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Bullocks, in particular, were a “very lively” trade with the top-quality stores making some “very fancy prices”, according to Egan.
“The recovery in the trade reflected in the trade for cull bulls, which were nearly impossible to get away a few months ago."
“Plenty of buyers around the ring seeking quality in-spec cattle making these a great trade.”
A mart spokesperson reported a good trade for all classes.
Beef bullocks hit €1,680, while heifers sold to €1,440 and calves peaked at €445.
“Calves were a strong trade with an 11- week-old Charolais bull making €670.”
Continental calves reached €340/head, while Friesians sold to €260/head and traditional breeds topped out at €395/head.
A mart spokesperson reported a 99% clearance.
“There has not been a sale at Balla during this weekend for the last 26 years.."
Online and ringside bidders were active, according to mart manager, Brendan Egan.
Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.
Ann Harkin reported a lively trade.
“Heifers are running 12-30c/kg dearer than last year, depending on weight.”
“A very strong trade for all classes of bullocks and heifers."
The sale will include two reduction sales and a selection of 50 suckler pairs from local farmers.
Prices for suckler pairs and dry cows held well, according to Connellan.
A mart spokesperson reported a “flying” trade which led to a full clearance.
“The heifer trade was very strong, especially quality lots. Heifer and bulls were on a par with prices achieved.”
Although numbers are declining, trade is remaining firm, according to the auctioneer.