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Cattle prices rise across the board as more marts go online

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27/4/20
Buyers looks over cattle at Leinster Marts in Carlow, as the marts have had to scale back and reorganise to facilitate sales and adhere to Covid-19 restrictions.
Picture:  Finbarr O'Rourke

27/4/20 Buyers looks over cattle at Leinster Marts in Carlow, as the marts have had to scale back and reorganise to facilitate sales and adhere to Covid-19 restrictions. Picture: Finbarr O'Rourke

27/4/20 Buyers looks over cattle at Leinster Marts in Carlow, as the marts have had to scale back and reorganise to facilitate sales and adhere to Covid-19 restrictions. Picture: Finbarr O'Rourke

The mart trade over the last week has seen prices move upwards as demand continues to outstrip supply.

Reports from across the country indicate that prices for good continental bullocks are now generally working off of a base of €2.10-2.15/kg, compared to €1.90-2.00/kg from a few weeks ago.

And at the top end of the market, better types have reached €2.50/kg in some circumstances.