Cattle Reports

Spring born Weanling Show & Sale Saturday 9th November 2019.

 

The Spring born Weanling Show & Sale held in Tullow on Saturday 9th November 2019 continues to set a glimmer of light amongst a difficult beef trade with over 400 head on offer.

The trade met with a strong customer demand for all classes of bulls and heifers but especially notable for the lighter type weanlings.

Weanlings in excess of 400kg bulls selling from €1.95 to €2.10 per kg with the lighter bulls also meeting a very lively trade the lightest bulls offered today from 250kg upwards and they selling from €2.10 to €2.40 per kg with the bulls 330kg up to 400kg selling from €2.10 to €2.40 per kg for the majority with some exceptional E and U grade types breaking the €3 per kg mark.

Again a very lively trade for the quality heifers with €2 to €2.15 per kg achieved for heifers north of 400kg with some exceptional heifers for shipping and these brackets making up to €2.80 per kg while we saw the lighter weanling heifers from 280kg up to 400kg and they selling from €2.10 to €2.40 per kg.

All in all a full clearance and plenty of farmer custom around the ring and also some exporter activity but the farmers winning out for the majority.

Weanling sales every Saturday for the month of November.

We would like to express a huge word of thanks to our sponsors our judge and to the exhibitors and to the following prize winners:

Males

 

1st Des Butler

2nd John McGrath

3rd Patrick Hickey

 

Females

 

1st David Rothwell

2nd David Rothwell

3rd Des Butler

 

Champion

Des Butler

 

Tullow mart report Friday 1st November 2019.

A large sale today in Tullow with over 400 head on offer and trade possibly improved again by €20 to €30 per head with a very lively trade for the well presented continental type cattle.

Beef and forward type bks FR selling from €350 up to €850 with the kg for the continental type bks with a big difference for the notable difference in quality. The store bks from over 400kg today continentals selling from €2 up as far as €2.30 per kg one bundle 530kg making €1260 6 red LM bks with the HE and AA from €1.80 to €1.95 the FR selling from a base of €1.60 per kg upwards.  A good lively trade for the lighter store bks from the farmers. All bks under 400kg continentals from €2 upwards to €2.40 per kg with the HE and AA a little bit stronger in the prices from €1.90 to €2 per kg.

Plenty of butcher type customers for the butcher type hfrs. Beef hfrs selling from €500 up to €850 with the kg with age making a variable difference here. Continental store hfrs from €2 up to €2.30 per kg with the majority between €2 and €2.15 with the HE and AA hfrs selling anything from €1.85 upwards.

Cull feeding cows FR freshly out of the parlour from €100 with the kg up to €350 with the kg while the continental cows feeding store type cows from €200 up to €400 with the kg and the heavy cows out to a tops of €1650.

Cows with calves at foot and those units sold from €1400 up to €1850 with calves 2 to 3 months of age at foot with some in calf hfrs and they selling from €1100 up to €1250 Spring calving.

In the calf ring trade a little livelier for the fleshed FR type calves they selling from €50 to €80 with some of the lighter calves from €20 upwards for export. HE and AA hfrs selling from €75 up to €150 with HE and AA bulls up to €240.

Calves wanted for weekly calf sale every Friday at 11:30am.