Almost a full clearance at sheep sale
ASHFORD MART Sheep Sale took place last Monday.
There was a full yard of sheep with 448 sheep on offer and an almost complete clearance. There were 380 lambs for sale, they met with a good trade especially for the good factory lambs. These sold generally from 37 – 48 with the weight, with a top price paid of €48.50 over €1/Kg. These were very nice lambs weighing 50 Kg selling @ €98.50.
Forward Stores were in demand for further feeding and met with a steady trade making from €36 – 42.50 with the €1/Kg. Some prices achieved, 41Kg @ €80 ram lambs, 41Kg wether lambs €84.50.
The lighter store lambs sold from €55 to €76 with the majority making €29 to €36.50 with the €1/Kg. Some prices, 34Kg @ €63 rams, 39Kg @ €70 rams, 39Kg ewe lambs @ €76. Cast ewes sold well, with the heavy ewes meeting a strong trade selling from €64.50 to €88.
Eight in-lamb ewes sold at a top price of €145. Calf sales starting on the February 4 at 10am, calves sold up to and including 42 days old.