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.
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