Pics from the mart: Hoggets stronger by €4-5/head across the board at Ennis Mart

On Monday (February 1), AgriLand made the trip to Ennis Mart to check out the trade at the Clare-based mart’s weekly sheep sale.

On the day, 300 sheep were presented for sale, which included predominately butcher and store hoggets, as well as some cull ewes.

The trade, according to the mart’s manager Martin McNamara, was improved by €4-5/head on last week, with well-fleshed hoggets selling to a high of €148/head.

In general, any fleshed hoggets over 49kg made from €139/head up to €148/head, with the majority selling from €141/head up to €145/head.

Click on a thumbnail in the gallery (below) to open up a full-size image; once opened you can scroll sideways to see the next picture. Refer to each caption to see details of each lot, including the hammer price.

There were very few 46-48kg lambs on offer in Ennis on Monday, but for the few pens that were on offer, they sold from €124/head up to €137/head.

The bulk of the hoggets on offer were made up of stores. In general, the majority of stores weighing 40-43kg traded from €110/head up to €124/head, while 44-45.5kg hoggets sold from €124/head up to €131/head.

Stores in the 37-39kg bracket traded from €101/head up to €115/head, while two pens of 32kg and 33kg stores sold for €76/head and €79/head respectively.

Cull ewes

In the cull ewe section, the bulk of those on offer consisted of feeding types. Of the few heavy ewes on offer, the top price was €120.

The majority of the store ewes sold from €80/head up to €105/head, with one or two lots selling above and below this range.