Throughput was similar to last week, while trade improved €20/head for all categories, according to a spokesperson for the mart.
Some heifers improved by up to €30/head, after a challenging number of weeks. More farmer customers competed for stock at Tuesday’s sale.
Cows and calves climbed to €1,780. A number of runners also passed through the ring; quality lots were a “very good trade” - bulls fetched up to €840 and heifers made up to €615, the spokesperson noted.
- 1 CH 280kgs - €895 - €3.19/kg;
- 1 LM 335kgs - €1,005 - €3.00/kg;
- 1 LM 280kgs - €800 - €2.86/kg;
- 1 CH 330kgs - €965 - €2.92/kg;
- 1 LM 385kgs - €1,135 - €2.95/kg;
- 1 CH 400kgs - €1,145 - €2.86/kg;
- 1 CH 395kgs - €1,090 - €2.76/kg;
- 1 LM 425kgs - €1,100 - €2.59/kg.
- 1 CH 265kgs - €775 - €2.92/kg;
- 3 LM 328kgs - €855 - €2.60/kg;
- 2 LM 272kgs - €770 - €2.83/kg;
- 1 CH 320kgs - €810 - €2.53/kg;
- 1 CH 360kgs - €885 - €2.46/kg;
- 1 LM 430kgs - €970 - €2.26/kg.
A large entry of sheep - mainly butcher and factory-type lambs met a full clearance- these clicked from €2.00-€2.29/kg. Store lambs in the 32kg weight bracket realised €78, while cull ewes ranged from €57-€108/head.