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Friesian heifer calves sell from €255 to €405 at Kilrush Mart

Kilrush Mart report – cattle and calf prices – 31-03-2021

Over 400 lots were presented for sale at Kilrush Mart’s cattle sale on Wednesday, March 31st, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the entry including over 100 calves, which met with a “fine” trade.

“Calves were well-presented and had a bit of strength, which helped. Friesian bull calves made €75 to €110 in 95% of cases.“

“A few Friesian heifer calves met a great trade and made €255 to €405. Belgian-Blue-cross calves made to €350, with Hereford-cross calves making €180 to €295. Aberdeen-Angus-cross calves made €175 to €275. 100% clearance was achieved in the calf ring.”

“The cull cow ring mainly consisted of dairy culls. A mix of continentals and traditional breeds in the bullock and heifer rings. Quite a number of young cattle.” the spokesperson added.

Kilrush Mart 31-03-2021
CULL COWS:                                          
  • CHX – 720kgs – €1,230 – €1.71/kg;
  • FR – 470kgs – €770 – €1.51/kg;
  • HEX – 505kgs – €820 – €1.62/kg;
  • FR 525kgs – €770 – €1.47/kg;
  • JEX 615kgs – €890 – €1.44/kg;
  • FR 600kgs – €930 – €1.55/kg.
HEIFERS:
  • 2 HEX – 550kgs – €1,100 – €2.00/kg;
  • 2 AAX – 350kgs – €710 – €2.03/kg;
  • CHX – 225kgs – €680 – €3.02/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 297kgs – €700 – €2.35/kg;
  • LMX – 445kgs – €1,020 – €2.29/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 347kgs – €840 – €2.42/kg;
  • CH – 340kgs – €810 – €2.38/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 472kgs – €1,050 – €2.22/kg.
BULLOCKS:
  • 2 HEX – 315kgs – €710 – €2.25/kg;
  • 5 FR – 479kgs – €930 – €1.94/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 473kgs – €1,020 – €2.15/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 362kgs – €850 – €2.34/kg;
  • 3 FR – 435kgs – €700 – €1.61/kg;
  • 2 AAX – 600kgs – €1,270 – €2.12/kg;
  • 5 HEX – 359kgs – €850 – €2.37/kg;
  • 1 CHX – 350kgs – €900 – €2.57/kg;
  • 5 HEX – 295kgs – €800 – €2.69/kg.
Last week’s cattle sale

Just over 400 entries went under the hammer at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, according to a spokesperson.

They reported a full clearance in the cull section with 50 head on offer in this ring. Furthermore, bullocks and heifers both met with a “very strong” trade.

“A fine trade for calves, but calves were well-presented, and a full clearance was achieved. Lighter Friesian bulls for shipping made €25 to €70, whereas the better ones made €80 to €105.”

“Quite a number of Herefords and these made from €170 to €315. Aberdeen-Angus crosses ranged from €170 to €220.” the spokesperson concluded.

Mart information
  • Address: Kilrush Mart, Cappagh, Clonlohan, County Clare
  • County: Clare
  • Phone: (065) 905 1108
  • Email: info@claremarts.ie
  • Sale days: Wednesdays – general cattle sale, including calves, at 11am.
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