articles about cattle-sale
Dry cows reached a top price of €1,880
Calves made up to €575/head.
There was also a good trade for suckling stock with pairs reaching €1,660 and many lots making upwards of €1,400.
Despite the shortage of grass, a mart spokesperson said prices held well as the sale achieved a 97% clearance.
With rumours circulating of factories cutting prices in the near future, farmers were happy to see lambs and sheep auctioned once again, according to a spokesperson.
Cows were sold for up to €1420.
Heifers made up to €3.00/kg.
40% of sellers did not return to the mart for the sale, instead opting to accept prices from home.
Cull cows earned up to €2.17/kg.
A good entry of cull cows were met with a strong trade.
Cows earned up to €1,390.
There was a very good trade for all classes, according to a mart spokesperson.
Cows with calves at foot reached a top price of €2010.
With rings open to potential buyers and online trading continuing, more customers were operating throughout the sale.
Buyers and sellers were allowed into the ring for the first time under new COVID-19 regulations.
Suckler cows with calves at foot made up to €1770.
Mart manager Maurice Brosnan reported that weanling bulls earned up to €3.21/kg.
Weanling heifers reached a top price of €3.23/kg.
Some “cracking forward heifers” were also met with an excellent trade, according to a mart spokesperson.