The fall cattle run has resulted in high numbers of cattle going through the sales ring.

Allan Munroe, owner of Killarney Auction Mart says the fall run is off to a great start. “During September we probably sold two and a half times the cattle we do most Septembers. The pasture situation certainly got things started out quickly and now October has been filling up quickly.

Killarney Auction had been averaging about 800 head of cattle per week and Munroe says that number has climbed to over 1,00 and will reach 1,300 head during the rest of the month.

“Prices have started out far better than we were expecting them to be and they are very similar to where they were a year ago. Most of us were expecting a little tougher market this fall and thankfully that hasn’t happened.”

Prices hit a little bump in the road in October of last year but Munroe says so far this year that hasn’t happened and he hopes the prices remain steady.

“There was a huge calf crop in Canada and the U-S last year and when those were coming to market we were expecting supply would pressure down prices but we have found more demand and exports have been up and prices have held far butter and it’s just due to the increased demand.”

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