Su­pe­rior prices paid out for su­pe­rior stock at Mac­room mart

Irish Examiner - Farming - - FARMMARKETS -

store hov­er­ing around the 400kg mark.

There will be no im­prove­ment here un­til the weather picks up.

But let’s not dwell on such mis­ery any longer, let’s look on the bright side. The good qual­ity animal is fly­ing and in Mac­room on Satur­day there were plenty of ex­am­ples of this.

Dry cows sold from €45 to €495 over the kilo. Friesian bul­locks here sold from €190 to €465 over the kilo. Here­ford and Aberdeen An­gus bul­locks sold from €260 to €745 with the kilo. Con­ti­nen­tal bul­locks made from €340 to €820 over the kilo. Heifers sold from €260 to €745 with their weight. Kan­turk mart on Tues­day had 1,120 cat­tle on of­fer, this num­ber in­cluded 600 calves. “The weather was the main topic of con­ver­sa­tion here at Tues­day’s mart with farm­ers hop­ing that things will im­prove,” Michael Scan­lon of Kan­turk mart told me. Dry cows here on Tues­day sold from €1/kg to €350 with weight.

This com­ing Satur­day, April 7, Kan­turk mart will hold a bull and breed­ing heifer sale. This sale be­gins at 1pm.

These five Charo­lais cross steers, born from Fe­bru­ary to June 2016, weighed 594kg and sold for €1,375 at Mac­room mart on Tues­day.

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