Superior prices paid out for superior stock at Macroom mart
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.