Complete clearance of 30 lots on offer
THE MOST recent Ashford Mart Sheep Sale had 30 lots of sheep on offer and a complete clearance.
20 lots of lambs were for sale and they met with a fair trade, especially for the good factory lambs. These sold generally from €30 to €43 with the weight, with a top price paid of €43 over €1/Kg. These were very nice lambs weighing 45.5Kg and selling at €88.50.
Forward Stores were in demand for further feeding and met with a steady trade making from €27 to €32. Some prices achieved included 42Kg at €74 ram lambs and 42Kg wether lambs for €73. The lighter store lambs sold from €55 to €73 with the majority making €21.50 to €34 with the €1/Kg. Some prices were 38Kg at €70 rams and 39Kg ewe lambs at €73. Cast ewes sold well, with the heavy ewes meeting a strong trade selling from €58 to €83.
Calf sales start on February 4 at 10 a.m., with calves sold up to and including 42 days old.