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900 cattle were presented for sale on Thursday, with good clearance recorded in all rings.
Farmers, agents, feedlot purchasers and exporters were out in force.
“Suck calves and runners also reported good clearances with some exporters in attendance for the suck calves on offer” – Brendan Egan
“Breeding stock, in particular, and quality stores for further feeding recorded some very fancy prices, while bullocks met with stronger demand” – Brendan Egan
“The increased numbers of suck calves recorded a good clearance with a big variance in price between the plainer lots and the better-quality ones” – Egan
“The cow trade remained firm this week while the calf ring reported a better trade this week with better quality lots on offer and increased demand evident”
“The calf ring witnessed increased numbers this week with a variance in price between the better-quality types and the plainer lots” – Brendan Egan
“Improved farmer activity this week, as well as feedlots agents and Northern customers, led to an improved trade this week, resulting in a good clearance" - Brendan Egan
“Bullocks and Heifers were similar in price to previous weeks while the weanlings are steadily increasing in price with the top-quality calves recording fancy prices” – Brendan Egan.
Thursday’s sale attracted a good attendance of customers and a slightly larger entry of cattle, according to Brendan Egan. Good clearances were recorded in the bullock and heifer rings.
“Prices and trade were similar to the previous week with demand strongest for the quality lots on offer” - Brendan Egan
In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.