Newford Farm drafted 26 2019-born heifers for slaughter on Tuesday.
The heifers, which were an average of 19 months old, achieved an average carcase weight of 288kg and kill-out of 52%. The average grade was R=3=, while the base price was €3.65/kg. Six heifers graded R+, meaning they secured an extra 6c/kg on the QPS grid, while all animals were eligible for the 20c/kg QPS payment. This left the average sale price at €3.86/kg, with the heifers grossing a sale value of €1,113.