Top call of €112 for butcher lambs at Tuam


Factory lambs hit €100 and store lambs peaked at €90 at Tuesday’s Lamb Show and Sale.

Top call of €112 for butcher lambs at Tuam

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Factory lambs hit €100 and store lambs peaked at €90 at Tuesday’s Lamb Show and Sale.

Tuesday’s Lamb Show and Sale sponsored by FBD showed a positive outlook for the lambs going forward, according to Marian Devane - Manager of Tuam Mart.

First-prize in the best pen of butcher lambs category was secured by J.J Walsh, Gardenfield ( - 49kgs - €112), while second-prize was scooped by Anthony McAndrew, Mayo Abbey, Claremorris for his entries - 52.5kg - €112.

Factory Lambs

The best pen of factory lambs was owned by Darren Connolly, Cloughanshill - these weighed 44.6 kg and made €92.

Second-prize went to Michael Corless, Killooney, Dunmore - his lots were 45kg and fetched €100.

Store Lambs

Vincent Healy, Ballymoney, Dunmore had the best pen of store lambs - 42.5kg- €90, while Val Varley, Kilclooney, Milltown took home the second-prize ribbon for his entries - 40 kg - €87.

Marian Devane reported “good demand” for the limited number of hoggets and breeding ewes that went under the hammer; old ewes peaked at €120.

Upcoming Sales

Monday 13th August - Cattle sale at 10.30 a.m, followed by a special weanling sale at 6.00p.m.

Tuesday 21st August - Annual Sheep Show & Sale. Show classes for Ewe Hoggets; Breeding Ewes; & Ewe Lambs. The mart advises that electronic tags would be an advantage (ewe lambs).

Image source: Tuam Co-operative Mart Facebook page.

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