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Cattle Sale - June 8: Good selling trade for all weights and breeds of both bullocks and heifers. Sample prices as follows.

Bullocks: 1 x Lim 540kg made €1,500; 1 x Bb 570kg made €1,380; 1 x Ch 520kg made €1,350; 3 x Lim 430kg made €1,260; 1 x Ch 500kg made €1,200; 5 x Rwx 380kg made €1,140.

Heifers:​ 1 x Lim 545kg made €1,600; 1 x Ch 550kg made €1,440; 1 x Lim 530kg made €1,400; 1 x Lim 480kg made €1,320; 1 x Ch 490kg made €1,310; 1 x Ch 490kg made €1,180; 2 x Lim 405kg made €1,170; 1 x Ch 450kg made €1,050.

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Fat Cows made from €900–€1,250.

Sheep Sale - June 11: More Spring Lambs on offer. Slightly improved trade by €1–€2 from last week. Nice quality Ewe Hoggets made up to €200. Cast Ewes made from €95 up to €199. Big selection of Ewes with Lambs at foot met an easier trade and made from €120 up to €320/family. Sample prices as follows.

Spring Lambs/Hoggets: 1 x 60kg made €182; 9 x 48kg made €174; 5 x 46kg made €169; 2 x 45kg made €157; 12 x 42kg made €157; 4 x 40kg made €149; 7 x 37kg made €144; 4 x 37kg made €135; 4 x 32kg made €134; 8 x 35kg made €133; 3 x 36kg made €126; 5 x 36kg made €122; 3 x 36kg made €120; 6 x 29kg made €93.

BLESSINGTON

Sheep Sales - June 7: Very good trade for all classes of sheep, both cast ewes and fat lambs.

Spring Lambs 45kg + €168 to €175 or €116 to €125 over €/kg; Spring lambs 40kg+ €148 to €166 or €110 to €120 over €/kg; Heavy Ewes €188 to €250 per head; Lighter Ewes €100 to €180 per head; Ewes with lambs at foot €150 to €300 per unit.

Cattle Sales - June 9: Very lively trade for all classes of cattle, especially the forward store bullocks and heifers.

Beef Bullocks €1,160 to €1,550 over €/kg; Cont. Store Bullocks €660 to €1,120 over €/kg; HE/AA Store Bullocks €480 to €900 over €/kg; FR store Bullocks €180 to €480 over €/kg; Cont. Store Heifers €640 to €1,110 over €/kg; HE/AA Store Heifers €460 to €910 over €/kg; Beef Cows €960 to €1,500 over €/kg; Feeding Cows €400 to €640 over €/kg.

CARNEW

Cow and Cattle Report - June 4: 1,179 on offer meeting an electric trade throughout. Cows topped at €2,820 for 900kg LM while an 800kg Friesian sold for €1,960.Heifers topped at €2,220 for 674kg while 9 AA heifers together sold for €1,960. The top priced bullock was 705kg AA selling for €2,310. Bulls topped at €2,500 for 550kg Ch or a whopping €4.52/kg.

Prices - Cows: 922kg Lm €2,820; 722kg Lm €2,500; 824kg AAX €2,450; 802kg Fr €1,960; 724kg Fr €1,730.

Heifers: 674kg lm €2,220; 660kg AA €1,940; 590kg BB €1,720; 370kg BBX €1,100.

Bullocks: 705kg AA €2,310; 722kg Ch €2,180; 669kg AU €2,000; 632kg AA €1,930; 590kg CHh €1,850; 528kg AA €1,500; 476kg Ch €1,560; 540kg Fr €1,200; 550kg BB €1,690; 438kg Lm €1,360; 556kg Lm €1,650.

Bulls: 702kg lm €2,300; 418kg Lm €1,480; 332kg Lm €1,090; 402kg lmx €1,310; 549kg Pt €1,540; 284kg Pt €890; 433kg Lm €1,520; 422kg Lm BBX €1,510; 392kg BBX €1,400; 336kg Lm €1,180.

Calves were a very lively trade with many farmers and a full team of exporters in attendance.

Fr bulls sold from €90-€185. HE and AA bulls sold between €235-€365 while heifers made €165-€340. Continental bulls sold between€300 and €590 while continental heifers sold from €250-€500.

Sucklers were a cracking trade with Limousine cows with calves at foot sold between €2,000 and €2,920 while a pedigree Limousine stock bull sold for €3200. Cross bred cows with calves at foot sold between €1,500 and €2,360.


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