February 21st

J. J. Morris reports: A moderate entry of grazing cows sold to a good trade throughout, as did store cattle ewes and lambs, and in-lamb ewes.

Grazing cows overall average 101.11p/kg. Top prices: 140p, Evans, 3 Heol Gwendraeth; 136p, Evans, Parc-Y-Wern; 112p, Hall, Brynbank.

Overage heifers: 134p, James, Cilhengroes; 130p, Watkins Partnership, Plasparcau. Steers: £530, Jones, Clai Mawr Farm.

Store cattle: Heifers (153) overall average £559. Top prices: £820, Absalom, Bush Farm; £800, Hall, Brynbank; £755, Nicholas, Pleasant View.

Steers (192) overall average £692. Leading prices: £1,050, Thomas, Iveston; £1,050, Thomas, Maesllyn; £1,010, Lewis, Panteinon.

Bulls (15) overall average £463. Top prices: £835, Evans, Coed Howell; £505, Jones, Penclippin; £470, Davies, Tyllwyd.

Suckler cows: £1,050, Evans, Bryngorse Issa; £1,000, Davies, Pwllygwyddau; £1,000, Evans, Llantood Farm.

In-calf cows: £960, Jones, The Old Barn; £760, Williams, Haverhill; £670, Jones, The Old Barn.

Limousin bull: £1,800, Thomas, Dolau Newydd.

Ewes and lambs: £125, Evans, Ty-Isaf; £123, Davies, Croesfaen; £116, Williams, Rhydwen.

In-lamb ewes: £88, Howells, Bolahaul; £87, Harries, Coachlands Farm; £75, Evans, Lowlands Farm.


February 23rd

J. J. Morris reports: A few less lambs, but a steady trade throughout. Cull ewes once again sold well and ewes and lambs were in great demand, with quality being very mixed. Good quality calves were in great demand.

Hoggets (462) overall average 161.3p. Top prices: 176.7, Reed, Rhosygadair, Blaenannerch; 173, Evans, Cilfallen, Cwmcoy; 172.1, Morris, Castell Malgwyn, Llechryd.

Store lambs (23): £54, Davies, Colwyn, St. Dogmaels; £52, Davies, Troedrhiw Fach, Blaencelyn; £45, Jones, Shiral, Abrcych.

Cull ewes (173) overall average £52. Top prices: £76, Davies, Trefere Uchaf, Penparc; £75, Reed, Rhosygadair, Blaenannerch; £71, Brown, Nantydderwen, Poppit.

Ewes and lambs (23) overall average £85.50. Leading prices: £122, Jones, Broteifi, Troedyrhiw; £100, Bowen, Brynteilo, Penybont; £99, Davies, Alltgoch, Brynhoffnant.

Calves (28): £270, Davies, Penrhiwlas, Llanarth; £210, Lloyd, Tegfan, Llanarth; £185, Evans, Pannu, Llwyndafydd.


February 24th

BJP reports: A better entry of store cattle (96), with a very good trade.

Top prices steers: Charolais, £800, Peters, Sunnyhill, Crundale; Limousin, £770; Belgian Blue, £768.

Heifers: £765, Hereford, Salmon, Trefin; Belgian Blue, £670; Charolais, £665.

Cows and calves: £1,090, £1,000, £840.

Cull cows (21): Top price £830, Richards, Mount Farm, Solva. Overall average per kilo 97p, overall average per head £601.

Calves (48) bulls: £262, Clark, Dingstopple; £186, Williams, Bwlchyrhos.

Heifers: £196, £118.


February 24th

J. J. Morris reports: A smaller entry of lambs and cull ewes sold to a steady trade. Barren cows and calves sold to a good trade.

Lambs (725) overall average 153.70p/kg. Top prices: 165p, Bussell, St Kennox Farm, Davies, Morfa Farm, Willett, Nant-Y-Castell; 161p,Davies, Parsonage; 160p, Morris and sons, Brynawel.

Non-approved lambs overall average £46.95, top price £60.

Cull ewes and rams (335): Ewes top prices: £76, Thomas and son, Cildywyll; £75, Harries, Clover Hill Farm; £74, Monahan, Stember Farm House.

Rams: £66, Thomas and son, Cildywyll; £57.50, Thomas, Fferm Bryngwyn; £55, Jones, Garthddulwyd Fawr.

Overage cattle and barren cows: Overall average 107.48p/kg. Top prices: 144p, Phillips, Esgerddeugoed; 144p, Saer, Rhosgoch; 120p, Tremellen Farms.

Fat cattle: Heifers overall average 144.50p/kg, steers 153.50p/kg. Top prices: 153.50p, Reynolds, Pentroydin; 152.50p, Saer, Rhosgoch.

Calves: Bulls top prices: £280, Dent and son, Maen-Coch; £264, Roberts, Brynaeron.

Heifers: £210, Dent and son, Maen-Coch; £160, Roberts, Brynaeron.


February 25th

BJP reports: Another good entry of excellent dairy cattle (44) sold to a great trade.

Cows (2) average £1,755, maximum £1,850; heifers (8) average £1,520, maximum £1,820; recorded cows (9) average £1,615, maximum £1,850; recorded heifers (21) average £2,013, maximum £3,600; in-calf heifer (1) £800; bulling heifers (3) average £797, maximum £840.

Top prices: £3,600, £2,420, Thomas, Llancwm; £3,050, Williams, Clomendy; £2,250 Calves (232) overall average £180.81. Bulls top prices: £330, Davies, Green Grove; £325, Thomas, Maesydderwen; £298, Smart, Pantbach.

Heifers: £296, Hiam farms; £236, Griffiths, Brynhelig; £220, Green, Shipping Farm.



J. J. Morris reports: A good entry (81) for the red market from herds under TB restrictions sold to a fast trade throughout.

Cull cows: Overall average 101.13p/kg. Top prices: 138p, George, Coedlannau Fawr; 133p, Henllan Farms, Caeremlyn; 122p, Thomas, Lower Haythog.

Overage steers: 152p/kg, Griffiths, Penlan; 123p, Wilson, Coombe Farm.

Fat cattle: Steers overall average 148.56p/kg, bulls overall average 147.50p/kg.

Top prices: 161.50p, George, Coedlannau Fawr; 147.50p, Davies, Tyllwyd, Dryslwyn.

Newcastle Emlyn

February 26th

Dai Lewis Auctioneers reports: A seasonal entry in all sections (721). Hoggets and stores saw a steady run, while culls sold to a fast trade throughout.

Hoggets overall average 155.6 p/kg. Leading prices: 178.2, Owen, 22 Crugyn Dimai, Rhydyfelin, Aberystwyth; 165.8, Thomas, Cwmdyllest, Pontsian, Llandysul; 164.3, Davies, Gilfachygweision, Trelech, Carmarthen.

Store hoggets overall average £35.51. Top prices: £40.50, Jones, Brafle, Pentrecwrt, Llandysul; £39, Lewis, Nantsaith, Tanygroes, Cardigan; £36.20, Williams, Iscoed, Cwpengraig, Felindre.

Cull rams overall average £39.67. Top price: £59, Jones, Maesybeili, Coedybryn, Llandysul.

Ewes overall average £50.79. Top prices: £71, Thomas, Blaenparc, Cribyn Road, Lampeter; £66, Davies, Gilfachygweision, Trelech, Carmarthen; £64, Francis, Pantyrhebog, Felindre.