Over 200 cattle went under the hammer on Tuesday in Nenagh Mart, with a 90% clearance rate achieved.
Dairy cow numbers continue to be strong in marts this week.
A good number of cows in Nenagh on Tuesday saw an average price of €1.05/kg, with better-fleshed types moving between €1.10/kg and €1.15/kg, while older or poorer-fleshed cows made €0.90/kg to €0.95/kg.
A small entry of suckler cows saw an average price of €1.54/kg, with a top price/kg of €1.66/kg paid for a 595kg Limousin cow born in 2010 (€990), while a top price per head was paid for a 2016-born Hereford weighing 690kg at €1,100 (€1.59/kg).
Heifers from 350kg to 400kg averaged €2.15/kg, with a top price of €2.30/kg paid for a pen of four autumn 2019-born Limousins weighing 352kg on average (€810).
Heifers from 400kg to 500kg averaged €2.01/kg, while those in the 500kg to 600kg weight band averaged €1.96/kg.
First-cross beef types were making between €1.80/kg and €1.95/kg for the most part, while good-quality suckler types were trading between €2.05/kg and €2.15/kg.
A top price of €2.19/kg was paid for a pair of spring-2019 born Limousins weighing 577kg (€1,265).
Bullocks weighing between 350kg and 400kg averaged €2.07/kg. Two Friesian bullocks weighing 397kg made €630 (€1.59/kg), while first-cross beef types made around the €2.05/kg mark.
A pen of five autumn 2019-born Limousin and Salers bullocks weighing 389kg made €880 (€2.26/kg).
A larger entry of bullocks from 400kg to 500kg this week averaged €1.87/kg, with Friesian types making between €1.55/kg and €1.75/kg in the main.
Angus- and Hereford-cross dairy types were trading between €1.90/kg and €2.05/kg, with a pen of four spring 2019-born Herefords weighing 457kg making €935 (€2.05/kg).
A small number of suckler-bred steers made between €2.10/kg and €2.15/kg, with a top price/kg paid for a June 2019-born Limousin weighing 455kg which sold for €980 (€2.15/kg).
Bullocks from 500kg to 600kg averaged €1.87/kg, while heavier bullocks weighing 600kg-plus averaged €1.94/kg.
Within these two weight bands, dairy-bred stock made between €1.55/kg and €1.75/kg, while first-cross beef types moved from between €1.85/kg and €2.05/kg.
Suckler-bred stock were trading from €1.95/kg for heavier and plainer types up to €2.20/kg, which was paid for a June 2019-born Limousin weighing 510kg (€1,120).
Weanling numbers continue to decline, with weanling bulls weighing 200kg to 300kg averaging €2.34/kg, with a top price of €2.59/kg paid for a pen of three May and June 2020-born Limousins weighing 286kg (€740).
Weanling heifers in the same weight bracket averaged €2.11/kg, with a top price of €2.33/kg paid for a pair of February-born Herefords weighing 215kg (€500).