Central auctions hosted their weekly sale of general cattle in Roscrea on Friday, with strong demand throughout.
This pair of two year old Limousin heifers weighed on average 567kg and sold for €1,330 (€2.35/kg).
This 20 month old Limousin heifer weighed 440kg and sold for €940 (€2.14/kg).
Almost 350 cattle passed through the weighing scales on the day, with over 90% finding new homes.
This rising two year old Limousin heifer weighed 455kg and sold for €1,000 (€2.20/kg).
This Charolais heifer, born May 2019, weighed 540kg and sold for €1,200 (€2.22/kg).
This March 2016-born cull Friesian cow weighed 600kg and sold for €980 (€1.63/kg).
Lighter steers saw a drop on the week, but there remains an increased demand from factory agents for fit stock.
This pair of 22 month old Blue heifers had an average weight of 465kg and sold for €1,050 (€2.26/kg).
These two 22 month old Angus heifers had an average weight of 530kg and sold for €1,130 (€2.13/kg).
This 650kg Simmental bullock, born April 2019, sold for €1,510 (€2.32/kg).
Store heifers performed much better, with prices generally up 5c to 10c/kg on the week.
This two year old Hereford heifer weighed 655kg and sold for €1,320 (€2.02/kg).
This two year old Charolais bullock weighed 755kg and sold for €1,710 (€2.26/kg).
This 610kg Simmental bullock, born May 2019, sold for €1,360 (€2.23/kg).
An entry of over 50 dry cows was met with a very strong trade with average hitting over €1.60/kg.
This two year old Charolais bullock weighed 625kg and sold for €1,380 (€2.21/kg).
This 22 month old Limousin bullock weighed 650kg and sold for €1,450 (€2.23/kg).
This 23 month old Simmental bullock weighed 650kg and sold for €1,300 (€2/kg).
For a full report, see next week’s paper.
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