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Cull cows ‘on fire’ with prices to €2,000 at Carnew

Carnew Mart – cattle prices – 08-01-2022

According to Eugene Clune, Carnew Mart “got off to a flyer” for 2022 at its opening sale on Saturday, January 8th.

He reported that just over 950 lots – including cull cows, Heifers, bullocks, bulls, calves and dairy cows – went under the hammer.

He added that factory agents, wholesalers and northern customers drove the trade for “quality” beef cows.

Furthermore, there were “many” farmers and feeders in the market for stores in this ring.

“Cows were on fire from the start with many cows making €1,100 with the weight with a few cows breaking the €2,000 mark.”

Carnew Mart 08-01-2022

Cull cows:
  • 842KG – AA – €2040 – €2.42/KG;
  • 810KG – LM – €1990 – €2.45/KG;
  • 868KG – CH – €1960 – €2.25/KG;
  • 760KG – LMX – €1770 – €2,32/KG;
  • 698KG – CHX – €1710 – €2.45/KG;
  • 730KG – FR – €1270 – €1.74/KG;
  • 775KG – FR – €1420 – €1.83/KG;
  • 804KG – FR – €1540 – €1.91/KG.
Heifers

Clune added that beef and forward heifers were also “very sought after”, as were stores, with farmers and factory agents active.

He said that €3/kg was “freely available” for quality lots with a top price of €3.24/kg.

  • 744KG – FR – €1730 – €2.32/KG;
  • 672KG – BBX – €1650 – €2.45/KG;
  • 598KG – BBX – €1440 – €2.40/KG;
  • 555KG – LMX – €1320 – €2.37/KG;
  • 506KG – CHX – €1250 – €2.50/KG;
  • 496KG – LMX – €1280 – €2.58/KG;
  • 444KG – BBX – €1440 – €3.24/KG;
  • 378KG – BBX – €1150 – €3/KG;
  • 333KG – LMX – €930 – €2.79/KG;
  • 424KG – BBX – €1110 – €2.61/KG.
Bullocks:

Clune reported that €3/kg was also “freely available for the right animal” in the bullock ring.

He reported that most quality lots of bullocks sold for between €2.65 and €2.75/kg.

Meanwhile, lighter half Friesian cattle, in general, sold from €2.20 and €2.30/kg.

  • 726KG – LMX – €1720 – €2.36/KG;
  • 692KG – CHX – €1700 – €2.45/KG;
  • 578KG – AAX – €1290 – €2.23/KG;
  • 590KG – BBX – €1460 – €2.47/KG;
  • 550KG – CH – €1360 – €2.47/KG;
  • 542KG – LMX – €1490 – €2.74/KG;
  • 514KG – BBX – €1390 – €2.70/KG;
  • 510KG – BBX – €1410 – €2.76/KG;
  • 532KG – BBX – €1440 – €2.70/KG;
  • 508KG – BBX – €1490 – €2.93/KG;
  • 456KG – LMX – €1370 – €3.00/KG;
  • 452KG – BBX – €1400 – €3.00/KG;
  • 410KG – BBX – €1240 – €3.00/KG;
  • 434KG – CH – €1250 – €2.88/KG;
  • 390KG – CHX – €1070 – €2.74/KG;
  • 354KG – LMX – €950 – €2.68/KG.
Bulls

According to Clune, bulls were “scarce” on the day, but met what he described as a “good, steady” trade.

  • 550KG – FR – €1080 – €1.96/KG;
  • 580KG – FR – €1180 – €2.03/KG;
  • 534KG – CH – €1320 – €2.47/KG;
  • 376KG – LM – €980 – €2.60/KG.
Calves

Meanwhile, he reported that just under 150 calves passed through the ring, meeting a “cracking” trade.

“Friesian heifer calves fit for breeding from a 1500G herd all bred by the stock bull sold from €360 to €450 for the 8-week-old calves and €250 to €320 for the younger, softer calves,” he said.

“Shipping-type Friesian bulls ranged from €55-€100, while farmer type Friesian bulls varied from €100-€180.”

  • HE and AA bulls: €190- €320;
  • HE and AA heifers: €175-€360;
  • Continental bulls: €225- €460;
  • Continental heifers: €230 – €445.
Dairy cows:

Concluding, Clune added that a small sale of dairy cows met with a “very lively” trade.

6th and 7th lactation cows are still milking and due to calve in May to a Charolais bull sold from €850 for 3-spins to €1,100 for “fresher looking” cows.

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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