Strong trade for factory lambs at Maam Cross


Lambs sold for up to €121, hoggets made up to €88 and dry ewes climbed to €100, while cull cows fetched up to €1,180, bull weanlings hit €880 and bullocks realised €800.

Strong trade for factory lambs at Maam Cross

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Lambs sold for up to €121, hoggets made up to €88 and dry ewes climbed to €100, while cull cows fetched up to €1,180, bull weanlings hit €880 and bullocks realised €800.

With “healthy sale numbers”, all sheep offered for sale at Maam Cross Mart on Saturday (January 19th), found new homes, while a 95% clearance was recorded in the cattle ring, according to a spokesperson.

Factory lambs were a very strong trade, with cross-bred ewe lambs – weighing 40kgs - hitting €105.

Cattle

  • Cows averaged €0.90/kg to €1.29/kg to a max of €1,180 for an October-2010-born LM dry cow;
  • Heifers sold from €1.67/kg to €2.87/kg to a max of €700 for a May-2018-born 308kg - LM;
  • Bullocks made from €1.90/kg to €2.03/kg with a max price of €800 for an April-2017-born 394kg - AA;
  • Bull Weanlings fetched from €2.31/kg to €2.95/kg with a max price of €880 for a May-2018-born 412kg LM.

Sheep

  • Lambs - Blackface and cross-breds pushed from €85 to a max price of €121 for 1 cross-bred weather lamb;
  • Hoggets ranged from €76 to a max price of €88/hd for 3 cross-bred weather hoggets;
  • Ewes (Dry) averaged €65 to a max of €100/head for 10 young Blackface ewes.

Note

  • The mart takes bookings on sale days a week prior and Thursdays 4pm - 7pm. Management urges their sellers to try and book in stock so buyers can be informed of numbers.

Image source: Maam Cross Mart

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