Cahir Mart’s weekly cattle and sheep sale took place on Wednesday last (June 13) and Angus calves dominated the trading in the calf ring.
Farmers, dealers and exporters were all in attendance on the day to keep a floor under the trade. Light, Angus bulls suitable for export were in demand and achieved prices of €100-150/head. Meanwhile, hardier Hereford and Angus bull calves sold up to a top call of €290.
This Aberdeen Angus bull calf sold for €230
This pair of Angus bull calves made €150 each
This Aberdeen Angus heifer calf sold for €150
This trio of Hereford heifers traded at €170 each
The hammer fell on this strong Hereford bull calf at €290
This Aberdeen Angus heifer calf fetched €110
This Angus calf made €101
Trading in the main ring commenced at 11:30am and a number of Friesian cows were on offer. Commenting on the trade, Jonathan O’Sullivan said: “Suckler cows met a good, strong trade on the day and all cow prices are running ahead of last year.
“However, a level of uncertainty has entered the fat cow market over recent weeks; but store cows remain in strong demand from farmers,” the mart manager added.
This 555kg, February-2016 born, Friesian cow fetched €840
This 610kg, March-2011 born, Angus cow made €1,040
This 590kg, February-2013 born, Friesian cow fetched €945
This 810kg, March-2012 born, Hereford cow sold for €1,350
This 410kg, March-2016 born, Friesian cow sold for €570
This 560kg, February-2005 born, Friesian cow sold for €770
High demand for spring calving heifers
This 620kg, February-2004 born, Friesian cow traded at €790
This 535kg, February-2007 born, Friesian cow sold for €690