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Ronan Hynes (22) took a gap year after his Leaving Cert and began his Ag studies at UCD in 2014. The sheep; suckler and pony breeder is studying a Masters in Agricultural Extension & Innovation.
Pictures & Prices: Heifers averaged €3,200 with a 60% clearance recorded, while bulls averaged €2700 with a 55% Clearance reported.
In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.
“Trade for bullocks and heifers was strong, while dry cows continued to be a variable trade, very much dependent on flesh cover. Calves were very dear”