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“Plenty of farmer custom around the ring for store bullocks and a very demanding trade for good store cattle.”
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Driver said that trade could be reported as being similar to previous weeks
"A full clearance with trade somewhat improved across the board for all types" - Driver
“The trade was honest for the in-spec type stock" - Driver
"Beef cattle not so plenty; the correct in-spec cattle meeting an honest trade" - Driver
“Trade was similar to last week and possibly easier by €1/head” - Driver
“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"
"Trade opened up as honest, nevertheless, not as dear as we would have seen 12 months ago"
'Trade holding steady on last week’s prices especially for quality continental-type'
‘Quality continental cattle meeting a very lively demand’
Over 2,500 entries were offered for sale
'Hogget ewes possibly easier by €5-€10/head but maybe the quality was not as good either'
“A larger sale with trade optimistic amongst a very difficult beef price'
‘This calm is expected against a very weakening beef trade in factories,’ – Driver
“We have seen the June resistance arriving in the sales ring.”
'Trade was similar to the previous week so I couldn’t suggest any improvement'
An improved trade, especially for lambs weighing from 43kg to 47kg.
Bullocks hit €1,020 over, heifers topped out at €920 over and cull cows reached €850 over.