Trade roars ahead as butcher hoggets hit ¤145
singles made up to €190, while culls made as high as €136.
Dowra Mart had 560 sheep on offer last Saturday, with a sharp trade for all sheep on the day. Ewes with single lambs at foot made €80/unit to a high of €190 for two hoggets with single lambs. Ewes with doubles made €140-225 each.
Hoggets sold for €90-130 each, while lighter store hoggets made €70-90.
Hoggets of 50-60kg made €130-145/hd at Baltinglass Mart, while 40-50kg lots sold for €110-128. Cull ewes made up to €125/hd. Prices for ewes with twin lambs at foot ran up to €250/unit. Ewes with singles made up to €190.
Enniscorthy had a much larger entry of sheep this week with 1,875 on offer. Prices were improved for all classes, especially for quality lots of hoggets. Butcher and factory hoggets sold for €119-138 each, or €71-85 over the weight. Store hogget prices ran at €95-109, or €54-70 over. Ewe hoggets sold for €118-139. Ewes with lambs at foot made €129-255/unit.
At Maam Cross Mart, Blackface ewes made €65-85/hd. Crossbred ewes sold up to €130 each. Ewes scanned in lamb sold for €105-125. Lambs and hoggets made from €75-120 and ewes with twin lambs at foot sold to a high of €225.