At the mart...

marco

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Aul lad bought 4 bucket reared simmental cross heifers yesterday evening in the field off a friend of his, he buys a few off this man each year out of friendship really, he will make sucklers out of them, he likes the docility and milk in them,710 euro per head he gave him, march 2020 born, weighed them when we brought them home for the crac, 360kg average but that would be a very fresh weight considering how local they were, twas about right on them id say, they might make some few quid more in the mart but sure your man would have to haul them and pay commission then etc i suppose
Surly have made 2.10 a kilo in the mart. So good value
 

Bot.exe

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Aul lad bought 4 bucket reared simmental cross heifers yesterday evening in the field off a friend of his, he buys a few off this man each year out of friendship really, he will make sucklers out of them, he likes the docility and milk in them,710 euro per head he gave him, march 2020 born, weighed them when we brought them home for the crac, 360kg average but that would be a very fresh weight considering how local they were, twas about right on them id say, they might make some few quid more in the mart but sure your man would have to haul them and pay commission then etc i suppose
We had a few like that going back a few years ago, same craic with the old lad buying them. Grand cows but genuinely painful to do anything with them because they were always looking for a scratch. I'm glad they're gone
 

mixed fleet

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Aul lad bought 4 bucket reared simmental cross heifers yesterday evening in the field off a friend of his, he buys a few off this man each year out of friendship really, he will make sucklers out of them, he likes the docility and milk in them,710 euro per head he gave him, march 2020 born, weighed them when we brought them home for the crac, 360kg average but that would be a very fresh weight considering how local they were, twas about right on them id say, they might make some few quid more in the mart but sure your man would have to haul them and pay commission then etc i suppose
Pop's is no bad judge.
I wouldn't mind having him to buy cattle.
 

Ozzy Scott

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Around here the trade has softened for stores
Same around here, big forward cattle well back this week. Getting to the stage now, unless factories are buying, there aren't many customers left 😐. Still seeing dirt making savage money and super cattle been cheap. All very odd.
 

ranger

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Lighter stores seem well back around here from what I saw on the couple snippets I watched online. Factory fit or short keep stock are still making good money though.
 

bagenal

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A friend sold a 10 animals in New Ross yesterday and he's very happy with what he got, I'm useless at remembering individual weights/prices but I remembering saying about €900 with the weight.
He also factoried some in Slaney during the week, €4.10/kg on the grid + QA.
 

nashmach

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Might pick up abit when the grass starts growing again

Grass is the main issue and if the showers dont die back ground conditions could get tricky yet.

Another factor is a lot are watching BEAM numbers like a hawk too to finish it off and be done with rather than dragging on for the rest of the year.
 

muckymanor

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The last 4 autumn born weanling heifers were sold here this evening. Averaged €2.40/kg. Best price was a september 2020 born black LM - 390kg = €920. Best price per kg was a red LM heifer that I posted a pic of here a few weeks ago 340kg = €870 - It was good money for a 7 month old heifer. Plainer heifers were easier bought and bidding was sluggish enough.
 

Bogtrotter

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What I don't get is how can a 275kg 9 month old red lmx heifer be apparently worth so much less than a 200kg 15 month old red lmx heifer, unless people are bidding on the name on the board instead of the animal in the ring.
 

muckymanor

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What I don't get is how can a 275kg 9 month old red lmx heifer be apparently worth so much less than a 200kg 15 month old red lmx heifer, unless people are bidding on the name on the board instead of the animal in the ring.
It really depends on what someone sees in an animal. An older and lighter animal may have not been well fed and if the right person got her and fed her she could perform very well with weight gain whereas the younger animal might need longer to mature.
On the other hand, if a few people were buying in order to reach stocking rates for anc, they might have picked the older one thinking that she would come cheap - all it takes is 2 buyers to want her and they often lose control of themselves when bidding. Mart prices don't always follow logic.
 

Bogtrotter

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It really depends on what someone sees in an animal. An older and lighter animal may have not been well fed and if the right person got her and fed her she could perform very well with weight gain whereas the younger animal might need longer to mature.
On the other hand, if a few people were buying in order to reach stocking rates for anc, they might have picked the older one thinking that she would come cheap - all it takes is 2 buyers to want her and they often lose control of themselves when bidding. Mart prices don't always follow logic.
That's very true.
The younger one was much better fed than the older one.
 

drew

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Had a bullock here that seemed to go a bit backwards at the end of winter and wasn’t fit to go to the factory with the rest so we left him off to grass, went through the mart yesterday @2.63 so probably left more that way than he would have in March/April. Can’t really fathom how they expect to make money on him at that tbh cause I wouldn’t think he was fully finished
 
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