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A 350kg Belgian Blue weanling heifer sold for €8.60/kg.
Bullocks reached €915 over, while heifers hit €815 over and cull cows topped out at €650 over.
The sale-topper came in the form of a LMX heifer, weighing 380kgs, which made €1,610.
There was a "firm" trade for quality lots with up to €3.68/kg recorded for weanlings.
“It was mostly traditional breeds available in the bullock and heifer rings but a mix of Friesians and continentals in the cull cow ring.”
"Trade held very steady for the top lots in all categories."
A 99% clearance was reported by a mart spokesperson.
"It was a great success with a full yard of sheep and almost a complete clearance."
The sale-topper, a LMX, weighing 840kg, sold for €1,950.
A top call of €2,200 was recorded at the sale.
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A mart spokesperson reported a "very good" trade for the large entry that was presented for sale.
Bullocks averaged €1,132, while heifers levelled at €1,042 and cull cows sold to an average of €1,174.
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“The heifer weanlings met a very solid trade, but some lovely stock in the heifer ring.”
“Prices in the heifer sector was very much influenced ages with 2018-born forward stores difficult to sell.
Bullocks reached €880 over, while heifers topped out at €785 over and cows hit €420 over.
The sale-topper came in the form of a Limousin, weighing 400kgs, which made €2,400.
“Trade in the bulls was a shade easier but quality lots are holding a fine price, especially the lighter lots.”