This week, Camera at the mart was at the weekly sheep sale at Kilrea Mart,Co Derry. A good entry of lambs were met with a solid trade. However, sale prices were down on last week by an average of £3 to £4/head on the back of a lower finished lamb price this week.

Overall, lamb quality was good, with plenty of factory-fit quality assured lambs presented for sale. There was a good presence of buying agents around the ring keen to source numbers, but they were clearly working towards an upper purchase price of £80 (€102) and were trying to keep to this limit as much as possible.