articles about baltinglass-mart
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.
Stores were a similar trade for the previous week, selling from €65-€84/head, while cast ewes made from €50-€124.
Some 700 lots went under the hammer, with a top call of €160 recorded for in-lamb ewes, while lambs – weighing 53kgs – climbed to €131.
Tom Coleman - Manager reported strong demand for all types - especially for lambs in the 40-45kg weight bracket.