A stronger demand for store lambs in Baltinglass Mart in the last two weeks has underpinned an increase in price of €1 to €2 per head.

Reporting on Saturday’s sale, mart manager Joe Kinsella said the lift has been particularly noticeable for lambs weighing 35kg to 40kg, with prices for good lowland types ranging from €2.00/kg to a top of €2.10/kg.