Cattle Reports

Tullow mart report Friday 16th February 2018.

 

With over 400 head cattle on offer trade can be reported as being steady on last weeks prices with a continued noticed demand around the ring for the forward store and beef cattle.

 

Beef and forward bullocks sold from €190 with the kg for the FR types up to €235 with 1 FR bk 735kg making €1500.

 

Store bks forward types briskly sold from €1.85 to €2.50 per kg with a very strong demand for the continental type bk while the lighter store bks sold from €1.80 to €2.15 for FR and AA with up to €2.70 per kg for the continentals with some exceptional U grade bks 380kg to 420kg making €3 per kg. 415kg making €1230 LM bk.

 

Beef and forward hfrs sold from €1.95 to €2.40 per kg while the store hfrs sold from €2 for the HE and AA up to €2.75 with again with the exceptional U grade store hfrs pushing up to the €3 per kg.

 

Cull cows FR types sold from €1.50 with the kg up to €400 with the kg while the continental cows sold from €300 up to a tops of €900 with the kg. 1 CH cow 810kg making €1710.

 

We had a full clearance in the calf ring with FR bulls selling from €60 to €120 for the shipping types with the stronger FR calves selling up to a tops of €210 while the HE and AA bulls and hfrs sold from €130 to €320 with the continental hfrs and bulls selling from €250 up to  a tops of €435.

 

Tullow mart report Friday 9th February 2018.

Over 280 head of cattle on offer today in Tullow with trade reported as similar to what we have seen for the last two weeks with quality cattle not all out as top range as we have seen at the Fat Stock Shows and Sales.

Beef and forward bullocks meeting a steady demanding trade for those FR and HE types selling anything in the region from €2 per kg upwards with the good continental type bullocks meeting a very lively trade selling up to a tops of €1020 with the kg.

Store bullocks over 500kg selling in the region for those HE and AA of €2.05 up to a tops today of €2.60 for the continental types with the majority ranging from €650 to €800 with the kg.

Plenty of farmer custom around the ring for the lighter store bullocks with the FR from €1.90 per kg HE and AA selling from €2.15 upwards up to €3 for the very smart well presented bullocks around 330kg to 400kg with the majority of those continental bullocks selling up to a tops of €2.70.

Equally lively trade in the heifer ring for beef heifers with a very demanding butcher trade for those fleshed younger type heifers selling in the region from €2 for HE and AA to €2.40 per kg for the continental type heifers.

In the store ring heifers over 500kg equally as lively selling from a base of €2.10 for HE and AA up to €2.75 today for continental type heifers.

Very lively trade for the lighter store heifers and a lot of farmer custom around the ring with those heifers selling in the region of €2.10 for HE and AA up to a tops of €2.80 for some smarter CH and LM types.

Very lively trade for those fit continental type cows, FR cows maybe a little easier by €20 or €30 for the lighter type cow and overall continuing to meet a steady trade. Some FR from €100 with the kg up to €300 with the kg for the younger type cow carrying a bit of flesh while we see the continental cows selling from a base of €2.50 for the feeding type cow with the kg up to a tops today of €750 with the kg.

Over 80 calves on offer today and they met with a very brisk trade with those FR calves as the numbers start to build holding a steady a steady price. Those shipping calves from €65 up to €110 today with those stronger FR from €150 to €220 with the HE and AA heifers selling from €150 up to €240 with the HE and AA bulls from €190 up to €300 and the LM heifers selling from €280 up to €420 and the LM bulls selling from €360 up to €440 with a full clearance.

 

Female Fat Stock Show & Sale Friday 2nd February 2018

The Annual Female Fat Stock Show & Sale in Tullow Livestock Sales 2018 once again continued in the exact same manner as we had for the bullock sale Friday previous with factory agents outbidding factory price in the ring with farmers again being price makers not price takers.

Cull cows met a very lively and demanding trade with a lot of those very strong fleshed cows selling upwards of €2 per kg with some of the more continental feeding types from €400 with the kg. 1 BA cow 835kg making €1750, 1 CH cow 950kg making €2030 and the prize winning BBX cow 1000kg making €2250.

The beef heifers continued to meet that very lively trade. Smart selling presence around the ring with those good continental heifers selling up to €1000 and €1100 with the kg with a lot of the good continental heifers selling from €240 to €2.60 with the kg. 690kg making €1770, 615kg making €1650.

Plenty of farmer custom around the ring for the forward store heifers with feedlot custom also and selling lively from a base of €2 per kg for the HE and AA with up to excess of €2.70 per kg. 2CH heifers 585kg making €1490, 3 LM heifers 558kg €1400.

The lighter store heifers continued to meet this very brisk trade throughout the day selling from a base of €2.10 for the lighter HE and AA upwards with them good LM and continental heifers up to €2.80 per kg with some exceptional heifers pushing up on €3 per kg. A full clearance in Tullow today.

With the Weanling heifers also meeting a very lively trade and they selling in the region from €2.35 to €2.80 with some shipping heifers making over €3 per kg.

Prize Winners

Class 1 – Best factory type cow

 

1st           Edward Kearney, Kilconnor, Fenagh, Co. Carlow.

2nd           Edward Kearney, Kilconnor, Fenagh, Co. Carlow.

3rd           Garry Morrissey, Grangeford, Bennekerry, Carlow.

 

Class 2 – Best 2 or more fat heifers

 

1st           Joseph Lacey Jnr, Luggacurran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

2nd          Owen O’Neill, Coolnacuppogue, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.

3rd           Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow.

4th           Frank Buggie, Ballyrider, Stradbally, Co. Laois.

 

Class 3 – Best Fat Heifer

 

1st           Thomas Bolger, Clonagoose, Borris, Co. Carlow Via Kilkenny.

2nd          Joseph Lacey Jnr, Luggacurran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

3rd           Owen O’Neill, Coolnacuppogue, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.

4th           P & T Farrell, Tullamoy House, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

 

Class 4 – Best group of 2 or more store heifers

 

1st           Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow.

2nd          David Rothwell, Clonmullen, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

 

Class 5 – Best store heifer

 

1st           Joseph Lacey Jnr, Luggacurran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

2nd          Phyllis Hopkins, Broughillstown, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.

3rd           P & T Farrell, Tullamoy House, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

 

 

 

Full clearance in the calf ring also with 60 calves on offer with those FR calves holding steady from €70 for the lighter FR calf up to a tops of €210 today with the majority of those fleshed calves four weeks of age FR selling from €120 to €180 with the HE and AA heifers and bulls from €180 to €350 with the continental heifers and bulls selling from €280 for LM up to a tops of €435 today for LM bulls but the majority today from €300 to €410.

 

 

 

 

Male Fat Stock Show & Sale Friday 26th January 2018.

 The annual fat stock show and sale of male cattle for 2018 at Tullow Livestock Sales has once again set a buoyant trade for the spring market with prices for the factory type cattle well exceeding prices being offered at the factory gate. This can only strengthen the point that the mart plays a very viable role in ensuring market prices are maintained for all classes of cattle and even for the beef classes as we seen factory agents today bidding in excess of prices being forecasted last week for beef which in turn makes farmers price makers not price takers in the ring today.

 

The beef cattle today over 650kg selling in the region from €1500 up to a tops today of €2200 that being 1 bk 790kg. We also saw 2 bks 770kg making €1910. 1 single bk 800kg making €2140.

 

The forward store bullocks continued to meet a very lively trade with a lot of custom around the ring for this type of stock with those bullocks over 550kg selling in the region of €2.10 per kg for the HE and AA type with the good continental bullocks reaching into the high €2.40 per kg bracket. 5 LM bks 614kg €1480, 2LM bks 640kg making €1520 store type.

 

Lots of farmer custom around the ring for the lighter store cattle with those bullocks meeting a very lively trade selling from €1.90 for the FR types with the HE and AA from €2.05 up to €2.20 per kg with the younger continental bullocks excelling all prices selling in the region from €2.30 up to €2.75 per kg even up to €3 per kg given in some instances. 2 LM bks 360kg making €1000. 2 LM bks 330kg making €960.

 

Very lively trade for weanling bulls lots of custom export and farmer demand with those good continental bulls selling in the region from €2.30 to €3 per kg. 8 Red LM 321kg making €920 while the heavier bulls also very lively. 1 LM bull 485kg €1410, 430kg €1260, 450kg €1360.

 

We had a good clearance of calves today with the FR calves selling from €80 for the light FR type calves with the more fleshed FR calves up to a tops today of €230 with the majority form €110 to €150 while the continental calves HE and AA selling the heifers and bulls from €220 up to €350 with the LM heifers selling up to a tops of €410 today with LM bulls pushing out to a tops of €440 with the majority of those continental bulls selling from €360 to €420. A full clearance in the calf shed with plenty of custom around the ring.

 

A huge word of congratulations to all our prize winners and we thank our sponsors most gratefully for all the sponsorship.

 

We have our Female Show & Sale next week Friday 2nd February (in which all stock must be entered for this day) for fat heifers, store heifers and cows in conjunction with our weekly cattle sale.

 

 

 

Prize Winners

 

 

Best group of 2 or more Continental Factory type bullocks

 

1st Prize                Patrick Nolan, P.O., Grangeford, Bennekerry, Carlow.                      820kg                    €2130

 

 

Best Continental Factory type bullock

 

1st Prize                Derry Rothwell, Greenhall, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.                             NS

2nd Prize               Patrick Nolan, P.O., Grangeford, Bennekerry, Carlow.                      815kg                    €1910

3rd Prize                Thomas Bolger, Clonagoose, Borris, Co. Carlow.                                  790kg                    €2200

 

 

Best group of 2 or more Store Bullocks over 500kg

 

1st Prize                Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow.          815kg                    €1870

2nd Prize               Robert Dobson, The Rocks, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.          740kg                    €1780

3rd Prize                Ita & Andrew Kinsella, Johnstown, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow.          640kg                    €1520

 

 

Best group of 2 or more Store Bullocks under 500kg

 

1st Prize                William Burgess, Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.                              385kg                    €1000

 

 

Best single Continental Store Bullock

 

1st Prize                Derry Rothwell, Greenhall, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.                             840kg                    €1900

2nd Prize               Thomas Phelan, Ballykeefe, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.                 685kg                    €1800

 

 

Best Weanling Bull

 

1ST Prize               Douglas Murray, Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow.                              505kg                    €1320

2nd Prize               Douglas Murray, Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow.                              450kg                    €1360

3rd Prize                Graham Jackman, Paulville, Tullow, Co. Carlow.                                  440kg                    €1190

Tullow mart report Tuesday 23rd February 2018.

Monthly dairy sale met with a demanding trade for all types of freshly calved cows and heifers with freshly calved heifers selling from €1350 up to €1680 today with a very demanding trade for those strong well made BFR X type heifers while we had cows third, fourth and fifth lactation all freshly calved and in milk selling in the region from €1000 up to €1450 with a full clearance of all heifers and cows offered.

Our next monthly dairy sale Tuesday 20th February and entries now been taken.

We have a weekly calf sales every Friday at 11:30am in ring 2 and there is much demand for continental and FR calves all classes in demand.

Tullow mart report Friday 19th January 2018.

With over 300 head of cattle on offer today trade remains steady on last week with very lively demand for Beef and forward type cattle.

Beef and forward type bullocks selling in the region today from €700 to €1020 with the kg while the forward Fr type bullocks selling from €1.70 per kg upwards with the HE and AA selling from €1.95 with the kg upwards with the good continental selling up to €2.25 per kg for those over 500kg bullocks while the lighter store bullocks selling in the region from €1.80 per kg to €2 per kg for the HE and AA and FR types with them good continental bullocks meeting a very lively trade selling from €2.20 per kg up to €2.75 per kg with a very noticed demand for the exceptional CH and LM type bullocks.

Beef heifers selling from €800 to €1000 with the kg. Very noticed demand for the very beefy heifers while the forward store heifers selling in the region from €2 per kg for the HE and AA up to €2.30 per kg for the U grade LM and CH while the lighter store heifers also meeting a good active trade from €2 for the HE and AA up to €2.75 for the younger lighter type store heifer.

Very active trade for FR cull cows selling from €100 with the kg for the aged feeding types and the lighter type FR cows fresh out of the parlour while those fleshed cows FR up to €350 with the kg and the Continental cows anything from €200 for the lighter feeder types up to €850 with the kg.

Clearance sale of suckler cows sold from €1200 upwards of €1750 per unit with cows with calves at foot selling from €1300 to €1650.

FR calves sold from €90 up to a tops of €160 today with the majority of those stronger FR type calves selling from €100 to €130 per head.