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Cull cows and bullocks to €2,300 in ‘very lively’ trade at Carnew  

Carnew Mart – Cattle Prices – 09-04-2022

According to David Quinn, just over 1,580 lots passed through the rings at Carnew Mart’s cattle sale last weekend.

The mart manager reported a “very lively trade” throughout, with beef cattle in the ring “getting dearer”.

He added that lighter stores also met with “a very lively” trade, again with more customers available for ‘grass cattle’.

He outlined that the “cow trade was lit up once again” with up to €2,300 for a fleshed entry weighing 938kg.

Quinn explained that fleshed continental cows went under the hammer from €1,000 and €1,200 over the weight.

On the other hand, store Friesian-type cows changed hands from €300 and €600 with the kg.

Carnew Mart 09-04-2022 

Heifer prices: 

Quinn reported that heifers were a “very lively” trade throughout, with many customers both north and south present to purchase forward stores and beef-types.

  • 728KG – CH – €2040;
  • 660KG – LM – €1990;
  • 630KG – LM – €1910;
  • 636KG – LM – €1850;
  • 593KG – AA (3) – €1680;
  • 588KG – LM – €1680;
  • 604KG – LMX – €1610;
  • 520KG – LM – €1570;
  • 364KG – CH – €960;
  • 456KG – CH – €1310;
  • 340KG – LM – €880;
  • 356KG – LM – €970.

Calf prices

Furthermore, Quinn noted a “much improved” trade for calves, led to a full clearance.

  • Shipping Friesian calves – €40-€70;
  • Farmer-type Friesian calves – €145-€220;
  • AA and HE bulls – €150-€320;
  • AA and HE heifers – €110-€310;
  • Continental bulls – €250-€440;
  • Continental heifers – €165-€355.

Bull prices

According to Quinn, the sale attracted a smaller entry of bulls, but quality lots met with a “very strong” trade.

  • 510KG – CH – €1,620;
  • 550KG – LM – €1,600;
  • 452KG – CH – €1,360;
  • 414KG – BBX – €1180.

Bullock prices:

According to Quinn, bullocks were “on fire”, with beef breaking the €2,000 mark many times and up to €3.25/kg.

  • 742KG – LM – €2300;
  • 706KG – LM – €2160;
  • 636KG – LM – €2070;
  • 664KG – CH – €2100;
  • 518KG – LM – €1510;
  • 584KG – SIX – €1660;
  • 520KG – LM – €1450;
  • 416KH – CH – €1200;
  • 374KG – LMX – €1060;
  • 543kg – 5 FR – €1200;
  • 550kg – 2 FR – €1200.
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
  • View other mart reports
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