A lively trade in Tullow on Tuesday 2nd, with the heavy hoggets over 50kg selling in the region from €110 up to €120 with the majority from €112 to €118. 51kg making €118.
Fleshed lambs over 45kg improved trade selling from €102 up to €112 with the majority from €104 to €108.
Store hoggets over 40kgs, met a good farmer demand, selling from €90 up to €102 with the majority from €94 to €98. Meanwhile, the lightest store lambs offered today selling from a base of €75.
The feeding ewes from €10 to €15 per kg with a good lively trade for those younger fit feeding type ewes.
Heavy ewes also met an excellent trade up to a tops of €135 per head they being 110kg.
There were some in-lamb ewes, selling in the region of €140 to €160 carrying approximately 1.8 lambs spanning from 2, 3 and 4 yr olds.
Speaking to That’s Farming, Eric Driver, Manager of Tullow Mart said:
“There was an improved trade for the first sale of the year, which could be suggested possibly because of the supply and demand. Overall, fleshed sheep are improving by €5-€6/head. It is positive but we would be concerned that factories could control this next week when numbers start to move out after the Christmas break.” Eric told Catherina of That’s Farming.
A dispersal sale of 180 Belclare- Cross ewes on Tuesday 16th January at 12.30pm scanning approximately 1.7 lambs. The farmer is changing his system of farming.