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Premium prices for continental stores, but plainer sorts a ‘stickier’ trade at Tuam  

Tuam Mart report – cattle prices – 04-10-2021

According to Marion Devane, over 700 cattle went under the hammer at Tuam Mart’s general cattle sale on Monday, October 4th, 2021.

The mart manager reported a “sharp trade across the board with premium prices being paid for good, continental-type store cattle”.

“Despite grass being plentiful, many farmers are anxious to get cattle off the land due to the deteriorating weather conditions.”

“While a shaper trade was reported, plainer-type stock were a stickier trade,” she remarked.

Tuam Mart 04-10-2021:   

Cull cows: 

Devane reported that “once again, the cow trade was on fire”.

  • 795 kg LMX by a Ballinasloe farmer made €1880 (€2.36/kg);
  • 915 kg CH by a Dunmore farmer made €2060 (€2.25/kg);
  • 905 kg SI made €1960 (€2.25/kg);
  • 750 kg LMX by a Barnaderg farmer made (1640 (€2.19/kg);
  • 700 kg LMX by a Lavally farmer made €1530 (2.19/kg);
  • 875 kg CH by a Tuam farmer made €1750 (€2.00/kg).
Heifers

She remarked that the heifer trade was “also exceptional” with a “good” display of continental type cattle on offer.

  • 345 kg CHX by a Ballinasloe farmer made €1000 (€2.90/kg);
  • 380 kg CHX by an Abbeyknockmoy farmer made €1080 (€2.84/kg);
  • 355 kg LMX by a Lavally farmer made €960 (€2.87/kg);
  • 435 kg LMX by a Tuam farmer made €1080 (€2.48/kg);
  • 435 kg CHX by a Tuam farmer made €1220 (€2.80/kg);
  • 490 kg LMX by a Moylough farmer made €1270 (€2.59/kg);
  • 525 kg LMX by a Bummer farmer made €1480 (€2.82/kg);
  • 615 kg LMX by a Dunmore farmer made €1520 (€2.47/kg);
  • 675 kg CHX by a Ballyglunin farmer made €1730 (€2.56/kg).
Tuam Mart 04-10-2021: Bullocks:

She said that similarly, bullock prices were “exceptional”. “There was also a good demand for Angus-type cattle from factory agents.”

  • 395 kg LMX by a Claregalway farmer made €1110 (€2.81/kg);
  • 345 kg AAX by a Ballinasloe farmer made €790 (€2.29/kg);
  • 3 AAX 326 kg by a Ballinasloe farmer made €750 (€2.30/kg);
  • 355 kg LMX by a Dunmore farmer made €980 (€2.76/kg);
  • A pair of a LMX and CHX 432 kg by a Lavally farmer made €1200 (€2.78/kg);
  • 485 kg LMX by a Tuam farmer made €1280 (€2.64/kg);
  • 490 kg CHX by a Cloghanshill farmer made €1320 (€2.69/kg);
  • 520 kg CHX by a Dunmore farmer made €1460 (€2.81/kg);
  • 595 kg LMX by a Tuam farmer made €1580 (€2.66/kg);
  • 530 kg LMX by a Tuam farmer made €1380 (€2.60/kg);
  • A pair of 428 kg CHX by a Belclare farmer made €1130 (€2.64/kg);
  • 625 kg LMX by a Tuam farmer made €1660 (€2.66/kg);
  • 690 kg LMX by a Tuam farmer made €1730 (€2.51/kg).
 Weanling bulls:

Weanlings met with a “flying” trade, although she did note that farmers presented “exceptional” calves for sale for its special Charolais Weanling sale.

  • A pair of CHX by an Abbeyknockmoy farmer 402 kg made €1230 (€3.06/kg);
  • 245 kg CHX by a Sylane farmer made €760 made (€3.10/kg);
  • 275 kg CHX by a Gallagh farmer made €940 kg (€3.42/kg);
  • 305 kg CHX by a Tuam farmer made €970 (€3.18/kg);
  • 470 kg CHX by a Ballinrobe farmer made €1250 (€2.66/kg);
  • 315 kg CHX by a Turloughmore farmer made €960 (€3.05/kg);
  • 375 kg BBX by a Tuam farmer made €1200 (€3.20/kg);
  • 350 kg CHX by a Tuam farmer made €1120 (€3.20).

Winner of this the best price with the weight for the weanling bulls went to Padraic McGrath from Cahergal with his 350 kg CHX making €1120 (€770 with the weight).

Weanling heifers:

Weanling heifers were also a “very good” trade with particularly strong demand from farmers.

  • 235 kg  CHX by a Dunmore farmer made €740 (€3.15/kg);
  • 290 kg LM by a Kilbannon farmer made €920 (€3.17/kg);
  • 325 kg CHX by an Abbeyknockmoy farmer made €1010 (€3.11/kg);
  • 315 kg CHX by a Tuam farmer made €1000 (€3.17/kg);
  • 350 kg CHX by a Cloghanshill farmer made €1210 (€3.46);
  • 290 kg CHX by a Tuam farmer made €950 (€3.28/kg).

Winner of this the best price with the weight for the weanling heifers went to Des Flanagan from Cloghanshill for his 350 kg CHX making €1210 (€860 with the weight).

Last week

Read a report from last week’s sale, which saw cull cows climb to €2,600 and heifers to €2,460.

Mart information:
  • Address: Church View, Corralea West, Tuam
  • County: Galway
  • Phone: 093-24353
Upcoming sales at Tuam Mart:
  • Cattle sales every Monday;
  • Sheep sales every Tuesday. Intake from 12 pm to 3 pm. Breeding ewes and hogget at 4:30 pm in ring 1 and lamb sale on the plank at 5 pm.
Special sales:
  • October 11th; Next Limousin evening weanling sale. A special ICBF 4/5-star heifer sale in conjunction with the general sale.
Further reading:

Read more mart reports. Sheep report to follow.

To include your reports, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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