The 46th Annual Fatstock bullock sale took place in Baltinglass on Wednesday 27th January.
The sale was an all -round success with 100% clearance rate. Speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal; the mart manager, Joe Kinsella, said “the quality as good if not better than any of the previous fatstock sales hosted over the last 46 years”.
There was a particularly strong show of Hereford cattle with farmers in most cases earning more for their heavier cattle than expected. Good supply of Hereford cattle was met with good demand.
The top price for Hereford stock was €1750 or €2.35/kg for a March 2018 born bullock weighing in at 745kgs.
The Annual Baltinglass fatstock heifer sale is tomorrow Wednesday 3rd February.