‘Is that what the factories want?’


“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”

‘Is that what the factories want?’

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“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”

Some 550 entries were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (July 11th), according to George Candler – the mart’s auctioneer.

He noted that most lots met a steady trade; however, out-of-spec cattle were the most difficult to sell as were most types of bulls.

“We experienced a good clearance with most farmers satisfied with their returns.”

“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or have reduced numbers dramatically?” he questioned.

“At present prices, beef producers will not be able to sustain the pain they are experiencing much longer. Is that what factories want?” he added.

Bullocks

  • 1 FR – 705kg - €1,240;

  • 1 CH – 640kg - €1,365;

  • 3 BB – 630kg - €1,230;

  • 1 CH – 620kg - €1,230;

  • 2 CH – 590kg - €1,280;

  • 1 CH – 570kg - €1,380;

  • 1 CH – 570kg - €1,330;

  • 2 HE – 570kg - €980;

  • 4 LM – 520kg - €1,275.

Lighter entries

  • 1 LM – 495kg - €1,240;

  • 1 AA – 475kg - €720;

  • 3 LM – 445kg - €1,120;

  • 4 FR – 420kg - €680;

  • 1 HE – 390kg - €800;

  • 1 LM – 375kg - €1,005;

  • 10 FR – 345kg - €560;

  • 2 LM – 320kg - €825.

Heifers

  • 1 LM – 480kg - €940;

  • 2 SI – 460kg - €970;

  • 5 CH – 430kg - €800;

  • 4 AA – 410kg - €730;

  • 1 AA – 390kg - €640;

  • 1 LM – 380kg - €900;

  • 1 Cont – 350kg - €770;

  • 4 Cont – 280kg - €580.

Cull cows

  • FR cull cows - €1.00-€1.60/kg;

  • Cont cull cows - €1.20-€1.75/kg.

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