Marts news from Whitland, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn and Crymych
4:27pm Friday 13th August 2010 in Marts
J. J. Morris reports: Another good entry of cattle was seen from herds under TB restrictions for the red Market. There was a good selection of underage fat cattle and cows sold to a good trade throughout.
Cull cows(27): Top prices per kilo: Charolais, 695kg, 121p, Thomas, Llechwedd; Simmental, 610kg, 108p, Lewis, Glanllynan; Limousin, 650kg, 107p, Evans & Son, Cefnsyllte.
Fat cattle (20): Steers overall average 126.78p/kg, heifers overall average 115.07p/kg.
Top prices per kilo: Charolais bull, 740kg, 135.50p, Thomas, Llechwedd; Limousin steer, 615kg, 134.50, Eynon, Brynawel; Limousin heifer, 570kg, 131.50p, Lewis, Glanllynan.
J. J. Morris reports: Quality in the store cattle section was very mixed, but barren cows again sold well, with many buyers not fulfilling their orders. Calves are still selling well, as are prime lambs and store lambs. Cull ewes met a strong and buoyant trade.
Store cattle (83) heifers: £715, Evans, Ty-Isaf, Cwmfelin Mynach; £625, £555, £540, Roberts, Llwyngwair Home Farm, Newport; £620, £555, Thomas, Parc Clement, Boncath.
Steers: £675, £645, Thomas, Parc Clement, Boncath; £670, Roberts, Llwyngwair Home Farm, Newport; £650, Hickin, Talarwen, Llangoedmor.
Barren cows (31): £805, £700, £670, Lewis, Tyriet, Ferwig; £735, Jones, Oernant, Cardigan; £730, £715, Jones, Nantymawr, Llangrannog.
Bull beef (2): £695, £640 (Friesian) Davies, Parcnest, Newcastle Emlyn.
Bulling heifers (7): £665, £660, Thomas, Gwarllwyn, Glandwr.
Calves (35) bulls: £258 (Belgian Blue) £172 (Welsh Black) £160 (Limousin) Morgan, Bremenda Ganol, Llanarthney; £240, £192, £190 (Belgian Blue) Fforest Farms (Pembs) Ltd, Newport; £240 (Simmental) £172 (Limousin) Jones, Rhydygofaint, Llanarth.
Heifers: £200, £198 (Belgian Blue) Jones, Penlan Fach, Ponthirwaun; £178 (Limousin) Evans, Trewreiddig Fach, Newport.
Prime lambs (589) overall average 160.8p/kg. Top prices: 173.7, 160.4, Williams, Gotrel, Ferwig; 172.3, 168.8, Parkes, Pengaer, Eglwyswrw; 170, 169.2, 166.5, 165.1, 161, Hopkins, Clyngwynne, Llanboidy.
Store lambs (71): £60.50, Evans, Ahlan, Poppit; £57, Evans, Cwmarch, Penparc; £55, Hopkins, Clyngwynne, Llanboidy.
Breeding ewes (9): £107, Jones, Gerallt, Capel Iwan.
Cull ewes (387): £117.50, £107, Davies, Brynawel, Brynhoffnant; £113, £98, James, Ciliau Hwnt, Blaencelyn; £110, £104, £95, Jones, Mynachlog Uchaf, Talgarreg.
Dai Lewis reports: A good entry in the store and weaned sections with a fast run from start to finish. Cow numbers also remained high, with a brisk trade on barrens.
Barrens (75) overall average £575.97. Top prices: £940, Jones, Blaenwaun Ganol, Llanwnnen, Lampeter; £885, Jones, Penpistyll, Bancyffordd, Llandysul; £850, Jones, Penrhyn, Aberaeron Weaned calves steers overall average £522. Leading prices: £700, £622, Evans, Tirgwyn, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul; £625, £590, Warner, Penygaer, Bwlchyllan, Lampeter; £590, Davies, Gellideg, Pencader, Carmarthen.
Heifers overall average £385. Top prices: £574, Thomas, Fynnonfair, Henllan, Llandysul; £540, £482, Francis, Pantyrhebog, Felindre, Llandysul; £420, Davies, Gellideg, Pencader Store cattle steers overall average £560. Leading prices: £878, £750, £710, Phillips, Pantgwyn Bach, Tegryn; £770, Howells, Lodge, Trelech, Carmarthen; £740, £672, Davies, Shidenin, Abernant, Carmarthen.
Heifers overall average £510. Leading prices: £618, £602, £590, Phillips, Pantgwyn Bach, Tegryn; £602, Smith, Dringo’r Bryn, Plwmp; £600, £598, Jones, Pantbach, Talgarreg.
J. J. Morris reports: A good entry of prime lambs with trade a little easier compared to last week. An improved entry of cull ewes and rams, with plenty of competition for all types. A small entry of cows.
Prime lambs (668): Overall average 157.25p/kg. Top prices: 33.5kg, Hughes & Butterfield, Gwaelod-Y-Garn, 199p; 41kg, James, 1 Green Park, 169p; 33kg, James, Tygwyn Farm, 167p.
Cull ewes and rams (334): Ewes overall average £60. Top prices: £98, Williams, Marchgwyn Uchaf; £97, James, Tygwyn Farm; £96, Morgan, Upper Bletherston.
Rams: £80, Thomas, Carregllys; £65, Jameson, Cilhir Isaf; £64, Phillips, Blaenanthir.
Fat heifer: 540kg, Charolais, from Vaughan, Home Farm, 117.50p/kg. Cull cows: 110p/kg, 620kg, Charolais, Vaughan, Home Farm; 98p/kg, 505kg, Hereford, Raymond, Swmbarch.
Calves: £250, Limousin heifer, Evans, Waterholmes Farm; £248, Welsh Black bull, Thomas, Little Pale; £225, Limousin bull, Reynolds, Sarland.
Dairy bred bulls: £40, MRI, Evans, Penrhiw Farm.
Dai Lewis reports: An increased number in all sections saw a marked improvement for all types, with demand outstripping supply. Culls still held at recent strong levels and overall prices were up substantially.
Lambs overall average 158.50/kg. Leading prices: 166, 163, Moore, 4 Gwili Terrace, Llanpumpsaint; 165, 160, Jones & Son, Nantypele, New Quay; 162, Davies Bros, Esgerddewydd, Pontsian.
Breeders/ewes: £70, Owens, Glanclettwr, Pontsian.
Cull ewes: £90, £70.50, J.G.Davies, Fron, Pontsian; £80, Davies, Plas Troedyraur, Beulah; £80, £70, Richards, Penybanc, Castle Morris.
Rams: £70, Jones, 4 Cilwendeg Lodge, Boncath.