‘Farmers and specialised feeders still finding it very hard to get cattle killed’


Average and poorer quality stock are a tough trade.

‘Farmers and specialised feeders still finding it very hard to get cattle killed’

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Average and poorer quality stock are a tough trade.

Almost 400 lots passed through the ring at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, October 16th, according to a spokesperson.

“There was a large entry of bullocks; mostly traditional breeds in the bullock and heifer sections but predominantly dairy-type cull cows and numbers in this section not as large as anticipated.”

“Many farmers and specialised feeders still finding it very hard to get cattle killed as there seems to be a huge backlog still in the system.” the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson noted that average and poorer quality stock are a tough trade.

CULL COWS:

  • 1 HEX - 725kgs - €870 - €1.20/kg
  • 1 LMX - 620kgs – €985 - €1.59/kg
  • 1 FR - 735kgs - €860 - €1.17/kg;
  • 1 AAX - 620kgs - €865 - €1.40/kg;
  • 1 FR - 590kgs - €755 - €1.28/kg;
  • 1 FR - 675kgs - €785 - €1.16/kg;
  • 1 AA - 505kgs - €635 - €1.26/kg;
  • 1 FR - 625kgs - €645 - €1.03/kg.

HEIFERS:

  • 3 HEX - 391kgs - €640 - €1.63/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 445kgs - €810 - €1.82/kg;
  • 4 HEX - 408kgs - €650 - €1.59/kg;
  • 3 AAX - 402kgs - €690 - €1.72/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 302kgs - €640 - €2.12/kg;
  • 1 AA - 265kgs - €500 - €1.89/kg;
  • 1 AA - 330kgs - €500 - €1.51/kg.

BULLOCKS:

  • 5 HEX - 428kgs - €830 - €1.94/kg;
  • 3 HEX - 460kgs - €850 - €1.85/kg;
  • 7 FR - 459kgs - €680 - €1.48/kg;
  • 6 HEX - 515kgs - €900 - €1.75/kg;
  • 2 CHX - 447kgs - €1,040 - €2.32/kg;
  • 4 HEX - 462kgs - €830 - €1.79/kg;
  • 7 CHX - 518kgs - €1,010 - €2.07/kg;
  • 3 FR- 485kgs - €720 - €1.48/kg;
  • 1 LM - 555kgs - €1,145 - €2.06/kg;
  • 1 CH - 495kgs - €1,070 - €2.16/kg.

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