Tullow
  • Date: 03/03/2020
  • Type: Sheep

  • Town: Tullow (Co. Carlow)
  • Address: Tullow Livestock Sales Ltd. Barrack Street, Tullow, Co. Carlow.
  • Webpage: Tullow Mart

03/03/2020 - Tullow Sheep Mart Report

 

Tullow mart report Tuesday 3rd March 2020

 

With over 1200 sheep on offer today in Tullow the trade remained positive however possibly easier by €2 to €3 for the heavier type hgts. The well presented clean tidy fleshed hgts over 50kg sold to a tops today of €143 but the majority between €135 and €140 while we saw plenty of farmer custom around the ring for the store hgts the lightest 30kg sold into the mid €90’s with the 35kg to 40kg selling from €105 up to €120 depending on type and presentation with some of the high 40kg selling into €125 to €130. A couple of well presented pens 48kg making €133 and €134. Cast ewes really setting the trade here a blazing trade with the heaviest ewes out to a tops the price of the day 110kg making €160 with plenty of heavy ewes north of €140 per head with the store ewes making anything from €30 with the kg and a very strong demand for those 65kg to 80kg ewes for feeding. In lamb ewes possibly a little easier today but then later lambing and we saw a lot of custom around the ring for these types of ewes selling from €155 to €170 and averaging about €165 and a full clearance. Aged ewes with lambs at foot with singles sold from €150 up to €195 for ewes with single lambs with younger ewes with twin lambs all out to a tops of €245 and a lot of farmer custom around the ring for ewes and lambs. Trade really not to be missed if you have ewes and lambs to sell.

 

Overall a positive trade yet possibly easier by €2 to €3 for heavier type sheep but great to see the trade holding firm as we move into the spring.

 

Next week Tuesday 10th March we have 120 in lamb ewes for sale at approximately 12 noon lambing from the end of March onwards.

 

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