Cattle Reports

Tullow mart report Friday 13th April 2018.

 

Very large sale today in Tullow with a very much Spring feel to the sale with over 700 cattle on offer. Trade holding steady against the big numbers with those forward type bks continuing to sell from €1.80 per kg for the FR types up to €2.10 per kg for the HE and AA with some continental bks and those very forward weights pushing up to €2.30 per kg with one bundle of red LM bks 660kg making €1700. The FR store bks from a base of €1.75 for the very Holstein types with the good HE and AA from €2 to €2.20 per kg with the continental bks pushing up to a tops of €3 with the majority of those good continentals from 380kg to 450kg selling from €2.40 per kg to €2.80 per kg. The bull weanlings sold from €2.40 per kg up to €2.80 per kg with some exceptional E and U grade types breaking the €3 per kg mark.

 

In the heifer department beef heifers meeting a very lively demand for the butcher trade and factory agents selling in the region of €2 per kg up to €2.40 per kg for those good fit CH and LM type hfrs with the weanling store HE and AA hfrs in the region from €2 per kg to €2.20 per kg with the good continental hfrs equally selling lively with a number of grass men around the ring selling from €2.20 per kg up to €2.85 per kg with the weanling hfrs meeting a very similar trade with plenty of farmer custom selling from €2.25 per kg to €2.80 per kg with one or two exceptional E and U grade types breaking the €3 per kg mark.

 

Fleshed cows sold briskly in the region from €800 with the kg for those good continental type cows with one or two cows pushing up close to €950 with the kg with the FR types selling from a base of €150 with the kg for the aged feeding type cows and the continental feeders selling from €300 to €500 with the kg.

 

Strong steady trade in the calf ring with those FR shipping calves selling in the region from €60 up to €110 with some stronger FR pushing up to a tops today of €200 with the continental HE and AA hfrs selling from €150 bulls selling from €220 up to a tops today of €380 for the HE and AA with the continental calves pushing up to a tops today of €460 for a continental LM bull.

 

A full clearance in the calf house and a full clearance also in the cattle ring.

 

Tullow mart report Friday 6th April 2018

Very lively trade today in Tullow amongst all the pressures the farmers are currently meeting with the weather conditions.

The forward type store bks meeting a very lively trade with those FR types selling from €1.80 per kg up to a tops today of €1050 given for those continental CH type bks.

Store cattle holding an equally lively trade with those good continental bks very much in demand with those 380kg to 450kg type bks selling in the region from €800 up to €1120 and they being 420kg making €1120 LMX while we saw the heavier type store bks for grass selling in the region from €1.85per kg for the FR types up to a tops of €2.60 per kg for continental type bks.

The beef and butcher type hfrs selling from €1.95 up to a tops today of €1000 with the kg for the continental type hfrs while we saw some very lively demand for the store type hfrs. Hfrs over 400kg selling from €800 up to a tops of €1050 for 420kg and those heifers over 500kg selling up to €2.35 per kg while the lighter heifers equally a very lively trade selling anything from €2 per kg for the HE and AA types upwards of €2.80 per kg given for the continentals with some exceptional ones pushing up over €3.

FR cull cows from €150 to €200 with the kg for the feeding type younger cows with the continental cows equally briskly from €300 up to €750 given with the kg for well fleshed continental type cows.

Very lively trade in the calf ring. The FR type calves improving by €10 to €20 per head for the shipper type calves selling from €70 up to €120 per head with the hfr HE and AA selling from €130 to €250 bulls from €180 up to €300 with some continental bulls braking the €400 mark and some continental hfrs pushing up to €360.

Full clearance in Tullow with a very lively trade and included in our cattle sale next Friday 13th April special entry of 40 Continental hfrs and bks