A seasonal small sale took place at Carnaross Mart on Tuesday evening last (July 17). However, a large crowd gathered around both rings and the bull sale kicked off at 6:00pm.
Some 80 bulls passed through the ring at the Meath-based venue and there was a good trade for the quality lots on offer.
Both spring-2017 and autumn-2017 born bulls were on offer and the bidding was brisk from start to finish. There was a good-mix of both farmer and export customers in attendance and this resulted in a 100% clearance rate.
Click on a thumbnail in the gallery (below) to open up a full-size image; once opened you can scroll sideways to see the next picture. Refer to each caption to see details of each lot, including the sale price.
Moving to heifers, the trade was easier than their male counterparts. Some 50 lots went under the hammer; however, a number of these went unsold.
Customers are scarce due to the lack of grass growth, while some farmers have offloaded cattle to reduce feed demand.
On the other hand, as a result of the downturn in the market, some sellers have opted not to sell stock and this has resulted in small sales taking place across the country.