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“Stock are in good shape and weighing well for the time of year.”
Sellers took advantage of the brisk trade for quality lots, according to John Telvin.
Forward-type heifers met with strong demand while prices for store lambs have improved as "farmers have lots of spare grass.”
Bullocks hit €805 with the weight, while heifers made up to €680 over and cull cows realised €1,380.
“With the continued good grass growth, farmers were actively sourcing stock resulting in a good clearance of lots.”
Lambs went under the hammer for €105 while ewes hit €131
"The good quality lots were still in demand.”
“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”
"Despite all the disquiet about Brexit, Mercosur and beef prices, trade, in general, held up well”
“Despite all the adverse talk about the future of the beef sector, trade did not show any signs of this"
Suckler pairings reached €2,030, calves hit €470, stock bulls made up to €1,800 and cull cows peaked at €1,535
Heifer and bull weanlings “were back about 15c/kg on last year”
A Charolais dry cow sold for €1,480 while 4 HE bulls reached €355
Bullocks hit €810 over and heifers peaked at €765 over; lambs sold to €59 over.
“Another small yard of sheep with lambs peaking at €116 with cull ewes to a top call of €135/head.”
Pictures and Prices: Cull cows hit €1.70/kg, heifers climbed to €2.75/kg; lambs topped out at €94
"A good trade for all sorts but prices were slightly back on the previous week."
Bullocks reach €1,275, heifers hit €1,390 and dry cows climbed to €1,545.
Heifers climbed to €635 over, weanling heifers sold to €740 over and weanling bulls realised €595 over