Heavy hoggets improve by €5-€6/head at Tullow

A smaller entry of sheep met with an improved trade, according to Eric Driver – Manager. Ewes with twins hit €240, while cull ewes peaked at €132.

Trade improves for forward stores at Tullow

“Calves aged between 10-14 days are meeting a difficult trade as shippers are standing back a little bit as they cannot ship these until after 14 days” – Eric Driver

€3,000 for 760kg heifer at Tullow

“A steady selling trade for all cows and heifers presented; however, maybe not all out as sharp as the bullock sale the previous Friday" - Eric Driver

Bullocks hit €2,130 at Tullow

"A very positive trade throughout the day and one would say a ray of encouraging light amongst the doom and gloom that we have seen of late" - Eric Driver

'A trade of uncertainty' at Tullow

Eric Driver said that prices struggled to remain at pre-Christmas levels. Cull cows sold from €120 under the kg to €675 over, while €2.00-€2.20/kg was forked out for continental bullocks.

Strong demand for well-fleshed hoggets at Tullow

Over 600 lots went under the hammer, with a lively trade reported by Eric Driver. A top call of €150 was recorded for in-lamb breeding sheep - genuine hoggets and 2-year-olds carrying approximately 1.8 lambs.