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Heavy lambs peaked at €127 at Kilkenny.
“The fact that calves up to 120 days can be sold without a TB test means stronger calves are being offered for sale.”
A top call of €365 was paid for a Charolais heifer.
There was a top call for lambs of €144/head.
Forward store heifers earned €1.90-€2.40/kg or €800-€1115/head.
Prices remained strong in the cull ewe market, according to George Candler.
Trade had fallen slightly on the previous week, according to George Candler.
Candler reported that calves sold from €70-€345
“The increased interest for cull cows continued with Friesian peaking at €1.45/kg and continentals to a top of €1.75/kg.”
Both agents and farmers were active, according to Candler
“We are still trying to provide a service.”
Candler reported a firmer trade for cattle, with more than 100 customers conducting business.
Friesian bulls sold from €37-€150/head.
The mart's sheep sale, which saw a full clearance, was a "lively affair", according to Candler.
Bullocks reached €2.36/kg at Kilkenny’s first tender sale of cattle.
How much was paid for sheep and calves?
"A difficult day trading in Kilkenny for all involved. Prices were not as buoyant as the last few weeks.
Cull ewes made up to €149/head.