November 2nd

J. J. Morris reports another good entry for the time of year.

There were 96 store cattle forward. Barren cows sold to a similar trade as the national trend.

A larger entry of prime lambs was forward, with a total entry of 1,021, but the majority being hill breed.

Store lambs, once again, sold well. Cull ewes continue to sell well. A few less calves were on offer.

Store cattle (96). Steers: £765, £660 James, Glynmaen, Eglwyswrw; £650 Boak, Bronwenallt, Cilgerran; £650 Hodson, Cefngranod, Sarnau.

Heifers: £650, £520 Hodson, Cefngranod, Sarnau; £620 Phillips, Sychpant, Felindre Farchog; £500 Boak, Bronwenallt, Cilgerran.

Barren cows (72): £845, £825, £725 Davies, Eisteddfa Fawr, Brynberian; £770 James, Eithinduon, Boncath; £770 Jones, Bronorwen, Henllan.

Calves (23): £175 (Belgian Blue) Boulton, Berllan Dawel, Hebron; £172 (Charolais), £162 (Hereford) Bevan, Penymynnydd, Puncheston; £162 (Mont) Edwards, Pallau, Eglwyswrw.

Top prices: 150.5 Monahan, Stember Farm, Rose Hill; 144.1 Davies, Alltgoch, Brynhoffnant; 143.7 Boak, Penwenallt, Cilgerran.

Store lambs (47): £50.50, £45 Phillips, Trellwyn Fawr, Dinas Cross; £44.50 Jenkins, Fronlas, Rhosfach; £41.50 Salmon, Trepant, Morvil.

Cull ewes (163): £105, £69 Notley, Weirglodd, St Dogmaels; £80 Monahan, Stember Farm, Rose Hill; £64.50, £60, £50 Davies, Troedrhiw, Blaencelyn.


November 4th

J. J. Morris reports an entry of 1,309 head of sheep. Store lambs were again in tremendous demand. Quality in the cull ewe section was very mixed. There was only one pen of breeding ewes on offer.

Store lambs (1,078). £64, £58.50 Phillips, Pantygronw, Talog; £63, £58 Earle, Llwyncrwn, Penybont; £62.50 George, Goitre, Boncath.

Cull ewes (204): £74, £46.50 James, Hendrewen, Fishguard; £70, £40.50, £40 Price, Penralltwen, Cwmduad; £56, £43.50 Jones, Penbanc, Tegryn.

Breeding sheep (27): £220 Monahan, Stember Farm, Rose Hill; £170 Heron, 93 Pembroke Road, Haverfordwest; £120 Wilkins, Bryneithin, Hermon.

Newcastle Emlyn

November 5th

Dai Lewis Auctioneers reports: Entries holding on a par with the previous week. Lambs saw an upward climb, with fast demand for all weight categories, and with buyers orders not fulfilled. Store lambs again met another strong run, and culls were stronger this time, with more meatier types forward. Lamb vendors are requested to belly clip their stock, at home if possible, although contractors will now be in attendance.

Overall average: 147.4p/kg. Leading prices: 154.7, 136.0, 134.2 Jones, Pantycetris, Talgarreg, Llandysul; 154.7 Webster, Nantyrefail, Oakford, Llanarth; 153.5 Davies, Trefere Uchaf, Penparc, Cardigan.

Store lambs £48.67. £61.50, £57 (3) Jones, Nantypele, New Quay; £55.20, £45.50 Rees, Blaenllan,Coedybryn, Llandysul; £52, £46.40 Davies, Llwynifan, Cellan, Lampeter.

Cull ewes overall average £44.09. £58, £49, £37.50 Jones, Llettybowen, Felinfach, Lampeter; £53 Thomas, Wauntrefalau, Tanygroes; £50, £40 Davies, Llwynifan, Cellan.