articles about sheepprices
“Farmers are realising that calves have to be at least 3-weeks-old and well-fed.”
George Candler reported a lively trade for sheep with up to €123 for lambs and up to €126 for cull ewes
A top call of €1,900 was forked out for a 390 kg Charolais.
There was a steady trade at Saturday's sheep sale, according to a spokesperson
Butcher and factory-type lambs were easier by €2-€3/head
"A huge amount of customers around for sheep' - McGuire
Heifers pushed from €280 - €600 over, while lambs sold from €45 - €59 over
“As we enter the summer period, cattle numbers are reducing as is the quality of stock on offer,” - McGuire
“Trade was strong”
Pictures: "With numbers holding very steady, Maam Cross mart had another high clearance."
“A fine sale of quality cattle on offer, accompanied by an equally fine day and an equally fine trade" - McGuire
Some 800 lots went under the hammer, with up to €140 paid for Friesian calves, while Continentals sold to €260. Runners topped out at €860 and suckler pairs peaked at €1,810.
“Smaller numbers may well be as a result of the very cold spring where considerable losses were recorded and when grass became scarce last summer, many sheep farmers had to sell lambs earlier than usual”