‘Farmers need a break from the doom and gloom of 2019’


The spokesperson said prices have improved and "hopefully, this trend will continue for 2020".

‘Farmers need a break from the doom and gloom of 2019’

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The spokesperson said prices have improved and "hopefully, this trend will continue for 2020".

Cattle met with an improved trade at Loughrea Mart, according to a spokesperson.
“A lot of farmers looking to buy stock and prices have improved for sellers. Hopefully, this trend will continue for 2020 - farmers need a break from doom and gloom of 2019.”

Bullocks:

  • 1 LMX – 540kg - €1,100;

  • 1 HEX – 582kg - €1,160;

  • 1 LMX – 595kg - €1,285;

  • 1 LMX – 670kg - €1,300;

  • 1 LMX – 735kg - €1,390.

Weanlings bulls:

  • 1 CHX - 265KGS - €750;

  • 1 LMX - 310KGS - €760;

  • 1 CHX - 340KGS - €800;

  • 1 CHX - 350KGS - €848;

  • 1 CHX - 380KGS - €920;

  • 1 CHX - 390KGS - €950.

Heifers:

  • 1 LMX - 240KGS - €680;

  • 1 CHX - 270KGS - €720;

  • 1 CHX - 300KGS - €780;

  • 1 LMX - 340KGS - €810;

  • 1 CHX - 360KGS - €870;

  • 1 CHX - 390KGS - €900.

Heifers:

  • 1 LMX - 496kgs - €1180;

  • 1 CHX – 515kg - €1,185;

  • 1 CHX – 540kg - €1,250;

  • 1 SIX – 605kg - €1,240;

  • 1 CHX – 620kg - €1,300.

Sheep

“Prices for lambs are quite good with €125 paid for 53kgs. Lambs are scarce and prices will improve.”

Lambs:

  • 40kgs - €91;

  • 46kgs - €112;

  • 47kgs - €115;

  • 50kgs - €124;

  • 51kgs - €124;

  • 53kgs - €125.

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