April 12th

J. J. Morris reports: An excellent trade in the sheep section (863), with all types of stock in great demand. There was a strong trade in the hogget, spring lamb and store lamb sections. Cull ewes once again saw another lift in price.

Prime hoggets (472): Overall average 201.4p. Top prices: 209.4, 207.9, 203.3, 202.2, 200.4, Morris, Castell Malgwyn, Llechryd; 208.3, 205.1, Owens, Glantre, Pontsian; 207.8, Morris, Tyriet, Pontfaen.

Prime lambs (22): Overall average 227.3p. Top prices: 247.3, Davies, Rhandir, Tremain; 230, 221.9, Thomas, Maesllyn, Tremain; 220, Haines, Ffynnonnewydd, Llwyndafydd.

Store hoggets (98): £78.50, £49, Linfoot, Bigni, Ferwig; £75.50, Young, Neuadd Farm, Llwyndafydd; £60, £58.50, Salmon, Trepant, Morvil.

Cull ewes (271): £160, Williams, Milestone, New Inn; £145, £110, Winsor, Plas Pantsaeson, Moylegrove; £145, £110, Davies, Trefere Uchaf, Penparc.

Calves (24): £280 (Belgian Blue) Jones, Pensarnddu Fach, Tanygroes; £260 (Belgian Blue) Shepherd, Garnwen, Hebron; £230 (Belgian Blue) Parkes, Pengaer, Eglwyswrw.

Newcastle Emlyn

April 13th

Dai Lewis reports: A larger entry (291) with barrens and overage cattle seeing a fast run throughout, with quality of a mainly high standard. Weaned calves and store cattle saw a slightly easier run, and cows and calves sold to a good trade, for the quality.

Barrens (66) overall average 650.70. Top prices: £1,145, Jenkins, Penwern Fawr, Cwm Cou, Newcastle Emlyn; £930, £815, £770, Thomas, Nantyconstable, Ffostrasol, Llandysul; £890, Dafis and Jones, Rhydyfallen, Llanarth, Aberaeron.

Overage steer: £900, Harries, Maesnonni, Llanllwni, Pencader.

Overage heifers: £910, £685, Rayner Penwenallt, Cwm Cou, Newcastle Emlyn; £560, Thomas, Sarngini, Llanybydder.

Cows and calves overall average £768.33. Top: £850, £785, 3765, £760, £690, Griffiths, Graig Mwnt, Cardigan.

Weaned calves bulls: £172, £138, Savage, Glynhynod, Ffostrasol.

Steers overall average £568. Leading prices: £848, £740, £702, £670, Jones, Penpistyll, Bancyffordd, Llandysul; £800, £764, £752, £750, £665, £662, Thomas, Nantyconstable, Ffostrasol; £595, Davies, Blaenweirglodd, Glynarthen, Llandysul.

Heifers overall average £493. Top prices: £610, Jones, Penpistyll, Bancyffordd; £488, Williams and Alcock, Waunlwyd, Hermon; £475, £400, Evans, Nantyrhawl, Penrheber.

Store cattle bulls: £485, £342, Griffiths, Graig, Mwnt.

Steers overall average £741. Leading prices: £1,000, £865, £722, £700, Davies, Shidenin, Abernant, Carmarthen; £930, £845, £780, £740, Kenworthy, Troedrhiwberllan, Bangor Teifi, Llandysul; £930, Lloyd, Maesglyn, Ffostrasol.

Heifers overall average £630. Top prices: £782, £732, £710, £702, £698, £660, Jones, Penparc, Rhydlewis, Llandysul; £738, £655, £600, Davies, Shidenin, Abernant; £685, Jones, Cyffionos, Cross Inn.


April 13th

J. J. Morris reports: An improved entry in the sheep section with over 500 prime hoggets and 400 cull ewes, which sold to a very fast trade.

Prime hoggets (515): Overall average 201.02p/kg. Top prices per kilo: 41.5kg, Twose and sons, Maenhir, 236p; 33.5kg, Davies, Croesfaen, 218p; 38kg, Morgan, Glasfryn, 217p.

Top prices per head: 52kg, Monahan, Stember Farm House, £100; 41.5kg, Twose and sons, Maenhir, £98; 45kg, Jenkins, Llwyncrwn.

New season lambs: Overall average 215.97p/kg. Top prices per kilo: 43kg, Thomas, Cresswell, 222p; 41.5kg, Thomas, Cresswell, 222p; 40kg, Jones, Tyllwyd, 218p.

Top prices per head: 51kg, Davies, Greenway Farm, £100; 50kg, Towns, Woodfield, £100; 41.5kg, Thomas, Cresswell, £92.

Cull ewes and rams (415): An improved entry selling to a very good trade. Ewes top prices: £165, Hughes, Bronwydd; £160, £153, Thomas, Carregllys; £146, Marlsborough Farm, Marlsborough.

A goat from Walters, Upper Castle Ely sold to £47.

Wethers: £47, James, Newton East.

Hogget: £96, Monahan, Stember Farm House.

Rams: £109, £70, Eynon Bros, Broadley; £66, £60, Parry and sons, Monksland Farm; £72, James, Newton East. Ewes and lambs: £140, Davies, Croesfaen.

Fat cattle: 570kg, Aberdeen Angus steer, 135.50p/kg and £772/head.

Cull cows (16): Overall average 102p/kg and £660/head. Top prices per kilo: Hereford, 650kg, 128p, Davies and co, Llechclawdd; Aberdeen Angus, 660kg, 121p, Davies and co, Llechclawdd; Montebeliarde, 690kg, 113p, Parc-Y-Morfa Farms Ltd.

Top prices per head: Hereford, 650kg, £835, Davies and co, Llechclawdd; Aberdeen Angus, 660kg, £800, Davies and co, Llechclawdd; Hereford, 740kg, £795, Roderick, Bank Farm.

Calves (21): £268, Belgian Blue bull, Roberts, Brynaeron; £228, £212, Limousin bull, Evans, Waterholmes.

Dairy bred bulls: £40, Thomas, Gwarllwyn.

Heifers: £120, Limousin, Thomas, Ciliau Ganol.

Newcastle Emlyn

April 15th

Dai Lewis reports: An increased entry in all sections (998). New season lambs saw another brisk run, as did hoggets. Culls again held at recent strong levels, and ewe and lamb couples sold to a good demand.

New season lambs overall average 215.1p/kg. Leading prices: 221, Ede, Gors Bungalow, Rhydargaeau, Carmarthen; 220, 191, 188, Mason, Glangors, Llangwyryfon, Aberystwyth; 212, Jenkins, Gaer Villa, Rhos, Llandysul.

Hoggets overall average: 195.5p/kg. Leading prices: 198, 197, Davies, Trefaes Fawr, Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn; 198, 195, 194, Owen, Tynddol, Ffair Rhos, Ystrad Meurig; 198, Webster, Nantyrefail, Oakford, Llanarth.

In-lamb ewes: £56, Ede, Gors Bungalow, Rhydargaeau.

Ewe and lamb couples overall average £102.50. Top prices: £120, £106, £100, Jones, Penwern, Capel Dewi, Llandysul; £100, Ede, Gors Bungalow, Rhydargaeau.

Store hoggets overall average £47.25. Leading prices: £58, £44, 37.50, George, Llwynllwyd Fach, Penparc, Cardigan; £58, Watts, Golygfa, Cwmhiraeth, Felindre; £53, £43.50, Williams, Caerderwen, Rhosygilwen, Rhoshill, Cardigan.

Cull rams overall average. £90.69. Leading prices: £138, £106, Jones, Blaenhirbant Uchaf, Cwmsychbant, Llanybydder; £127.50, £105, Jones, Meinigwynion Mawr, Gorsgoch, Llanybydder; £90.50, Davies, Trefaes Fawr, Beulah.

Ewes overall average £81.23. Top prices: £154, £148.50, £114.50, Morgan, Glasydorlan, Cross Inn, New Quay; £118, Evans, Delfryn, Cynwyl Elfed; £113.50, Davies, Trefaes Fawr, Beulah.