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Calf numbers declining but prices holding firm at Kilrush

Kilrush Mart report – cattle prices – 28-04-2021

Just over 300 cattle went under the hammer at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.

The spokesperson noted that whilst calf numbers are declining, trade is “holding very steady”. They reported “strong” demand for Friesian heifer calves as prices ranged from €310-€335/head.

“Aberdeen Angus calves made to €250 and Belgian Blue-cross calves made to €360. A handful of suckler cows with calves at foot met a good trade and made to €1,700.”

“Again, quite a number of young stock available today. A strong trade was achieved today in all classes and a 96% clearance achieved.”

Kilrush Mart 28-04-2021

CULL COWS:                                          
  • CHX – 620kgs – €1,220 – €1.97/kg;
  • HEX – 630kgs – €1,070 – €1.70/kg;
  • FR – 610kgs – €980 – €1.61/kg;
  • AA – 640kgs – €1,090 – €1.70/kg;
  • FR – 675kgs – €1,050 – €1.56/kg;
  • FRX – 605kgs – €930 – €1.54/kg.
HEIFERS:
  • AA – 500kgs – €1,050 – €2.10/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 300kgs – €640 – €2.13/kg;
  • CHX – 340kgs – €950 – €2.79/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 212kgs – €610 – €2.87/kg;
  • 3 AA – 495kgs – €1,090 – €2.20/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 280kgs – €640 – €2.29/kg;
  • CHX – 405kgs – €1,070 – €2.64/kg;
  • HEX – 270kgs – €630 – €2.33/kg.
BULLOCKS:
  • 4 HEX – 350kgs – €870 – €2.49/kg;
  • 1 CH – 355kgs – €900 – €2.54/kg;
  • 3 FRX – 327kgs – €630 – €1.93/kg;
  • 2 AA – 290kgs – €730 – €2.52/kg;
  • 5 HEX – 450kgs – €1,010 – €2.24/kg ;
  • 2 FR – 675kgs – €1,330 – €1.97/kg;
  • 1 AA – 640kgs – €1,400 – €2.19/kg;
  • 3 LMX – 347kgs – €940 – €2.71/kg.
Cattle prices at Kilrush Mart last week

A smaller entry of bullocks and calves went under the hammer at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, April 21st, while heifer and cull cow numbers remained stable.

“A full clearance was achieved in the cull cow ring and calf ring. Mostly Hereford-cross and Aberdeen-Angus calves with the Hereford-crosses making €120 to €245 and Aberdeen-Angus making €150 to €220 and a number of these bought for export. Quite a number of light young heifers,” the spokesperson added.

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