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Heifers sold to €2.52/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.70/kg, weanling heifers hit €3.12/kg, weanling bulls made up to €3.26/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.75/kg.
Improved ground and weather conditions, spreading urea, calving, AI’ing heifers, dismantling old fences, sourcing hay and more.
“A fine trade for calves if they had a bit of strength with the tops of the Friesian bulls hitting €200”
Dr. Louise Mc Namara studied a BSc in Biological Sciences and has a PhD in the area of entomology and biocontrol. She works as a Research Officer at Teagasc, Oak Park.
Aurivo Animal Feeds’ Nutritionist – Dr. Justin Mc Donagh - and farmer - John Joe Staunton - outline the benefits of using Nutrias Excel Ewe with Lamb feed.
“Both weanling bulls and heifers saw a very lively trade, with farmers paying up to €3.10/kg. for top weanlings. Live exporters also were very active”
Heifers sold to €2.45/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.30/kg, weanling heifers made up to €2.82/kg and weanling bulls fetched up to €2.95/kg.
Catherina meets Áine Devlin (22) - a fourth-generation farmer from Down. She farms, runs her own business and is a part-time independent sales agent for Agri-Lloyd.
Some 1,100 entries including 280 calves went under the hammer; suckler pairs sold to €1,980, while calves hit €400 and dairy stock peaked at €1,590.
Ground conditions are okay but we are using strip wires and not letting cows walk over what has already been grazed, writes Aran Connell.