articles about sheep-prices
“Butcher and factory-type lambs are in short supply.”
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.
Fat cows sold from €800 to €1410/head
Trade was sharper all-round for all lambs, according to Candler.
Coleman reported a “very big” sale with prices on par with the previous week’s levels.
Mart manager, Joe Wynne, reported a 98% clearance.
Breeding ewes peaked at €180, while fat ewes ranged from €60-€115.
Wholesale and butcher-type lambs were in short supply, according to Candler.
First-crop ewes sold to €180, while a pen of 2 and 3-year-old ewes hit €155.
Bullocks reached at €990 over, heifers climbed to €850 over and weanlings peaked at €700 over.
Breeding ewes ranged from €135 to €165, while cast ewes went under the hammer from €65 to €111.
A brisk trade was reported for store lambs.
Lambs averaged €2.39/kg which is running approximately 30c/kg ahead of last year, according to the spokesperson.
A full clearance was recorded by Coleman.