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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Sheep marts: Export buyers active for ram lambs for Eid-al-Adha

In this news article, www.thatsfarming.com (That’s Farming), takes a look at sheep prices in Ennis Mart and Kilkenny Mart.

According to a spokesperson, trade was “positive” at Ennis Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, June 12th, 2023, which saw over 700 lots come under the hammer.

They noted that a high of €189 was achieved for a pen of 10 at 54.5kgs.

They reported: “Some very good lambs were available, and Ramadan was a great benefit.”

“Some very good cull ewes were available also. These were just about holding the trade for the better lots.”

“A cull ewe of 108kgs hit €210 with a few lots in the €190 bracket,” he remarked.

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Lamb prices:

  • 10 @ 54.5kgs – €189 – €3.47/kg;
  • 7 @ 49.5kgs – €186 – €3.76/kg;
  • 5 @ 47kgs – €175 – €3.74/kg;
  • 11 @ 43kgs – €164 – €3.81/kg;
  • 9 @ 46.5kgs – €172 – €3.69/kg;
  • 5 @ 41.5kgs – €165 – €3.97/kg;
  • 10 @ 49.5kgs – €181 – €3.65/kg;
  • 12 @ 47kgs – €172 – €3.66/kg;
  • 14 @ 46kgs – €177 – €3.85/kg.
Kilkenny Mart

According to George Candler, a bigger sale than usual of some 900 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, June 12th, 2023.

The mart auctioneer’s reported that the trade was aided by the presence of exporters, sourcing ram lambs to meet demand for the upcoming Muslim festival.

Candler remarked “As the old saying goes, it is the live trade (exports) that keeps the dead trade alive”.

Butcher lambs topped out at €190/head, while factory lambs followed at €169/head and cast ewes maxed out at €205/head.

Factory lambs – €3.45-€3.55/kg or €138-€169/head:

  • 16 47kgs – €169;
  • 10 46kgs – €162;
  • 26 45kgs – €160;
  • 16 44kgs – €160;
  • 8 43kgs – €156;
  • 18 41kgs – €150.

Butcher lambs – €3.15-€3.60/kg or €165-€190/head:

  • 5 60kgs – €190;
  • 10 54kgs – €182;
  • 10 53kgs – €188;
  • 13 52kgs – €187;
  • 8 51kgs – €177;
  • 13 50kgs – €180.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €80-€205/head.

See more mart reports on www.thatsfarming.com

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