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Cattle up €20-€50/head with culls to €2,350 at Carnew Mart

Carnew Mart – cattle prices – 04-12-2021

According to David Quinn, cattle were up by €20-€50/head on the previous weeks at Carnew Mart on Saturday, December 4th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that a larger entry, comprising just under 900 lots, went under the hammer at its general cattle sale.

“Cows, with 360 on offer, met a very strong trade. Factory agents, wholesalers and northern buyers were out in force for stock of all qualities.”

“This led to a top price of €2,350 for a black cow 1,000kg,” he added.

Carnew Mart 04-12-2021: Cull cow prices 

  • 842KG – CH – €2070;
  • 856KG – CHX – €1940;
  • 850KG – LM – €1930;
  • 816KG – LM – €1730;
  • 758KG – LM – €1690;
  • 656KG – CH – €1610.

Quinn added: “Friesian cows out of the parlour sold from €1.38/kg to €1.80 for better cows.”

“The lighter longer keep cows sold from €1/kg to €1.20/kg.”

“Cattle were a very lively trade throughout with quality lots meeting a very strong trade. Farmers and exporters battled it out for the top quality lots.”

“This led weanling heifers and bulls to make between €2.60/kg and €2.90/kg. Specialist finishers and feedlot agents were very active for the forward stores. Factory agents and wholesalers were very strong for the beef and fleshed cattle.”

Heifer prices:
  • 312KG – LM – €860;
  • 323KG – LM – €900;
  • 364KG – CH – €980;
  • 352KG – LM – €940;
  • 340KG – LM – €930;
  • 348KG – CH – €900;
  • 526KG – CH – €1250;
  • 546KG – LM – €1360;
  • 462KG – LM – €1240;
  • 624KG – LM – €1530;
  • 650KG – CH – €1550;
  • 680KG – CH – €1690.
Bullock prices:

“A good supply of Holstein-type Friesian bullocks weighing from 220 to 280kg sold between €300 and €500.”

  • 370KG – LM – €1050;
  • 360KG – LMX – €900;
  • 424KG – CH – €1050;
  • 582KG – CHX – €1480;
  • 690KG – LMX – €1740;
  • 600KG – LMX – €1500;
  • 607KG – FR – €1230.
Bull prices:

Quinn reported that bulls again were a “very strong trade”. He noted that many farmer customers were active for weanlings-type bulls and paid up to €2.90/kg for quality lots.
Heavy bull prices:

  • 540KG – CH – €1200;
  • 502KG – CH – €1190;
  • 400KG – LM – €970;
  • 360KG – LM – €870;
  • 370KG – LM – €910;
  • 450KG – CH – €1090;
  • 280KG – LMX – €820.
Calf prices:
  • Continental bulls – €240-€390;
  • Continental heifers – €220-€370;
  • HE and AA bulls – €230-€315;
  • HE and AA heifers – €189-€270;
  • Export-type Friesian bulls €40-€90;
  • ‘Farmer-type’ Friesian bulls €105-€160.
Runners

Quinn reported that Friesian runners sold from €300-€390, while continental runner bulls changed hands from €390-€710.

Meanwhile, runner heifers sold from €510 to €660, while HE and AA bulls went under the hammer from €420-€590 and HE and AA heifers climbed from €275-€390.

“We have a big entry of Jersey-type runner bulls selling from €175 to €290. All in all, a very successful sale with 100% clearance,” he concluded.

        Sale days:
  • Thursday Ring 1– Sheep sale commencing at 10:00am ringside and online.
  • Friday Ring 1– Dry cows commencing at 4.00pm – depending on time of year
  • Saturday Ring 1– Dry cows commencing at 9.30am. Other categories commencing at 10.30am ringside and online.
  • Saturday Ring 2– Calf sale commencing at 11.00am ringside and online
Mart day information: 

Cattle may be pre-entered by contacting the office on the week prior to sale day or you can enter by using the mart’s online entry system on its website.

  • Cattle taken in from 7.00am
  • Calf collection service available
  • If you have any queries, contact the office: 34 Main Street, Carnew, Co. Wicklow: Tel: 053 94 26234 or Mob: 087 7469999

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