- Town: Tullow (Co. Carlow)
- Address: Tullow Livestock Sales Ltd
- Webpage: Tullow Mart
13/04/2018 - Tullow Cattle Mart Report
Tullow mart report Friday 13th April 2018.
Very large sale today in Tullow with a very much Spring feel to the sale with over 700 cattle on offer.
Trade holding steady against the big numbers with those forward type bks continuing to sell from €1.80 per kg for the FR types up to €2.10 per kg for the HE and AA with some continental bks and those very forward weights pushing up to €2.30 per kg with one bundle of red LM bks 660kg making €1700. The FR store bks from a base of €1.75 for the very Holstein types with the good HE and AA from €2 to €2.20 per kg with the continental bks pushing up to a tops of €3 with the majority of those good continentals from 380kg to 450kg selling from €2.40 per kg to €2.80 per kg. The bull weanlings sold from €2.40 per kg up to €2.80 per kg with some exceptional E and U grade types breaking the €3 per kg mark.
In the heifer department beef heifers meeting a very lively demand for the butcher trade and factory agents selling in the region of €2 per kg up to €2.40 per kg for those good fit CH and LM type hfrs with the weanling store HE and AA hfrs in the region from €2 per kg to €2.20 per kg with the good continental hfrs equally selling lively with a number of grass men around the ring selling from €2.20 per kg up to €2.85 per kg with the weanling hfrs meeting a very similar trade with plenty of farmer custom selling from €2.25 per kg to €2.80 per kg with one or two exceptional E and U grade types breaking the €3 per kg mark.
Fleshed cows sold briskly in the region from €800 with the kg for those good continental type cows with one or two cows pushing up close to €950 with the kg with the FR types selling from a base of €150 with the kg for the aged feeding type cows and the continental feeders selling from €300 to €500 with the kg.
Strong steady trade in the calf ring with those FR shipping calves selling in the region from €60 up to €110 with some stronger FR pushing up to a tops today of €200 with the continental HE and AA hfrs selling from €150 bulls selling from €220 up to a tops today of €380 for the HE and AA with the continental calves pushing up to a tops today of €460 for a continental LM bull.
A full clearance in the calf house and a full clearance also in the cattle ring.