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‘Farmers need a break from the doom and gloom of 2019’

Cattle met with an improved trade at Loughrea Mart, according to a spokesperson.
“A lot of farmers looking to buy stock and prices have improved for sellers. Hopefully, this trend will continue for 2020 – farmers need a break from doom and gloom of 2019.”

Bullocks:

  • 1 LMX – 540kg – €1,100;
  • 1 HEX – 582kg – €1,160;
  • 1 LMX – 595kg – €1,285;
  • 1 LMX – 670kg – €1,300;
  • 1 LMX – 735kg – €1,390.

Weanlings bulls:

  • 1 CHX – 265KGS – €750;
  • 1 LMX – 310KGS – €760;
  • 1 CHX – 340KGS – €800;
  • 1 CHX – 350KGS – €848;
  • 1 CHX – 380KGS – €920;
  • 1 CHX – 390KGS – €950.

Heifers:

  • 1 LMX – 240KGS – €680;
  • 1 CHX – 270KGS – €720;
  • 1 CHX – 300KGS – €780;
  • 1 LMX – 340KGS – €810;
  • 1 CHX – 360KGS – €870;
  • 1 CHX – 390KGS – €900.

Heifers:

  • 1 LMX – 496kgs – €1180;
  • 1 CHX – 515kg – €1,185;
  • 1 CHX – 540kg – €1,250;
  • 1 SIX – 605kg – €1,240;
  • 1 CHX – 620kg – €1,300.

Sheep

“Prices for lambs are quite good with €125 paid for 53kgs. Lambs are scarce and prices will improve.”

Lambs:

  • 40kgs – €91;
  • 46kgs – €112;
  • 47kgs – €115;
  • 50kgs – €124;
  • 51kgs – €124;
  • 53kgs – €125.
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