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Steady trade at Carlow mart as farmers look towards building grazing stock

Over 500 lots of cattle went up for sale in Carlow mart on Monday (12th March) and trade was good as farmers begin to build their stock for grazing.

A large number of calves, over 260, were entered into the sale with nearly all of the calves selling under the hammer.

There was a large selection of Freisian bull calves, with the top prices exceeding €200 while the bulk ranged from €135 to €170.

Also dominating the calf ring was a large number of Angus. They averaged at €185, which is down a small bit from last year.

A number of cows with calves at foot were present, with a Limousine cow and calf reaching €1840, while a Charolais cow and calf reached €1730.

A 400kg Charolais bull averaged at €1175. Two heavy Charolais bullocks reached €1450 average while there was a rising price for Limousine bulls and bullocks.

Heifers were not huge in numbers but a 465kg Charolais heifer reached an average price of €1150.

Next sale is on the bank holiday Monday, 19th March.

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