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“It must be said that the online sale proved very popular and both regular and new customers competed very well.”
Poor calves were a “tough trade as usual”.
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Bullocks ranged from €1.33-€2.70/kg, while heifers sold from €1.38-€2.36/kg
'Our 35th Annual Sheep Breeders' Show and Sale turned out very successful and met with a near-complete clearance'
Bull weanlings made from €2.37/kg to €3.18/kg
Suckler pairings topped out at €1700
Heavy cattle were easier by €10 - €15/head
“The light Friesian bullock and dairy-influenced Aberdeen Angus and Herefords were the hardest to rehome” – Candler
Quality lots improved by €20-€50/head this week, while demand is poor for light-weight cattle and those with strong dairy-influence.
“The quality lots were steady and much similar to last week, with more farmer customers present. Plainer cattle are still proving harder sold”
Heifers topped out at €1,600, while bullocks sold to €1,365. Moving to the sheep, store lambs made up to €121, ewe lambs hit €118 & fat ewes climbed to €112.
Eric Driver said that prices struggled to remain at pre-Christmas levels. Cull cows sold from €120 under the kg to €675 over, while €2.00-€2.20/kg was forked out for continental bullocks.
“Cattle numbers still remain big but trade was slightly better” Heifers weanlings sold to €1,250 (pictured); dry cows peaked at €1,200 & bullocks made up to €1305.
"Numbers are beginning to fall off, with trade holding good in the bulls with the exception of the average quality heavy bulls. Heifers were easier with quality lots holding strong”