‘The lamb trade has stabilised after last week’s dramatic reductions’ – Candler


Prices are still €20-€25/head behind last year’s returns.

‘The lamb trade has stabilised after last week’s dramatic reductions’ – Candler

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Prices are still €20-€25/head behind last year’s returns.

600 lots were offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday (May 27th), according to George Candler – the mart’s auctioneer.

He noted that trade for spring lambs was sharper in comparison to the previous weeks; however, hoggets were difficult to sell.

“The lamb trade has stabilised after last week’s dramatic reductions but prices are still €20-€25/head behind 2018 returns.”

“With these returns, the sheep farmer is not full of confidence this year,” he added.

Butcher Lambs - €110-€120/head or €2.30-€2.60/kg

  • X17 52kg - €120;

  • X20 49kg - €117;

  • X12 47kg - €118;

  • X15 45kg - €117.

Factory Lambs - €93-€116/head or €2.25/kg-€2.58/kg

  • X8 44kg - €116;

  • X12 42kg - €104;

  • X8 40kg - €103;

  • 10 39kg - €93.

Hoggets - €92-€98/head or €1.55-€1.90/kg

  • X20 61kg - €96;

  • X10 58kg - €94;

  • X10 55kg - €98;

  • X8 50kg - €93.

Other categories

  • Cast ewes - €66-€149/head.

Dairy Stock

  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows - €950-€179-/head;

  • Friesian maiden heifers (March/April-2018-born) - €640-€790/head.

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