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Heifers top out at €5,700 (€9.05/kg) at Elphin Mart

Elphin Mart – Cattle Prices – 31-08-2022

Prices ranged from €880 to €5,700 (€9.05/kg) at Elphin Mart’s show and sale of breeding heifers on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022.

Headlining the sale was a January-2021-born Belgian Blue-cross export-tested heifer weighing 630kgs.

Several entries breached the €2,000 mark, with Belgian Blue-cross females consistently commanding some of the highest calls on the day.

Heifer prices at Elphin Mart 
  • BBX – 26m – 555kgs – €1,510;
  • BBX – 22m – 675kgs – €5,200;
  • BBX – 27m – 600kgs – €2,120;
  • PTX – 21m – 410kgs – €940;
  • PTX – 21m – 400kgs – €880;
  • BBX – 29m – 665kgs – €2,310;
  • LMX – 19m – 500kgs – €1,300;
  • CHX – 27m – 650kgs – €2,480;
  • LMX – 21m – 630kgs – €1,700;
  • LMX – 16m – 460kgs – €1,180;
  • LMX – 28m – 570kgs – €2,320;
  • BBX – 30m – 585kgs – €2,080;
  • BBX – 28m – 580kgs – €2,300;
  • LMX – 22m – 555kgs – €2,260;
  • CHX – 27m – 630kgs – €2,000;
  • LMX – 22m – 570kgs – €1,880;
  • BBX – 20m – 565kgs – €2,360;
  • BBX – 21m – 600kgs – €3,000;
  • BBX – 20m – 600kgs – €2,850;
  • CHX – 29m – 685kgs – €2,080;
  • LMX – 27m – 555kgs – €2,120;
  • BBX – 17m – 585kgs – €3,200;
  • BBX – 16m – 580kgs – €2,800;
  • LMX – 16m – 485kgs – €1,360;
  • LMX – 29m – 720kgs – €1,920;
  • LM – 30m – 660kgs – €2,660;
  • BBX – 25m – 630kgs – €2,280;
  • BBX – 25m – 585kgs – €2,760;
  • BBX – 16m – 530kgs – €2,800;
  • LMX – 18m – 555kgs – €2,760;
  • LMX – 27m – 600kgs – €2,700;
  • AAX – 17m – 520kgs – €1,440;
  • AAX – 15m – 445kgs – €1,120;
  • BBX – 24m – 635kgs – €3,300;
  • LMX – 27m – 555kgs – €2,210;
  • BBX – 25m – 650kgs – €2,560;
  • PTX – 25m – 615kgs – €1,660;
  • LMX – 19m – 585kgs – €2,750.
General cattle sale

Meanwhile, another “strong” trade prevailed for cull cows at the mart’s general cattle sale on Monday, August 29th, 2022.

That is according to mart manager, Kevin Caslin, who reported a full clearance and highs of €2,600 in the cull cow ring.

Bull weanling prices:

  • 445kg – LM – €1100;
  • 450kg – SIM – €1060;
  • 400kg – AA – €1040;
  • 355kg – LM – €970.

Cull cow prices:

  • 940kg – CH – €2600;
  • 900kg – LM – €2450;
  • 865kg – CH – €2380;
  • 875kg – CH – €2350;
  • 850kg – BB – €2330;
  • 830kg – LM – €2330;
  • 810kg – CH – €2220.

Sheep prices

  • 35-40kg ranged from €80-€96;
  • 40-45kg made from €96-€120;
  • 45-50kg fetched from €120-€128;
  • 50kg peaked at €136;
  • Cull ewes topped out at €218.
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