A special in-lamb ewe sale took place in Omagh mart in Co Tyrone last Saturday, 23 January.
The ewes were all scanned in-lamb to Charollais and Texel rams and are due to lamb at the end of February. Ewes scanned were carrying, on average, 1.9 lambs. Full mouth (four-year-old) ewes made from £150 to £162/head (€197 to €212/head). Broken mouthed ewes made £135 to £145/head (€177 to €190/head) and in-lamb hoggets saw the biggest demand from buyers, selling for £170 to £172/head (€223 to €225/head). The 376 Suffolk, Charollais and Texel cross ewes all sold on the day.