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Friesian bulls for export up €10-€15/head at Tullow

Tullow Mart’s weekly cattle sale attracted just over 500 entries, including 200 calves, on Friday, March 6th, according to Eric Driver.

“The cattle trade was hardening a little bit towards market concerns. I would, however, suggest a good lively trade for the lighter stores.” the mart manager explained.

“A large sale overall but the trade recognising the situation that we are currently meeting with the coronavirus.”

Bullocks:

Heavier Friesian and Angus-types ranged from €1.85/kg with up to €2.20/kg forked out for continental entries.

“A very lively trade for quality, lighter store bullocks from 300kg to 420kg and they sold from €2.40/kg upwards to €3.00/kg.”

Heifers:

Beef and forward-type Hereford and Angus-types went under the hammer from €1.85/kg with up to €2.15/kg for continentals.

Hereford and Angus stores fetched from €1.90/kg, with between €2.20-€2.70/kg recorded for continental entries.

Cull cows:

Driver outlined that cull cows met a “good honest” trade throughout. Friesian cows, fresh-out-of-the-parlour, sold from €150 with the kg; heavier-type culls topped out at €800 over the weight.

Calves:

Export-type calves improved by €10-€15/head, according to the mart manager, who explained that they sold from €25-€60/head.

Hereford and Angus heifers made from €80 for the lighter-types, with up to €200 for three-week-old entries.

Meanwhile, Hereford and Angus bulls pushed from €120-€300, while a top call of €350 was recorded for a continental bull calf.

Image source: Tullow Mart Facebook

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