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Summer Lamb Prices- esp Store Lambs.

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    The only thing I can think is that a lot of people that normally buy store cattle must be buying store sheep instead, therefore pushing prices up. I'd prefer to have an empty field then loose money at those prices.

    I think you're right.
    I saw the Saturday crew there for dry cows & start of sheep.


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    Nekarsulm wrote: »
    So I sell my fit lambs at €95 and then buy stores at €90? Thing to do is sell everything and sit tight..........

    How you finding Cootehill?


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    Farrell wrote: »
    How you finding Cootehill?

    No better than Carrigallen, just this last few weeks I couldn't get out on Monday night.
    Their scales seem to agree with my own weighting crate better also, I find when you weight in my own yard and scales say lambs 43 kg (or whatever), and then get to C-gallen. mart and the average weight is 40, not so nice.


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    Nekarsulm wrote: »
    No better than Carrigallen, just this last few weeks I couldn't get out on Monday night.
    Their scales seem to agree with my own weighting crate better also, I find when you weight in my own yard and scales say lambs 43 kg (or whatever), and then get to C-gallen. mart and the average weight is 40, not so nice.
    Good difference alright.
    Joys to CG is it's on in the evening, especially when you work days.
    Often hear some rave about Carnaross


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    Any know If the mart trade is any good on bank holidays ? the cattle marts do be very busy but last time I went to a sheep mart on a bank holiday was the place was very quiet. Was thinking about fermoy on Monday ? Thanks


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    Was at the first store sale here last night and good texel ewe lambs making £71 down to £62. Mixed lambs making low to mid sixties, but noticed small runts of lambs and lambs with dirty arses making mid fifties and they wouldn't be fleshed by xmas time, just don't understand some buyers at all.
    Neighbour had three pens of milford X mule ewe lambs making top of £91.

    first hoggett sale on saturday was for continental X ewes and there were two pens of suffolk x cheviots making £300, with £150 - £170 for a good pen that you'd be happy to take home.

    Mule and greyface hoggett sale this saturday so we'll see what demands like then from the previous 'non active' farmers..


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    Was at the first store sale here last night and good texel ewe lambs making £71 down to £62. Mixed lambs making low to mid sixties, but noticed small runts of lambs and lambs with dirty arses making mid fifties and they wouldn't be fleshed by xmas time, just don't understand some buyers at all.
    Neighbour had three pens of milford X mule ewe lambs making top of £91.

    first hoggett sale on saturday was for continental X ewes and there were two pens of suffolk x cheviots making £300, with £150 - £170 for a good pen that you'd be happy to take home.

    Mule and greyface hoggett sale this saturday so we'll see what demands like then from the previous 'non active' farmers..


    Sorry been wondering this for ages, what's a Milford sheep?


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    Milford sheep come originally from area around Milford in Donegal,have good big frame and nice sharp head with speckled face,dark black speckle,some people go mad for them but they are a soft sheep.


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    Cran wrote: »
    Sorry been wondering this for ages, what's a Milford sheep?

    As WP says they originated from milford area in Donegal and would be a bit like the BFL in frame and carcase. when crossed with the mule they produce a really dark coloured mule lamb, tight skinned and sharp head.

    Without wanting to derail the thread i saw an interesting article in the Farmers Weekly last week about the rift in the BFL society about the pureness of the BFL now under threat from the Cross type rams that are now being bred and registered under the BFL breed, these would have coloured markings on their faces rather than they clean face.


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    As WP says they originated from milford area in Donegal and would be a bit like the BFL in frame and carcase. when crossed with the mule they produce a really dark coloured mule lamb, tight skinned and sharp head.

    Without wanting to derail the thread i saw an interesting article in the Farmers Weekly last week about the rift in the BFL society about the pureness of the BFL now under threat from the Cross type rams that are now being bred and registered under the BFL breed, these would have coloured markings on their faces rather than they clean face.

    Cheers for that.

    Is that arguement in the BFL society not a bit mad considering thats how they came into existence from the Border Leicester, or at least thats my understanding:confused:


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    Lamb trade a bit depressing at the moment.4.60 in Kepak yesterday(according to a neighbour) but think 4.70 or a bit more still stirring for some people.
    At least most places have moved on to 22kgs.
    Killed some last week at 4.80 but only to 21.5 kg.Had 3 overweight ones(25.4,23.6 and 22.7).Ewe lambs being kept for breeding but decided they wouldn't suit.

    Good demand for cast ewes from the factories as they were ringing around last week looking for them.
    Breeding trade will be dear this year according to all reports.Reckon they will be 20 to 30 a head up from last year.
    Hoggets were pricey enough in Tullow yesterday according to all reports.Ewe breeders sale on today so might ramble over for a look.


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    These updates on sheep prices can be very helpful. Good to know what's going on in the ground


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    Breeding ewe trade on fire in Tullow on Wednesday.Tops of the hoggets made 220 to 230 and the general run was 180 to 200 euro per head.Anything at less than that were poor to middling sheep.
    Ewe lambs made up to 170,general price 140 or thereabouts although a few lots made only factory price.
    Think only one pen of each unsold.Very quick sales with a good few going north and lots of customers.
    Meanwhile back on earth lamb prices stuck at 4.60 or so with a poorish store trade in the south east at least.


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    Heard Blessington was dear for breeding ewes today.
    Hoggets a good price in Tullow.Clearance sale of "easy care" sheep there as well today;made about 60 to 80 euro a head ;put up as mixed lots ot 2 3 and 4 year olds with sold as seen.
    Kilkenny yesterday and Tullow today had a poor trade for lambs ;eg. 45 kgs making 86 euro(thats about 4.10 a kilo assuming 21kg killout.
    Only heard all the above,wasn't in any mart yet this week.Factory trade a bit easier this week as well.


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    Was in Coolaney (south Sligo) last Sat for a look see,good trade for store lambs,lambs for further feeding-cheviot ram lambs from 60-70 euro (35kg+)....Suffolk x ram lambs roughly 35kgs 70 euro,
    Good quality Suffolk x ewe lambs 40 kg approx bought to be kept as Hoggets 40 kg approx from 85 euro to 95 euro.


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    An old thread but deals with the Store lamb trade which is kicking off in earnest now……

    So would be useful for people to share prices they see/get for stock here over next few months,can also mention trade for breeding ewe lambs and Hoggets when that trade starts up in a few weeks time.

    interesting to note the trade certainly wasn’t hectic in 2014!!



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    Also interesting to note the retail/consumer price in Europe hasn’t had the same rise.



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    sold store lambs weighing around 34 kg for 94 euro to a neighbour .been selling to same man for a good few years also have some lambs that be fit for the factory soon



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    Seen a mart online today rams lambs 41 to 45kgs good sorts struggle to make 115/120 thought they should have made more surly the would made a good bit more in factory's???



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    i seen the price if sheep in kk mart were back 2 to 6 kg a head for most lots



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    Have you ever gone down to buy yourself or does Dan organise everything



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    no never went down , leave it all to Dan , he gets as good a value as anyone. i plan on going in 2 weeks just for a few nights and meet the man himself, i heard kenmare is a nice town.



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    80 is a reasonable price...if they are good growthy lambs....when are you aiming to sell em on



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    there all suffolk cross, going to give them first dose of flukiver this week then dip them. ill sell as they come fit i dont think ill intensive feed them until december this year



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