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Report: ‘Improved’ trade for factory and store lambs in Mountbellew

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Mountbellew Mart – Sheep Sale – 30-0-2023

 

Saturday, September 30th, 2023, saw an “improved” trade for factory lambs and quality lots of store lambs at Mountbellew Mart.

According to a spokesperson, stag ewes were a “slightly easier” trade, especially for lighter lots; however, heavier/fleshy ewes were a “firm” trade.

Overall, they reported a “large sale again this week; however, a smaller number of lambs compared to the previous week”.

Lamb prices:

  • Fourteen ewe lambs, 43kg, €117.00.
  • Sixteen wether lambs, 44kg, €115.00.
  • Seven wether lambs, 38kg, €95.00.
  • Five wether lambs, 33kg, €85.00.
  • Six ewe lambs, 49kg, €134.00.
  • Eight ewe lambs, 45kg, €120.00.
  • Twenty ram lambs, 42kg, €109.00.
  • Twelve ewe lambs, 46kg, €129.00.
  • Five quality ewe lambs, 48kg, €140.00.
  • Five wether lambs, 48kg, €135.00.
  • Twelve ram lambs, 40kg, €106.00.
  • Ten wether lambs, 35kg, €105.00.
  • Ten ewe lambs, 37kg, €114.00.
  • Ten quality ewe lambs, 45kg, €150.00.

Breeding ewes / ewe hoggets:

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  • Hogget ewes ranged in price from €160-€210.00.
  • First crop ewes ranged in price from €140-€188.00.
  • Second crop ewes ranged in price from €130-€170.00.
  • Third crop ewes ranged in price from €100-€145.00.

Stag ewes:

  • Seven ewes, 86kg, €145.00.
  • Five ewes, 81kg, €125.00.
  • One ewe, 110kg, €220.00.
  • One ewe, 95kg, €180.00.
  • Ten ewes, 80kg, €132.00.
  • Four ewes, 74kg, €113.00.
  • Eleven ewes, 70kg, €100.00.
  • Five ewes, 60kg, €90.00.

Previous week’s sale

The spokesperson reported that Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, saw another “very big sale” of lambs, breeders and stags.

Lambs were said to have remained a “similar trade to the previous week, while breeding sheep met with a brisk trade with more buyers present”.

Lambs:

  • Seven ewe lambs, 40kg, €103.00.
  • Four ewe lambs, 51.5kg, €146.00.
  • Three ram lambs, 53.3kg, €140.00.
  • Thirteen wether lambs, 37.5kg, €110.00.
  • Eleven ewe lambs, 46.8kg, €126.00.
  • Ten ram lambs, 33.5kg, €72.00.
  • Twelve ewe lambs, 45.2kg, €124.00.
  • Ten ewe lambs, 47kg, €135.00.

Stag ewes:

  • Seven ewes, 76kg, €110.00.
  • Twelve ewes, 77kg, €110.00.
  • Eight ewes, 88kg, €158.00.
  • Two ewes, 78kg, €97.00.
  • One ewe, 100kg, €189.00.

Breeding sheep:

  • Four-third crop ewes, €140.00.
  • Five-third crop ewes, €136.
  • Seven second crop ewes, €148.00.

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