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ABERGAVENNY

CATTLE   MARKET

 

SOUTH-EAST  WALES’  PREMIER  LIVESTOCK  CENTRE

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SALE   REPORT   FOR

 

STORE  CATTLE  SALE  FRIDAY  1st,

 

SUCKLED   CALF  SALE   MONDAY  4th,

 

TUESDAY  5th  NOVEMBER  and

 

WEDNESDAY  6th  NOVEMBER  2013

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ENTRIES

                

 

     1697

 Finished sheep

       833

 Store cattle

       7300886

 Cull sheep

         47

 Cull cattle

       401

 Store sheep

         90

 Calves

 

ABERGAVENNY & NEWPORT

MARKET  AUCTIONEERS  LTD

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Tel: 01873 857383     Fax: 01873 737916

 

 

CATALOGUED STORE CATTLE SALE            Friday 1st November 

 

A wonderful entry of 236 store cattle were forward for the first Catalogued Sale of Store Cattle on Friday.

 

The excellent quality entry was well received by a packed salering of buyers from all parts of the country.

 

Topping the sale at £1,330 was a powerful British Blue steer from B P & M E Whistance, Grosmont.  Next best at £1,325 was a pure bred Limousin heifer from E & N Phillips, Llantilio Crossenny, who also sold smart Limousin steers at £1,300 & £1,200; J C Williams & Son, Llansoy sold to £1,260 for British Blue steers & £1,160 for Limousins.

 

Messrs Davies & Millichap, Tonyrefail sold smart Limousin & British Blue X steers at £1,255 & £1,200.  E A Jones, Llanover sold Charolais steers at £1,120.  Strong Charolais steers from D Smith, Tynywern sold at £1,310 & £1,280;  £1,200 from N J Edmunds, Caerphilly and £1,140 from J & M Herring, Abergavenny.  Smart young Limousin steers from Messrs Richardson, Itton sold at £1,060.

 

A strong run of +/ 30 month heifers from Mrs Rees, Llansoy peaked at £1,125 for a Simmental with others at £1,095.

 

Strong Charolais heifers from K R Morgan, Pontypool sold to £1,055, and Limousins from S Price, Llanvihangel Crucorney made £1,040.  Younger Blue X heifers from D T & D Tranter, Llanvetherine sold to £800 & £825 from Williams Partners, Blackmill.

 

   STEPHEN WILLIAMS / LYNDON TRUMPER

 

STORE CATTLE VENDORS are asked, where possible, to make clear on the yellow entry form how they wish cattle to be lotted, ensuring that bunches are clearly listed and bracketed together.

 

Cattle sired by native bulls often attract a premium at slaughter and this can be reflected in the store price.  Ensure that all passports for cattle sired by registered native bulls clearly show the name and ear tag number of such bulls.

SHOW AND SALE OF SUCKLED CALVES         Mon. 4th November

 

The annual show and sale saw a very good entry of 328, the show classes ably judged by Mr Gwyn Cadogan and Miss Jane Cadogan, Usk.

 

Despite the calves being generally younger compared to recent years, trade was generally much stronger with averages £130 per head up on the year.

 

Trade peaked at £1200 for the First Prize Heifer, a 480kg Limousin cross from JB & FK Jones, Llanfihangel Nant Bran, selling to GE Phillips & Son, Penrhos. Top steer price was achieved by the First Prize Steer from the same home, reaching £1150 for a shapely 400kg British Blue cross  selling to Mr AH Rosser, Langstone.

 

A strong consignment of Charolais cross cattle from GR Saunders, Bonvilston, topped at £1020 (360kg) for the steers and £905 for the heifers.

 

Charolais cross steers to £1060 (540kg) from TM Thomas, Nash and £945 (365kg) & £920 (360kg) from J & G Phillips & Son, Abertridwr. Limousin crosses to £990 (540kg) from TM Thomas, Nash and £935 (460kg) from TL Jones & Son, Bryncethin.

 

Heifers from RT Watkins, Coldbrook, peaked at £815 (460kg) for a Charolais cross with Charolais  from TM Thomas, Nash, topping at £810 (410kg). Outwith the prize-winners, Limousin cross heifers sold to £790 (360kg) from AJ Merrick, Beaufort and £765 (315kg) from TL Jones & Son.

 

Steer Average:  £949              Heifer Average: £855       Overall Average: £733

 

 

Results         Judges: Mr Gwyn Cadogan & Miss Jane Cadogan, Usk

 

Single Steer

First

JB & FK Jones, Pentregwyn, Llanfihangel Nant Bran

British Blue cross

 

£1150

 

(400kg)

Single Steer

Second

 

JB & FK Jones, Pentregwyn

Limousin cross

 

£1040

 

(510kg)

Single Heifer

First

 

JB & FK Jones, Pentregwyn

Limousin cross

 

£1200

 

(480kg)

Single Heifer

Second

 

JB & FK Jones, Pentregwyn

Limousin cross

 

£880

 

(370kg)

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW AND SALE OF SUCKLED CALVES (cont)       Mon. 4th Nov.

 

 

 

 

 

Steer Group First

 

GR Saunders, Ravenswood, Bonvilston

Charolais cross

 

£1005

 

(365kg)

Steer Group Second

 

GR Saunders, Ravenswood

Charolais cross

 

£875

 

(265kg)

Heifer Group First

TM Thomas, Old House Farm, Nash, Newport

Charolais cross

 

£790

 

(330kg)

Heifer Group Second

DB & LJ Grove & Son, Great Bailea, Tregare

Limousin cross

 

£765

 

 

STEPHEN WILLIAMS

 

FINISHED  LAMBS                                     Tuesday 5th November

 

A small entry of lambs on a wet morning.  Trade similar to last week with mostly lighter weights on offer.  Lambs peaked at 184p/kg (35kgs - £64.50) from J O & P Jones, Cefn Garw.  Heavier lambs to 171p/kg (42kgs - £72) from G & W Buckland.

 

Lighter weights peaking at 164p/kg (30.5kgs - £50) from M Thomas, Rhonas.

 

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LAMBS

Number

Max.p/kg

Average

Superlight        15 - 25.4kgs

  63

153.00

148.45

Light                  25.5-32kgs

153

164.00

153.94

Standard             32.1-39kgs

  77

184.00

170.41

Medium          39.1- 45.5kgs

  17

171.00

159.86

 

CULL EWES / STORES

 

A useful entry of store lambs sold to a competitive trade with a top of £61.50 for Suffolk X lambs from Miss M Clayton, Garth. 

              LYNDON TRUMPER

 

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FINISHED LAMBS                                  Wednesday 6th November

 

The 1387 lambs met a similar trade to the previous week levelling at 167.10p/kg.  Evenly drawn lambs saw strong competition with buyers competing well from start to finish, resulting in a brisk clearance.

 

Mediumweights at 40-45kg continued to be most sought-after, making to a top of 188p/kg (£74.80-39.7kg) from AJ Jones & Son, Dingestow and averaging 172.16p/kg. 

 

Standards sold to 185p/kg (£63.60-34.3kg) also from AJ Jones & Son and  heavy lambs to 172p/kg (£79-46kg) from JW Lewis, Llanbadoc.

 

Light lambs to 179p/kg (£48.80-27.3kg) from DR & VJ Teague, Bream.  Top price per head £85.80 (60kg) from EC Williams & Son, Llantrisant.

 

LAMBS

Number

Maximum p/kg

Average

Superlight    <25.5kg

       30

154

149.95

Light           25.5-32kg

     179

179

160.60

Standard    32.1-39kg

     698

185

164.93

Medium      39.1-45.5kg

     391

188

172.41

Heavy         45.6-52kg

       66

172

160.36

Overweight    >52kg

       23

158

151.03

                                                                                               SQQ   167.10p/kg

 

 

CULL  SHEEP                             

 

694 culls, again with a large proportion of plainer sorts, saw stronger ewes to £82 from M & A Brown, Rogerstone.

 

Cull rams sold to £94 from Davies & Millichap, Tonyrefail and wethers £62.50 from the late Mrs VS James, Grosmont.  More interest was again apparent on grazing ewes with numerous buyers seeking plain ewes.

 

CULL SHEEP

Number

Maximum £/hd

Average

Ewes

       659

         82.00

          43.79

Rams

         17

         94.00

          51.35

Wethers

         18

         62.50

          39.97

STORE LAMBS                                                        Weds. 6th November

 

325 store lambs sold to another strong trade but lacked the strength of the previous week’s entry with a large number of long-keep lambs forward.  Top price on the day was £60.50 from Mrs SA Davies, Nash.

 

BREEDING RAMS

 

15 forward with a good trade on Texels and Lleyns with M Wright, Tretower, getting to £290 for a Texel cross Lleyn yearling, £280 for a Texel yearling and £275 for a Lleyn yearling.  Charolais yearlings to £220 from CH Rees, St Donats.                                  

MIKE DAVIES

 

FEEDING BULLS                                             

 

A mixed selection saw Charolais crosses to £745 from GR Saunders, Bonvilston and £710 from EP Carlisle, Cusop Dingle.

 

STEPHEN WILLIAMS

 

STORE CATTLE                                             

 

A larger entry of 336, again including some outstanding feeding cattle within several excellent consignments, met a lively trade with strong competition throughout. 

 

Topping the sale was an outstanding Charolais steer at £1295 from JH Davies, Llanwenarth Citra, with others from the same home at £1285, £1275 and £1205.  Other top selling steers included Limousins to £1200 from J & M Herring, Pantygelli; £1175 O Anstey & Son, Pendoylan and £1150 LM & CR Griffiths, Llangynwyd.  FI, AF & AE Bevan, Llanvihangel Crucorney, sold to £1170 and L Organ, Oakdale £1130; DJ & WH Fortey, Llanvapley, sold Simmental steers to £1160 and Aberdeen Angus from L Organ made £1180.

 

Best feeding heifers peaked at £1300 from PA & BE Evans, Coychurch, with another at £1280; NJ Edmunds, Rudry, sold to £1120 and DT Tranter, Llanvetherine to £1075; FI, AF & AE Bevan, sold Charolais to £1025.

STORE CATTLE (cont)                                     Weds. 6th November

 

Best-bred, younger cattle again sold to a lively trade, including British Blue and Limousin crosses from JCD & KA Richardson & Son, Itton, at £1050 and £1020.  Limousins from WTR & JA Parry, Llanishen, made £855 and from Grange Farm Partnership, St Brides Super Ely, £895.  Charolais steers from I Davies, New Tredegar sold to £815 and £775 from Mrs A Chapman, Bargoed.

 

Younger heifers included Limousins at £870 from Grange Farm Partnership and Charolais at £840 from MJ Morgan, Trellech and £815 from RJ Fletcher & Son, Walterstone.

 

   STEPHEN WILLIAMS / LYNDON TRUMPER

 

FORWARD ENTRY     Weds. 13th November

16 organic Welsh Black steers, 18 months.

 

CALVES                                                       

 

Another good entry of 90 calves, predominately older sorts, saw the 23 young calves to a strong trade for quality types with heifers taking top prices.  Charolais heifers from GR Saunders, Bonvilston, made £325 and £320, whilst British Blue heifers from RH Heeps & Son, Llantilio Crossenny, sold at £280 and £260. 

 

Hereford bull calves sold to £275 from C Davies, Pontardawe and Angus bulls £200 and £190 from TJE Cracknell, Hayesgate.  Friesians, with no strength on offer, sold between £30 and £50.

 

STRONG CALVES   

 

A large entry of 67 met with an excellent trade to a strong contingent of buyers with 4 month old Charolais bulls to £640 from Mrs J Davies, Mountain Ash, who also sold at £590 and £570.  Charolais steers from DJ, MD & MR Prosser and HP Jones, Libanus, sold to £630 with others at £580 and £560 and Limousin heifers £510 from PH & JH Williams, Magor.  Plenty of better sorts sold between £500 and £600 with smaller cattle £420 to £500; plainer calves achieved £300 to £390.

JOHN LEWIS

CULL CATTLE                                                   Weds. 6th November

 

A shorter entry of 47 culls, with a larger proportion of meated cows, saw a better trade; farm assurance making a difference on better sorts.  Top price on the day was £1055 for a British Blue from GD & K Parry, Llantilio Pertholey, with Grade 1 beef averaging £962.  Hereford cows sold to £1000 from AJ Thomas, Cowbridge and £980 from PA & BE Evans, Coychurch.  Limousin cows made to £985 from T Davies, Trelewis.

 

Dairy breeds topped at £1020 from DJ & R Bennett, Caerwent; with Grade 1 averaging £945.  A Charolais bulls from I Matthews, Sigginstone, made £1100.

 

 

   No.

Maximum

Average

Beef cross cows   -   grade one

     8

     £1055

       £962.00

                            -   grade two

   10

       £800     

       £676.00

-          grade three

   14

       £540  

       £508.00

Dairy cows          -   grade one

     3

     £1020

       £945.00

-          grade two

     5

       £735       

       £671.00

-          grade three

     6

       £520

       £366.00

 

MIKE DAVIES

 

Please note that, each Wednesday, we have provision for the sale by auction of

EXEMPT CULL CATTLE     

ie TB untested (outside the 60 day movement period permitted by test)

from 12 or 24 month test period holdings not under TB movement restriction.

 

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL CATTLE ARE ACCOMPANIED TO  MARKET BY A COMPLETED AND SIGNED YELLOW ENTRY FORM, A COPY OF THE TB TEST CHART (unless entered in the untested section or previously provided to us) AND ARE PROPERLY TAGGED.

 

 

Please note:

Monmouthshire County Council Environmental Health require that

NO LOADING OR UNLOADING    

of livestock takes place   OR UNNECESSARY NOISE occurs  

BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6AM.

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