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Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.
“Stock are in good shape and weighing well for the time of year.”
Trade held well, especially for quality lots; bullocks hit €1,285, dry cows realised €1,565 and suckler pairings peaked at €1,480.
Sellers took advantage of the brisk trade for quality lots, according to John Telvin.
“The lamb trade, in general, was not as sharp as last week; trade for cull ewes remained strong.”
320 entries - including 70 calves - were offered sale; heifers hit €1,350, dry cows sold to €1,240 and bullocks peaked at €900.
“Trade for the heifer weanlings holding very solid but bulls were a shade easier.”
Forward-type heifers met with strong demand while prices for store lambs have improved as "farmers have lots of spare grass.”
Bullocks hit €805 with the weight, while heifers made up to €680 over and cull cows realised €1,380.
500 lots on offer with "more of a challenging trade."
“With the continued good grass growth, farmers were actively sourcing stock resulting in a good clearance of lots.”
Lambs went under the hammer for €105 while ewes hit €131
Heifers hit €640 over, weanling bulls realised €520 over and weanling heifers peaked at €340 over.
"The good quality lots were still in demand.”
"Low numbers but a good trade and almost a full clearance."
“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”
“Trade remained good this week despite current beef trade.”
"Despite all the disquiet about Brexit, Mercosur and beef prices, trade, in general, held up well”
“Trade was similar to last week for all classes.”