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There was a full clearance of bullocks and dry cows, while 86% of heifers found new homes.
“The quality of weanlings was exceptional with strong export demand" - Quinn
A report from Baltinglass Mart's Hill Cheviot Show and Sale
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Heifers ranged from €2.01-€2.35/kg and cull cows sold from €610-€1,745
'A bigger sale of cattle with a definite trend developing' - Candler
Exporters were active in Castlerea, especially for lighter calves
Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were present, according to Harkin
“Despite the continuing difficulties with farming, there was a 100% clearance” - McGuire
‘Some great beef heifers about and many of these over 30-months met a tough trade’
"A good entry of stock and fair trade all-round" - Tevlin
Some 526 entries – including 302 weanlings – were offered for sale
“The live shipping of bull weanlings is proving very beneficial”
Heifers hit €2.26/kg, bullocks made to €2.23/kg and weanling heifers realised €3.38/kg.
Farmers and exporters were active in the bull weanling ring
“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”
"Plenty of customers in attendance who were anxious for stock"
Bullocks ranged from €1.05-€2.48/kg and heifers clicked from €1.46 to €2.17/kg