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Up to €4.30/kg for weanling bulls as exporters active at Carnew

Carnew Mart – cattle prices – 05-03-2022

According to David Quinn, just under 1,100 lots passed through the ring at Carnew Mart on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that the general weekly cattle sale drew a “super yard of quality entries”.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “On Saturday, we had an E and U grade sale in conjunction with the normal sale.”

“Trade did not disappoint, with €3/kg now very common for normal store cattle in heifer bullock and bull categories.”

“While factory agents and northern customers drove the fat cattle trade, stores were bought out by feedlot agents and grass farmers, who are starting to appear for suitable lots.”

“Exporters drove the weanling bull trade, with up to €4.30/kg for top-quality bulls,” Quinn added.

According to Quinn, an 835kg CH heifer topped out at €2,500, while a pair of Simmental-cross heifers, hitting the scales at 692kgs, climbed to €2,020 and a 690kg Limousin bullock fetched €2,140.

Carnew Mart 05-03-2022:

Heifer prices:

  • 668KG – LM – €1990;
  • 642KG – AA – €1670;
  • 361KG – LM – €1090.

Bullock prices:

  • 719KG – LM – €2100;
  • 784KG – LM – €2000;.
  • 366KG – CH – €1130;
  • 346KG – BB – €1270.

Bull prices:

  • 386kg – BB €1660 – €4.30/kg
  • 720kg – LM – €2210;
  • 384KG – LM – €1380;
  • 504KG – CH – €1540;
  • 490KG – CH – €1550.

Cull cow prices:

According to Quinn, just over 250 cull cows came under the hammer last Friday.

He said that entries must with a “stronger” trade throughout with more ‘grass buyers’ in the market.

Fat cows were in strong demand from factory agents and wholesalers alike.

  • 972KG – LM – €2330;
  • 772KG – AA – €1930;
  • 734KG – LM – €1870;
  • 792KG – FR – €1450;
  • 660KG – MOX – €1550;
  • 590KG – FR – €1190.

Calf prices:

According to Quinn, over 600 calves met with a “much stronger” trade at the mart on Friday, March 4th, 2022.

He said there was a “much” stronger yard of calves and many more customers, around the ring and online.

  • Continental bulls: €300-€450;
  • Continental heifers: €250-€400;
  • HE and AA bulls: €250 -€395;
  • HE and AA heifers: €180-€260;
  • Friesian farmer-type bulls: €100 – €190;
  • Shipping-type calves: €50 to €80.

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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