Strong trade for store lambs at Baltinglass


Lambs peaked at €123, with up to €145 forked out for rams and up to €175 paid for in-lamb ewes. There was a good demand for ‘grass cattle’ last week.

Strong trade for store lambs at Baltinglass

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Lambs peaked at €123, with up to €145 forked out for rams and up to €175 paid for in-lamb ewes. There was a good demand for ‘grass cattle’ last week.

There was a “very strong trade” for light and forward-store lambs at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday (March 9th), according to Tom Coleman – Manager.

He noted that the prices being offered for heavier lambs were on par with last week, while cast ewes met with an improved trade.

Lambs:

  • X4 51kg - €123;

  • X5 47kg - €121;

  • X4 51kg - €117;

  • X11 50kg - €110;

  • X23 43kg - €108;

  • X8 43kg - €107;

  • X3 43kg - €101;

  • X6 40kg - €101;

  • X9 44kg - €100;

  • X3 38kg - €97;

  • X12 39kg - €94;

  • X7 37kg - €89;

  • X5 35kg - €85;

  • X6 29kg - €78.

Other Categories:

  • Cast Ewes - €65- €120;

  • Rams - €90 - €145;

  • Ewes with lambs at foot - €130 - €190;

  • Ewes Scanned-in lamb - €120 - €175.

Cattle Sale

The manager reported an improved trade for quality beef and store bullocks and heifers at Wednesday’s sale.

“There was a good demand for grass cattle and plenty of demand for store cows,” Coleman added.

Bullocks:

  • X1 SI - 565KG - €1200;

  • X1 CH - 540KG - €1160;

  • X1 HE - 510KG - €1010;

  • X3 LM - 380KG - €960;

  • X3 LM - 340KG - €890;

  • X1 CH - 330KG - €830.

Heifers:

  • CH - 600KG - €1265;

  • LM - 535KG - €1020;

  • LM - 460KG - €960;

  • CH - 295KG - €700.

Cows:

  • Cows sold from €600 up to €1080.

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