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New South of Ireland Lanark Sheep Breeders group launched
Darren Carty
The group will hold its inaugural sale of almost 200 breeding rams in Roscommon Mart on 1 October.
21 September 2022 Markets
Buying for ACRES lights up centenary Galway sheep sale
There was an insatiable demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets with prices in many cases two to three times stronger than recent year’s sales.
20 September 2022 Markets
In pictures: ewe lambs dominate entries in Ballinasloe
In the region of 70% to 80% of lambs on offer were ewe lambs, with solid demand for quality ewe lambs with good breeding potential.
In pictures: livelier trade for good-quality hoggets in Roscommon Mart
Nice-quality ewe hoggets sold in the main from €180 to €210 with a selection of increased quality lots hitting as high as €255.
14 September 2022 Markets
MartBids focus: 20th Trenearla Blackface on-farm breeding sale goes online
Customers interested in top-quality Lanark females and males and Mule ewe lambs and Bluefaced Leicester rams will now be able to tune into the sale online.
9 September 2022 News
Sales round-up: decent averages in Ballinrobe and Carrick-on-Shannon
The second Mayo Mule and Greyface sale was €10 to €15 easier than the heights recorded in the first sale, while the average price in the Carrick Prolific Ewe Lamb sale was up €6/head.
7 September 2022 Markets
Portumna Mart packed to rafters for Lisbeg Farms clearance sale
The trade was described by manager Marie Young as brisk, with ewes aged in the main from first to third crop selling for an average price of €183/head.
7 September 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: quality Cheviot replacements in demand in Donegal
The demand for top-quality Cheviot and Suffolk-Cheviot-cross hoggets was described as particularly brisk, with prices exceeding €200/head and rising to a top of €360/head.
7 September 2022 Markets
In pictures: rain fails to dampen buyer spirits at Cooley sheep sale
There was a 96% clearance rate of over 3,000 ewe lambs, hoggets and ewes on offer in the multi-breed sale, with buyers for sheep of all classes and quality.
6 September 2022 Markets
MartBids focus: countdown to Lisbeg Farms' sale of 1,000 premier Mule ewes
The clearance sale of the high-performing flock offers buyers a chance to get their hands on proven performing ewes sourced from the Premier Mayo Mule and Greyface sales.
2 September 2022 News
Aughrim Sheep Breeders celebrating 55-year milestone
The Aughrim Sheep Breeders will hold its 55th annual show and sale on Friday 2 September in Carnew Mart.
1 September 2022 News
Four different Cheviot crosses in special breeding sale in Donegal
Among the entry of 1,260 sheep in Stranorlar Mart on Friday evening are pure Cheviot females and crosses, with Scottish Blackface, Suffolk and Bluefaced Leicester rams.
1 September 2022 News