More farmer and feedlot customers made their presence felt at the ringside at Carnew Mart on Saturday (September 28th), which led to a farmer trade, according to David Quinn.
“A much bigger entry than previous weeks with a full clearance,” Quinn explained.
- Beef and forward bullocks – €480 – €870 over;
- Continental store bullocks – €410 – €730 over;
- Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus bullocks – €280 – €590 over;
- FR bullocks – €80 – €370 over;
- Beef heifers – €530 – €810 over;
- Continental store heifers – €380 – €720 over;
- Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus heifers – €250 – €460 over;
- Beef cows – €320-€810 over;
- Store cows – €80 under – €330 over.
The manager noted that over 800 lots were on offer at the mart’s weanling sale on Wednesday, September 25th. excellent quality stock.
“Trade was very strong for quality lots suitable for export with a top price of €1,820 paid for a BB bull weighing 532kgs.”
“The champion spring-born heifer was a CH - owned by John Horan - weighing 390kgs, selling for €1,000.”
“Plainer-type stock continues to be difficult to sell. Light continental bulls saw a strong demand for export.”
100 entries passed through the ring at Carnew Mart’s dairy sale on Wednesday (September 25th), according to Quinn.
“The best demand was seen for freshly calved heifers and young cows with high-EBIs.”
- Freshly calved heifers - €1220 - €1680;
- Springing heifers - €1050 - €1400;
- Freshly calved young cows - €1030 - €1400;
- Spring calved cows - €600 - €900;
- Bulling heifers - €550 - €800.
Quinn outlined that butcher and factory lambs were easier by €1.00/head, with all other lambs meeting an improved trade on Thursday (September 26th).
He reported strong demand for ewe and store lambs, as 4,200 entries went under the hammer.
“Cull ewes and breeding ewes met an excellent trade with a full clearance of all stock,” the mart manager concluded.