Templemore Mart held a flyer of a milking cow sale on Saturday. Spring-calving cows scanned in-calf made €1,400 to €1,600 each.
The sale was a dispersal sale of 99 cows and young stock for the reps of the late John Scully from Knock, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. It was a very straight commercial herd with a mix of Holstein and Friesian genetics.
All cows were mainly February- and March-calving and scanned in calf with AI service dates estimated from February onwards. Herd EBI on average was €100, but there were many young cows around €130 to €150 EBI.
Young cows (second and third lactation) were freely making €1,400 to €1,600 each. There were no buyers in the ring as it was all online. One of the highest prices of the day was €1,960 for a 2017-born cow that was Lot 4 into ring.
The few older cows (born 2012 and 2013) made €900 to €1,100 each.
Maiden heifers born March and April 2020 made between €780 for the heavier (250kg heifers) down to €550 for the lighter (150kg) heifers.