Smaller number of sheep on offer to previous week. Hoggets were a similar trade to previous week, with a firm trade for fleshy lots. Exceptionally strong trade for stag ewes with heavier ewes in strong demand with a ewe topping the sale at €216. Also a brisk trade for ewes with lambs at foot with farmers preferring lambs on the ground to in-lamb ewes.
Ten ewe hoggets, 58kgm €159.00. Eight ewe hoggets, 42kg, €128.00. Eight ewe hoggets, 35.5kg, €118.00. Sixteen wither hoggets, 32.5kg, €110.00. Fourteen wither hoggets, 37kg, €115.00. Seven wither hoggets, 44.1kg, €137.00. Fifteen wither hoggets, 44kg, €146.00. Three ewe hoggets, 44.5kg, €139.00
Exceptionally strong trade for all lots on offer with a large number of buyers for the heavier ewes. Prices ranged from €120.00 to €216.00.
In-lamb ewes/Ewes with lambs at foot.
Two 3rd crop ewes with five lambs at foot, €274.00. One 1st crop ewe with two lambs at foot, €252.00. Three 3rd crop ewes in-lamb with tripplets to a Suffolk ram due in March, €176. Two 3rd crop ewes, €146.00. Two 3rd crop ewes with two lambs at foot, €236.00.
Sheep sales every Saturday at 10am in person and online with ‘marteye’.
Gates open at 8am. Web: www.mountbellew.ie Ph: (090) 9679660.