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Suckler pairs reached €1,920, while in-calve entries hit €1,700. Spring lambs peaked at €137.
Farmers and exporters competed for bull weanlings, while farmers were the main customers in the heifer ring.
FR bulls sold from €40-€190, while sucklers hit €2,280 and dairy entries peaked at €1,570. Farmers & exporters competed for stock.
Some 1,100 entries including 280 calves went under the hammer; suckler pairs sold to €1,980, while calves hit €400 and dairy stock peaked at €1,590.
Numbers held “very strong”, with almost 1,000 lots offered for sale; the majority of FR bulls sold from €40-€70. A top call of €2,300 was recorded for a suckler pair.
“Bull weanlings a great trade and many of the bulls are possibly getting too much meal as store types were scarce” Friesian calves ranged from €30-€140-, while dairy entries hit €1,400.
Some 800 lots went under the hammer, with up to €140 paid for Friesian calves, while Continentals sold to €260. Runners topped out at €860 and suckler pairs peaked at €1,810.
“Farmers, specialised bull feeders and shippers competing in the bull ring and mostly farmers in the heifer ring”
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.
“Quality more variable all-round and trade not quite as strong with the exception of quality lots”
"Numbers are beginning to fall off, with trade holding good in the bulls with the exception of the average quality heavy bulls. Heifers were easier with quality lots holding strong”
“The quality of suckler stock on offer was poor overall, while trade for the average bull a bit easier”