€50-60 over the €1/kg paid as mart trade remains buoyant
Most marts reported an improved trade over the past week, with lambs generally making from €50-60 over the €1/kg. Store prices ran from €65 to €90/hd.
The best of the ewe hoggets made up to €150, with good cull ewes were making from €90-110. Ewes with lambs at foot sold for €150-240/unit.
Lamb prices were up by €2-4/hd for the 1,500 on offer at Enniscorthy Mart, with the fleshed lots selling for €55-61 over their weight.
Store prices ran from €75 to €86 each. Ewe lambs made from €90-110. Ewe hoggets with a lamb at foot sold for €182-200/unit.
Ewes with twin lambs made from €210 to €235. Heavy cull ewes were making €88-110, with the lighter types selling for €60-85. Heavy rams made up to €130.
Dowra Mart had 1,100 sheep on offer last Saturday. Trade was up from the previous week for most classes on offer.
Lambs made from €85 to €105. A big entry of store lambs sold from €65 to €85 each.