Camera at the mart: steady trade at 2019's first sheep sale in Athenry
Lambs weighing 50kg and upwards sold from €112 to €115 on average, with a few pens of superior-quality well-finished lots rising to a top of €119 to €120 per head.
SheepTrends: quotes slow to move upwards
Factory quotes continue to remain well below prices available for finished hoggets.
Sheep Watch: strong trade for cull ewes
The trade for cull ewes has been one of the strongest points in sheep marts of late, with agents keen for fleshed lots.
Camera at the Mart: more bite in Tullow Mart sheep sale
Factory agents, butchers and store lamb buyers were all anxious for sheep, leading to a brisk trade for a larger entry of about 1,000 head.