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Irish Independent - Farming - - BEEF RINGSIDE -

Milk prices may be be de­clin­ing, but the lure of the white gold re­mains strong, hence this sale of 140 dairy cows and fol­low­ers saw a full clear­ance. Freshly calved cows sold from €1,200-2,100/hd, while au­tumn-calved cows made €800-1,280/hd. In-calf cows sold to a top of €1,250 off an €800/hd base, with bulling heifers mak­ing €750-850/hd, while Friesian heifer calves sold from €270400/hd.

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