First sale of the season

There were 100 cattle on offer on January 10th last for the first sale of 2008. Numbers were small but there was a very lively trade for the classes of stock on offer, with a very good attendance of buyers present. Farmers anxious for quality lots and the quality store bullocks on offer also met an improved trade. Bullocks: Ch 530 kgs, €830, Ch 440 kgs €830, Ch 415 kgs €855, Lim 610 kgs €890, Fr 430 kgs €500, Ch 345 kgs €715. Cows: Springer cows on offer made from €650 to €1,340 per head. Calves: Lim bull €192, B. Blue heifer €302, Sim bull €235. Weanling bulls: Ch 320 kgs €670, Sim 310 kgs €630, AA 290 kgs €540, AA 245 kgs €490, Sim 285 kgs €560. Weanling heifers: Ch 260 kgs €480, Sim 290 kgs €560, Red Lim 195 kgs €400, Sim 260 kgs €635, Red Lim 300 kgs €570, AA 160 kgs €295.