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Trade was similar to previous week, as quality remains king
“Trade is remaining reasonably positive" - McGuire
Trade was “sharp” for quality stock, according to McGuire
“Monday weanling sales are attracting big numbers with little or no trouble with trade" - McGuire
Light to forward stores were a steady trade, according to McGuire
“A much bigger sale with a very obvious increase in demand all-round” - McGuire
“Despite the continuing difficulties with farming, there was a 100% clearance” - McGuire
'With a huge amount of customers around, there was up in a 100 % clearance'
'Cattle numbers were again similar to the previous weeks; sheep numbers are continuing to increase weekly'
Heifers sold to €2.20/kg, bullocks hit €2.22/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.76/kg.
'Cattle numbers were similar to the previous sale, while sheep numbers are continuing to increase'
Bullocks sold to €1,265, weanlings peaked at €945 and cull cows reached €1,560.
Trade held well, especially for quality lots; bullocks hit €1,285, dry cows realised €1,565 and suckler pairings peaked at €1,480.
Factory lambs pushed from €90.00 to €110.00, while heifers hit €2.36/kg
A LMX weanling -365kg -topped out at €2.55/kg
- ADDED5 mths ago
“Sheep numbers were up slightly on last week with the factory having a bearing on the live trade.”