Kanturk Mart held its first spring-born weanling sale of the year on Tuesday with an entry of 350 weanlings.
Most of what was on offer were under 370kg and born in 2018. There was a smaller offering of heavier bulls and they sold from €2.10/kg up to €2.50/kg, depending on conformation and weight for age.
Angus and Hereford crosses were selling for up to €1.86/kg.
Heifer weanlings were scarce in numbers and prices were a little bit back for the bulls in general but there was up to €3/kg available for extremely well-muscled heifers.
The champion of the show and sale, sponsored by Boherbue Co-op, was a Charolais cross heifer belonging to Desmond Daly, Kanturk. She weighed 285kg and sold for €900, €3.16/kg.
Reserve champion went to a Charolais cross bull, owned by Seamus and Mary Curtin, Kilcorney. This weanling weighed 405kg and sold for €1,000, €2.47/kg.
Demand for older cattle followed a similar trend to the weanling sales with those likely to be finished in a shorter period of time and of good conformation proving to be a solid sell. However, similar to every mart at the moment, plainer dairy cross stock were harder to sell.
Cow condition had a big influence on price in the cow sale. Fleshed cows were selling for up to €510 with their weight with those requiring further feeding varying from €1/kg to €1.30/kg.