Beef heifer prices ranged from €2.30-2.80/kg, with the butcher types selling for €2.00-2.55/kg. Stores made from €2.05 to €3.05/kg.
Continental cull cows sold for €1.75-2.48/kg, while the Friesian culls moved at €1.15-1.90/kg.
A pedigree Simmental in-calf heifer sale met with great interest and saw prices vary from €2,000 to €4,200/hd.
The pedigree maiden heifers sold for €1,400-3,000. Commercial suckler cows with a calf at foot sold for €1,400-1,750/unit.
The best of the heavy bulls over 600kg were making from €620 to €1,335 with their weight up in Raphoe Mart, with the beef steers selling for €655-915 over.
Stores made €635-700 with the €1/kg. Beef heifers sold for €605-970 with the weight, while the stores traded at €395-885 over. Prices for cull cows ranged from €595 to €1,450/hd.
Ballinakill had similar numbers to last week with a much livelier trade especially for the forward bullocks. Many of these made over €1,000 with their weight.
The strong forward heifers were €20-30 dearer than the previous week. Heavy steers sold for €2.10-2.76/kg. Stores moved at €2.00-3.10/kg.
Well-fleshed heifers were making from €2.20 to €2.45/kg, with the stores selling for €2.10-2.55. Weanling bulls sold for €2.20-2.55/kg, while the heifers made from €1.95 to €2.50/kg. Cull cows ranged from €1.65 to €2.05/kg.
Dowra Mart had 240 cattle on offer on Saturday last, with the strong forward cattle enjoying the best of a strong trade.
Bullocks and bull weanlings over 500kg made from €2.30 to €2.80/kg, while the lighter bullocks and weanlings sold from €2.40 to €3.30/kg.
Heifers over 550kg made €2.20-2.90/kg. Stores moved for €2.30-3.20/kg. Light weanling heifers were making from €2.50 to €3.55/kg. The best of the young fit cull cows made from €1.90 to €2.40/kg, while the older lighter feeding cows made €1.30-1.80/kg. Good suckler cows with a calf at foot sold for €1,600-2,200. Older cows with a calf made from €1,300 to €1,600/unit.
At Enniscorthy Mart, a very strong trade resulted in the prices for store cattle being up by €50/hd, with the bullocks selling for €300-1,050 over the weight and the store heifers making €360-1,000 over the €1/kg.
Beef steers made from €800 to €1,130 with their weight. Heifers fit for slaughter made from €775 to €1,085 over the weight. Heavy well fleshed cull cows made up to €1,050 over the €1/kg. Plainer lighter lots sold back to €200 with their weight.
In the weanling section, the light bulls made from €700 to €900 over, while heavier types made from €900 to €1,050 over.
Trade for the 160 calves on offer was up by €20-50/hd. Continental bull calves made from €375 to €550, with the heifers making from €300 to €515. Friesian bulls sold for €160-435.
Hereford and Angus bull calves made from €270 to €465, while the heifers sold for €215-440 each.