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Friesian heifer calves climb to €410 at Kilrush Mart

Kilrush Mart – prices – 07-04-2021

A smaller entry turned out for Kilrush Mart’s cattle sale on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, according to a spokesperson.

They reported that calves “met with a really strong trade”. Firstly, Friesian heifer calves reached €410, while the only Friesian bull calf on offer reached €110,

“A strong entry of Hereford-cross calves and these made €150 to €315 and Aberdeen Angus calves peaked at €185. Continental calves made to €395. A larger than expected entry of cull cows.”

Kilrush Mart prices 07-04-2021
CULL COWS:                                          
  • LMX – 515kgs – €960 – €1.86/kg;
  • FR – 570kgs – €920 – €1.61/kg;
  • LMX – 745kgs – €1,440 – €1.93/kg;
  • FR – 755kgs – €1,100 – €1.46/kg;
  • HEX – 620kgs – €1,260 – €2.03/kg;
  • FR – 660kgs – €1,020 – €1.55/kg;
  • LMX – 765kgs – €1,420 – €1.86/kg;
  • FR – 635kgs – €1,000 – €1.57/kg.
HEIFERS:
  • CHX – 330kgs – €870 – €2.63/kg;
  • FR – 500kgs – €920 – €1.84/kg;
  • FRX – 460kgs – €820 – €1.78/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 288kgs – €620 – €2.15/kg;
  • LMX – 570kgs – €1,270 – €2.23/kg;
  • LM – 295kgs – €760 – €2.58/kg;
  • AAX – 295kgs – €590 – €2.00/kg;
  • LMX – 335kgs – €840 – €2.51/kg.
BULLOCKS:
  • 8 HEX – 298kgs – €820 – €2.74/kg;
  • 4 CH – 328kgs – €910 – €2.77/kg;
  • 3 AAX – 570kgs – €1,260 – €2.21/kg;
  • LMX – 375kgs – €950 – €2.53/kg;
  • 6 HEX – 508kgs – €1,170 – €2.29/kg;
  • 4 HEX – 335kgs – €770 – €2.13/kg;
  • 3 FR – 546kgs – €940 – €1.72/kg;
  • 4 AAX – 361kgs – €770 – €2.13/kg.

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.

Mart information
  • Address: Kilrush Mart, Cappagh, Clonlohan, County Clare
  • County: Clare
  • Phone: (065) 905 1108
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Sale days: Wednesdays – general cattle sale, including calves, at 11 am.
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