SHEEP REPORT AUGUST 20: A large sale today in Tullow with just shy of 3000 sheep on offer and the trade remaining steady for the stores and possibly improved by €1 or €2 in some cases with the heavier fat lambs struggling to hold on last weeks prices but no notable difference either.
Those heavy lambs over 45kg selling from €95 up to a tops of €108 a big differential there but also a big differential in quality with the majority of those fleshed lambs selling from €98 up to €106. Some stronger ewe lambs out to a tops of €120 with some of the store lambs the lightest store lambs offered today being 26kg and 27kg and they selling from €68 up to €75 one lot of 29kg 70 lambs in the lot making €74. A good steady trade for those stores 33kg up to €38kg meeting a good honest trade with the quality store lambs out to a tops of €85 for those 41kg and 42kg types.
Cast ewes €15 to €20 with the kg with the younger fitter ewes up to €30 with the kg and the heavy ewes today still meeting an honest steady trade up to a tops of €135 and a very honest trade for those heavy ewes.
In the brood ring we saw the hoggets possibly better today by €5 to €10 per head but in some instances the price not better but the quality of hogget not as good as other weeks and they meeting a steady farmer trade with the aged ewes broken mouth ewes from €100 upwards with some good genuine 2 & 3 yr olds up to a tops of €155 today.
In the Charollais ring we had an 85% clearance for their first Charollais sale in Tullow for this year with the Charollais rams selling from €350 out to a tops of €800 with the majority between €400 and €570.
Just to remind everyone on Friday 6th September in conjunction with our weekly cattle sale we have an E & U grade Show & Sale for Weanlings at 2pm and all weanlings have to be entered in advance for this sale.
CAttle report - August 23: A large sale in Tullow today for the monthly continental sale with over 260 cattle on offer. Trade would suggest to be positive amongst a very difficult beef trade with prices for the quality continental cattle meeting a very lively demand.
Beef and forward bullocks the Friesian type bullocks selling €500 with the kg up to a tops today of €920 with the kg for the very heavy forward continental type bullocks that being 1 bullock at 750kg making €1,620. In the store bullock ring we hand an honest trade those plainer HE blacks selling from €1.90 to €2.05 per kg with some Friesian from €1.75 per kg while we saw a good lively trade for those well made R grade continental type bullocks with a bundle of Charolais bullocks 460kg making €1,180 while we also saw 2 Limousin bullocks 415kg making €1,050.
A very lively trade for the heifers. The beef heifers from €550 for the plainer HE types up to €900 with the kg for the continental type heifers with the store heifers the HE and AA from €1.90 to €2.05 per kg depending on age with the continental heifers selling from €2 upwards of €2.40 per kg and a very lively trade for those 350kg to 420kg with them meeting a strong demand.
In the cow ring we had Friesian cows anything from €100 with the kg for the Friesian type cow straight out of the parlour with the continental cows out to a tops today of €1,450 but still a very steady trade for the store type cows selling from €300 up to €450 with the kg.
R grade type weanling bulls selling from €2.10 to €2.25 per kg with some stronger muscle bulls selling up to €2.50 and €2.60 per kg.
On Friday September 6, in conjunction with our weekly cattle sale we are holding an E and U grade weanling show and sale for both bulls and heifers. The cattle have to be pre entered for the show and sale and the sale will commence at approximately 2 p.m. immediately after the cattle sale.