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“A good trade at our cattle sale on Wednesday with prices slightly up on previous weeks”
Heifers sold to €2.52/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.70/kg, weanling heifers hit €3.12/kg, weanling bulls made up to €3.26/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.75/kg.
“A fine trade for calves if they had a bit of strength with the tops of the Friesian bulls hitting €200”
“Both weanling bulls and heifers saw a very lively trade, with farmers paying up to €3.10/kg. for top weanlings. Live exporters also were very active”
Heifers sold to €2.45/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.30/kg, weanling heifers made up to €2.82/kg and weanling bulls fetched up to €2.95/kg.
“Another very big sale of cattle met a strong trade for the fancy store heifers and weanling heifers but the bull calves proved harder sold except for a few very fancy lots”
“Suck calves and runners also reported good clearances with some exporters in attendance for the suck calves on offer” – Brendan Egan
Bullocks made from €2.20-€2.62/kg, while heifers sold from €2.10-€2.58/kg and cull cows fetched from €575-€1,340.
Some 1,620 entries including 740 calves were offered for sale at Kanturk Mart on Tuesday. Aberdeen Angus and Hereford store bullocks and heifers made up to €2.20/kg.
“Calf trade was good for continentals, but difficult for small Friesians and cross-bred calves” – David Quinn
Pictures: “There was an electric trade for Heifers with prices ranging from €2.64-€4.06/kg. The trade for quality bulls was solid with good prices achieved, in particular, for the lighter-type animal”
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