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Cattle Sale - June 15: A really good trade for all types and weights of cattle on offer. Sample prices as follows.

Bullocks: 1 x Lim 570kg made €1,640; 1 x Lim 550kg made €1,580; 1 x BB 520kg made €1,440; 3 x Ch 560kg made €1,370; 1 x AA 480kg made €1,330; 1 x Fr 500kg made €1,140; 1 x Her 490kg made €1,100; 1 x Fr 400kg made €875.

Heifers:​ 1 x Lim 455kg made €1,370; 1 x Ch 470kg made €1,320; 1 x Ch 460kg made €1,280; 1 x Lim 375kg made €1,170; 2 x Ch 400kg made €1,150. Fat Cows made from €900–€1,200.

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Sheep Sale - June 18: Farmers showing a lot of interest now in buying store lambs for grass. Great prices were given for spring lambs, with a top price of €212 for a 60kg March born pure bred Charolais lamb. All other prices were well maintained from last week. Sample prices as follows.

Spring Lambs/Hoggets: 1 x 60kg made €212; 1 x 55kg made €200; 4 x 45kg made €165; 9 x 46kg made €163; 3 x 35kg made €147; 4 x 37kg made €127; 6 x 35kg made €117; 5 x 34kg made €114; 4 x 32kg made €107; 6 x 32kg made €105; 5 x 31kg made €100; 4 x 31kg made €100; 8 x 30kg made €98.

Ewes with lambs at foot made from €150 up to €225/family. Strong trade for Cast Ewes & Rams and they made from €78 up to €190.

BLESSINGTON

Sheep Sales - June 14: Bigger number of lambs on offer with trade remaining very strong for all classes

Heavy Lambs €170 to €177 or €120 to €130 over €/kg; Factory lambs €150 to €170 or €110 to €124 over €/kg; Store lambs €110 to €138 or €70 to €102 over €/kg; Heavy Ewes €180 to €230 per head; Lighter Ewes €100 to €172 per head.

Cattle Sales - June 16: Very Good trade for all classes with trade similar to last week for all types of cattle.

Beef Bullocks €1,180 to €1,640 over €/kg; Continental Store Bullocks €600 to €1,040 over €/kg; HF/AA Store Bullocks €480 to €960 over €/kg; Fr Bullocks €460 to €1,140 over €/kg; Cont. Store Heifers €520 to €1,040 over €/kg; HF/AA Store Heifers €440 to €800 over €/kg; Beef Cows €640 to €1080 over €/kg; Feeder Cows €340 to €610 over €/kg.

CARNEW

Cattle Report - June 11: Sale saw 1,056 head on offer meeting a booming trade from start to finish with wholesalers, northern buyers and factory agents very fit for all forward and beef cattle and any amount of farmers available to buy stores.

While cull cows topped at €2,900 for a blue cow Heifers sold to a top price of €2,150 for 676kg. Bullocks were a savage trade with €2,700 paid for 830kg Limo.

Bulls were a very lively trade with both live shippers and farmers battling it out a top price of €1670 for 450kg or €3.66/kg.

Heifers: 674kg Lm €2,150; 570kg Lm €1,630; 650kg Lm €1,960; 473kgAA €1,300; 320kg BBX €1,150; 336kg Lm €1,260; 320kg Lm €1,150; 266kg Lm €880.

Bullocks: 832kg Lm €2,700; 816kg Lm €2,500; 720kg Lm €2,240; 685kg Lm €2,000; 526kg Lm €1,560; 430kg Ch €1,330; 316kg BB €1,030.

Bulls: 474kg BB €1,700 €3.6/kg; 456kg BB €1,670 €3.66/kg; 336kg CH €1,040 €3.10/kg; 682kg Chx €2,060 €3.02/kg.


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