Demand Holding For Quality And Slaughter Cattle

IRELAND - The trade for store cattle remains difficult, however the demand for good quality lots and for cattle fit for slaughter is strong.
calendar icon 9 December 2009
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At Kilkenny Mart last Thursday the trade for bullocks held close to the previous week's levels. Those in excess of 600kg made €230-375. Bullocks in the 500-600kg bracket sold from €70-355, while those in the 400-500kg range made from €80-355. Stores under the 400kg mark made between €50-320.

According to the The Independent, beef heifers sold for €250-400 along with the €1/kg, while butcher heifers made €140-270. Store heifer prices ranged from €35-250 along with their weight.

There was a big variation in the price of cull cows. Continental cows sold from €50 under the €1/kg to €300 over. Friesian cows made from €300 under to €50 over.

Quality weanling bulls sold well, with a top of €380 being paid. Heifers sold to a high of €240.

At Blessington Mart, weanling bulls over 400kg made €140-280 with their weight. Those over 300kg sold for €120-300, while those under 200kg topped at €265.

Weanling heifers over 300kg made €80-225 and over 200kg varieties €85-185.

Young, in-calf cows made €770-1,080/hd and older cows made €520-810/hd.

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