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“Both weanling bulls and heifers saw a very lively trade, with farmers paying up to €3.10/kg. for top weanlings. Live exporters also were very active”
Some 1,100 entries including 280 calves went under the hammer; suckler pairs sold to €1,980, while calves hit €400 and dairy stock peaked at €1,590.
Heifers sold to €790 over, weanling heifers reached €635 over and weanling bulls made up to €658 over.
Bullocks sold to €1,650, heifers hit €1,460 and cull cows topped out at €1,550. Lambs made up to €70 with the weight, while old ewes peaked at €122.
“Suck calves and runners also reported good clearances with some exporters in attendance for the suck calves on offer” – Brendan Egan
“A number of agents have suggested that many of their customers are waiting to see developments regarding Brexit" - George Candler
Bullocks sold to €970 over, heifers hit €840 over and dry cows topped out at €1,600. Ewes with twin lambs peaked at €280, while hoggets made up to €130.
“Calves need to be 3-weeks-old and well-fed to be saleable"
There was a lively trade for weanling, with feedlot buyers and live exporters active. All animals sold well, despite current weather conditions.
Northern buyers were very active according to John Tevlin. Bullocks hit €1,760, heifers sold to €1,465, cull cows peaked at €1,530 and calves ranged from €5-€440.
Prices & Pictures: Cows sold to €960, bullocks hit €935, bull weanlings peaked at €990 and breeding bulls realised €1,260. Lambs climbed to €85, while dry ewes fetched up to €100.
“The heavier bull was not as lively as the lighter, store-type, while calves met a very solid trade with some nice quality stock available and mostly 3-weeks-old"
Bullocks sold to €2.61/kg, heifers hit €2.78/kg and weanling bulls peaked at €3.19/kg, while weanling heifers followed at €3.00/kg.
Bullocks fetched up to €1,540, heifers peaked at €1,530, weanling bulls hit €1,250, weanling heifers realised €1,020 and cull cows sold to €1,250.
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“Beef and forward-type heifers are meeting a steady trade as we have seen in the last number of weeks with good demand for quality continental-types”
Bullocks sold to €1,370 and cull cows peaked at €1,230 while calves reached €400. Sucklers realised €1,330 while stock bulls fetched up to €1,730.
“The quality lots still very much in demand and more farmers to buy some of the heavier lots”