There was strong demand this week for Hereford calves as calf sales kicked off in Bandon Mart last Monday.
Hereford bull calves made from €220 upto as high as €440 with heifer calves selling for between €200 and upto as high as €390.
Cork Co-Op Marts manager; Tom McCarthy, while speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal, has said there is an “exceptionally strong start this year” with “good vibes coming from the beef side of things”. Tom commented that the demand for calves is attributed to the dear prices being paid for store cattle and so farmers are buying valves to build up numbers with the money they have.
***Article & Images credit in full to Irish Farmers Journal dated Saturday 23rd January 2021 – Camera at the mart, page 61***