Good week for weanling bulls and the heavier lots
Published 27/08/2014 | 02:30
Ringside shows a good week for the weanling bulls, the light weanling heifers under 300kg, the heavier lots over 400kg and the heavy heifers.
The heifers under 500kg and weanling heifers between 300-4000kg were back by 2-10c/kg while most of the steers were also back by 1-5c/kg. Steers up to 500kg sold for 180-235c/kg with plainer lots making from 120-140c/kg, Heavier steers sold for 175-210c/kg. Poorer lots made from 140-150c/kg.
A range from 190-230c bought most of the store heifers while the better fleshed types made from 230-290c/kg. Lesser heifers sold for 160-175c/kg.
All weights of bulls enjoyed a good week with improvements of 2-15c/kg. Lighter lots were sold for 230-300c/kg with heavier types making from 215-270c/kg.
The poorer bulls moved at 160-180c/kg. A range from 225-280/kg bought most of the better weanling heifers while plainer types sold for 185-195c/kg.
A big sale of cattle at Ennis mart saw more than 2000 animals on offer. Quality store bullocks were the best sellers with prices ranging from €1.80-2.80. Heavy steers made from €1.76-2.20/kg. There were increased numbers of heifers and trade was solid with beef heifers selling for €2.05-2.40/kg and stores for €1.80-2.62/kg.
Continental cull cows sold from €1.42-1.98/kg with Friesian culls selling from €0.95-1.48/kg. Cull bulls peaked at €1,540 or €1.96/kg.
Heavy bulls made from €1.85-2.65/kg, 300-400kg from €1.45-2.85/kg and lighter bulls under 300kgs made from €1.96-3.05/kg. Heifers over 400kgs made from €1.80-2.69/kg, 300- 400kgs from €1.82-2.70/kg and lighter heifers under 300kg from €1.78-3.02/kg.