June 25th

J. J. Morris reports: A fair entry for the first sheep sale of the year. Trade was very brisk in all sections, with plenty of demand from a good number of buyers.

Yearlings overall average £130. Top prices: Suffolk-cross mules, £141, Miles, Gwili Vale; Black Face Suffolk-cross, £139,£138, Davies, South Hill; Texel-cross mules, £135, Pepper, Swan Inn.

Ewes (109) overall average £75. Top prices: two-year-old, £120, £100, Prichard, Calcut; three-year-old, £90 Jones & Sons, Tyllwyd Mawr; brokers, £60, Phillips, Upper Portclew.

Rams: A small entry of yearling Texel rams from Thomas & Son, Carswell Farm, St Florence sold for 290gns and 280gns.

Ewes and lambs: £145, Coomber, Green Pastures.


June 28th

J. J. Morris reports: Prime lambs saw a steadier trade throughout, cull ewes met a slightly stronger trade and there were a few less calves on offer.

Prime lambs (908) overall average was 159.6p. Top prices: 172.5, Jones, Blaenwaun Ganol, Llanwnen; 171.9, Purcell, Llethr Mawr, Ffostrassol; 168.9, James, Newton East, Wolfscastle.

Cull ewes (410): £94, Rees, Kiln Park, Narberth; £91, £81.50, £80, £79, James, Tyhen, Beulah; £88, £71, Thomas, Cilau, Goodwick Calves (27): £250, £235, £195, £170 (Belgian Blue) Bowen, Pengelly, Eglwyswrw; £230 (Limousin) Jenkins, Trefach, Pontfaen; £205, £170 (Hereford) Thomas, Cwmgloyne, Felindre Farchog.


June 29TH

J. J. Morris reports: A good entry of prime lambs, but a disappointing entry of cull ewes.

Prime lambs (739): Overall average 149.74p/kg. Top prices: 39.5kg, Monahan, Stember Farm, 171p; 40kg, Howells, Aelybryn, 161p; 42kg, Morgan, Upper Bletherston, 161p.

Cull ewes and rams (187): Ewes overall average £52. Top prices: £97, Wilson & Partners, Common Church; £96, Roberts, Parke; £96, Monahan, Stember Farm House.

Rams: £73, Brown, New Bungalow. Wethers: £78, Rogers, Gilfachwen; £69, Picton, Bryntowyn; £59, Colledge, Gwarmacwydd.

Hoggets: £40.50, Colledge, Gwarmacwydd.

Cull cows: Overall average 90p/kg. Top prices: Simmental, 700kg, 111p, Lonney, Maesylan; Holstein Friesian, 785kg, 103p, Davies & Sons, Waunllanau Isaf; Holstein Friesian, 730kg, 95p, Davies & Sons, Waunllanau Isaf.

Calves: £255, British Blue bull, Roberts, Brynaeron; £218, British Blue heifer , Evans, Penrhiw Farm; £202, Limousin, Evans, Ty-Isaf.


June 30th

J. J. Morris reports: A seasonal entry (267). Store lambs met a good trade despite a recent drop in fat lamb prices, and cull ewes again maintained a steady trade.

Cull ewes (163): £76.50, £74.50, £58.50, James, Bryngolau, Capel Iwan; £74, Thomas, Gwarllwyn, Glandwr; £70, £64, £60, Davies, Penlanwynt, Pontfaen.

Store lambs (101): £68.50, Thomas, Graig, Hebron; £68, £59, Thomas, Coedllwyd, Clydey; £62, Evans, Pyllay, Esgardawe.

Ewes and lambs (3): £138, Byford, Blaendyffryn, Boncath; £90, Elven, Blaenrherber, Efailwen.

Newcastle Emlyn

July 1st

Dai Lewis Auctioneers reports: A similar number in all sections. Lambs saw a slower run, while culls maintained recent strong levels.

Lambs overall average 149.4p/kg. Leading prices: 158, 157, 150, Evans, Cribor fach, Pontsian, Llandysul; 153, Willett, Nantycastell, Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen; 150, Williams, Clai Bach, Rhydlewis, Llandysul.

Hoggets: 100, Williams, Caerderwen, Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran; 92, Jones, 4 Cilwendeg Lodge, Boncath.

Culls ewes overall average £70.09. Top prices: £101.50, £84.50, Organ, Tymaen, Rhos, Llandysul; £79.50, £75.50, £62.50, £59.50, Davies, Lloyd Jack, Felinfach, Lampeter; £74.50, Willett, Nantycastell, Cynwyl Elfed.