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There was a large entry of excellent quality stock, according to Maura Quigley.
First-crop ewes sold to €180, while a pen of 2 and 3-year-old ewes hit €155.
“Buyers were active both online and at the ringside with sellers also taking advantage of the LSL bidding app."
“Once again, this week there was a brisk trade for all stock with a good clearance of lots.”
Ringside and online bidders competed for stock, according to Quigley.
40% of sellers did not return to the mart for the sale, instead opting to accept prices from home.
Stag ewes earned up to €110/head.
There was a firm trade for quality stock while plainer types were more difficult to sell, according to a mart spokesperson.
The majority of customers viewed the stock in the mart and then proceeded to bid on-site or at home.
A mart spokesperson reported that there was a 'brisk trade' for heifers
Ewes with lambs at foot made up to €260/head.
Buyers made their bids both at home and on-site after viewing the stock before the sale commenced.
Stag ewes fetched between €82-€130/head
Customers viewed the stock before the sale and went online to bid, both at home and on-site
“There was a strong trade for all lots with prices averaging from €2.32 per kilo up to €3.30 per kilo with plenty of online bidders."
Bullocks made up to €3.39/kg.
The first-prize-winning heifer, which weighed 340kgs, sold for €1,820.
Dry cows made from €1.66-€2.08/kg, heifers sold from €2.24-€2.92/kg and bullocks ranged from €2.23-€2.47/kg.
"Once again, there were plenty of customers in attendance all actively sourcing stock.”