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Suffolk-cross ewe lambs topped out at €140.
A spokesperson reported a “very brisk” trade for all types of sheep, with almost a complete clearance.
Smaller lambs improved by €5-€7/head.
Coleman reported a “very big” sale with prices on par with the previous week’s levels.
Breeding ewes peaked at €180, while fat ewes ranged from €60-€115.
Tom Coleman reported a "very lively" trade at the mart's sheep breeders' show and sale.
A brisk trade was reported for store lambs.
Fat and forward lambs were up by €1-€3/head, according to Coleman.
A larger entry went under the hammer, according to Coleman.
Tom Coleman reported that trade was slightly easier for lighter lots.
Both buyers and sellers were happy with the sale, according to a mart spokesperson.
30-40kg entries made between €82 and €112
Cull ewes peaked at €145/head.
Strong demand led to a full clearance.
Lambs peaked at €140, while cast ewes hit €128.
Cast ewes pushed from €80-€130, while ewes with lambs at foot sold from €145-€230.
“Ewes with lambs at foot are starting to come out and they made from €160 up to €220 for a family.”
Trade was similar to the previous week.
"George Candler, kept everyone on their toes with his unique people skills, selling technique and wit.”