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'A much bigger sale with store lambs meeting a very strong trade'
'Our 35th Annual Sheep Breeders' Show and Sale turned out very successful and met with a near-complete clearance'
“Heavy factory and butcher lambs were similar to last week"
Butcher and factory lambs were easier than previous weeks.
Butcher and factory were lambs were steady at Baltinglass
Lambs went under the hammer for €105 while ewes hit €131
"A good trade for all sorts but prices were slightly back on the previous week."
Heavy lambs were easier by €4 - €6/head.
Ewes with lambs at foot made from €130 to €200, while cast ewes pushed from €75 up to €115.
Spring lambs sold to €110, while hoggets hit €114 & cast ewes peaked at €128.
There was strong demand for all types at its cattle sale, while Spring lambs reached €130 and cast ewes peaked at €134.
Spring lambs reached €130/head
“Ewes with lambs at foot had a lot of farmer interest and sold well" - Tom Coleman
A good show of quality cattle met with an improved trade, while heavy hoggets improved by €4-€6/head at Saturday's sale.
There was a very strong and improved trade for all cattle while cast ewes improved by up to €5/head.
Lambs – weighing 50kgs – topped out at €123, while in-lamb lambs ewes realised €240 and cast ewes hit €110. Better-quality cattle improved by €30-€40/head.
There was some good value for store lamb buyers, according to the manager. Beef and forward store cattle met with an improved trade last Wednesday.
In-lamb ewes hit €150, while cast ewes sold to €115 and lambs topped out at €120. There was a good attendance of store buyers at Wednesday’s cattle sale, with a smaller entry on offer.