‘Biggest’ sheep sale of the season at Baltinglass

A spokesperson reported a “very brisk” trade for all types of sheep, with almost a complete clearance.

‘Large seasonal’ entry of cattle at Raphoe

Fat cows sold from €800 to €1410/head

‘Heavy lambs appear to be in short supply’

Trade was sharper all-round for all lambs, according to Candler.

Suffolk-cross hoggets top of the day at Baltinglass

Coleman reported a “very big” sale with prices on par with the previous week’s levels.

'Another large' turnout of stock at Headford

Mart manager, Joe Wynne, reported a 98% clearance.

Small store lambs improve by €2-€4/head at Baltinglass

Breeding ewes peaked at €180, while fat ewes ranged from €60-€115.

Trade easier by €2-€4/head at Kilkenny

Wholesale and butcher-type lambs were in short supply, according to Candler.

Pictures and prices: €235 for hoggets at Roscommon

First-crop ewes sold to €180, while a pen of 2 and 3-year-old ewes hit €155.

€1,900 for suckler pair at Headford

Bullocks reached at €990 over, heifers climbed to €850 over and weanlings peaked at €700 over.

Lighter stores and heavier lots an improved trade at Baltinglass

Breeding ewes ranged from €135 to €165, while cast ewes went under the hammer from €65 to €111.

‘The biggest sale in over 20 years’

Lambs averaged €2.39/kg which is running approximately 30c/kg ahead of last year, according to the spokesperson.

Prices 'better than last week' at Baltinglass

A full clearance was recorded by Coleman.

Dry cows reach €1,320 at Ballinrobe

"If anything the trade was better than last week with plenty of quality stores around, and plenty of customers to bid for them.”