articles about mart-prices
Cull cows went under the hammer from €670-€1,400.
Good-quality cows with flesh were in strong demand
“The fact that calves up to 120 days can be sold without a TB test means stronger calves are being offered for sale.”
“Cattle sold for up to, and in excess of, €1000 over the kilo for very good quality heavy cattle”
Heifers ranged from €2.18-€2.54/kg and cows climbed from €505-€1,205.
“It must be said that the online sale proved very popular and both regular and new customers competed very well.”
“The increased interest for cull cows continued with Friesian peaking at €1.45/kg and continentals to a top of €1.75/kg.”
“Our dearest cattle sale of recent times with small numbers with 500 cattle on offer.”
“We are still trying to provide a service.”
Candler reported a firmer trade for cattle, with more than 100 customers conducting business.
Friesian bulls sold from €37-€150/head.
The mart's sheep sale, which saw a full clearance, was a "lively affair", according to Candler.
Up to €3.00/kg was forked out for well-conformed Belgian-Blue bull weanlings.
“Trade was better than expected for all types of livestock.”
“The sale was met with strong demand from farmers as well as exporters.”
“While the system is certainly no replacement for the live auction system, it did work.”
Just over 1,100 entries, including more than 700 calves, were offered for sale.
“The improvement in the weather meant that there were men anxious for stock.”