‘Buoyant’ trade for small entry of calves at Kilkenny

Continental calves reached €340/head, while Friesians sold to €260/head and traditional breeds topped out at €395/head.

Calf buyers still active – Candler

Although numbers are declining, trade is remaining firm, according to the auctioneer.

Many buyers ‘unable to fill orders’ at Kilkenny

“Younger bulls on offer compared to the last few weeks."

'Buyers still remaining active as we enter mid-July'

“The extension of compulsory TB testing from 6 weeks to 120 days is helping to flush out more calves.”

Northern buyers on the hunt for calves at Kilkenny

A March-born continental calf reached €530.

Up to €680 for young calves at Ennis

There was an improved trade for weanling bulls and heifers.

Trade remains firm at Kilkenny

Auctioneer George Candler reported that both online and ringside bidders created plenty of interest.

Solid trade for strong calves at Kilkenny

“The fact that calves up to 120 days can be sold without a TB test means stronger calves are being offered for sale.”

168 buyers bid online at Kilmallock

Bullocks earned up to €1200/head or €2.83/kg.

Quality continental calves ‘selling well’ at Kilkenny

A top call of €365 was paid for a Charolais heifer.

How Aubracs are ticking all the boxes for this dairy farmer

Shaun Maguire recently sold Aubrac-cross yearlings out of Friesian cows for €2/kg or approximately €650-€700.

‘Numbers decreasing but so are buyers’

Candler reported that calves sold from €70-€345

Online sales at Kilmallock proving a ‘huge success’

The majority of buyers were not present at the mart and did their business by smartphone.

‘Outstanding’ trade at Carnaross Mart’s first virtual calf sale

“The sale was met with strong demand from farmers as well as exporters.”

Friesian bull calves make from €28-€200 at Bandon

Some 2,000 entries were presented for sale.

Record number of calves at Castleisland

“Continental calves were a flying trade.”