The Carrick prolific ewe lamb breeders group held its third annual sale at the showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon last Friday night.
This year’s sale saw 1,100 lambs advertised for the sale and an almost doubling of entries on the 2020 sale entry of 600 lambs.
While all lambs entered didn't turn up, it was still a massive show of breeding lambs at the Carrick venue.
Some good lots of lambs were a very good trade on the night, but the sale failed to hit some breeders' expectations, with a couple of hundred ewe lambs travelling back home after failing to hit their reserve.
Top price on the night went to a pen of nine Sufftex ewe lambs from Cathal McCauley.
Auctioneer Francis McGowan dropped the hammer at €195/head after a flurry of internet and ringside bids.
The highest number of lambs shown on the night was from the Suffolk-cross group, while the highest average went to the Sufftex group with 97 lambs averaging €150/head.
Averages for breed types are outlined in Table 1.