'Good' local demand at Kilrush

‘Glass is plentiful in West Clare at the moment,”

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Farmers and exporters active for calves at Kilrush

A large number of 2017 and 2018-born cattle were offered for sale.

Farmers active for bullocks and heifers at Kilrush

A large number of 2018-born entries went under the hammer.

Over 500 lots on offer at Kilrush

“Calves met a great trade and shipping active for Friesian, Angus and Hereford heifers; Friesian bull calves averaged €80/hd”

‘Grass buyers’ active at Kilrush

“Calves met a fine trade but the quality was good overall”

‘Poor light calves almost impossible to sell’ at Kilrush

“A fine trade for calves if they had a bit of strength with the tops of the Friesian bulls hitting €200”

FR bulls sell from €5-€130 at Kilrush

“Calves need to be 3-weeks-old and well-fed to be saleable"

Firm farmer demand for calves at Kilrush

“It must be said that calves on offer were of good quality and well fed, with a very good trade for quality Hereford calves"

Poor-quality FR calves “almost impossible to sell” at Kilrush

“Good trade for Hereford calves making to €260 but again it’s for the quality lots and bit of strength”

Tougher trade for beef-types at Kilrush

“Some great quality entries in bullock, heifer and cull cow rings, with a very good mix of Continentals and traditional breeds. Store trade was very good”