Sheep sale, September 5: Another large sale today in Tullow with the trade remaining steady for the stores while the heavy lambs I would suggest easier by €3 to €4 per head in some cases.
Lambs over 45kg selling from €98 up to a tops of €114 today with the majority from €100 to €104.
Forward stores over 40kg continuing to meet a steady farmer trade selling from €86 and €87 for ram lambs with some ewe lambs pushing up over the €100 while the majority selling from €90 to €94.
Stores over 35kg equally a demanding trade for the farmer customers with the ram lambs from €76 and €77 while the nicer well presented ewes and weather anything from €80 to €85 with the majority from €80 to €82.
The lighter store lambs sold from a base of €66 for ram lambs but those nice well presented 30kg ewes and weathers selling from €70 to €74 with the 33kg and 34kg pushing up into the high €70.
The lighter feeding ewes from €10 to €15 with the kg with the more forward feeding ewes up to €20 with the kg while the heavy fat ewes today selling up to a tops of €128.
In the brood ring a very lively trade for those fit type hoggets selling from €150 up to €180 with one or two pens of stronger hoggets pushing up to a tops today of €195 while the clearance sale of ewes averaging €160 with the majority of those 2, 3 & 4 yr olds selling from €130 to €165 with the hoggets in the dispersal sale averaging €180.
The genuine 2,3 and 4 yr olds throughout the sale selling from €120 up to €150 with the aged selling from €100.
In the pure bred ram sale the Belclare rams made a steady trade selling anything from €320 up to €450 per unit and the Vendeens had a full clearance and they sold from €380 up to €450.