‘An unclear future for beef creating negative vibes’


“Grass scarcity is a contributing factor," - shortage of farmer buyers

‘An unclear future for beef creating negative vibes’

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“Grass scarcity is a contributing factor," - shortage of farmer buyers

A smaller entry of 720 cattle went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (May 23rd), according to George Candler – the mart’s auctioneer.

He noted that cull cows met a sharp selling trade, while forward store bullocks and heifers, continentals, in particular, were the most sought after.

“Lighter bullock and heifers were difficult to sell due to the shortage of farmer buyers.”

“Grass scarcity is a contributing factor and an unclear future for beef is also creating negative vibes.”

Bullocks

  • 1 FR – 700kg - €1,280;

  • 2 LM – 680kg - €1,650;

  • 2 Cont – 635kg - €1,440;

  • 1 BB – 615kg - €1,420;

  • 5 CH – 595kg - €1,470;

  • 1 HE – 570kg - €1,160;

  • 4 SA – 560kg - €1,270;

  • 5 AA – 505kg - €1,130.

Lighter-types

  • 5 LM – 495kg - €1,150;

  • 6 CH – 450kg - €1,100;

  • 6 Cont – 420kg - €1,090;

  • 5 FR – 415kg - €800;

  • 1 CH – 395kg - €960;

  • 7 LM – 375kg - €930;

  • 8 AA – 360kg - €760;

  • 4 HE – 345kg - €630.

Heifers

  • 2 CH – 610kg - €1,300;

  • 1 SI – 605kg - €1,330;

  • 1 LM – 590kg - €1,390;

  • 1 LM – 535kg - €1,390;

  • 2 CH – 525kg - €1,100;

  • 1 AA – 510kg - €1,050;

  • 3 AA – 450kg- €955;

  • 1 Cont – 440kg - €950;

  • 1 CH – 385kg - €955;

  • 8 LM – 360kg - €830;

  • 3 BA – 305kg - €905;

  • 1 Cont – 290kg - €705.

Cull Cows

  • FR cull cows - €0.80-€1.80/kg;

  • Continental cull cows - €1.35-€2.10/kg.

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