On Wednesday (May 25) Agriland made the trip to Roscommon Mart to check in on the trade at the mart’s weekly sheep sale.
Throughput on the day was dominated by spring lambs and cull ewes, with a sprinkling of hoggets on offer and six pens of ewes with lambs at-foot presented for sale.
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Many of the spring lambs on offer ranged from 44-48kg, with prices for these lambs generally ranging from €168/head up to €172/head. Some however, sold back to €164-166/head.
Heavy lambs in excess of 50kg traded from €172/head up to €176/head.
A small number of hoggets weighing 47-57kg moved at prices ranging from €140/head to €170/head.
Lighter lambs in the 40-43kg weight bracket sold from €150/head up to €161/head.
Cull ewes traded from €70/head for store-types to a high of €200/head for fleshed ewes over 100kg.
All the while, ewes with strong single lambs at-foot made up to €340/unit and ewes with strong twin-lambs at-foot sold up to €385/unit.