Sheep trends: regional variation in hogget prices
Factory agents in the east of the country are showing greater buying power for hoggets in recent days.
Hogget prices remain unchanged
After some gains last week, prices for hoggets are holding steady, with very little upward movement.
Mart manager comment: prices up €5-€6/head on recent weeks
Tuesday’s sale in Tullow was a little smaller, with trade much improved on the last number of weeks. Heavy hoggets were back up to the January prices, according to Eric Driver.
Sheep trends: two-tiered price system for hoggets
Factories are being selective when it comes to pricing hoggets, offering specialised finishers up to 40c more for hoggets compared with suppliers with smaller numbers.