€3,000 for 760kg heifer at Tullow


“A steady selling trade for all cows and heifers presented; however, maybe not all out as sharp as the bullock sale the previous Friday" - Eric Driver

€3,000 for 760kg heifer at Tullow

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“A steady selling trade for all cows and heifers presented; however, maybe not all out as sharp as the bullock sale the previous Friday" - Eric Driver

There was a steady selling trade at Tullow Mart’s Show & Sale of Beef & Store Heifers & Cows on Friday (February 1st), according to Eric Driver – Manager.

“A snowy and frosty start to our Female Show and Sale but thankfully, the trade warmed up from the word go.”

“A steady selling trade for all cows and heifers presented; however, maybe not all out as sharp as the bullock sale the previous Friday.” The manager added.

Cull Cows

The lighter FR-type cull cows sold from €1 per kg up to €200 with the kg for fleshed-type FRs, while finished heavy-types FR cows climbed to €400 with the kg.

Young continental cows made from €250 to €500 with the kg with some aged continentals selling from €150 with the kg, while heavier continentals climbed to €800 to €950 with the kg.

1 cow - 815kg - €1540 with some exceptional BB-type cows meeting “a very lively trade”, with sample prices outlined below.

  • 690kg - €1800;

  • 785kg - €1780;

  • 725kg - €1820,

Heifers

The champion heifer of the day - weighing 760kg - sold for an exceptional price of €3000, while there was a “steady trade throughout the day” for a large presentation of beef heifers, with over 250 head on offer, the manager added.

Prices ranged from €800 to €1000 with the kg for the majority with some exceptional lots breaking ranks; up to €1200 over the kg was forked out for one lot – 1 BB – 650kg - €1,840.

The lighter store heifers garnered feedlot custom with some buyers from Northern Ireland making their presence felt at the ringside.

Prices varied from €1.90 to €2 per kg for the HE and AA with the nice continental heifers selling from €2.10 to €2.40; lots at the upper end of the market pushed up to €2.75/kg, with the €3/kg barrier breached on up to two occasions for export-types.

Weanlings

In the weanling heifer section, lighter lots made from €2.10 to €2.60 per kg with a very lively trade for the nice well-presented Limousin and Charolais-types, the manager added.

“Overall, a full clearance in Tullow; the weather left us with a slow start but a steady trade throughout the day.” The manager concluded.

Results

Class 1 - Best Factory-type cow.

  1. Owen O Neill, Coolnacuppogue, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow - NS
  2. Patrick Brennan, Ballinkillen, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow - 840kg - €1520;
  3. John Kehoe, Williamstown, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow - 775kg - €1340.

Class 2 - Best 2 or more fat heifers.

  1. Frank Buggie, Ballyrider, Stradbally, Co. Laois - 732kg - €1670;
  2. Frank Buggie, Ballyrider, Stradbally, Co. Laois - 614kg - €1320;
  3. David Rothwell, Barnahask, Bunclody, Co. Wexford - 702kg - €1570.

Class 3 - Best fat heifer

  1. Joseph Lacey Jnr, Luggacurran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois - 760kg - €2320;
  2. Owen O Neill, Coolnacuppogue, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow - 740kg - €3000;
  3. John Brophy, Roscatt, Tullow, Co. Carlow - 775kg - €1840.

Class 4 - Best group of two or more store heifers

  1. Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow - 653kg - €1470;
  2. Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow - 680kg - €1550;
  3. John W Jackson, Borklebeg, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. 525kg - €1230.

Class 5 - Best store heifer.

  1. John Gahan, Boley Heights, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow - 505kg - €1260;
  2. John Nolan, Bendenstown, Rathoe, Co. Carlow - 365kg €1060;
  3. John Nolan Bendenstown, Rathoe, Co. Carlow – NS.

Class 6 - Best weanling heifer

  1. Donal Deegan, Minmore, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow - 335kg - €825.

Image source - File Photo: Tullow Mart\ Facebook

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