Tullow mart report Friday 21st February 2020.
Monthly continental sale brings out the numbers in Tullow with a very lively trade across the board. The forward and beef type bks the FR types sold from €1.80 with the HE and AA up to €2.05 per kg while we saw a very lively trade for the continentals especially for those 500kg plus bks sold from €2.10 to €2.35 per kg for the heavier types. The lighter store bks a substantial farmer custom around the ring for these classes and they sold the HE and AA from €1.95 up to €2.10 per kg and the continentals up to a tops of €2.15 up to €2.60 with some exceptional lighter ones 380kg verging close on €3. The beef and forward hfrs again a very lively trade here with plenty of butcher and factory activity around the ring with the HE and AA selling from €2 upwards with the good continental hfrs up to €2.40 per kg. The lighter store hfrs a big amount of farmer custom around the ring and they selling in the region the plainer HE and AA from €2 upwards with the very best of the hfrs up to €2.80 per kg today but the majority of those store hfrs from 360kg to 460kg selling from €2.20 to €2.60 per kg.
Very lively trade for the cull cows really setting the blaze again. The feeding cows out of the parlour sold from €150 upwards with the good heavier FR cow up to €350 and €400 with the kg while we also saw a very lively trade for the store hfr cows younger cows selling up close to €500 with the kg with the heavier continental cows up to €850 with the kg and a very lively trade for those feeding type cows.
In the calf ring starting with the HE and AA hfrs from €90 up to €200 depending on quality with the HE and AA bulls from €120 up to €260 differential here on quality. Some continental bulls out to a tops of €380 and continental hfrs out to a tops of €350 but quality calves meeting a very strong demand. The FR shipping calves sold from €10 to €50 with some stronger FR 3wks plus selling up to a tops of €110 and a noted demand for those well fleshed FR calves that have drank plenty of milk.
Overall a very lively trade in Tullow. Large sale with numbers starting to expand and plenty of custom for both the store and forward type cattle and also a lot of export activity for calves and for FR cows
Tullow mart report Friday 14th February 2020.
Larger sale today in Tullow with over 300 head of cattle on offer and 120 calves. Trade remaining strong for all classes especially the forward store cattle and lighter store bks with a steady trade in the calf ring for the continental HE and AA type calves and the FR possibly easier by €5 to €10 for the lighter calves but overall still meeting with a trade.
The beef and forward HE and AA bks sold from €1.90 per kg upwards with the good continental bks up to €1020 with the kg for the forward and beef type cattle. HE and AA store bks sold from €1.90 upwards to €2.40 per kg for the majority with some well bred CH and red LM types sold up to €2.70 per kg. Butcher and heavier type hfrs HE and AA sold from €2 per kg up to €2.15 and even up to €2.20 in some cases for those nice fleshed 600kg plus hfrs with a good demanding trade around the ring for the store hfrs again those HE and AA from €1.95 up to €2.30 with some exceptional lots sold from €2.50 up to €2.75 per kg. A number of bull weanlings also and they met with a very lively trade with lots of farmers around the ring for the bull weanlings and they sold from €2.30 for the plainer easier types upwards to €2.75 and €2.80 per kg with some bulls suitable for export breaking north of €3. The FR cull cows from €100 to €350 with the kg depending on flesh and age with the store continental cows sold from €150 up to €800 with the kg for the heavier type continental cow.
In the calf ring the largest calf sale of the Spring so far with the FR calves the lighter calves sold from €15 to €40 per head with the stronger FR with a bit of age and milk in them sold from €40 up to €80 and a lot of farmer custom around the ring for those stronger FR calves while we saw the HE and AA hfrs sold from €100 to €210 depending on quality and age with the HE and AA bulls sold from €150 to €270 depending on quality and age. The continental bulls today sold up to a tops of €375 per head.
Just to remind everyone that we have our monthly continental sale to include weanlings which will be penned and sold after the cattle in Ring 1 Friday 21st February and our weekly calf sale is at half 11:30am in ring 2 and a collection system is available for calves and for cull cows and all classes of cattle. Contact the office on 0599151142 or 0860350317 for pre entering on or before 4pm on the Thursday for all cattle except cows and calves
Tullow mart report Friday 7th February 2020.
Brisk trade today in Tullow with a very lively demand around the ring for both bks and hfrs.
Those FR, plainer AA and HE bks sold today from €1.80 to €2 per kg with upwards of the good continental bks sold up to a tops of €2.20 today for the very forward type cattle all over 500kg with a noticed trade for the lighter store bk. The good continental bks sold from €2.10 up to €2.65 per kg depending on quality and weight with the HE and AA selling from €2 upwards and some lighter FR selling from €1.85 per kg. Hfrs a noticed demand around the ring for those fleshed in spec hfrs. They sold from €2.05 up to €2.20 per kg with the store hfrs again briskly selling HE and AA from €2 upwards with the continentals out to a tops of €2.55 per kg today.
Cull cows no change here as we have seen in the last number of weeks. FR cows anything from €150 with the kg up to €350 with the kg for the heavier fleshed FR cow with the continental store cows selling from €200 with the kg out to a tops of €750 with the kg for the heavier type cow.
In the calf ring a larger selection of calves on offer. FR calves selling from €25 up to €80 for the shipping type calves with the heavier stronger FR bulls selling up to €110 per head. HE and AA hfr calves sold from €150 up to €220 and HE and AA bulls sold from €190 up to €310.
Just to remind everyone cattle have to be pre entered for the main cattle sale on or before Thursday at 4pm and the cull cows commencing on Friday morning at 10:30am and calves in Ring 2 at 11:30am and there is a collection service available for all cattle but especially for cull cows and calves.