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ABERYSTWYTH MARKET REPORT, ALED ELLIS & CO, JUNE 28 A SMALLER entry due to the good harvesting weather met with a tremendous trade for all types resulting in a total clearance.

The next sale will be held on July 21 and fortnightly thereafter.

Brokers/ killers (327) Maximum PS113.00 from Morgan, Alltgoch, talybont. Average PS59.48.

Killing Rams (5) Maximum PS115.00 from Lewis, Cefnllwydpiod. Average PS79.00.

Store Lambs (63) Maximum PS105.00 (new season) from Price, Llwyn, Cwmerfyn. Average PS74.33.

Wether Lambs (10) Maximum PS60.00 from Griffiths, Nanty, Llangurig. Average PS39.20.

Ewes & Lambs (8) Maximum PS161.00 from Jones, Pantycyfung Uchaf, Bwlchllan.

MONMOUTHSIRE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEERS, JUNE 27 Finished Lambs 954 lambs to a slightly keener demand as prices improved slightly on lighter lambs and those over 45kg, resulting in an SQQ of 205.45p/kg. 40-44kg weights again showing best return in pence per kilo.

Top-selling 225p/kg (PS91 40.5kg) from SE Gamble, 221p/kg (PS90.50 41kg) from HG Bendall and (PS92.80 42kg) from JV & RJ Williams, also 220p/kg (PS93.20 42kg) from B Tango.

Heavies to 219p/kg (PS100.80 46kg) from PC Jenkins. Top price per head at PS101.80 49kg from TW & BE Jones. 36kg weights to 216p/kg from TT & EJ Griffiths. 32kg to 209p/kg (PS67 32kg) from HJ Morris.

Smaller Welsh lambs to 203p/kg (PS59 29kg) from B Davies.

Please note all lambs must be tagged before they are brought into the market and completed movement licence must travel with the lambs/ewes for presentation on arrival.

Cull Sheep 755 Cull sheep sold to a fast trade and an improvement of PS8-PS10 on the week.

Suffolk X to PS113 from DA Evans & Partners and PS110 from PW Maddocks.

Not so much strength on offer today, and no best continentals. Best of the mules to PS87.50 from OJ & KE Harris, who also topped the hill-bred ewes at PS64 for Speckles.

A lot of hill-bred ewes on offer, the stronger end PS60-plus, plenty mid-PS50s. Only the plainest under PS35.

Rams to PS95 for Welsh/Cheviots from WTP & EA Rees.

Rearing Calves Reduced numbers, with just 39 forward, but a good-quality entry saw trade maintained at recent levels.

The day's top price of PS405 was achieved twice for Penylan Farms Ltd once for a Blue Bull and once for a similar heifer. Whilst these calves were over two months old, a lovely run of one-month-old Blues from VJ Thomas & Son sold well, with the bulls PS290-PS325 and heifers PS215-PS270.

A handful of native breeds led by a Hereford X Shorthorn heifer from DW & GL Charles at PS260 and an Angus heifer from Penylan Farms Ltd at PS210.

The strongest dairy bulls are ever dearer at PS130 to PS158, the top price obtained for DG & GN Watts second quality PS80 to PS95.

Breeding Cattle A useful entry of 14 cows and calves which sold to a top of PS1,520 twice for five-year-old Stabiliser cows with two/three-month-old steer calves from GO & L Williams, Talybont on Usk. Others in the same consignment sold at PS1,420, PS1,370 and PS1,350.

Belted Galloway cows with Saler X calves from RJ Parsons, Abergavenny, sold to PS990 (83 months with two-month-old heifer calf ).

Stirks/Young Stores 56 forward to meet a slower trade than of late, top-selling of PS680 for a 10-month-old Charolais Steer from Messrs Griffiths Bros, Senghenydd, and at the same money six Limousin X steers from G Whittington, Trellech Grange.

B Johnson sold to PS660 and R Edwards & Partners to PS630 (Hereford 11/13 months).

Heifers also topped at PS680, from JG Thomas, selling Angus X, 12 months old, J & ME Price, Craswall, sold Angus X 13 months at PS600 and 11/12 months Charolais at PS610.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 3, 2018
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