Tuesday, July 16: With over 2,500 sheep on offer, the trade remained steady and strong for the stores with the fats easier by maybe €1 to €2 in some cases but overall the trade holding up strong towards the numbers offered.
Lambs over 48kg sold from €99 up to €108 with the majority between €102 and €105. Some well fleshed lambs over 44kg sold from €98 up to €104 with the majority between €100 and €101. Forward stores 37kg pluses sold from €80 up to a tops of €90 but bearing in mind the ram lamb types struggling to pass the €2 per kg.
Lighter store lambs plenty of farmer custom around the ring. Lambs from 30kg upwards selling from €71 and €72 up to €80.
Cast ewes continued to hold a steady trade. They sold from €30 with the kg for the feeding type ewes younger fitter ewes with heavy ewes out to a tops today of €145 and lots of ewes in excess of €130.
Very large entry of brood ewes today, over 500 on offer, the majority hoggets and they sold from €165 for the lighter type hoggets up to €205 for the well-marked Tullow type hogget but lots of pens between €175 and €190. A couple of pens of aged ewes and they sold from €125 up to €140 per head.
Friday, July 19: Larger sale today in Tullow for the monthly continental and weanling sale with trade optimistic amongst a very difficult beef price.
Beef and forward type bks met with an honest and steady trade bearing in mind the beef price with those Friesian and AA selling from €580 up to a tops of €900 with the kg for the continental type cattle with the forward type store bks the quick turning bks meeting a good lively trade from €2.10 to €2.40 per kg with some lighter bks very well made bks meeting a very strong demand. For example some Limousin 550kg making €1,320, 520kg making €1,250, 500kg making €1,160, 470kg making €1,200. The lighter plainer Friesian types selling from €1.75 per kg with the HE and AA from €190 to €2.05 per kg and again the general run of those continental bks from €2.10 to €2.40 per kg.
Steady trade in the hfr ring for those beef type hfrs selling from €550 up to €€880 with the kg while we had some lighter store hfrs and those selling from €2 up to €2.35 per kg.
A large entry of cul cows for the day of the year and they selling anything from €100 with the kg for the aged Friesian types with the continental feeding type cows from €250 up to €400 with the kg with some heavy cows excelling the €1,500 mark. 1 Charolais cow 800kg making €1,560 and another continental cow 800kg making €1,490.
In the calf ring a small entry of calves with the Friesian selling from €60 to €110 per head HE and AA hfrs from €100 upwards with the HE and AA bulls selling from €160 upwards with some continental hfrs and bulls selling from €200 up to a tops of €380 per head.