Tullow mart report Tuesday 23rd May 2017.
Strong trade today in Tullow for the lambs with prices improved by €3 to €4 and even €5 in some cases.
Lambs 43kg to 45kg today selling from €118 up to €124 with one exception pen 49kg making €128 and one pen 47kg making €125 while the majority continued to sell from €120 to €122. Lambs from 40kg to 43kg again meeting an improved trade here better by €3 and €4 and in some cases selling from €115 up to €121 and the majority was from €117 to €120.
Lighter store lambs on offer today 35kg to €38kg selling in the region of €83 up to €95 per head.
Cast ewes feeding ewes selling from €8 to €15 with the kg or from €75 to €94 per head while factory heavy ewes pushed up to a tops of €122 they being 105kg with the majority selling from €110 to €120.
Factory type hoggets selling from €110 to €118 per head with some ewe hogget types suitable for breeding replacements Suffolk types pushing from €128 to €134 with Speckles pushing up to €140 per unit.
Ewes with lambs at foot hoggets with lambs selling from €170 to €195 with 2 & 3yr old young ewes with twins at foot pushing up to €222 today. We had one lot of 21 2yr old ewes with 26 lambs at foot making €195 per unit.
Full clearance in Tullow today and good to report an improved trade in the second half of May which is most unusual for the lambs.
Tullow mart sheep report Tuesday 25th April 2017.
Larger sheep sale in Tullow today with over 600 sheep on offer.
While the spring lambs didn’t meet an improved trade but we could say that there was a larger number on offer and trade remained steady. 40kg to 42kg selling from €114 to €116 with one pen making €117 while the heavier types 43kg up to 50kg selling from €116 up to €122 with on exceptionally well presented pen of Charollais types 50kg making €125.
The heavier hoggets 53kg and 54kg making €114 to €118 with a couple of ewe hogget pens making up into the mid €120’s while the lighter store type hoggets sold from a base of €88 with the majority selling from €92 to €100.
Cast ewes feeding ewes may be easier by €1 to €2 this week with prices ranging from €15 to €18 with the kg with the majority selling from €75 to €96 and €97 while the heavier ewes 100kg and stronger type ewes pushing up to a tops of €128 today.
Ewes with lambs at foot aged ewes with singles selling from €120 up to €200 per unit given for ewe hoggets with single lambs at foot while younger ewes with twins pushing up to a tops of €235 today and a lot of custom for ewes with lambs at foot.
Larger sale today in Tullow with breeding trade remaining strong for the ewes and lambs. Spring lamb trade not improved but steady with larger numbers on offer and hoggets no change