Busy week across the board with strong demand for weanlings
The marts reported another brisk week with strong demand across the board.
The majority of the store bullocks were selling for €2.20-2.70/kg, with choice lots making more. Heavier lots made from €2.15/kg to €2.50/kg in the main. Plainer types are making €1.80-2.00/kg. A range from €2.25/kg to €2.75/kg bought most of the heifers, with lesser lots varying from €1.95/kg to €2.10/kg.
Solid demand for weanlings saw €2.40-3.00/kg paid for a large portion of the bulls, while the bulk of the weanling heifers sold for €2.60-3.10/kg.
A special sale of weanling heifers in Mohill during the week met with keen farmer interest and prices for the nice quality types between 300-370kg ranged from €3/kg to €3.50/kg.
In the suck calf rings, the Friesian bulls are generally selling for €100-200, with the continental heifers and bulls making €250-400 in the main. Hereford and Angus calves are moving at €250-350.
Suckler cow prices for the most part range from €1,200 to €1,500, while top continental types with a calf at foot are making up to €2,000/unit.
Ballinakill had 285 cattle on offer. The heifers in particular sold very well, with the fleshed types making €2.30-2.95/kg and the stores €1.90-2.85/kg.