Sluggish trade for heavier-type hoggets at Tullow


With over 1,000 hoggets on offer, trade resembled something similar to the last number of weeks, according to Eric Driver.

Sluggish trade for heavier-type hoggets at Tullow

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With over 1,000 hoggets on offer, trade resembled something similar to the last number of weeks, according to Eric Driver.

With over 1,000 hoggets on offer at Tullow Mart on Tuesday (March 26th), trade resembled something similar to the last number of weeks, according to Eric Driver – Manager.

Heavier hoggets over 54kg sold from €124 up to a tops of €130; the majority went under the hammer from €125 and €127.

There was a sluggish trade for heavier-type hoggets, according to the manager, while fleshed hoggets between 48kg and 54kg met with a livelier trade. They ranged from €120 up to €126; the majority made between €122 and €125.

Light store hoggets fetched from a base of €80 upwards with some of the well-presented ewes and weathers - weighing 37kg to 42kg - selling from the mid €90’s up to €105.

Some entries weighing 40-47kgs pushed from €110 up to €116.

Cast Ewes
Cast ewes made from €15 to €20 with the kg while some younger fitter ewes topped out at €30 with the kg while heavier ewes peaked at €138.

Ewes and Lambs
In the brood ring, singles with lambs at foot made from €120 up to €185 for younger ewes. 2-year-old ewes with twin lambs at foot reached €245.

An 80-in-lamb ewe flock was dispersed on Tuesday; lambing in April and carrying approximately 2 lambs, they ranged from €160-€170 – a full clearance was recorded.

Image source: Tullow Mart

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