Cattle prices 'under pressure' at Loughrea

With rumours circulating of factories cutting prices in the near future, farmers were happy to see lambs and sheep auctioned once again, according to a spokesperson.

Spring lambs hit €2.71/kg at Roscommon

Stag ewes earned up to €110/head.

Pics and prices: Cull ewes reach €120 at Dowra

Factory spring lambs earned €100-€127.50/head.

Online trading continues at Headford

Weanling heifers reached a top price of €3.23/kg.

Pics and Prices: Spring lambs back €3-€5/head at Dowra

Ewes with lambs at foot made up to €245/head.

Some stabilisation in the sheep trade

Heavy lambs peaked at €127 at Kilkenny.

Lamb back €6-€7/head at Blessington

Fat ewes were easier by €5/head, according to a mart spokesperson.

Pictures and prices: Trade 'slightly back' at Dowra

Cull ewes reached €130.50, while spring lambs topped out at €134.50.

Spring lambs reach €134/head at Blessington

Ewes with lambs at foot ranged between €140-€230/head.

Larger entry of sheep on offer at Roscommon

Ewes with lambs at foot made up to €260/head.

'Sharper trade' for all lots at Kilkenny

There was a top call for lambs of €144/head.

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“Cattle sold for up to, and in excess of, €1000 over the kilo for very good quality heavy cattle”

Spring lambs up by €2-€4/head at Blessington

Ewes with lambs at foot made between €140 and €230/head.

Spring lambs reach €133 at Roscommon

Stag ewes fetched between €82-€130/head

Good demand for hogget ewes at Mountbellew

Spring lambs made up to €168/head.

Cull ewes reach €135 at Kilkenny

Trade had fallen slightly on the previous week, according to George Candler.

€161 for ewe hoggets at Blessington

Trade remained ”largely unchanged” from last week, according to a spokesperson.

Hoggets reach €150 at Mountbellew

Buyers were allowed into the yard in groups of two to bid on sheep.