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SHEEP RE­PORT - TUES­DAY MARCH 6: Large sale to­day with prices fully main­tained on last Tues­day with the heavy hoggets im­proved by an­other €2 to €3.

Hoggets over 50kg sell­ing in the re­gion from €130 up to €141 with the ma­jor­ity from €134 to €138. Fleshed hoggets over 45kg meet­ing a good hon­est de­mand sell­ing in the re­gion from €116 up to €130 with the ma­jor­ity from €120 to €126. Store hoggets from a base of €78 up­wards with the ma­jor­ity of those 38kg to 42kg hoggets sell­ing from €90 up to €102 with some ewe hoggets push­ing out over €110.

Very lively trade for the younger cast ewes from €20 to €25 with the kg with some of the older feed­ing type ewes sell­ing from €15 with the kg while we saw the heavy ewes to­day im­prove by €4 or €5 and sell­ing up to a tops of €139 to­day.

Ewes with lambs at foot aged ewes with sin­gle lambs from €150 per unit up to €180 for younger ewes with sin­gles while young ewes with twin lambs at foot up to a tops of €220.

So over­all a full lively trade and to re­mind ev­ery­one we have 50 in lamb ewes next Tues­day in con­junc­tion with the sheep sale.

CAT­TLE RE­PORT - FRI­DAY MARCH 9: Spring trade was def­i­nitely no­ticed to­day with prices fully main­tained on a fort­night ago while store and beef cat­tle im­proved in trade by €30 to €40 even up to €70 per head for the qual­ity lots on pre­vi­ous weeks.

Beef and for­ward bul­locks sold very briskly sell­ing from a trade €1.90 per kg for the FR types with AA, HE and Con­ti­nen­tal all push­ing up to a tops of €1080 with the kg and that be­ing a CH bk 720kg mak­ing €1800 while we saw lighter store bks equally a lively trade with plenty of farmer cus­tom around the ring amongst the dif­fi­cult weather. Cus­tom in the re­gion of €2 per kg for the HE and AA €1.80 per kg for the plainer type FR with the strong BR FR type equally up to €2 per kg with the Con­ti­nen­tal sell­ing any­thing from €2.20 up­wards of €2.80 per kg with one ex­cep­tional price 3 CH bks 437kg mak­ing €1190.

Very lively trade in the beef heifer class with a lot of butcher de­mand sell­ing any­thing from €650 with the kg up to a tops to­day of €1020 with the kg and the store heifers equally as lively as the store hfrs sell­ing at €2 per kg for the HE and AA with the good con­ti­nen­tal heifers sell­ing from €2.35 to €2.80 per kg with some heifers push­ing up close to €3 for the wean­ling U grade type.

Very brisk trade for wean­ling bulls and strong de­mand by the feeder and ship­per cus­tomers with those con­ti­nen­tal bulls sell­ing from €2.40 for the more for­ward weights up to a tops of €3.10 per kg with the ma­jor­ity push­ing be­tween €2.60 and €2.95.

FR cull cows sold from €150 with the kg up to a tops to­day of €850 with the kg for the heavy con­ti­nen­tal cows with the good young fit feed­ing cows a very lively trade.

In calf cows sold to­day from €1080 up to a tops of €1520 spring calv­ing.

We had a large en­try of calves with the ship­ping type FR sell­ing from €50 up to €100 with some stronger FR up to a tops of €170 and some of the very light calves sell­ing from a base price of €20 up­wards while we saw the HE and AA from €120 up­wards and the HE and AA bulls sell­ing from €160 up­wards and the good con­ti­nen­tal type calves meet­ing a strong trade up to a tops of €430 to­day for a CH bull with the ma­jor­ity sell­ing from €350 to €400.

Just to re­mind ev­ery­one next Fri­day at 10:30am we will have a clear­ance sale of 15 con­ti­nen­tal cows with calves at foot also 4 spring calv­ing cows, 1 PR Reg stock bull and 29 year­ling bks and hfrs all from the one herd.

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