Strong demand for sheep in Carnew, with over 1,800 lots on offer


David Quinn, Manager of Carnew Mart said that the trade was very similar to pre-Christmas prices, with a strong demand for butcher and factory hoggets.

Strong demand for sheep in Carnew, with over 1,800 lots on offer

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David Quinn, Manager of Carnew Mart said that the trade was very similar to pre-Christmas prices, with a strong demand for butcher and factory hoggets.

1,868 sheep went under the hammer for the first sale of the year in Carnew, with top prices of €118 for heavy hoggets.

Speaking to That’s Farming, David Quinn Manager of Carnew Mart said:

“The trade for butcher and factory hoggets was up by €2-€3 per head on pre-Christmas prices. There was a strong demand. The store lambs were similar, no great change on pre-Christmas. We had the first offering of ewes with lambs at foot and there was a very strong demand for these.” David said.

Lambs over 50kg: €109-€118

Lambs 44kg-49kg: €98-€114

Lambs 37kg-43kg: €85-€101

Lamb under 37kg: €74-€91

Cull Ewes: €65-€124

In-Lamb Ewes: €90-€165

Ewes with Lambs at foot: €152-€220

Prices:

  • 27 Hoggets 46kg at €109
  • 10 Hoggets 50.8kg at €117.50
  • 20 Hoggets 51.6kg at €117
  • 8 Hoggets 54kg at €118
  • 20 Hoggets 39kg at €92.50
  • 53 Hoggets 31kg at €74.50
  • 49 H Hoggets41kg at €97
  • 45 Hoggets 43kg at €99.50
  • 27 Hoggets 46kg at €103.50
  • 15 Hoggets 46kg at €106
  • 7 Hoggets 53kg at €115
  • 6 Hoggets 45kg at €109
  • 10 Hoggets 49kg at €114.50
  • 6 Hoggets 36kg at €90
  • 144 Hoggets 36kg at €85

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