Lively trade for beef and stores
Demand was very good for the beef and store bullocks on offer at Carnew, which also held its 29th annual show and sale of bullocks and bulls. Weanling bulls were also popular among Northern Ireland, factory and exporter buyers.
Beef bullocks made an average of €400-500 over, with up to €650 over in some cases.
The show's champion was a weanling bull entered by Ballinglen resident Pat Whelan, which weighed 410kg and sold for €1,420 to Kevin Quinn, Quinn International Exporters.
The champion beef bullock was a Limousin-cross shown by Gorey's Leslie Dixon, which weighed 750kg and sold to Tom Boland of Liffey Meats, Hacketstown, for €1,400.
At Headford on Saturday bullocks made €160-500 over, heifers sold for €130-495 over, suckler cows €700-1,150/hd and cull cows €300-875/hd.
Weanling bulls made €200-640 over and weanling heifers sold for €100-420 over.
Heavy bullocks made €350-500 over at Ballinkill at the weekend, forward stores made €250-450 over and the lighter stores achieved €200-400 over.
Beef heifers sold for €250-350 over, store heifers €250-400 over and dry cows from €50 under to €175 over.