Solid trade for cull cows & heifers at Kilkenny

“With the uncertainty of Brexit and the sensational negative report from Lancet, it was good to see there were still customers willing to buy cattle”

Talking Trade: Cattle sales remain small

Purchasers at marts are cautious due to Brexit uncertainty and poor factory quotes, although early grass growth is bringing some positivity to the ringside.

Bullocks reach €1,950 at Carnaross

Weanling heifers made up to €1,045, weanling bulls peaked at €1,240, suck calves hit €510, dry cows sold to €1,260 and heifers realised €1,120.

In-calf heifer makes €1,620 at Ballyjamesduff

Calves sold to €320, dry cows peaked at €1,535, weanling bulls sold to €1,085, weanling heifers fetched up to €1,015, heifers climbed to €1,585 and bullocks topped out at €1,580.

More customers sourcing cattle at Kanturk

Heifers made up to €2/kg for the choice lots, while dry cows fetched from €100 under the kg to €300 over.

Hoggets top out at €126 at Ennis

Some very good prices were forked out for quality lots both in the bulls and heifers, while sheep met a great trade, with up to €119 paid out for cull ewes.

Exporters active for quality bulls and heifers at Carnew

A large entry of beef cattle met a firm trade with a full clearance reported. The presence of additional farmer customers resulted in an improved trade for all types of cattle.

Bullocks sell to €755 over the kg at Ballybay

Cull cows hit €715 over, heifers peaked at €635 over and stock bulls topped out at €495 over, while a top call of €400 was recorded in the calf ring.