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Heavy cattle sold for up to €2,130, according to Quinn.
“Trade holding very steady but fleshed cows not as plentiful. Again, huge online activity for cull cows and interest from the north very strong.”
Wholesale and butcher-type lambs were in short supply, according to Candler.
There was a large entry of excellent quality stock, according to Maura Quigley.
Tom Coleman reported a "very lively" trade at the mart's sheep breeders' show and sale.
Bullocks, in particular, were a “very lively” trade with the top-quality stores making some “very fancy prices”, according to Egan.
“The recovery in the trade reflected in the trade for cull bulls, which were nearly impossible to get away a few months ago."
“Plenty of buyers around the ring seeking quality in-spec cattle making these a great trade.”
A mart spokesperson reported a good trade for all classes.
Beef bullocks hit €1,680, while heifers sold to €1,440 and calves peaked at €445.
Continental calves reached €340/head, while Friesians sold to €260/head and traditional breeds topped out at €395/head.
A mart spokesperson reported a 99% clearance.
“There has not been a sale at Balla during this weekend for the last 26 years.."
First-crop ewes sold to €180, while a pen of 2 and 3-year-old ewes hit €155.
Bullocks reached at €990 over, heifers climbed to €850 over and weanlings peaked at €700 over.
Breeding ewes ranged from €135 to €165, while cast ewes went under the hammer from €65 to €111.
Online and ringside bidders were active, according to mart manager, Brendan Egan.
Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.
Ann Harkin reported a lively trade.