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“Heavier bullocks and cull cows attracted more interest compared to last week”
“Another quality yard of calves met a good selling trade with exporters and farmers active”
“If the weather becomes milder and grass growth improves, it should steady the trade for all types” – Candler
“Another small sale of sheep met a good selling trade, while there was an electric trade for freshly-calved Friesians”
Trade remained remarkably firm for Continental bullocks and heifers with prices ranging from €2.35 to €2.75/kg with quality lots peaking at €2.85/kg.
“Many factories are complaining about the fact that too many heavy sheep are appearing” – Candler
“A number of agents have suggested that many of their customers are waiting to see developments regarding Brexit" - George Candler
Butcher lambs sold from €119-€130, factory lambs made from €102-€118 and cast ewes sold from €90-€126. Dairy stock topped out at €1,920.
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.
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 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”
“Another small yard of sheep with scarcity helping to consolidate and in cases, improve prices by €2-€5/head" - George Candler
“With no solution regarding Brexit plus the fact that quotes from the factories remain stagnant, there is very little enthusiasm been shown by buyers or sellers”
“Numbers remaining small with trade a little sharper for butcher and forward store hoggets” – George Candler
“Trade remains steady which is a compliment to buyers who are purchasing stock in the most uncertain period facing agriculture in years” – George Candler
“Smaller numbers may well be as a result of the very cold spring where considerable losses were recorded and when grass became scarce last summer, many sheep farmers had to sell lambs earlier than usual”
“With the uncertainty of Brexit and the sensational negative report from Lancet, it was good to see there were still customers willing to buy cattle”