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Irish Independent - Farming - - BEEF RINGSIDE -

The fea­ture here was the big­ger num­ber of heavy cat­tle on show with a 720kg Charo­lais bul­lock mak­ing €700 with his weight or €2.57/kg, while the for­ward 500kg+ bul­lock av­er­aged €2.25/kg. Among the stores those un­der 400kgs av­er­aged €2.45/kg while the 400-500kg sec­tion saw av­er­ages of €234/kg. In the heifer ring, av­er­ages for those un­der 400kgs came to €2.46/kg with a 395kg Au­gust 2016 born Charo­lais hit­ting the top call at €2.66/kg. Heifers from 400-500kgs av­er­aged €2.25/kg, with the 500kg+ heifer av­er­ag­ing €2.06/kg. Cull cows av­er­aged €1.70/kg.

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