‘Grass cattle’ improved by €20-€30/head, in some instances, at Tullow Mart on Friday (April 12th), according to Eric Driver.
Just over 700 head of cattle passed through the ring; trade remained strong and steady – similar to previous weeks - the manager added.
Beef and forward-type bullocks sold from €600 up to €1050 with the kg – SI - 800kg -€1840.
Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus stores made from €1.90 to €2.05 per kg, while continentals pushed from €2.10-€2.70/kg.
Lighter-type FR bullocks fetched from €1.75 to €1.90/kg; heavier FR ranged from €1.60 up to €1.80/kg.
Beef and forward-type heifers made from €550 with the kg for the plainer Aberdeen-Angus-types up to €920 with the kg.
Continental store heifers - 400-450kgs - went under the hammer from €2 up to 2.90/kg.
Export-quality bull weanlings climbed from €2.75 to €3/kg, R grade-type bulls making from €2.20-€2.40 /kg; Aberdeen-Angus-types sold from €1.80 to €2.10/kg.
FR cows made from €100 to €350 with the kg, while older feeding-types pushing from €150; some of the heavier-type beef cows topped out at €600 with the kg.
Over 150 lots went under the hammer in this ring, with trade similar to previous weeks, the manager said.
FR calves were acquired by exporters for €30 to €70, while stronger-types peaked at €120 and reared-type hit €230.
Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus heifer calves sold from €80 to €200 while Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus bulls varied from €120 to €240.Continental heifers sold from €120 for the black Limousin-types up to €280 for some BBX entries; continental bulls pushed from €200 up to €420.
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