Tullow fatstock show and sale raises the ‘optimism’ for beef trade

“Plenty of farmer custom around the ring for store bullocks and a very demanding trade for good store cattle.”

Tullow's sheep sale draws over 2,000 entries

Driver said that trade could be reported as being similar to previous weeks

Improved trade for forward stores at Tullow

"A full clearance with trade somewhat improved across the board for all types" - Driver

Out-of-spec and over-30-month cattle a harder sell

“The trade was honest for the in-spec type stock" - Driver

Steady trade for store cattle at Tullow

"Beef cattle not so plenty; the correct in-spec cattle meeting an honest trade" - Driver

Suffolk rams sell to €600 at Tullow

“Trade was similar to last week and possibly easier by €1/head” - Driver

Strong export demand for bull weanlings at Tullow

“Overall, a steady trade amongst an unsettled time in the beef sector which could only suggest farmers continue to show positive mantra for the beef trade going forward"

Weanling sale has its 'own identity' at Tullow

"Trade opened up as honest, nevertheless, not as dear as we would have seen 12 months ago"

Steady trade at Tullow

'Trade holding steady on last week’s prices especially for quality continental-type'

‘Positive amongst a very difficult beef trade’

‘Quality continental cattle meeting a very lively demand’

Over 2,500 sheep on offer at Tullow

'Hogget ewes possibly easier by €5-€10/head but maybe the quality was not as good either'

Steady trade for heifers and bullocks at Tullow

“A larger sale with trade optimistic amongst a very difficult beef price'

A tougher trade at Tullow

‘This calm is expected against a very weakening beef trade in factories,’ – Driver

Lambs easier by €3-€4/head at Tullow

“We have seen the June resistance arriving in the sales ring.”

Steady trade for store cattle at Tullow

'Trade was similar to the previous week so I couldn’t suggest any improvement'

Sheep prices up €2-€4/head at Tullow

An improved trade, especially for lambs weighing from 43kg to 47kg.

Lively trade for all types at Tullow

Bullocks hit €1,020 over, heifers topped out at €920 over and cull cows reached €850 over.

‘Grass cattle’ improve by €20-€30/head at Tullow

Just over 700 head of cattle passed through the ring; trade remained strong and steady