Sheep Reports

Tullow mart Tuesday 25th February 2020

Another large sale today in Tullow with over 1400 sheep on offer meeting with a very steady trade. The heavier forward hgts 50kg sold from €136 up to a tops of €145 with the majority between €137 and €141. There was plenty of farmer feeders around the ring for the stores here the lighter stores clean ewes and weathers 32kg to 35kg sold from €93 and €94 up to €105 while the 36kg to 40kg sold from €105 up to a tops of €118 with hgts 40kg upwards store hgts sold from €116 up to €130 depending on quality and cleanliness.

Cast ewes really setting the blaze here the heavy ewes out to a tops of €152 with the store ewes 60kg to 90kg sold from €90 up to €135 with some of those very forward fleshed ewes north of 100kg selling from €128 up to €145.

In the brood ring we saw once again plenty of enthusiasm around the ring for the in lamb ewes with the clearance sale of ewes today the 180 ewes meeting with a very brisk trade and they sold from €165 up to €205 while we had a number of other in lamb ewes 3 & 4 yr olds with the majority selling from €150 to €180. Ewes with single lambs at foot younger ewes sold up to €198 while there was plenty of aged ewes with singles from €150 per unit with younger ewes with doubles up to a tops of €225 and overall a full clearance across the board with all classes.

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 11th February 2020.

A smaller sale in Tullow today due to the snowy start this morning but nevertheless from a bitter wind chill we had a very warm trade in the ring with again the factory and butcher heavy hgts improved by €2 to €3 again this week.

Hgts over 50kg sold from €127 up to a tops of €135 depending on flesh and quality but the majority sold from €132 to €134. The store hgts lighter hgts 35kg plus sold from €97 upwards with the good clean 40kg to 44kg selling from €105 up to €110. Fleshed hgts between 45kg and 50kg they meeting a very lively trade and sold from €118 up to a tops of €130 with the majority between €124 and €128.

Cast ewes a good lively trade. Feeding ewes €25 to €30 with the kg with some of the heavier ewes all out to a tops of €145.

In the brood ring we had in lamb ewes aged ewes carrying approximately 1.7 lambs sold from €155 up to €180 with some ewes with lambs at foot younger ewes with twins up to a tops of €230 today with some more aged ewes with a lamb and half at foot selling from €170 up to €195.

Overall a full clearance on a very snowy day in Tullow and just to remind everyone that next Tuesday 18th February we have a clearance sale of 60 in lamb ewes.

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 4th February 2020.

A very large sale again today in Tullow with over 1500 hoggets meeting an improved trade possibly up again by €1 or €2 on last weeks prices. The top price today being 53kg making €134 but overall any fleshed hgts over 50kg today selling from €127 up to a tops of €134 with the majority between €128 and €131. Fleshed hgts over 45kg again lots of factory and butcher custom around the ring for these classes and they sold today from €118 up to a tops of €127 with the majority between €122 and €125. Very lively trade for the stores the 35kg to 42kg sold from €97 up to €110 and even some of those 44kg lacking flesh sold up to €117.

Feeding cast ewes €30 to €35 with the kg and a very demanding trade those young fit feeding type ewes with the heavy ewes today out to a tops of €145 and a very lively butcher trade for those heavy cast ewes.

In the brood ring we had a full clearance of the dispersal sale of 260 in lamb ewes all carrying 2 lambs a piece average sold from €175 up to a tops of €222 with the majority sold between €180 and €195.

Next Tuesday we have 2 lots. Lot 1: 50 2 & 3yr old ewes scanned in lamb due from 17th March Lot2: Entire flock of 100 ewes scanned in lamb due from 1st April. Two very genuine flocks.

For cattle sales going forward all cattle must be pre entered for the sale on or before Thursday at 4pm to the mart Office 059 9151142    Office Mobile: 0860350317 or e mail: cattle@tullowmart.ie