Sheep Reports

Tullow mart report Tuesday 6th August 2019

 

Large sale again here today in Tullow with over 2500 sheep on offer with the trade resembling same to last week for the heavy lambs and the stores easier by €1 to €2 but still plenty of famer custom to keep the base in trade. Lambs over 47kg selling there from €98 to the tops of €110 with the marjory between €101 and €105. While we saw in the store ring, lighter stores offering there from 26kg selling there from €68 for ram lambs types up to a tops today of 28kg to 32kgs selling up to €75 with some well presented 33kg up to 37kg selling from €75 to €82. Forward type stores from 38 kg up to 44 kg selling today at €84/€85 up to a top of €96.  Overall a very lively trade for the stores.

Cast Ewes from €15 to €20 with the kg for the feeding type ewes up to €154 given today for heavy ewes with the majority between €125 and €140.

A very lively trade in the brood ring for the hogget ewes. The lighter type hoggets from €150 to €175 with some stronger hoggets today up to a tops of €195 with the majority of the stronger hoggets between €180 and €190. We saw two dispersal sales the first sale being 140 SFX ewes the 2 yr olds selling from €160 up to €178 with the 3 and 4 yr olds selling from €140 up to €165 with some older full and broken mouth ewes selling from €120 up to €145. The second dispersal sale the younger ewes selling from €150 up to €175 with the older ewes up to a tops today of €160.

Overall a full clearance in both ring and we remind everyone that we have the Tullow Sheep Breeders Association Show & Sale tomorrow Wed 7th August with over 900 lambs on offer and 1250 hoggets.

 

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

A large sale today in Tullow with over 2500 sheep on offer meeting with a very steady trade as we have seen on last week with the heavy type lambs selling today from €98 up to €107 with the majority selling between €100 and €104 and they being 48kg upwards.

Fleshed lambs between 44kg and 47kg selling from €95 up to a tops of €104 with the majority between €97 and €101.

Store lambs a very lively trade with a lot of farmer custom around the ring. The lightest stores today being 28kg upwards and they selling from a base of €70 with the majority of those well presented clean ewes and weather types 32kg to 35kg selling from €75 up to €82. The higher weighted stores 36kg to 42kg selling today from €80 out to a tops of €92 for some nice well presented ewe lamb types with the majority of those selling between €82 and €88.

Cast ewes still continuing 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 with the heavy ewes today out to a tops of €145 with over 150 ewes today selling between €120 and €140.

In the brood ring a very large supply of hoggets with over 400 hoggets today on offer. Hogget ewes possibly easier by €5 to €10 per head but maybe the quality not as good either. The tops of the hoggets today up to a tops of €200 with a number of pens selling between €185 and €190 with a lot of those more fitter type hoggets selling from €170 upwards. Some very light hoggets selling from a base of €150.

Full mouth aged ewes selling from €115 up to €130 with some younger 2 and 3 yr olds selling from €120 up to €160 per head.

To remind everyone we have a dispersal sale of an entire flock next Tuesday 30th July in conjunction with the weekly sheep sale of 280 Belclare Suffolk X ewes an exceptional flock of ewes and a rare opportunity to purchase from a flock dispersal.

 

Tullow Mart report Tuesday 16th July 2019.

With over 2,500 sheep on offer in Tullow today 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 selling 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 selling 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 continuing 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 selling from €165 for the lighter type hoggets up to a tops of €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.

Just to remind everyone about the trip we have organised to the Irish Farmers Journal Beef and Sheep Open Day and if you would like to book your seat please contact us on or before this Friday 19th July 2019.