Trade improves at sheep marts


2,150 sheep went under the hammer, with exporters active for ram lambs at Carnew. At Roscommon Mart, spring lambs peaked at €110.

Trade improves at sheep marts

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2,150 sheep went under the hammer, with exporters active for ram lambs at Carnew. At Roscommon Mart, spring lambs peaked at €110.

2,150 sheep on offer met an “improved trade” for all classes with stronger factory and store demand, according to David Quinn, Manager of Carnew Mart.

Exporters were active at the sale for ram lambs.

Lambs

  • Butcher lambs €102 – €108;
  • 45 – 49kg €94 – €105;
  • 40 – 44kg €83 – €96;
  • 35 – 39kg €69 – €85;
  • 30 – 34kg €68 – €82.

Ewes & Hoggets

  • Ewe lambs €75 - €110;
  • Cull Ewes €50 – €116;
  • Breeding Ewes;
  • Hoggets €120 - €140
  • Older breeding ewes €80 – €120

Roscommon Mart

Roscommon Mart’s sheep sale drew similar numbers this week, Maura Quigley reported.

Spring lambs peaked at €110 for 50.80 kgs, while store lambs fetched up to €89.

There was a similar trade for cast ewes, as these sold from a base of €70 up to a top call of €101.
Spring Lambs:

  • 52 kgs €110;
  • 50.8 kgs 110;
  • 47.8 kgs €108;
  • 56.6 kgs €108;
  • 50 kgs €108;
  • 46.5 kgs €106;
  • 47.8 kgs €105.5;
  • 46.4 kgs €105.

Store Lambs

  • 41.4kgs €89;
  • 40.5kgs €88;
  • 39.6kgs €85;
  • 40.6kgs €85;
  • 37.4kgs €84.5;
  • 38.7kgs €80;
  • 32.1kgs €73.5.

Cast ewes clicked from €70 to €101/lot.

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