Dairy-type stock dominate sale at Kilrush

'Cattle are still being presented in very good order'

Heavier types a shade easier at Kilrush

'Steady trade in the heifer ring and bullock; prices holding firm for lower weight stock'

Steady trade at Kilrush

“Stock are in good shape and weighing well for the time of year.”

'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”