articles about calf-prices
Continental calves reached €340/head, while Friesians sold to €260/head and traditional breeds topped out at €395/head.
Although numbers are declining, trade is remaining firm, according to the auctioneer.
“Younger bulls on offer compared to the last few weeks."
“The extension of compulsory TB testing from 6 weeks to 120 days is helping to flush out more calves.”
A March-born continental calf reached €530.
There was an improved trade for weanling bulls and heifers.
Auctioneer George Candler reported that both online and ringside bidders created plenty of interest.
“The fact that calves up to 120 days can be sold without a TB test means stronger calves are being offered for sale.”
Bullocks earned up to €1200/head or €2.83/kg.
A top call of €365 was paid for a Charolais heifer.
Shaun Maguire recently sold Aubrac-cross yearlings out of Friesian cows for €2/kg or approximately €650-€700.
Candler reported that calves sold from €70-€345
The majority of buyers were not present at the mart and did their business by smartphone.
Friesian bulls sold from €37-€150/head.
“The sale was met with strong demand from farmers as well as exporters.”
How much was paid for sheep and calves?
Friesian bulls ranged from €5 to €122.
Some 2,000 entries were presented for sale.
Friesian bull calves ranged from €5 to €80.