Sheep prices “coming under pressure” – Candler


Sheep were easier by €2-€4/head, with a sharper trade for cull ewes, as better types were offered for sale. Freshly-calved FRs hit €1,720, while in-calve entries peaked at €1,100.

Sheep prices “coming under pressure” – Candler

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Sheep were easier by €2-€4/head, with a sharper trade for cull ewes, as better types were offered for sale. Freshly-calved FRs hit €1,720, while in-calve entries peaked at €1,100.

Prices showed a reduction of €2-€4/head from last week’s returns at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday (February 25th), according to George Candler.

The auctioneer noted that despite a smaller entry – some 300 lots - “sheep prices are coming under pressure”.

“The cull ewe sale a bit sharper compared to last week but this trade was helped by a better-type ewe being offered for sale.” He added.

Butcher Lambs - €2.05-€2.35/kg or €110-€125/head

  • X19 – 60kgs - €124;

  • X15 – 55kgs - €124;

  • X10 – 54kg - €125;

  • X8 – 51kgs - €113.

Factory Lambs - €2.20-€2.45/kg or €105-€115/head

  • X10 – 50kgs - €115;

  • X8 – 48kgs - €115;

  • X10 – 47kgs - €114;

  • X10 – 44kgs - €108.

Store Lambs - €2.35/kg-€2.60/kg or €78-€106/head

  • X14 – 41kgs - €106;

  • X8 – 40kgs - €98;

  • X10 – 39kg - €97;

  • X12 – 34kgs - €86.

Other categories

  • Cast Ewes - €85-€130/head.

Dairy Sales

  • In-calve FR cows/heifers - €900-€1,100/head;

  • Freshly-calved FRs - €1,300-€1,720.

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