March 6th

J. J. Morris reports: A good entry of more than 350 store cattle sold to a good trade.

Grazing cows and overage cattle: Cows overall average 105.05p/kg.

Top prices: Limousin, 760kg, 114p; Roberts, Parke; Belgian Blue, 480kg, 114p, Evans, Coed Howell; Holstein Friesian, 595kg, 107p, Evans, Parc-Y-Wern.

Store cattle (367): Heifers (115) overall average £580. Top prices: Limousin, £825, Harries, Pengegin Isaf; Belgian Blue, £820, £790, Evans, Coed Howell; Aberdeen Angus, £785, Wilson, Fagwrlas.

Steers (210) overall average £630. Top prices: Limousin, £940, Vaughan, Coedcefnlas Farms; Limousin, £915, Davies, Brynclyd; Belgian Blue, £905, James and sons, Penlan Farm.

Bulls (42) overall average £400. Leading prices: Hereford, £660, £550, Harries, Croft Farm; £540, Charolais, Palmer and sons, Pengwern Farm Maynor; Hereford, £490, Higginson, Llys-Teg, Plasybeili Farm.

Suckler cows and in-calf cows: Overall average £781, top price £910, Haddon, Cwmpedol.

A pedigree Limousin from Williams, Wern Fawr, Llanddeusant sold at £2,100.

Ewe and lamb couples: £182, yearlings with singles, Skelton, Y Ddyryd; £168, ewes with twins, James, Sunnyhill; £152, two-year-old with twins, Davies, Blaengweirglodd.

In-lamb ewes: £100, ewe lambs due in March, Rees, Avola Farm.


March 8th

J. J. Morris reports: An excellent entry of sheep (1,186). Prime hoggets sold to a steady trade, store hoggets were still selling well for the time of year and cull ewes saw a brisk trade.

Calves again sold well.

Prime hoggets (773) overall average 182.1p. Top prices: 202.4, Owens, Glantre, Pontsian; 191.3, 190.8, 190.2, 189.1, 188.7, Davies, Pennant, Tanygroes; 190.4, 186.3, 182.1, Phillips, Trewilym Isaf, Eglwyswrw.

Store hoggets (39): £68, £51, Rees, Kiln Park, Narberth; £66, Morris, Tyriet, Pontfaen; £57.50, Eynon, Glangwaun, Pontfaen.

Cull ewes (359): £150, £122, Jones, Penralltygwin, Beulah; £122, £104, £102, George, Ffynnon, Blaenannerch; £112, Evans, Tandderi, Llanybydder.

Ewes and lambs (15): £150, £140, Davies, Pencnwc, St Dogmaels; £145, £128, Davies, Blaenweirglodd, Glynarthen; £115, £100, Eynon, Glangwaun, Gwaun Valley.

Calves (35): £230 (Limousin) Vaughan, Tynewydd, Boncath; £208, £190 (Belgian Blue) Jones, Pantyrhendy, Llanarth; £190 (Limousin) Thomas, Glynhenllan Isaf, Cilgerran.



J. J. Morris reports: Prime hoggets (669): An improved entry, overall average 181.65p/kg.

Top prices: 40kg, John, Pantyderi Farm, 196p; 44.5kg, Phillips, Upper Portclew, 193p; 46k, Williams, Llwynonill Fawr, 193p.

Cull ewes and rams (161): A good entry with demand for stronger ewes. Leading prices ewes: £140, Charollais, Bowen, Gwyndy; £114, Thomas, Carregllys; £112, Howells and sons, Sarnlas Farm.

Rams top prices: £124, Charollais, Howells and sons, Sarnlas Farm; £86, James, 1 Green Park; £82.50, Bowen, Gwyndy.

Ewes and lambs: £144, £140, £135, £125 Thomas, Gwarllwyn.

Fat cattle (5): Heifers overall average 123.35p/kg, steers overall average 124.91p/kg. Top prices: Charolais steer, 580kg, 136.50p, Harries, Causeway Farm; Charolais heifer, 630kg, 126.50p, Harris and son, Ffosddu Fach; Limousin heifer, 615kg, 119.50p, Davies, Mount Pleasant.

Cull cows (17): A good entry sold to a solid trade. Overall average 104.51p/kg. Top prices: Charolais, 680kg, 135p, Thomas, Cresswell; Simmental, 665kg, 134p, Harris and son, Ffosddu Fach; Friesian, 590kg, 112p, Scourfield, Parc-Y-Pwll.

Calves (17): Heifers: £198, Limousin, Evans, Waterholmes Farm; £122, Hereford, Davies, Ty Coed Farm; £85, Limousin, Thomas, Cilau Ganol. Beef bulls: £192, Limousin, Evans, Waterholmes Farm; £160, Hereford, Thomas, Little Pale; £158, Hereford, Davies, Ty Coed Farm. Dairy bulls: £52, Friesian, Evans, Penrhiw; Holstein Friesians, £42, Davies, Ty Coed Farm.


March 10th

J. J. Morris reports: A good entry (768) with store lambs once again in great demand and cull ewes meeting a steady trade.

Store lambs (591): £88.50, Bowen, Marsh Farm, Tenby; £80.50, £80, £77, £67.50, Morse, Caerenfys, Letterston; £80, £74.50, £71, Rogers, Gilfachwen, Trelech.

Cull ewes (154): £102, £70, Thomas, Gilwen, Crymych; £76, James, Crugllwyd, Penybont; £76, £70, Mathias, Cwmfrenni Fawr, Boncath.

In-lamb ewes (23): £71, £70, £66, £61, Davies, Mountain Hall, Hermon.

Newcastle Emlyn

March 11th

Dai Lewis reports: Another seasonal entry (923). Hoggets maintained current strong trends and stores and culls also sold to a fast run.

Hoggets overall average 184.9p/kg. Leading prices: 192, 191, 190, 189, 188.0, 187, 186, 185.9, 183, 182, Davies, Trefaes Fawr, Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn; 191, 190, 188, Davies, Pennant, Tanygroes, Cardigan; 188, Thomas, Wauntrefalau, Tanygroes, Cardigan.

Store hoggets overall average 48.96. Top prices: £72, £66, £48, Jones Bettws, Bronwydd, Carmarthen; £62, £49, Sisto, Rhydyrhaearn, Talgarreg, Llandysul; £52.50, Davies, Blaenwaun, Rhydlewis, Llandysul.

Cull rams overall average £79.38. Top prices: £94.50, Williams, Treale, Felindre, Llandysul; £85.50, Williams, Trebwl, Bronwydd, Carmarthen; £77.50, Williams, Clai Bach, Rhydlewis, Llandysul.

Cull ewes overall average £68.79. Leading prices: £133, £109.50, Thomas, Blaenparc, Cribyn Road, Lampeter; £115.50, £102.50, Jones, Gorlan, Pantybwlch, Newcastle Emlyn; £113.50, Williams, Clai Bach, Rhydlewis, Llandysul.