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Bullocks, in particular, were a “very lively” trade with the top-quality stores making some “very fancy prices”, according to Egan.
“The recovery in the trade reflected in the trade for cull bulls, which were nearly impossible to get away a few months ago."
“Plenty of buyers around the ring seeking quality in-spec cattle making these a great trade.”
A mart spokesperson reported a good trade for all classes.
Beef bullocks hit €1,680, while heifers sold to €1,440 and calves peaked at €445.
“There has not been a sale at Balla during this weekend for the last 26 years.."
Bullocks reached at €990 over, heifers climbed to €850 over and weanlings peaked at €700 over.
Online and ringside bidders were active, according to mart manager, Brendan Egan.
Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.
“Heifers are running 12-30c/kg dearer than last year, depending on weight.”
“A very strong trade for all classes of bullocks and heifers."
The sale will include two reduction sales and a selection of 50 suckler pairs from local farmers.
Prices for suckler pairs and dry cows held well, according to Connellan.
A mart spokesperson reported a “flying” trade which led to a full clearance.
A 4-year-old BBX cow with an April-born BBX bull calf at foot topped the sale.
“A good attendance of buyers present trying to source stock for further feeding.”
“Aberdeen-Angus-bred cattle also a brisk trade and in great demand.”
"A special section for beef bullocks, heifers and cull cows created plenty of interest..."
Cattle numbers were "unusually big for the time of year", according to the mart manager.