articles about cattle-prices
“The trade was honest for the in-spec type stock" - Driver
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Heifers sold from €2.11-€2.71/kg while bullocks ranged from €1.85-€2.18/kg.
“The heifer trade was a shade easier, especially for plainer lots"
Bullocks sold from €1.98-€2.48/kg, heifers made from €1.90-€2.25/kg & cull cows climbed from €580-€1,200
“Variance still exists between the quality calves and the plainer-type lots” – Egan
Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers competed.
“Monday weanling sales are attracting big numbers with little or no trouble with trade" - McGuire
Bullocks sold for up to €1,580, heifers hit €1,430 and cull cows peaked at €1,570.
"Nice quality bull weanlings were sought after"
Demand was strong for continental weanling bulls.
Heifers topped out at €3.53/kg and bullocks peaked at €2.86/kg at Gortatlea Mart’s fatstock sale last week.
“The heifer trade was marginally better which was dominated by farmers.”
“With the strong winds over the weekend, boats could not travel so shippers were not as active"
Lots sold to an average price of €2,550 at the Tomriland Aberdeen-Angus herd reduction sale.
Bullocks ranged from €128-€770 over and weanlings pushed from €200-€640 over
"Beef cattle not so plenty; the correct in-spec cattle meeting an honest trade" - Driver
"Plenty of customers actively sourcing stock" - Quigley