Trade For Cattle
This week's marts mostly seen bigger numbers and better prices compared to last weeks, up by €20 to €50. There was great demand for very high quality cattle with some making exceptional prices. With cattle prices improving again this week it meant prices were up €220 a head up on this time last year.
Store Bullocks were making from €600 to €900 with the weight and averaged from €1.87 to €3.56 p/kg.
Heavy Bullocks were a trading well, with improved prices been paid for strong 600kg+ bullocks. The heavy bullocks averaged from €1.52 to €3.02 p/kg.
Light heifers around 400kg made from €600 to €1000 euro with an average of €1.90 to €3.55 Euro / kg.
Heavy heifers were in demand with improved prices paid yet again this week. They averaged from €1.89 to €3.15 p/kg.
The trade remained very strong. An 8 year old 995kg Charolais dry cow sold for €2410. The dry cows averaged from €1.24 to €2.45 per kg.
This week seen smaller number of cows and calves on offer. An 8 year old Lim cow and heifer calf at foot made €2050. A 7 year old Angus cow with a limousine heifer calf made €1785.
Weanling numbers are falling but there was some quality weanlings on offer.
Light bulls averaged from €2.55 to €3.61 per kg. The heavier bull weanling made from €2.48 to €2.93 p/kg.
Heifer weanlings were in demand with a very strong interest from farmers. Light heifer weanlings averaged from €2.58 to €3.06 p/kg while heavier types made from €2.44 to €4.05 p/kg.
280KG CHX €975 @ €3.48 P/KG
395KG LMX €1150 @ €2.91 P/KG
465KG CHX €1380 @ €2.97 P/KG
560KG CHX €1690 @ €3.02 P/KG
675KG CHX €1750 @ €2.59 P/KG
710KG BBX €1895 @ €2.67 P/KG
295KG LMX €870 @ €2.95 P/KG
395KG CHX €1210 @ €3.06 P/KG
460KG CHX €1450 @ €3.15 P/KG
595KG CHX €1600 @ €2.69 P/KG
655KG LMX €1685 @ €2.57 P/KG
700KG BBX €1840 @ €2.63 P/KG
195KG CHX €685 @ €3.51 P/KG
335KG CHX €1035 @ €3.09 P/KG
375KG CHX €1100 @ €2.93 P/KG
275KG CHX €845 @ €3.07 P/KG
330KG CHX €850 @ €2.58 P/KG
380KG CHX €1190 @ €3.13 P/KG
465KG CHX €1430 @ €3.08 P/KG