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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.
“A fine trade for calves if they had a bit of strength with the tops of the Friesian bulls hitting €200”
“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.
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.
Heifers sold to €790 over, weanling heifers reached €635 over and weanling bulls made up to €658 over.
Bullocks sold to €1,650, heifers hit €1,460 and cull cows topped out at €1,550. Lambs made up to €70 with the weight, while old ewes peaked at €122.
Suckler cows sold to €1,600, bull weanlings hit €1,100, heifer weanlings peaked at €975, bullocks topped out at €1,440 and heifers climbed to €1,200
Heavy hoggets improved by €1 - €3/head; lambs sold to €124, while cull ewes hit €125. There was a slightly improved trade for all types of cattle.
“Another very big sale of cattle met a strong trade for the fancy store heifers and weanling heifers but the bull calves proved harder sold except for a few very fancy lots”
“Suck calves and runners also reported good clearances with some exporters in attendance for the suck calves on offer” – Brendan Egan
Bullocks made from €2.20-€2.62/kg, while heifers sold from €2.10-€2.58/kg and cull cows fetched from €575-€1,340.
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Bullocks sold to €970 over, heifers hit €840 over and dry cows topped out at €1,600. Ewes with twin lambs peaked at €280, while hoggets made up to €130.
“Calves need to be 3-weeks-old and well-fed to be saleable"
There was a lively trade for weanling, with feedlot buyers and live exporters active. All animals sold well, despite current weather conditions.
Northern buyers were very active according to John Tevlin. Bullocks hit €1,760, heifers sold to €1,465, cull cows peaked at €1,530 and calves ranged from €5-€440.