• Date: 09/03/2018
  • Type: Cattle

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

09/03/2018 - Tullow Cattle Mart Report

Tullow mart report Friday 9th March 2018.

Spring trade was definitely noticed in Tullow Mart on Friday - with prices fully maintained on a fortnight ago while store and beef cattle improved in trade by €30 to €40 even up to €70 per head for the quality lots on previous weeks.

Beef and forward bullocks sold very briskly selling from a trade €1.90 per kg for the FR types with AA, HE and Continental all pushing up to a tops of €1080 with the kg and that being a CH bk 720kg making €1800 while we saw lighter store bks equally a lively trade with plenty of farmer custom around the ring amongst the difficult weather. Custom in the region of €2 per kg for the HE  and AA €1.80 per kg for the plainer type FR with the strong BR FR type equally up to €2 per kg with the Continental selling anything from €2.20 upwards of €2.80 per kg with one exceptional price 3 CH bks 437kg making €1190.

Very lively trade in the beef heifer class with a lot of butcher demand selling anything from €650 with the kg up to a tops today of €1020 with the kg and the store heifers equally as lively as the store hfrs selling at €2 per kg for the HE and AA with the good continental heifers selling from €2.35 to €2.80 per kg with some heifers pushing up close to €3 for the weanling U grade type.

Very brisk trade for weanling bulls and strong demand by the feeder and shipper customers with those continental bulls selling from €2.40 for the more forward weights up to a tops of €3.10 per kg with the majority pushing between €2.60 and €2.95.

FR cull cows sold from €150 with the kg up to a tops today of €850 with the kg for the heavy continental cows with the good young fit feeding cows a very lively trade.

In calf cows sold today from €1080 up to a tops of €1520 spring calving.

We had a large entry of calves with the shipping type FR selling from €50 up to €100 with some stronger FR up to a tops of €170 and some of the very light calves selling from a base price of €20 upwards while we saw the HE and AA from €120 upwards and the HE and AA bulls selling from €160 upwards and the good continental type calves meeting a strong trade up to a tops of €430 today for a CH bull with the majority selling from €350 to €400.

Just to remind everyone next Friday at 10:30am we will have a clearance sale of 15 continental cows with calves at foot also 4 spring calving cows, 1 PR Reg stock bull and 29 yearling bks and hfrs all from the one herd

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