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“I enjoy working with cattle every day,” - Sinead Minihane (22) is studying a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management
Pictures and prices: Cull cows sold to €1,330, heifers made up to €1,120, weanlings topped out at €1,000 & bullocks realised €1,030.
“Trade was excellent for all types of stock with a full clearance.” – Quinn
Forty years exporting cattle to France, Spain, Northern Africa and the UK
Bullocks sold to €840 over, weanling bulls pushed up to €630 over and weanling heifers topped out at €615 over.
“Plainer cattle again proved very hard sold, plain bulls, in particular.”
Spring lambs sold to €110, while hoggets hit €114 & cast ewes peaked at €128.
Bullocks sold from €2.28/kg to €2.93/kg, while heifers made from €2.24/kg to €2.94/kg and cows fetched from €710 to €1,575.
A C-section, mastitis, ketosis, calves with suspected coccidiosis and more
“We are aiming for a 420 kg cow that will produce 500kgs of milk solids.” - Seamus Ahern (22) farms in partnership with his parents.
“As we enter the summer period, cattle numbers are reducing as is the quality of stock on offer,” - McGuire
Forward stores and beef-types generated the most interest