articles about sheep-prices
Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.
Trade held well, especially for quality lots; bullocks hit €1,285, dry cows realised €1,565 and suckler pairings peaked at €1,480.
“The lamb trade, in general, was not as sharp as last week; trade for cull ewes remained strong.”
“Trade for the heifer weanlings holding very solid but bulls were a shade easier.”
Forward-type heifers met with strong demand while prices for store lambs have improved as "farmers have lots of spare grass.”
Bullocks hit €805 with the weight, while heifers made up to €680 over and cull cows realised €1,380.
500 lots on offer with "more of a challenging trade."
Lambs went under the hammer for €105 while ewes hit €131
Heifers hit €640 over, weanling bulls realised €520 over and weanling heifers peaked at €340 over.
“Despite all the adverse talk about the future of the beef sector, trade did not show any signs of this"
Heifer and bull weanlings “were back about 15c/kg on last year”
Bullocks hit €810 over and heifers peaked at €765 over; lambs sold to €59 over.
“Another small yard of sheep with lambs peaking at €116 with cull ewes to a top call of €135/head.”
Pictures and Prices: Cull cows hit €1.70/kg, heifers climbed to €2.75/kg; lambs topped out at €94
"A good trade for all sorts but prices were slightly back on the previous week."
Heifers climbed to €635 over, weanling heifers sold to €740 over and weanling bulls realised €595 over
Factory lambs pushed from €90.00 to €110.00, while heifers hit €2.36/kg
Lambs averaged €2.13/kg while Cull ewes achieved €61 to €120.
Prices ranged from €80.00 - €120 for stag ewes