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Just over 1,100 entries, including more than 700 calves, were offered for sale.
There was a 98% clearance on the day
"A good trade but the weather did not do us any favours."
“Plenty of customers for all animals except for poor Friesian bulls with no milk in them.”
“A bad morning here in Kanturk, which kept some people and cattle at home.”
One 10-month-old Hereford heifer reached €1,820.
“A full clearance with plenty of customers"
This is being reflected in the prices paid at the ringside
“A full clearance with plenty of customers" - mart manager
Some 580 entries went under the hammer
The manager said that farmers are "failing to get" finished cattle into factories.
“Weanling bulls were making up to €2.75/kg, while heifers were making up to €2.50/kg” - manager
“Prices improved from last week,” – O’Keeffe
“We had a much better sale than last week” – O’Keeffe
Tough trade for over-30-month-old cattle
Demand was strong for continental weanling bulls.
“The biggest sale of the last few weeks due to deteriorating weather conditions" - O’Keeffe
Some 350 entries were offered for sale on Tuesday
Some 526 entries – including 302 weanlings – were offered for sale