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Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were present, according to Harkin
'More quality cattle on offer meant more brisk bidding around the ring'
'Trade for bulls and plain cattle remains difficult while good-quality, lighter cattle are much easier sold'
‘Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle’
'Grass farmers are anxious to purchase in-spec cattle'
More customers were present to purchase quality sheep, while quality cattle sold well.
‘Plain cattle remain hard to sell’
Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.
Bullocks sold to a top of €770 over while heifers achieved €730 over
€100 - €110 for lambs weighing 46-55 kgs
“Plenty of bidders around the ring looking to purchase stock.”
“All cattle were a great trade; plainer lots also sold well with these up in price from last week.”
Bulls hit €955 over, bullocks realised €770 over & heifers topped out; spring lambs met with an easier trade
“Plainer-type bulls are the most difficult to sell.” – Harkin
“Plainer Friesian-types and mid-weight bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin
“Light Friesian-bred cattle still remain the most difficult to sell.”
Spring lambs topped out at €198 at Monday’s sale.