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30% of pedigrees find new owners at Elphin’s most recent sale

There was a “very good” demand for good quality cull cows at Elphin Mart on Monday (August 24th), according to Gerry Connellan.

The mart manager reported a 93% clearance of entries in this ring, with an average price of €1,235 forked out; cows went under the hammer from €550 to €1970 for a 1015 kg Charolais.

Bulls

80% of bulls offered for sale found new homes with an average of €1,290 achieved, as prices ranged from €1,090 to €1,620 for a 975 Kg Limousin.

Sucklers

Suckler pairs fetched from €1,110 to €1,520 for a Limousin cow and Charolais heifer calf, with prices levelling at €1,333; a full clearance was reported by Connellan.

Pedigrees

With a 30% clearance, the average price recorded in this category was €1,268, with entries selling from €1,080 to €1,450 for an 825 kg Charolais.

Bull weanlings

“96% clearance of bull weanlings with prices steady governed by quality.”

  • 300-400kg – The average price achieved was €825 with a maximum price of €950 for a 400 kg Limousin;
  • 400-500 kg – The average price achieved was €960 with a maximum price of €1,050 for a 450 kg Simmental.
  • > 500 kg – The average price achieved was €1,120 with a maximum price of €1,240 for a 600 kg Aberdeen Angus.

Heifer weanlings

“91% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • < 300 kg – The average price achieved was €643 with a maximum price of €750 for a 300 kg Limousin;
  • 300-400  kg – The average price achieved was €782 with a maximum price of €1,080 for a 390 kg BAX;
  •  400-500 kg – The average price achieved was €874 with a maximum price of €1,100 for a 480 kg Charolais. 

Sheep

A full clearance of lambs with sample prices as follows:

  • 47.5 kg – €117;
  • 44.5 kg – €106.5;
  • 42 kg – €98.5;
  • 38 kg – €92;
  • 29 kg – €64. 

“78% clearance of ewes ranged from €66 to €134, while breeding ewes ranged from €130 to €297.” Connellan concluded.

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