A top price of €1,000 was achieved twice at the Irish Beltex premier sale held at Tullamore Mart last week. Overall trade on the day was good, with 73% of lots finding new homes and purchasers willing to pay that bit more for age.

Shearling rams ranged from €380 to €1,000 with an average of €678, while ram lambs made between €300 to €820 with an average of €450.