Agriland made the trip to Athenry Mart on Monday (July 11) where lamb prices topped €165/head.

Nearly five rows of lambs were on offer, with many of the lambs falling into the 43-48kg weight bracket.

The cull ewe trade continued in fine form, with prices breaking €200 once again.

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Looking at the trade for lambs, prices for those over 50kg ranged from €155/head up to €161/head.

The top price on the day for lambs went to a pen of quality 49kg lambs which sold for €165/head.

Lambs in the 45-49kg weight bracket traded from €145/head up to €156/head, in general.

42-44kg lambs sold from €125/head up to €140/head, with some lots, particularly lambs weighing 44kg, selling up to €150/head in cases.

Turning to the cull ewe trade, again, strong demand was met with a brisk trade, which saw prices reach a high of €202 for a 102kg ewe.

Prices for those heavy ewes generally ran from €155/head up to €195/head. A good proportion of the ewes entered into the sale weighed in the 70-80kg weight bracket and these sold from €4125/head up to €150-160/head.

Topping prices across the board was a 116kg ram, not fit for breeding, that sold for €204/head.