There was a big trade going in Carlow mart on Bank Holiday Monday with over 500 lots of cattle going through the rings.
There was a big show for calves again with over 220 lots of them.
Freisian bull calves were averaging €130, down considerably on last year’s prices.
Notably, solid heifer calves were making big prices with some good Belgian Blues going for between €490 and €520.
Again there was a strong run of Hereford and Limousine calves which are also back on last year’s prices.
The increase in numbers has led to a steady decrease in prices it seems.
Good whitehead yearlings were making €800 while Charolais bull weanlings were fetching big prices.
One Charolais bull made €970 while good Limousine weanling bulls came in at a €930 average.
Fattening heifers made some big prices with a 440kg Limousine heifer making €1055.
A Belgian Blue 520kg weighed in as the biggest on the day and she made €1,040 while one 455kg Charolais heifer made a top heifer price of €1,190.
Next sale is on Monday March 26.
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