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Farmers, exporters and specialised feeders competed in the weanling bull ring.
Hoggets met with a steady trade, according to a spokesperson
“Bulls a similar trade to last week but quality more variable in this ring"
A small number of beef cows were offered for sale
Weanling bulls improved by €10/head
“More bite in the heavy cattle and easier to get up to and over €2/kg"
Hoggets improved €3 to €5/head, according to a mart spokesperson
There was more activity in the bull and heifer rings
“Stock that are not getting some feeding now are beginning to show the effects of the weather.”
“A slightly livelier trade all-round, especially the bullocks 500kgs plus”
"Mostly store-type calves available - not as much meal feeding being done this year”
Poor-quality bullocks and out-of-spec cattle were difficult to sell.
Quality lots met a steady trade, according to a spokesperson.
Young continental cull cow suitable for feeding over 3 months met with a “good” trade
Bulls over 420kgs are a “tough” trade
Good-quality 2018-born bullocks and heifers held a "very solid trade".
Strong demand for Charolais and Limousin bull weanlings in the 320-360kg bracket
“The heifer trade was a shade easier, especially for plainer lots"
“The heifer trade was marginally better which was dominated by farmers.”