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A good show of quality cattle met with an improved trade, while heavy hoggets improved by €4-€6/head at Saturday's sale.
There was a very strong and improved trade for all cattle while cast ewes improved by up to €5/head.
Lambs – weighing 50kgs – topped out at €123, while in-lamb lambs ewes realised €240 and cast ewes hit €110. Better-quality cattle improved by €30-€40/head.
There was some good value for store lamb buyers, according to the manager. Beef and forward store cattle met with an improved trade last Wednesday.
In-lamb ewes hit €150, while cast ewes sold to €115 and lambs topped out at €120. There was a good attendance of store buyers at Wednesday’s cattle sale, with a smaller entry on offer.
Stores were a similar trade for the previous week, selling from €65-€84/head, while cast ewes made from €50-€124.
Some 700 lots went under the hammer, with a top call of €160 recorded for in-lamb ewes, while lambs – weighing 53kgs – climbed to €131.
Tom Coleman - Manager reported strong demand for all types - especially for lambs in the 40-45kg weight bracket.
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