Sheep Reports

Tullow mart report Tuesday 11th June 2019.

With over 900 sheep on offer today in Tullow trade remains to meet an improvement with prices increased by €2 to €4 per head especially for the lambs weighing from 43kg to 47kg.

Lambs over 50kg today selling from €122 up to a tops of €130 with the majority between €126 and €128 with some very well presented fleshed lambs between 45kg and 50kg meeting a very lively trade selling from €116 to €125 with the majority €120 to €124.

Lighter fleshed lambs over 40kg sold in the region from €110 to €122 with the majority from €116 to €120 with the store lambs meeting a very lively trade numbers small in this section but still a very exciting trade 32kg making €84 and a couple of pens 35kg to 38kg selling from €93 up to €100.

In the cast ring no change still setting the blaze with those heavy ewes out to a tops today of €155. The majority from €130 to €150 for the fleshed ewes with those store type cast ewes €30 to €35 with the kg for the younger ewes with some aged ewes back to €20 with the kg but still meeting a very respective trade.

A couple of pens of ewes hoggets butcher types today sold up to €100 with some well marked suitable for breeding replacements selling up to a tops of €125 today and we also had a small entry of ewes with lambs at foot aged ewes with singles from €120 younger ewes with a lamb and half at foot €175 to €180 and a couple of pens of hoggets with lambs at foot selling up to a tops of €200 per unit and a full clearance in this class.

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Larger sale with over 800 sheep on offer today and glad to report the trade for lambs improved by €3 to €4 per head across the board with a very active demand noticed for all factory and butcher agents.

Lambs over 50kg selling from €120 up to a tops of €130 today with the majority between €124 and €127 while we saw the lambs 45kg to 50kg selling in the region today from €112 up to a tops of €122 with the majority between €115 and €118 while we saw fleshed lambs over 40kg sold from €103 up to a tops today of €112 with the majority €105 to €108. Lighter store lambs 33kg making €82 with some clean well presented lambs 37kg and 38kg selling from €95 up to €102.

Cast ewes continued to set the trade here €15 to €20 with the kg for the feeding type ewes with some younger fitter ewes up to €30 with the kg while we saw the heavy ewes today up to a tops of €155 with some of those stronger ewes selling from €130 to €150.

Smaller entry of ewes with lambs at foot but hoggets with lambs at foot selling from €125 to €150 with some younger ewes with twins up to a tops of €210.

We embraced the EID tagging here in Tullow mart today and to say that the improved trade has helped to soften the blow to farmers but they are still very much consciously aware of the expense burden that has been bourn upon them and we in the mart industry are very sympathetic to their cause. We in the mart industry also recognise this undue cost and are continuing to call on the minister to adapt to a single EID tag for all sheep going for further fattening or finishing on farms.

 

Tullow mart sheep report Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Over 1000 sheep on offer today with the trade for the lambs glad to report improved by €2 to €3 across the board and a much steadier demand for all types of lambs offered.

Lambs over 50kg today selling from €122 up to up to a tops of €128 today with plenty of lambs 45kg to 50kg and they selling from €115 up to €121 and €122 in some instances with lambs 40kg to 45kg selling today from €103 up to a tops of €114 with the majority between €106 and €110. Some lighter lambs offered today 35kg making €90 37kg and 38kg into the mid €90.

A couple of pens of ewe hoggets through the sale today and they making from €115 to €120 and suggested going on for breeding purposes. We also saw some ram hoggets and they up in the 60kg types and they selling from €90 to €95.

The cast ewes still remaining a very strong trade here and setting the blaze throughout the day. Heavy ewes from €130 up to a tops of €155 today with those good store type younger ewes €20 to €30 with the kg and some agier less conditioned ewes €15 to €20 with the kg.

Some ewes with lambs at foot and they selling from €110 up to €145 for singles with some twins there from €170 up to €215 with some ewe hoggets with single lambs at foot and they selling up to a tops of €230 per unit today.

Next Tuesday will be our first Tuesday with EID tagging as it’s the first Tuesday in June and all sheep presented for sale have to be EID tagged – that’s one electronic tag in one ear and a matching conventional tag in the opposite ear.  You will also be reminded that you will have to have the new dispatch book that everyone has received in the post from the Department of Agriculture with two bar codes on it.

 

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 21st May 2019

Smaller sale today in Tullow with over 1000 sheep on over.

Trade for the lambs steady on last week with no dis improvement and if anything a little more appetite for the 40kg to 43kg type lamb.

Lambs from 43kg upwards selling from €112 up to a tops of €128 with the majority between €114 and €118. Lambs 39kg up to 43kg selling from €100 up to a tops of €114 with the majority from €104 to €108.

Cast ewes continue to set the trade with the heavy ewes out to a tops of €162 with lots of ewes between €140 and €160. Store type fitter ewes €30 to €35 with the kg with the agier type cast ewe €20 with the kg.

Numbers really starting to dry up in the hoggets. Heavy hoggets for butchering selling anything from €102 up to €110 today with some ewe hoggets well marked ewe hoggets out to a tops of €122 while we saw a small entry of store hoggets and they selling from €80 to €85.

Ewes with lambs at foot aged ewes from €120 up to a tops of €245 for younger ewes with twins with the majority of those ewes with lamb and half at foot selling from €165 to €180

 

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 14th May 2019.

With over 1200 sheep on offer today in Tullow trade hits a new level unfortunately we couldn’t say anything positive about lambs or hoggets while cast ewes continue to set the trade.

Lambs over 44kg taking a big hit selling from €112 up to a tops of €125 bit differentiation on quality the one exceptional pen 52kg making €130 with the majority between €115 to €120. Lambs 39kg to 43kg selling from €105 up to €115 with the majority struggling to pass €110.

Fleshed hoggets over 50kg selling from €105 up to €114 with a very disappointing demand with the store hoggets equally meeting a diminishing market selling from €80 up to €100 with very few customers around the ring for these types of sheep.

Very lively trade for cast ewes the heavy ewes out to a tops of €160 along with those ewes over 100kg selling from €140 to €155 with the agier type ewes from €15 to €20 with the kg with the younger fitter ewes up to €30 with the kg and a very strong demand for a large sale of cast ewes as we have seen for the last number of weeks with plenty of custom and demand.

Aged ewes with single lambs at foot from €120 up to a tops today of €245 for younger ewes with twins with a lot of ewes struggling to pass the €200 mark for a lamb and half at foot.

Overall a very disappointing trade for lambs and hoggets and the question has to be asked is it time for the farmers to stand up to the factories and market their product as best they can.