There was another big entry of sheep on offer at Dowra Mart’s sheep sale on Friday (May 22nd) with some 740 entries being auctioned, according to a mart spokesperson.
They reported that trade was slightly back on the previous week, with spring lambs making from €116 up to a top call of €134.50, while a few pens of light store spring lambs climbed to €90-€112.
In a big entry of heavy cull ewes, prices reached up to €130.50 for 8 ewes weighing 93kg, while store ewes made between €50 and €80.
Factory hoggets topped out at €125 – a price that was paid for a pen of 8 weighing 43kg, while ewes with lambs at foot ranged between €120 and €230.
- X24 46.5kg – €134.50;
- X11 47kg – €133.50;
- X6 46.5kg – €131;
- X16 45kg – €130;
- X22 42kg – €123.50;
- X11 42kg – €120.50.
[6 spring lambs – 40kg – €109/head or €2.72/kg]
[9 dry ewes – 75kg – €95/head or €1.26/kg]
[8 spring lambs – 49kg – €134/head or €2.73/kg]
[10 hogget ewes – 49kg – €120/head or €2.45/kg]
Image source: Dowra Mart Ltd Facebook