Continental cull cows made €1.60-2.34/kg. Friesian culls ranged from €1.30/kg to €1.90/kg. Prices for suckler cows with a calf at foot made €1,100-1,450/unit.
Store bullocks under 500kg were making €300-625 over their weight at Ballymote Mart. Heavier lots made €500-840 over. Heifers under 400kg sold for €350-620 over the weight.
The 400-500kg types ranged from €425 to €865 with the €1/kg. Heavier types made up to €910 over.
Light weanling bulls were selling for €350-630 with the weight. Bulls over this weight made €420-835 over. Most of the light weanling heifers moved at €250-525 with their weight, while the heavy lots made up to €745 over.
Suckler cows made €900-1,640/hd. Backward cull cows sold back to a €1/kg, with fleshy types making up to €450 with their weight.
Carnew had 620 cattle and 120 calves on offer, with a noticeable increase in the number of farmer buyers present. Beef and forward store steers made from €650 to €1,100 with the weight.
Lighter stores sold for €320-870 over. Weanling bulls ranged from €450 to €910 with the €1/kg. Well fleshed heifers were selling for €650-1,080 with the weight. Stores moved at €350-940 with the €1/kg. Good cull cows made €500-960 over the weight, while feeders sold back to €250 over.
The 400hd on offer at Ballinakill Mart met with a very good selling trade with recent strong prices maintained for bullocks, while beef heifers were dearer by €10-20/hd.
Heavy steers and beef heifers made from €2.00-2.60/ kg. Lighter store bullocks sold for €1.80-2.98/kg. Weanling bulls traded at €2.10-2.60/kg. Store and weanling heifers made €1.80-2.40/kg. Cull cows ranged from €1.35 to €2.05/kg.
Top class bulls over 600kgs up in Raphoe sold for €700-870 over the weight. Beef bullocks made €910-1,060 over the €1/kg.
Stores were making from €380 to €910 with the weight. Beef heifers ranged from €580-1,090 with the €1/kg with the stores moving at €350-820 over. It speaks volumes about the trade when you see cull cows hitting a high of €2,080. Cows for further feeding sold back to €700.
Cattle numbers remain tight at Mountbellew but good quality lots of stock met with very keen demand. Nice weanling bulls over 300kg were making up to and over €800, while the heifers over 250kg were making upwards of €600.
Sucklers with a calf at foot topped out at €1,500, while the best price for a cull cow was €1,200 for 565kg or €2.12/kg.
Mayo-Sligo Mart reported a big demand for all stock. Quality continental stores were making from €2.20-2.65/kg. Good bull weanlings made up to €2.84/kg with 410kg selling for €1,170.
The best of the heifers sold for €2.30-2.87/kg. Nice quality weanling heifers made €2.20-2.70/kg. Cull cows made up to €1,540. Feeders sold for €920-1,130.
In the calf ring, continental bulls were selling for €200-470, with the heifers moving at €200-520. Angus bulls sold for €150-215.
The heifers made €210-330. Friesian bull calves traded at €50-190.