousin x heifers aged 13-14 months sold by R E Astley,
Llanerfyl. Entries are invited for our next sales to be held on the 6th & 20th December.
U72 & CULL COWS: (19)
Our usual entry of 19 OTM cattle with an overall average of 133.32p/kg, can’t be bad!! Heifers to 213p/kg Steers to 175p/kg and Cows to 108p/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