The first suckled calf sale of the season at the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen on Tuesday evening saw good prices for all types of calves. A show of around 170 calves, mostly weighing between 250kg and 300kg, managed to draw a very large crowd around the sales ring.
The best-quality calves were in high demand, with a few making £500 along with their weight. Top conformation quality Charolais bull calves, between 250kg and 300kg, made from £2.70/kg to £3/kg, with the highest prices at £840 for 280kg and £740 for 248kg bulls. Top heifer calves were making slightly less at around £2.60/kg to £2.70/kg.