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Candler noted that cull cows met a solid trade.
Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – Mart Report – Thursday, January 23rd.
“Buyers were out in force, anxious to secure animals before the end of the year” – Candler
“Is the worst over?” – asks George Candler
Trade was sharper for in-spec continental bullocks, according to Candler.
Butcher and factory-type lambs were easier by €2-€3/head
“Larger numbers from Northern Ireland and further afield helping to swell numbers in the factories” – Candler
Trade aided by buyers "specifically looking for quality continental bullocks and heifers"
“Those still at the factory gates should not stop fellow farmers who now need to dispose of beef before they go over-age or over-fit"
"The sharper trade can be attributed to the resilience of farmers rather than any positivity in the marketplace,"
'Here’s hoping an acceptable resolution can be achieved in the dispute between Beef Plan and factories'
“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”
“A bigger sale of calves compared to last week but quality not of the same high standard as other weeks.” – Candler
“Good to see more life for heavier bullocks, heifers and cows” - Candler
“Another quality yard of calves met a good selling trade with exporters and farmers active”
“The changeable weather conditions are restricting some potential buyers from operating” – Candler
There was a firm trade for sheep – butcher lambs sold to €126, while cull ewes topped out at €122. Dairy cows realised €1,800.
“Many factories are complaining about the fact that too many heavy sheep are appearing” – Candler
“The light Friesian bullock and dairy-influenced Aberdeen Angus and Herefords were the hardest to rehome” – Candler