IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman Sean Dennehy said QA hoggets are making €7.30-7.40/kg, with deals to €7.50/kg.
Higher deals are available for groups and larger lots. Cull ewes are making from €2.80-€3.20/kg.
“Factory demand is strong with supply numbers remaining tight,” he said.
Sean Dennehy said the mart trade continues to strengthen, with strong competition for the limited supply of hoggets available.
Farmers should sell hard, while moving hoggets as they become fit.