Archive Article: 2001/06/22

22 June 2001

Record crowds turned out for the first live auctions in over four months in the Republic of Ireland after the foot-and-mouth outbreak. At this sale of 120 lots at Maynooth, Co Kildare, prices were stronger than in February, said auctioneer John Doyle. One lot of 500kg Charollais stores, with one subsidy claim left, went for Ir£680 (£530) apiece. Farm leaders welcomed the return to relative normality.

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