A very large sale at Tullow with over 650 head of cattle on offer. The quality forward and store cattle met an improved trade and increased by €20-€30/head on last week, according to manager, Eric Driver. Mr. Driver noted that there was a demanding trade across the ring for the forward type store cattle.
Bullocks over 500kg sold from €800 up to a tops of €1050 with the kg - CH 770kg at €1820, while FR bullocks under 400kg ranged from €1.85 to €1.90 per kg up to €2.20 per kg for the HE and AA types.
Continental bullocks varied from €2.30 for the plainer types up to a tops of €2.85 per kg – some lots in the 360kg-420kg weight bracket hit over €3 per kg.
The beef and forward type heifers realised €750 up to €1020 with the kg. According to Eric Driver, there was a strong demand for those fleshed forward type continental heifers, while in the store ring, the HE and AA hit a base from €2.20 per kg – plainer continentals hit €2.30, while the better quality lots traded at €2.80/kg, while others pushed up to the €3/kg mark.
The FR cull cows fetched from €100 for the aged type with the younger fitter cows FR €200 to €300 with the kg. Continental cows sold from €250 up to €600 with the kg for the feeder types; the heavier continental cows topped out at €950 over the kg.
FR shipping calves sold from €75 up to €120, with a good strong trade for the fleshed FR shipping type calf; some lighter calves climbed from a base of €35, while HE and AA heifers made from €100 up to a tops of €320 for the HE and AA bulls – the majority of those lots changed hands at prices between €180 to €250. Continental calves heifer calves ranged from €220 up to €350; bulls pushed up to a tops of €410 -the majority of the continentals traded between €320 and €380.