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Cull cows ‘almost break records’ selling for over €3,000 at Elphin

Elphin Mart – Cattle Prices – 02-05-2022

According to a spokesperson for Elphin Mart, cull cows “almost broke records” at its general cattle sale on Monday, May 2nd, 2022.

In the cull cow ring, two cows – Belgian Blues – changed hands for over €3,000. Leading the charge at €3,140 was an 875kg entry, and following hot on her heels at €3,060 was an 885kg lot.

Cull cow prices:

  • 875kg – BB – €3140;
  • 885kg – BB – €3060;
  • 1005kg – CH – €2900;
  • 805kg – BAX – €2560;
  • 785kg – LM – €2180;
  • 765kg – LM – €2440;
  • 755kg – LM – €2140;
  • 755kgs – €1,780;
  • 700kgs – €1,700;
  • 665kgs – €1,680;
  • 805kgs – €1,860;
  • 690kgs – €1,480;
  • 755kgs – €2,040;
  • 675kgs – €1,470;
  • 750kgs – €2,020;
  • 690kgs – €1,700;
  • 825kgs – €2,210.

Bull weanling prices:

  • 595kg LM – €1790;
  • 505kg BB – €1550;
  • 475kg CH – €1500;
  • 440kg LM – €1530;
  • 425kg LM – €1380;
  • 400kg CH – €1350;
  • 350kg LM – €1300;
  • 335kg CH – €1280;
  • 330kg CH – €1360;
  • 290kg CH – €1020.
Elphin Mart 02-05-2022: Heifer weanling prices:
  • 465kg CH – €1480;
  • 460kg BB – €1500;
  • 440kg CH – €1600;
  • 430kg CH – €1570;
  • 425kg LM – €1800;
  • 410kg LM – €1470;
  • 400kg CH – €1570;
  • 385kg CH – €1480;
  • 340kg CH – €1310;
  • 290kg LM – €1020.

Suckler pairs

The spokesperson highlighted that the sale included a special clearance of a 20-cow herd. They noted that these, generally ranged from €2,000 up to €2,620, while another great cow and calf soared to €3,600.

Trade Update: Report (with prices) from cattle sale of cull cows, heifers, bullocks, weanlings and sheep held at Elphin Mart on 02-05-2022.
Second-highest priced cull cow

Sheep:

They noted that just under 500 sheep were on offer. Lambs remained steady, while cull ewes saw an increase in demand.

Cull ewes came into €200, while ewes with lambs at foot topped out at €280.

Hoggets:

  • 35-40kg made from €76-€104;
  • 40-45kg made from €104-€154;
  • 45-50kg made from €154-€165;
  • 50kg + made up to €168.

Spring lambs:

  • 38kg – €140
  • 42kg – €150
  • 5kg – €155
  • 5kg – €159
  • 45kg – €160.
Mart information
  • Address: Elphin Co-operative Livestock Mart LTD, Palace Rd, Elphin, Co. Roscommon
  • County: Roscommon
  • Contact details: Phone: 071-9635061 or see Facebook

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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