There was a lively trade for all types, especially forward continental-type cattle at Tullow Mart on Friday (May 10th), according to Eric Driver – Manager.
Beef and forward continental-type entries over 500kg sold from €750 up to €1,020 with the kg with a very lively trade for those continental- types weighing between 550kg to 650kg.
Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus stores over 400kg made from €2.00/kg, with up to €2.60 to €2.70/kg forked out for continentals.
Some lighter stores – under 400kgs – fetched from €2.40/kg up to €3.00/kg.
Driver noted that heifers met with a “lively trade” as forward-types pushed from €600 up to €920 with the kg.
Lighter stores – Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus entries -went under the hammer from €2.00/kg; up to €2.60 per kg was recorded for well-presented Limousin and Charolais-types.
Continental bulls made from €2.40 to €2.70/kg while some export quality lots hit €3.00/kg. Weanling heifers made from €2.20/kg to €2.70/kg - depending on quality.
Friesian culls climbed from €150 up to €350 with the kg while continentals fetched from €200 up to a tops of €850 with the kg.
“Livelier trade for the cows; they improved by €50-€60/head. Very strong demand for those fleshed continental-type cows.” added Driver.
Export-type Friesian calves ranged from €50-€80/head, while stronger types sold from €120 to €180.
Hereford and Angus heifers went under the hammer from €100 up to €300 - depending on age and quality - while bulls ranged from €200 to €320.
Continental bulls fetched up to €380 while continental heifers topped out at €350.