March 20th

J. J. Morris reports: A good entry of cattle sold to a good trade. Grazing cows and store cattle were still in good demand. Once again the sheep section was keenly contested.

Grazing cows and overage cattle: Overall average 94.31p/kg. Top price: Belgian Blue, 570kg, 119p, James, Crugllwyd.

Store cattle (448): Heifers (181) overall average £580. Top price: Belgian Blue, £840, Thomas, Maesllyn.

Steers (231) overall average £616. Leading price: Belgian Blue, £905, Evans, Coed Howell.

Bulls (36) overall average £580. Top price: Blonde, £730, Davies, Alltgoch.

Suckler cows and in-calf cows: £1,010, Limousin, Jones, Long Oaks Farm.

Breeding bull: Charolais, Lewis, Llangwathen.

Ewe and lamb couples (108): Overall average £114. Top price: £198, Skelton, Y Ddyryd.

In-lamb ewes: £36, Davies and Hill, Eisteddfa Arthur.


March 22nd

J. J. Morris reports: Another excellent entry in the sheep section (808). Prime hoggets again sold to a steady trade, cull ewes, once again, sold to a fast trade, but quality in the ewe and lamb section was very mixed. Quality was also the main factor affecting trade in the calf ring.

Prime hoggets (558) overall average 181.3p. Top price: 188, Morris, Castell Malgwyn, Llechryd.

Store lambs (43) £69.80, Davies, Coedmore Farm, Llangoedmor.

Cull ewes (184): £138, Parkes, Pengaer, Eglwyswrw.

Ewes and lambs (23): £108, Thomas, Gwarllwyn, Glandwr.

Calves (50): £250 (Limousin) Jenkins, Trefach, Pontfaen.


March 23RD

J. J. Morris reports: A seasonal entry of hoggets (511). Overall average 183.76p/kg. Top price: 42kg, Phillips, Upper Portclew.

Cull ewes and rams (257): £144, Texels, Reed and son, Upper Scolton.

Rams: £80, Bryan, The Glen.

Wethers: £51, Jones, Creigiau.

Ewes and lambs: £156, two-year-olds with singles, Hopkins, Clyngwynne Farm.

Fat cattle: Belgian Blue, 630kg, 144.50p, Thomas, Foxhole.

Cull cows: Overall average 94.70p/kg. Top price: Charolais, 680kg, 116p, Morgan, Upper Bletherston.

Overage cattle: 133p, 540kg, Limousin steer, Thomas, Foxhole.

Calves: Hereford bull, £182, Reynolds, Sarland. Dairy bull calves: £42, Holstein Friesian, Worthing and partners, Maencochyrwyn.


March 24th

J. J. Morris reports: A seasonal entry (418), the store lamb section saw a fast trade, with quality being very mixed, cull ewes were once again selling well and the ewe and lamb section sold to a steady trade throughout.

Store lambs (223): £81, Bowen, Silver Hill, Walwyns Castle.

Cull ewes (125): £127, Davies, Ynys Fawr, Efailwen.

Ewes and lambs (17): £132, Thomas, Gwarllwyn, Hebron.

In-lamb ewes (53): £100, £89, Monahan, Stember Farm, Rose Hill.


March 25th

Dai Lewis reports: A larger entry in all sections (1,159), with the first new season lambs ready for the Easter trade. They sold to a brisk run throughout, as did hoggetts once again.Ewe and lamb couples sold to a fluid run, while there was fierce competition for cull ewes and rams once again.

New season lambs overall average: 219.0p/kg. Leading price: 228, Bowen, Brynteilo, Penybont, Carmarthen.

Hoggets overall average 190.7p/kg. Leading price: 199, Grodziki, Llysywern, Pentrecwrt, Llandysul.

Store hoggets overall average £46. Top price: £54, Chittery, Morawel, Blaenporth, Cardigan.

Ewe and lamb couples overall average £90. Top price: £152, Thomas, Clungarthen, Trelech.

Cull ewes overall average £78.17. Leading price: £136.50, Davies, Plas Troedyraur, Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn.

Cull rams overall average £82.19. Top price: £93, Thomas, Gilfachgoch, Brechfa, Carmarthen.