OSWESTRY POULTRY AUCTION
SATURDAY 25TH APRIL 2015
The weather report for the weekend wasn’t good, with the fine sunny weather reported to be turning cold and wet. It was certainly cooler but the rain stayed away in the main.
The other thing that was cooler was the volume of birds entered. A number of sales up and down the country have had to cancel or postpone auctions due to the lack of entries however this isn’t due to the lack of demand but really down to the lack of available stock around at the moment.
It’s a bold statement to make perhaps but it’s easy enough to back up as the sale and prices were hot! The auction had just over 140 lots of eggs, deadstock and poultry available and even with the upset prices applied to the auction only 3 lots failed to reach either their reserve or the base price.
A couple of vendors didn’t show on the day and if their reasoning was the low numbers of entries then they could well be kicking themselves given the buoyant prices.
Top for the day
Large Fowl White Wyandotte Pair (K Williams) £80
Buff Orpington Pair £42
Sebright (Gold, PR) £68
Sabelpoots (TR) £64
Sumatra (White, PR) £40
Serama (PR) average £38
Faverolles (Salmon, 2 pullets) £60
Wellsummers (TR) £50
Oxford (Pyle, PR) £44
Legbar (pullets) average £20/bird
The next sale will now be Sat 22nd August – Poultry, Poultry Deadstock, Farm Machinery & Antiques.
On a final note many thanks to the vendors and buyers who come to the auction. We are in our 5th year now and appreciate your continued support