The Donegal Mule Group held its third annual sale of ewe lambs and ewe hoggets in Ballybofey and Stranorlar Mart on Friday. The trade was described as lively, with solid demand throughout and prices running anywhere from €15 to €25 ahead of 2019 levels.

Ewe hoggets were first into the ring and met solid demand. The general run of prices for good-quality hoggets ranged from €185 to €200, with a selection of top-quality lots rising to €220 to €230 and a small number of lighter lots selling back to €175.