Beef bullocks ranged from €760 to €1,200 over. Stores sold for €600-1,000 with the €/kg.
Heavy heifers made €535-1,060 with their weight while the stores sold for €400-760 over. Cull cow prices ranged from €700-1,800 each.
Sharper trade met 550 head of cattle at Kilkenny Mart with cull cow prices up by €15-30/hd. Continental steers over 500kg were generally selling for €2.30-2.58/kg.
Lighter continentals were making €2.60-3.30/kg. Friesians made up to €2.09/kg with Angus steers selling for €2.20-2.60/kg.
In the heifer section, the well fleshed lots were making €2.30-2.49/kg. Butcher types made from €2.19-2.55/kg. Stores sold for €2.37-2.64/kg in the main.
Suckler cows with a calf at foot made €1,200-1,820. Continental cull cows sold for €1.70 to €2.27/kg while Friesian cows ranged from €1.20-2.05/kg.
Down in Enniscorthy, the freshly calved second and third lactation Friesian cows made €1,050-1,350.
Sucklers with a calf at foot sold for €1,300-2,060/unit.
In the calf section, the Continental bulls were making €375-525.
Heifers made €250-500. Friesian bulls sold for €155-400. Hereford and Angus bulls were selling for €220-415 with the heifers moving for €200-405.
A bigger entry of 850 cattle at Carnew Mart met with an improved trade across the board. Beef and forward store bullocks were making €780-1,220 over their weight.
Lighter stores made €550-960 with the €/kg. Weanling bulls generally sold for €480-1,000 over with top quality types making up to €1,120 over. Store heifers ranged from €430 to €860 with the weight.
The heaviest of the cull cows made up to €1,000 over their weight while feeders sold back to €350 with the €/kg.
Ballinakill mart had a very lively trade all round for increased numbers of stock. Heavy bullocks were selling for €2.15-2.68/kg.
Forward stores moved at €2.10-2.85/kg with lighter stores making €2.00-3.35/kg. Beef heifer prices ran from €2.10-2.75/kg. Stores made €2.00-2.40/kg.
Weanling bulls sold for €2.20-3.25/kg while the heifers made €1.95-2.60/kg. Cull cows traded for €1.40-2.05/kg.
Numbers were smaller at Dowra Mart last Saturday. Trade was steady and in some cases up from the previous week.
Heifer weanlings met a very strong trade and made €2.50-3.60/kg.
Heifers over 400kg sold from €2.20 to €2.90/kg.
Weanling bulls under 400kg ranged from €2.50 to €3.20/kg while the heavier lots moved at €2.40-2.80/kg.
Heavy steers made €2.00-2.65/kg with lighter lots made €2.20-2.90/kg.
The best of the young, fit cull cows were making €1.90-2.35/kg. Older cows sold for €1.30-1.85/kg.