Lisnaskea Mart in Co Fermanagh held its weekly cattle sale on Tuesday 18 July where a good entry of quality stock were met with a vigorous trade.
This week’s sale saw suckler-bred cow-and-calf pairs secure highs of £1,400 (€1,614), which was achieved for a Belgian Blue cow with her Charolais-cross calf at foot. Other strong prices in that category included £1,100 (€1,268) for a Simmental cow with her Aberdeen Angus-cross calf at foot.
Stores and weanling bulls peaked at £1,310 (€1,510) for a Charolais-cross weighing 520kg. However, strong continental types typically sold from £2.80/kg to £3.20/kg (€3.23/kg to €3.69/kg).
One very strong pair of Charolais-cross weanling bulls weighing 215kg secured £770 or £3.58/kg (€888/ €4.13/kg) each.
Store heifers and weanling heifers sold well throughout, with the top price of £1,190 (€1,372) in that category going for a Charolais-cross heifer weighing 460kg.
Other high prices in this category saw a Charolais weanling heifer weighing 360kg sell for £850 (€980), while one farmer secured top prices for his Aberdeen Angus-cross heifers weighing 475kg and 390kg that sold for £1,050 (€1,210) and £860 (€991) respectively.
Other notable prices in the weanling ring saw a Shorthorn-cross bull weighing 315kg secure £845 (€974), an Aberdeen Angus-cross bull weighing 290kg sell to £800 (€922) and a Limousin-cross heifer weighing 260kg sell to £720 (€830).