A larger went under the hammer at Tullow Mart on Friday, January 17th, according to Eric Driver. The manager, who reported a lively trade across the board, explained that dry cows set the trade.
Beef and forward-type bullocks ranged from €600-€980, while continental stores over 500kg fetched from €2.00-€2.20/kg.
“A very noticeable demand for the beef bullocks. A very strong farmer demand for lighter cattle, both bullocks and heifers.”
Lighter Friesian, Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus bullocks went under the hammer from €1.80-€2.05/kg, while continentals made from €2.10-€2.70/kg.
Beef and forward heifers clicked from €630 up to €980 with the kg. “A very strong demand for in-spec heifers.” the manager added.
Store Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus heifers pushed from €2.00/kg-€2.40, while some continental-types topped out at €2.70/kg.
A large entry of cull cows met with a lively trade, according to Driver. He said that Friesian cows ‘out of the parlour’ improved by €50- €60/head; these sold from €150 for the aged lighter cow with younger, dairy cows climbing from €200 with the kg; fleshed dairy culls topped out at €350 with the kg.
Driver outlined that young, forward store-types met with a lively trade; prices ranged from €250 for the older, lesser-types, with up to €600 with the kg for heavier-type entries.