“Stronger edge” to sheep trade at Ballymote


Lots exceeding 45kgs met with the strongest demand. A top call of €125 was recorded for fleshed cull ewes.

“Stronger edge” to sheep trade at Ballymote

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Lots exceeding 45kgs met with the strongest demand. A top call of €125 was recorded for fleshed cull ewes.

There was a “stronger edge” to the trade at this week’s sheep sale at Ballymote Mart, according to Stephen Hannon.

The manager noted that demand was strong for lots exceeding 45kgs.

Lambs under 35kg made from €24-€29 over…

  • Pen 31 kg €60;
  • Pen 32 kg €58

Lots 35-40 kg clicked from €35-€45 over…

  • Pen 39 kg €84;
  • Pen 36 kg €75;
  • Pen 39 kg €74.

Lots 40-45 kg fetched from €41-€57 over.....

  • Pen 42 kg €99;
  • Pen 44.5 kg €99;
  • Pen 44.5 kg €97;
  • Pen 43 kg €96.

Lots 45-50 kg ranged from €43 to €61 over…

  • Pen 48 kg €108;
  • Pen 48.5 kg €107;
  • Pen 45 kg €106;
  • Pen 47 kg €105.

Heavier lots peaked at €62 over…

  • Pen 50 kg €112;
  • Pen 50.5 kg €112;
  • Pen 51.5 kg €111;
  • Pen 57 kg €113.

Cull Ewes

Stores sold from a base of €30 to a top call of €70, while fleshed lots varied from €85-€125.

Note
Sale every Tuesday evening, with intake from 3.30pm, followed by the sale at 6pm.

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