With 1,874 sheep on offer, demand was high. Mart manager John Doyle reported a very good trade for all classes of lambs, with a steady trade for ewes. Stable factory prices are increasing buyers’ confidence ringside. A strong trade for lambs saw the majority trade from €94 to €112/head.

The sale was not as big as the previous week as farmers stayed in the fields to get the most from the good weather. However, numbers were still high. Heavy lambs weighing 47kg to 49kg were in high demand from butchers, with prices ranging from €105 to €112/head or between €60 and €66 with their weight.