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‘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.
Just over 700 head of cattle passed through the ring; trade remained strong and steady
“Steady trade with no improvement to report” – Driver
With over 1,000 hoggets on offer, trade resembled something similar to the last number of weeks, according to Eric Driver.
“Beef and forward-type heifers are meeting a steady trade as we have seen in the last number of weeks with good demand for quality continental-types”
A smaller entry of sheep met with an improved trade, according to Eric Driver – Manager. Ewes with twins hit €240, while cull ewes peaked at €132.
“Calves aged between 10-14 days are meeting a difficult trade as shippers are standing back a little bit as they cannot ship these until after 14 days” – Eric Driver
“A steady selling trade for all cows and heifers presented; however, maybe not all out as sharp as the bullock sale the previous Friday" - Eric Driver
"A very positive trade throughout the day and one would say a ray of encouraging light amongst the doom and gloom that we have seen of late" - Eric Driver
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.
Over 600 lots went under the hammer, with a lively trade reported by Eric Driver. A top call of €150 was recorded for in-lamb breeding sheep - genuine hoggets and 2-year-olds carrying approximately 1.8 lambs.
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