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"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.
A “cracking” trade was reported as lots sold for up to €3.56/kg.
“While the situation ringside remains very different from what we are used to, everyone seems to be getting used to the ‘new normal’.”
“Butcher and factory-type lambs are in short supply.”
Suffolk-cross ewe lambs topped out at €140.
Exporters were "very active", according to Egan.
Strong demand for quality in-spec cattle continued, according to Harkin.
A larger entry went under the hammer with up to €880 over for bullocks and €780 over for heifers.
Weanling bulls topped out at €3.59/kg, while weanling heifers followed at €2.99/kg.