The trade for quality-type cattle remained steady at Baltinglass Mart, according to Joe Kinsella.
Farmers and feedlot purchasers were particularly keen to secure the Charolais and Limousin entries offered for sale.
Quality Continental bullocks ranged from €2.20-€2.40/KG, while FR and AA-type bullocks clicked from €1.80-€2.00/KG.
Joe Kinsella reported an “active trade” for heifers, as a selection of Charolais; Limousin and Hereford and Angus lots went under the hammer. He noted that farmers were especially keen to secure multi-purpose heifers – either suitable for feeding or breeding.
Strong prices were generated for some of the nice, coloured Charolais stock offered - quality forward heifers topped out at €2.65/KG, while the AA and HE stores fetched in the region of €2 to a top call of €2.20/KG.
Smaller numbers were on offer at Baltinglass Mart sheep sale on Saturday. Spring lambs were easier by €2-€5/head, according to Joe Kinsella.
Strong quality hoggets climbed to €2.60/KG. There was a high demand for fat ewes and these varied from €114-€130/head, while lighter ewes clicked from €80-€100/head. Ewes with single lambs at foot peaked at €170.
- 30KG - €65
- 35KG - €80
- 40KG - €100
- 43KG - €110
- 45KG - €112
- 48KG - €120