There was a large sale in Tullow Mart last Friday (June 14th), with over 400 animals on offer, according to Eric Driver - Manager.
"Trade was similar to the previous week so I couldn’t suggest any improvement but there was a good steady trade especially for the store type cattle."Bullocks:
Beef and forward Friesian bullocks sold from €1.70 up to €2.10/kg with 500kg-550kg continental bullocks made from €2.10-€2.25/kg.
Hereford and Aberdeen Angus-types climbed from €1.95 to €2.10/kg with good continentals from €2.10 -€2.90/kg.Heifers
Driver recognised a “very lively trade” for in-spec forward type heifers; they sold from €600 to €950 with the kg.
Store Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus-types fetched from €1.90-€2.10/kg while continentals pushed from €2.10-€2.90/kg.Cows
Friesian cows went under the hammer from €100 over, with up to €350 with the kg recorded for well-fleshed types.Continental-types fetched anything from €200-€700 with the kg. Calves
There was a “very small sale of calves with numbers starting to dry up for this season,”
Export-type calves met a "lively trade" and sold from €50- €150/head.
Hereford and Aberdeen Angus heifers moved from €120 to €210, while Hereford and Aberdeen Angus bulls climbed from €150 to €260; some continental bulls topped out at €350/head.