articles about cattle-prices
“The quality lots were steady and much similar to last week, with more farmer customers present. Plainer cattle are still proving harder sold”
“With the uncertainty of Brexit and the sensational negative report from Lancet, it was good to see there were still customers willing to buy cattle”
Purchasers at marts are cautious due to Brexit uncertainty and poor factory quotes, although early grass growth is bringing some positivity to the ringside.
Heifers topped out at €1,600, while bullocks sold to €1,365. Moving to the sheep, store lambs made up to €121, ewe lambs hit €118 & fat ewes climbed to €112.
Weanling heifers made up to €1,045, weanling bulls peaked at €1,240, suck calves hit €510, dry cows sold to €1,260 and heifers realised €1,120.
Calves sold to €320, dry cows peaked at €1,535, weanling bulls sold to €1,085, weanling heifers fetched up to €1,015, heifers climbed to €1,585 and bullocks topped out at €1,580.
Heifers made up to €2/kg for the choice lots, while dry cows fetched from €100 under the kg to €300 over.
Some very good prices were forked out for quality lots both in the bulls and heifers, while sheep met a great trade, with up to €119 paid out for cull ewes.
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.
Cull cows hit €715 over, heifers peaked at €635 over and stock bulls topped out at €495 over, while a top call of €400 was recorded in the calf ring.