• Date: 28/02/2020
  • Type: Calves, Cattle

  • Town: Tullow (Co. Carlow)
  • Address: Tullow Livestock Sales Ltd. Barrack Street, Tullow, Co. Carlow.
  • Webpage: Tullow Mart

28/02/2020 - Tullow Cattle Mart Report

Tullow mart report Friday 28th February 2020

Spring fever is still to be felt around the ring in Tullow today with over 400 head of cattle on offer and 200 head of calves.

The beef and forward bks the heavier forward FR sold from €1.70 per kg upwards to €1.95 with some exceptional heavy continental types pushing up to €2.10 to €2.15 per kg. The forward stores a very active trade from both feeders and farmers with those FR starting from €1.85 upwards with the HE and AA from €1.90 to €2.05 while the continentals pushed all the way up to €2.35 per kg. We also saw the lighter store bks an amazing trade with a lot of custom around the ring for these class of bks especially the 380kg to 430kg and the HE and AA sold from €1.95 to €2.10 per kg with the continentals up to €2.90 with the majority between €2.20 and €2.60 per kg and a very lively trade. The beef and butcher hfrs from €2 to €2.15 per kg with the store hfrs the HE and AA €1.95 to €2.10 with the continentals selling from €2.05 for the plainer black LM types with the continentals up to a tops of €2.90 per kg with the majority €2.20 to €2.60 per kg and a very lively trade for those 380kg to 440kg hfrs. We had a number of lighter bks and HE hfrs 280kg to 320kg and they sold from €2.10 to €2.20 per kg.

Very lively trade for cows with the feeding cows from €120 with the kg for the FR up to €350 with the kg for the heavier FR cow with the continental cows the younger fitter cows selling from €200 with the kg up to €600 with the heavy cows today out to a tops of €800 with the kg.

We also had a very large calf sale with the FR calves for shipping anything from €10 up to €40 with some better fleshed FR calves selling from €50 up to €110 per unit. The HE and AA the lighter HE hfrs sold from €80 up to a tops today of €205 for the stronger HE hfrs with the HE and AA bulls from €120 up to a tops of €250 again the stronger calves meeting a livelier trade. We also noticed the continental calves selling out to a tops of €350 and overall a good lively trade across the board for all calves.

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