Welshpool livestock market’s primestock sale on Monday (6 July) had an “exceptionally large” entry of cull sheep and another decent entry of spring lambs.
The 4229 lambs averaged 145p/kg, which was 5p/kg down on last week and 50p/kg below a month ago. Prices topped 165p/kg for medium-weight lambs from EA Marston, New House. Light lambs averaged 143p/kg, while heavies averaged 139.7p/kg.
Of the 3316 cull sheep, the ewes averaged £38.32 a head – £2 above last week – and the rams averaged £49 a head, almost £6 up. Prices topped £90 a head for ewes while the top price cull ram fetched £84 a head.
Of the 46 over-30-month cattle sold on Monday, the cows averaged almost 96p/kg, while bulls did 110p/kg and steers 137p/kg.