There was a good trade in Mountbellew Mart’s sheep sale on Saturday (May 2nd), with a full clearance, according to a mart spokesperson.
On arrival at the unloading gate, sellers were asked to remain in their vehicle and give completed dispatches, contact number and guide price to the staff before returning home.
Buyers were allowed into the yard in groups of two to bid on entries; all sheep were sold subject to approval from the seller.
Spring lambs made up to €131, while hoggets reached €150 and ewes with twin lambs peaked at €270.
- X8 36.4kg – €100 each;
- X8 47.1kg – €131 each;
- X6 35kg – €113 each;
- X2 33kg – €80 each;
- X4 42kg, €121 each;
- X17 38kg – €121 each.
- X10 49kg – €118;
- X10 53kg – €150;
- X10 45kg – €145;
- X13 45kg – €121;
- X23 47kg – €140.
- Stag ewes – €80-€135;
- Ewes with single lambs up to €157;
- Ewes with twin lambs up to €270.