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VIDEO: ‘Grass buyers’ out in force at Carnew

Over 500 cattle were on offer at Carnew Mart on Saturday (April 11th), according to David Quinn.

The mart manager pointed out that entries were sold under Covid-19 restrictions.

Speaking following the sale, Quinn said: “Surprisingly, considering the beef trade, there was a good number of customers buying cattle for grass and prices were much better than last Saturday, leading to a full clearance.”

“Trade was better than expected for all types of livestock.” the mart manager added.

In general, the mart manager added, quality forward cattle selling from €1.80-€2.20/kg, with €2.10-€2.40/kg forked out for good quality, lighter store bullocks.

Weanling bulls

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A large entry of weanling bulls saw strong farmer and export custom; prices ranged from €2.00-€2.35/kg, while some quality lots pushed up to €2.65/kg.


Beef heifers generally sold from €2.80-€2.05/kg, while quality stores changed hands from €2.00-€2.25/kg and up to €2.40/kg for lighter stores. “Some muscled Belgian-Blue heifers made up as far as €2.70/kg and were bought for live export.”

Image source: Carnew Mart Facebook

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