Hogget prices remain unchanged
After some gains last week, prices for hoggets are holding steady, with very little upward movement.
Sheep trends: regional variation in hogget prices
Factory agents in the east of the country are showing greater buying power for hoggets in recent days.
Mart manager comment: prices up €5-€6/head on recent weeks
Tuesday’s sale in Tullow was a little smaller, with trade much improved on the last number of weeks. Heavy hoggets were back up to the January prices, according to Eric Driver.
Sheep trends: two-tiered price system for hoggets
Factories are being selective when it comes to pricing hoggets, offering specialised finishers up to 40c more for hoggets compared with suppliers with smaller numbers.