articles about cattle-prices
“The heifer weanlings met a very solid trade, but some lovely stock in the heifer ring.”
Bullocks reached €880 over, while heifers topped out at €785 over and cows hit €420 over.
The sale-topper came in the form of a Limousin, weighing 400kgs, which made €2,400.
“Trade in the bulls was a shade easier but quality lots are holding a fine price, especially the lighter lots.”
A “cracking” trade was reported as lots sold for up to €3.56/kg.
“While the situation ringside remains very different from what we are used to, everyone seems to be getting used to the ‘new normal’.”
The sale-topper, a second prize-winner, came in the form of a LMX, weighing 275kg.
Bullocks ranged from €2.21-€2.88/kg, while heifers sold from €2.18/kg-€2.96/kg and cull cows went under the hammer from €700-€1,620.
Trade for store heifers and top-quality cows held “well”, but other categories were back by about €15-€20/hd.
Exporters were "very active", according to Egan.
Strong demand for quality in-spec cattle continued, according to Harkin.
A larger entry went under the hammer with up to €880 over for bullocks and €780 over for heifers.
Weanling bulls topped out at €3.59/kg, while weanling heifers followed at €2.99/kg.
Several heifers made over €1,600 - sample prices can be found here.
“Nice quality bulls and heifers are making very good money with lighter ones selling best.”
There was increased farmer activity, according to a spokesperson.
“A 10-month-old Charolais weanling heifer made just over €3.60/kg.”
The BBX, weighing 610KG, sold for €1750.
Weanlings sold from €1.86-€3.39/kg, according to Wynne.