articles about george-candler
“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
“A number of agents have suggested that many of their customers are waiting to see developments regarding Brexit" - George Candler
A smaller entry under the hammer, with a good attendance of customers. Cull cows met with a difficult trade, according to George Candler.
Sheep numbers are remaining small; butcher lambs made up to €130, factory lambs hit €121 and cast ewes peaked at €118.
Some 1,000 lots went under the hammer, with trade remaining firm for Continental bullocks and heifers. Dairy-influenced AA and HE heifers are the most difficult to sell.
Sheep were easier by €2-€4/head, with a sharper trade for cull ewes, as better types were offered for sale. Freshly-calved FRs hit €1,720, while in-calve entries peaked at €1,100.
“Trade remarkably firm especially when you consider the present uncertain climate we find ourselves in” Bullocks hit €2.90/kg, heifers topped out at €2.90/kg and cull cows realised €2.04/kg.
Butcher lambs hit €126, factory lambs sold to €113, store lambs realised €99 and cast ewes fetched up to €110. Freshly-calved dairy entries made up to €1,980.
“The irony here is that the mart trade is excellent while farmers are struggling to get cattle into the factories” - Candler
“The reason for the increase is hard to fathom but perhaps some farmers now feel they have sufficient feed to see them through this winter and, in cases, the appearance of grass is an encouraging sign”