Tullow mart report Tuesday 19th February 2019.
Trade somewhat easier today in Tullow we can say the heavier hoggets are back by €6 to €7 per head.
Hoggets over 50kg today selling in the region from €120 up to €125 with one exceptional pen 56kg making €127 while we saw the lightest hoggets today selling from a base of €87 with those good clean 30kg to 34kg selling from €88 to €95 with some well presented clean up to 42kg making up to €105 and €106 with the mid 40kg to 50kg pushing up to €107 up to €118.
Cast ewes no dearer than last week if anything maybe easier by €1 or €2 selling from €10 to €15 with the kg with the heavy ewes today out to a tops of €122.
In lamb ewes 2, 3 & 4 yr olds very genuine dispersal sale selling on average from €165 up to €190 averaging for about 220 ewes about €175. Ewes with single lambs at foot from €150 to €180 with younger ewes with twins at foot out to a tops of €260 today.
Tullow mart report Tuesday 12th February 2019.
Large sale today in Tullow with over 1400 hoggets on offer. Trade for the fleshed hoggets steady on last week but no improvement amongst a difficult week in the factories.
Hoggets over 53kg today selling in the region from €128 up to a tops of €134 today with the majority between €129 and €131. The lighter store hoggets over 45kg fleshed hoggets up from the mid €120’s up to €130 at the tops with the lighter store fleshed hoggets selling from a base of €80 with those good 37kg to 42kg store hoggets selling from €98 up to €115 for the 44kg and 45kg.
Cast ewes maybe easier on last weeks prices by €1 or €2 more €15 than €20 with the kg but selling from €15 to €20 with the kg with the heavy ewes out to a tops today of €132.
A very lively day in the brood ring for in lamb ewes. 2 yr old ewes scanned carrying 1.8 lambs selling up to a tops today of €215 with a very strong steady trade from €180 to €202 for the rest while we saw ewes with lambs at foot single lambs from €140 up to a tops of €240 for younger ewes with twin lambs at foot. Overall a very demanding trade for ewes with lambs at foot and these numbers wanted for next week.
We have 250 Belclare, Lleyn and Suffolk X ewes for sale next Tuesday
Tuesday 5th February 2019.
Very large sale in Tullow for the day of the year with over 1100 hoggets on offer the trade resembling strong and steady with fleshed hoggets over 50kg to 52kg today and upwards selling in the region from €126 up to a tops of €134 with the price of the day being 52kg at €133. The forward store hoggets over 45kg selling in the region of €120 to €128 today with the majority between €124 and €126 and the lighter store hoggets over 40kg selling from €100 upwards with the majority of those clean well presented ewes and weather types selling from €108 up to €116 and €117. Lighter store hoggets selling from a base of €85 with the 32kg to 34kg selling from €85 up to the mid €90’s and some of those 37kg and 38kg pushing to €102.
Cast ewes maybe easier by €1 or €2 on the previous week but still a strong lively trade selling up to €20 and €22 with the kg for the feeding type ewes with the heavy ewes pushing out to a tops of €141 today but they were exceptionally strong heavy ewes.
In the brood ring in-lamb ewes younger ewes who had scanned with approximately 1.7 lambs selling from €150 to €180 per head with some older type ewes with approximately a lamb and half selling from a base of €120. A very lively trade for ewes with lambs at foot and we had over 50 ewes with lambs at foot and they selling singles aged ewes from €170 up to a tops of €210 for younger ewes with singles with the twins aged ewes from a base of €190 up to €265 for two year old ewe with twin lambs at foot.
A very lively trade across the board and plenty of sheep on offer.