Irish Independent - Farming : 2020-08-04

RINGSIDE BEEF : 17 : 17

RINGSIDE BEEF

17 Farming Independen­t Tuesday 4 August 2020 Farming STANDOUT SALE another 490kg Charolais saw €2.20/kg. On the cull cow side were a 675kg Charolais that made €1.57/kg, with two 640kg and 670kg Friesians making €1.39/kg and €1.46/kg respective­ly. €2.13/kg General Prices Paid Tops Reported Two 546kg Charolais heifers’ average price in Ballymahon 375 380 380 385 STANDOUT SALE E U R O P Baltinglas­s €2.48/kg Cull Cows Young Bulls 320-330 300-310 290-300 Trade for quality forward bullocks was well maintained here, with a selection of 625-635kg Limousins making €2.05-2.19/kg. The variable nature of current factory prices saw a selection of 700kg-745kg continenta­ls average €1.86/ kg. Among the lighter stores you had a 565kg Charolais at €2.02/kg, while a 455kg Limousin saw the hammer fall at €2.37/kg followed by another Limousin at 450kg that made €2.22/kg. Best of the heifers were two 325kg Limousins selling for €2.31/kg. 580kg Limousin bullock in Delvin 370 360 340-350 Ballinakil­l With Northern men and factory agents keen for beef, and farmers chasing stores, prices were well maintained. Heavy bullocks sold from €1.90-2.35/kg, with forward types making €1.95-2.55/kg, while lighter bullocks sold for €2.10-2.75/kg. Beef heifers made €1.95-2.30/kg, with store types making €2.002.80/kg. Weanling heifers sold for €2.00-2.85/kg, while bulls ranged from €1.90-2.60/kg. Dry cows made €1.20-1.85/kg. the impact of poor field conditions, saying: “Some men are already beginning to move cattle off of the black ground because of the wet.” Angus bullocks sold from €2.05-2.10/kg with Herefords making €1.90-1.95/kg. Light Friesian stores operated to a top of €1.70/kg, with heavier lots making up to €1.80/kg. Cull cows were a little easier, with stores averaging from €1.20-1.25/kg, while heavier lots sold to a top of €1.40/kg. Numbers here were also of a reasonable size with a good mix of stock presented. Sample prices on the bullock side included four 360kg Hereford crosses that averaged €2.20/kg, two 467kg Limousins also at €2.20/kg, and four 497kg Jersey crosses at €1.49/kg. Among the heifers were a number of Charolais between 550kg and 555kg that sold from €2.11-214/kg, while — Heifers TOTALS BREEDS MARTS Average 212 228 196 218 208 -- 193 218 300 -399kg Top 1/4 Bottom 1/4 247 255 212 255 240 -182 213 250 190 198 180 185 187 -- 164 Average 209 220 192 204 220 216 201 223 400 -499kg Top 1/4 Bottom 1/4 240 246 209 240 253 243 227 248 200 181 195 177 170 191 187 169 Average 208 214 191 205 210 220 203 213 500 -599kg Top 1/4 Bottom 1/4 231 234 206 228 232 241 225 233 195 185 195 176 182 192 201 184 Average 208 212 192 201 -- -- -- -- 600kg plus Top 1/4 228 230 205 217 -188 -188 -188 -188 -- Bottom 1/4 193 179 182 -- -- -- Weanling Heifers TOTALS BREEDS MARTS Average 239 --- 250 250 --- --- 234 -- 100 -299kg Top 1/4 272 -- 282 -- -- --204 265 -204 -- Bottom 1/4 -- 207 -- -- --- 201 Average 226 -- 226 226 -- 205 219 241 208 300 -399kg Top 1/4 Bottom 1/4 262 -- 262 269 -- 216 258 271 226 191 196 -- 197 201 -- 190 191 212 Average 216 -- 222 222 -- --- 227 201 400 -550kg Top 1/4 248 -- 251 -- -- --- 260 222 178 Bottom 1/4 189 -- 200 -- -- --- 200

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