Bullocks hit €2,130 at Tullow


"A very positive trade throughout the day and one would say a ray of encouraging light amongst the doom and gloom that we have seen of late" - Eric Driver

Bullocks hit €2,130 at Tullow

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"A very positive trade throughout the day and one would say a ray of encouraging light amongst the doom and gloom that we have seen of late" - Eric Driver

The Annual Fat Stock Show and Sale of bullocks was held at Tullow Mart on Friday (January 25th), with a “very positive trade” reported by Eric Driver.

“One would say a ray of encouraging light amongst the doom and gloom that we have seen of late.” The manager said.

Bullocks

A “very lively trade” for beef type bullocks with plenty of customers with prices in excess of €1,200 with kg paid out for 2 CH – 800kg - €1,950, while 1 CH - 930kg was knocked down at €2,130.

The majority of these beef cattle sold from €800 to €1,000 with the kg, Eric said.

The good forward-type stores over 500kg met with lively demand from feeder customers and farmers with prices in excess of up to €2.30/kg forked out for Continental-types.

Well-presented LM and CH-types ranged from €650 up to a tops of €900, while plainer FR-types pushed from €1.85 with up to €2.05 recorded for HE and AA types.

“The lighter stores under 500kg again were a very active trade from the grass buyers who are starting to appear around the ring with the HE and AA selling from €1.90 to €2.05.”

Plainer-type Continentals made from €2, with up to €2.45 and €2.50/kg paid in some instances.

Weanlings

A lot of shipping activity in the weanling bull class for the correct-type bull with a good farmer trade for good R grade bulls, according to Eric Driver.

These went under the hammer from €2.20/kg with to €2.60 per kg for R and plainer U grade types with some exceptional E and U grade bulls climbing to €3/kg.

Prize-winners

Class1: Best group of 2 or more Continental factory-type bullocks.

1) Patrick Nolan, P.O Grangeford, Bennekerry, Carlow - 675kg - €1600;

2) Patrick Nolan, P.O. Grangeford, Bennekerry, Carlow - 825kg - €1830;

3) Patrick Nolan, P.O. Grangeford, Bennekerry, Carlow - 753kg -€1700.

Class 2 - Best Continental factory-type bullock

1) Peter Hynes, Liselican, Borris, Co. Carlow - 765kg - €1940;

2) Patrick Nolan, P.O. Grangeford,Bennekerry, Carlow - 680kg -€1650;

3) Peter Hynes, Liselican, Borris, Co. Carlow - 915kg - €2100.

Class 3 - Best group of 2 or more store bullocks over 500kg

1) Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow - 710kg - €1540;

2) Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow - 675kg - €1470;

3) John Joe & Shane Aughney, Roscatt, Rathoe, Co. Carlow -593kg -€1435.

Class 4 - Best group of 2 or more store bullocks under 500kg

1) Trevor Deacon, New Deerpark, Bunclody, Co. Wexford - 495kg - €1120;

2) William Burgess, Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow - 390kg -€960.

Class 5 - Best single Continental store bullock

1) Kilteale Livestock, Kilteale, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 435kg €1230;

2) Kiletale Livestock, Kilteale, Stradbally, Co. Laois - 525kg - €1330;

3) 3 Kilteale Livestock, Kilteale, Stradbally, Co. Laois - 460kg - €1220.

Class 6 - Best Weanling Bull

1) Robert Moody,Ballyreaske, Donard, Co. Wicklow - 550kg - €1200;

2) Robert Moody,Ballyreaske, Donard, Co. Wicklow - 525kg - €1100.

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