Marts news from Whitland, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn and Crymych
6:38pm Monday 5th July 2010 in Marts
J. J. Morris reports: A smaller entry of store cattle sold to a steady trade.
Grazing cows: Overall average 104.39p/kg. Top prices: Limousin, 590kg, 136p, Phillips, Cartrefle; Holstein Friesian, 785kg, 108p, Phillips, Cartrefle; Hereford, 560kg, 101p, Jones, Court House.
Store cattle (164): Heifers (71) overall average £574. Top prices: Simmental, £880, Beynon, Gwalyrhwch; Belgian Blue, £840, Phillips, Tregwilym Isaf; Simmental, £815, Phillips, Moor Farm.
Bulls (6) overall average £431. Top prices: Limousin, £645, Evans, Ty Isaf; Belgian Blue, £565, Jenkins, Woodpark; Holstein Friesian, £390, Jenkins, Woodpark.
Steers (87) overall average £550. Top prices: Belgian Blue, £865, Beynon, Gwalyrhwch; Charolais, £805, Phillips, Tregwilym Isaf; Simmental, £790, Beynon, Gwalyrhwch.
Suckler cows: £1,100, Simmental, Davies, Gilfach-Y-Gweision; £1,000, Limousin, Phillips, Cartrefle; £940, Limousin, Morris & Sons, Brynawel.
In-calf cows: £860, Limousin, James, Upper Porthmawr; £830, Limousin from Phillips, Cartrefle; £760, Hereford heifer from Williams, Tregwynt Farm.
J. J. Morris reports: A good turnout of stock. The barren cow section, once again, produced a strong trade, but quality in the store cattle section was very mixed. Prime lambs were easier than the previous week, but still sold well and cull ewes met a stronger trade.
Barren cows/overage (53): £1,060 £930, £845, £795, Davies, Pontgarreg, Penrherber; £945, £740, Jones, Nantymawr, Llangrannog; £880, James, Ciliau Hwnt, Blaencelyn.
Store cattle/weaned calves (86): £755, £625, £575, Morris, Tyriet, Pontfaen; £735, £670, £615, Davies, Treicert, Nevern; £670, Jenkins, Waunlle, Brynhoffnant.
Cows and calves (9): £920, £880, £820, £795, £740, James, Penfeidr, Ferwig.
In-calvers (9): £1,080, £950, Thomas, Pantdwfn, Tegryn; £930, £810, £800, £730, £710, James, Penfeidr, Ferwig.
Calves (46): £220, £170, £140 (Limousin) Jenkins, Trefach, Pontfaen; £228 (Limousin) Williams, Fagwrgoch, Rosebush; £218 (Limousin) Davies, Penrhiwlas, Llanarth.
Prime lambs (618) overall average 163.1p. Top prices: 172.8, Williams, Parcyperson, Llwyndrain; 170.6, 160.9, Thomas, Parc Clement, Boncath; 170, 166.6, 163.8, Davies, Rhandir, Tremain.
Cull ewes (289): £91, £88, Salmon, 27 Bryn-y-Derwydd, Trefin; £84, £82, Evans, Penrallt, Llantood; £81, Williams, Parcyperson, Llwyndrain.
Dai Lewis reports: Another good entry in all sections (304). A larger number of barrens, considering the time of year, which saw a strong trade throughout. Stock bulls, culls and calves sold to a good run, as did stores and weaned calves.
Barrens (99) overall average £638.20. Leading prices: £1,020, £750, £610, Davies, Penronw, Llanpumpsaint, Carmarthen; £948, £680, £660, £625, Evans, Maeniwan, Bryniwan, Cynwyl Elfed; £945, Jones, Talardeg, Maenygroes, New Quay.
Cull bulls: £1,325, Thomas, Nantycrou, Ferwig; £875, Brace, Rhiwlas, Trimsaran, Kidwelly.
Overage heifer: £660, Davies, Gilfachygweision, Trelech, Carmarthen.
Overage steer: £580, Rayner, Penwenallt, Cwmcou, Newcastle Emlyn.
Stock bull: £1,600, Limousin, Jenkins, Cathal, Cwrtnewydd, Llanybydder.
Cow and calf: £900, Thomas, Llynddwr, Horeb Road, Llandysul Weaned calves: Bull: £420, Gutteridge, Blaenrogof, Bancyffordd, Llandysul.
Steers overall average £484.32. Leading prices: £645, £615, £600, Davies, Gilfachgweision, Trelech; £640, £615, £570, £555, £550, Davies, Blaenpant North Lodge, Ponthirwaun, Cardigan; £615, £605, Thomas, Llynddwr, Horeb Road, Llandysul.
Heifers overall average £425.45. Top prices: £482, £412, £398, Davies, Blaenantrhys, Bancyffordd; £472, Griffiths, Gelligynnar Isaf, Felindre, Llandysul; £442, Humphries, Brownhill Farm, Synod Inn, New Quay.
Store cattle steers overall average £612.32. Top prices: £820, Davies, Blaenantrhys, Bancyffordd; 3790, £608, £560, £532, £530, Davies, Parcau, Cwmcou, Newcastle Emlyn; £702, £590, Davies, Gilfachgweision, Trelech.
Heifers overall average £561.29. Leading prices: £665, £585, £580, £565, Davies, Blaenantrhys, Bancyffordd; £645, Rayner, Penwenallt, Cwmcou; £568, £450, Owen, 22 Crugyn Dimai, Rhydyfelin, Aberystwyth.
J. J. Morris reports: A reduced entry of lambs and cull ewes and rams. An improved entry of cull cows and bulls.
Prime lambs (445): Overall average 163.37p/kg. Top prices: 41.5kg, Monahan, Stember Farm House, 176p; 43kg, Morris, Kingston Farm, 173p; 42kg, Davies, Maesyrhedydd, 171p.
Cull ewes and rams (191): Ewes overall average of £55. Top prices: £84, Davies, South Hill; £82, Morris, Yr Ostrey; £80, Phillips, Windsor Farm.
Rams: £76, Vaughan, Llysyrawel; £74, Mathias, Middle Hoaten; £70, Thomas, Tynewydd Farm.
Wethers: £52, Thomas, Tynewydd Farm.
Hoggets: £55, £48, £45, Thomas, Tynewydd Farm.
Cull cows and bulls (15): Overall average 88.66p/kg. Top prices: Belgian Blue bull, 740kg, 114p, Evans, Coed Howell; Limousin, 830kg, 105p, Harries, Pantyffynnon; Belgian Blue, 650kg, 102p Nicholas, Dynaston.
Calves: £165, Limousin heifer, Evans, Waterholmes Farm.
Dai Lewis Auctioneers reports: A larger entry, especially of lambs, which saw a brisker trade. Stores and culls sold to a brisk run.
Lambs overall average 175.2/kg. Leading prices: 185, Jones, Penrheol, Cwmsychbant, Llanybydder; 180, 179, 178, 175, 171, Evans, Gorwel, Bryngwyn, Newcastle Emlyn; 180, 179, Evans, Ffrwd, Llanwnen, Lampeter.
Store lambs overall average £47.83. Leading prices: £50.50, Evans, Gorwel, Bryngwyn; £47, Lewis, Morfa Uchaf, Newport; £46.50, Howells Lodge, Trelech Hoggets overall average 95.6p/kg. Top: 111, Barber, Pantglas, Rhos, Llandysul.
Cull ram: £58, Turnock, Glyncoch Uchaf, Bancyffordd, Llandysul.
Cull ewes overall average £60.75. Top prices: £82, Wells, Glaneri, Ferwig, Cardigan; £80.50, £61.50, £60.50, Davies, Gilfachgweision, Trelech, Carmarthen; £66.50, £55, Jones, Fronheulog, Llanpumpsaint, Carmarthen.