Latest market prices from central Ruthin

RUTHIN Farmers’ Auction reports 1,019 lambs sold to £122 / 293.6 ppk and 342 ewes to £108.

Prime Lambs (Auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

Several low lamb and mixed lamb shows per day.

A leaner show than usual but a better trade with 1,019 lambs and 243.5 ppk SQQ.

Light lambs are still more difficult to sell than other weight brackets, but all bring a market average of 241.8 ppk.

Highest Price:

56kg at £122 by RL & G Davies, Bwlch Graianog.

47.5kg for £121 by W Needham, Pen y Graig.

52kg for £120 by R & E Williams & Son, Hendre.

Highest price per kilo:

Mrs G Jones 31kg with 293.6 ppk by Ty Helyg.

Ifan Hughes 43kg at 274.4 ppk by Fourcrosses.

39kg at 271.8 ppk by D Vaughan & IW Davies, Tai Isa.

Illumination 293.6ppk, av 221.3ppk; Standards 271.8ppk, av 242.8ppk; Averages 274.4ppk, av 245.5ppk; Weight 258.7ppk, av 226.4ppk; 217.9 ppk, av 217.9 ppk.

SQQ 243.2ppk; Overall average 241.8 ppk.

Feel free to contact the auctioneer to pre-enter or negotiate a trade.

Mass Sheep (Auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

The top selling ram went to GL Ellis, Plas Hafod y Maidd at £108 for a Texel ram.

Top selling ewe went to £90 for a JI Williamson & Co, Clegir mule.

Zwarble up to £86; Beulah – £50; Cheviot up to £90; Tal y Bont – £70; Romney up to £70; From Wales to £74; Cross to £86; Mules to £90; Lleyn up to £60.

READ MORE: Last week’s prices in Ruthin

Ruthin Shop and Stud Sale – September 15th

RUTHIN Farmers’ Auction sees 87 heifers sell to £1,410; 133 steering to £1,600; £1600 / 232 ppk from 18 OTM; 107 calves to £460; 70 reaches £780; 1,703 store lambs to £120; 1629 breeding ewes £195; 39 rams 900gns and 599 ewe lambs £134.

Store Cattle (Auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

With 308 cattle shows per day, the weekly count is increasing.

Another showing of quality cattle and once again an excellent trade.

A total of 87 heifers made £1,410 for a 23-month-old BB heifer from Mrs CM Jones, Cae Isaf.

Some other prices:

10 month Lim £1235; 18 month old Char £1210; 16 month Lim £1200; 17 month AA £1080; 18 months HEX £1060.

Total average £981.00.

A total of 133 Forwards raised £1,600 for a 19-month-old Lim from SE Jones, Llaethgwm.

Some other prices:

16 month Lim £1545; 16 month Char £1410; 21 month BB £1400; 15 month Lim £1315; 10 month Lim £1280; 16 month AA £1210; 17 month HEX £1230; 17 months HF £775; 19 month Sim £815.

Overall average £1131.63.

Once again, more good sales and more weekly are required.

OTMs (Auctioneer-Rich Lloyd):

18 barren cow counts on the day with a good trade with leaner cattle showing than usual.

Top price per kilo of 232ppk went to DH Roberts at Penlan for Lim, 39 months, weighing 690kg, also achieving a combined top price of £1,600.80 with the same animal.

135 months WB-720kg–182ppk; 38 months BB-560kg–176ppk; 90 months-BF 720kg-166ppk; 38-month LIIM-480kg-164ppk; 42-month LIM-510kg-158ppk; 75-month STX-535kg-150ppk; 76 months STA-615kg-144ppk; 35-month Lim-565kg-144ppk; 62 months STA-495kg-140ppk; 76 months STA-595kg-138ppk; 76-month-old Lim-515kg-138ppk; 81-month LIM-645kg-138ppk; 74 months BB-510kg-138ppk; 174 months LIM-895kg-136ppk; 58 months SMX-590kg-129ppk.

Total average £901.84 / 150.3ppk.

Weanlings (Auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

Dairy breeds forward, which firm met the trade.

In summer, many cattle suffer from hot weather and lack of grass.

Top price was Roberts, Ty’n Celyn, who sold a 16-month-old Lim bull for £785.


10 month old BB bull £775; 14-month-old Lim heifer £670; 8 month Lim heifer £550; 4 month old Lim Bull £500; 5 month AA heifer £505.

Participants are invited to the pacifier sale on October 8. Entries close on September 23.

Calves (auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

Inflows increased with increased trading during the week.

These strong breeds are still a solid trade, but because the cost of feed and powder is so high, the younger, long-term calves are more difficult to sell.

Top price Roberts sold a Parc Lim bull for £460.


Lim Bull £400; BB bull £340; BB heifer £255; HF bull £140; AA bull £215.

Pedigree Rams (Auctioneer-Dafydd Parry):

A real good trade with competitive offers for most forward rams.

Top price went to Idris Morris, Texel aged Fachell, 900gns.

Other Texel yearlings between 400-800gns; Texel 400 gns per annum; Texel x Cha 400gns yearling; Texel ram lambs 350 g; Suffolk yearling 420gns; Suffolk ram lambs 400g; Charolais annual 400 gr.

Shop Sheep (Auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

A total of 1,629 breeding ewes advanced to an average of £120.29.

The top price of £95 went to Harry Wanklyn for Texel seniors.

Texel 3yr old £148; Mule yearlings to £158; Cheviot seniors up to £120; Cheviot 5 year old £88; Aberfield seniors up to £138; Aberfield FM – £95; Suffolk seniors £148; Suffolk 3 year old – £145; Lleyn yearlings £150; Beltex seniors up to £128; Welsh seniors up to £86; Nelson £82 for 5-year-olds; Beulah 6 teeth to £70; Spotted 3 year old £70.

Lamb Shop (Auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

A total of 1702 shop lamb forward and stronger trading. Good demand for all types, particularly long-term nice type ewe lambs selling from £75 to £85.

Top price was Kelsey Roberts of Llandyrnog who sold Texel ram lambs to £111.

Dutch ram lambs £75; Cross ram lambs £81; Welsh ram lambs £48; Charollais ram lambs £76; Suffolk ram lambs £85; Mule ram lambs £78; Speckled ewe lambs £57; Cheviot ram lambs £66; Zwarble up to £78.

Overall average £60.76.

Lambs (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

With a weekly sale of 500 ewes and lambs at the opening, sellers will pull first with a very good buy, but community-like sales are more difficult to place in the second quality.

Regular sellers IW Williams and TI & CM Jones were well rewarded with £134 and £126 respectively.

Overall average £105.55.

Ruth’s primestock sale – September 13th

RUTHIN Farmers’ Auction reports 2132 lambs to £132 / 292.1ppk and 713 ewes to £126.

Prime lambs (auctioneer-Elfor Morris):

2,132 lambs advanced on the week with all weights sharper.

Standards are slightly better at 239 ppk, medium and heavy at 236 ppk, pleasing the trade on light lambs returning an average of 220 ppk.

Sales yard average 236 ppk.

Highest Price:

Lights (31.5kg) £80, Enid Roberts, Pwllglas.

Standards (38.5kg) by GW & DM Owen, Noddfa £109.

Mediums (44.5kg) by TH Vaughan & Sons, Maesmochnant £130.

Heavyweights (49kg) by Jones Bros, Glanhespin £131.

Extreme (52.5kg) by TH Vaughan & Sons, Maesmochnant £132.

Highest price per kilo:

Lights (31.5kg) 254ppk, Enid Roberts, Pwllglas.

Standards (38kg) 284.2ppk, JP Williams, Bron Eyarth.

Mediums (44.5kg) 292.1 ppk TH Vaughan & Sons, Maesmochnant.

Heavyweights (46kg) 282.6 ppk by TH Vaughan & Sons, Maesmochnant.

Extreme (52.5kg) 251.4 ppk TH Vaughan & Sons, Maesmochnant.

Luminance 254ppk, av 220.6ppk; Standards 284.2ppk, av 239.3ppk; Averages 292.1ppk, av 235.9ppk; Weight 282.6ppk, av 235.8ppk; Up to 251.4ppk, av 232.4ppk.

Overall average 236.4 ppk; SQQ 236.6 ppk.

Mass Sheep (Auctioneer-Paul Roberts):

Top selling ewes went to Hitchmough, Pant y Mel, £126 for Texel ewes.

crossbreed up to £123; Mules up to £100; Cheviot – £91; Beulah – £90; Tal y Bont – £84; Netherlands up to £70; From Wales to £68.

Overall average £59.25

Please keep numbers coming every Tuesday and Friday to meet strong demand.

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