Strong demand for quality stores at Carnew

‘Bulls met a slightly improved trade with exporters more active’

Fewer farmers around the ring for plainer types at Carnew

"Quality cattle remained a very strong trade with excellent demand for quality stores."

Strong export demand for light weaning bulls at Carnew

“Trade was excellent for all types of stock with a full clearance.” – Quinn

Demand improves for quality continental stores at Carnew

“Calves continue to improve with strong export and farmer demand.” – Quinn

Over 1,500 lots on offer at Carnew

“Trade was very strong for all classes with prices similar to last week.” – David Quinn

Strong export demand for weanling bulls at Carnew

“Calf trade was good for continentals, but difficult for small Friesians and cross-bred calves” – David Quinn

Sheep improve by €1-€2/head at Carnew

Some 1,876 entries went under the hammer, with a strong trade for all classes; hoggets reached €127.

Weanlings hit €3.33/kg at Carnew

More exporters and farmers were active for quality weanlings, according to David Quinn; an excellent demand for all classes led to a full clearance.

More farmer customers active at Carnew

“Calves met a strong demand for quality lots with younger small calves slower to sell with the majority for export” – David Quinn

Strong demand for beef and forward-stores at Carnew

Local and Northern agents were active, with €1,020 over forked out for bullocks, while heifers sold to €930 over. Heavy hoggets hit €134 and dairy stock made up to €1,620.

Sheep improve by €2-€3/head at Carnew

David Quinn reported strong demand for all classes, with a top price of €135.50 recorded for hoggets weighing 59kgs.

WATCH: €2,100 for Champion bullock at Carnew

This 24-month-old 824kg BB bullock – owned by Melvin Masterson - topped the sale. Over 1,100 cattle went under the hammer, with local agents, Northern Buyers, farmers and exporters active.

Full clearance of cattle at Carnew

Some 875 cattle and 90 calves were on offer. “Demand was strong with more farmer customers leading to a full clearance” – David Quinn

Exporters active for quality bulls and heifers at Carnew

A large entry of beef cattle met a firm trade with a full clearance reported. The presence of additional farmer customers resulted in an improved trade for all types of cattle.