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Calves met with ‘excellent trade’ at Kilmallock

162 buyers bid for 1,100 animals in Kilmallock Mart’s 3 online sales last week, according to a mart spokesperson.

332 bullocks were sold on Monday with a top price of €1710 or €1.85/kg being paid for heavy bullocks. Meanwhile, lighter store bullocks made up to €1210/head or €2.46/kg.

A small entry of young bulls earned up to €1070/head or €2.35/kg.

The spokesperson reported that the 436 calves on offer were met with an “excellent trade”. €415 was paid for stronger calves while young calves sold for up to €320.

On Wednesday, Dry cows sold for up to €1280/head or €1.67/kg while light heifers sold for up to €710/head or €2.95/kg. Heavier lots fetched up to €1340/head or €2.34/kg.

Sucklers reached €1260 each, while an entry of dairy breeding heifers made up to €750/head.

Bullocks:

  • 4 AA – 358kg – €800;
  • 5 HE – 353kg – €780;
  • 2 LM – 303kg – €660;
  • 8 FR – 394 – kg – €660;
  • 5 AA – 262kg – €630;
  • 1 SI – 440kg – €950;
  • 2 CH – 410kg – €880.
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Weanling bulls:

  • 3 LM – 552kg – €1070 (€1.93 per kg);
  • 2 BB – 360kg – €910 (€2.52per kg);
  • 1 LM – 430kg – €910 (€2.11 per kg);
  • 1 LM – 265kg – €660 (€2.49 per kg);
  • 1 FR – 315kg – €500 (€1.58 per kg)
  • 2 AA – 215kg – €470 (€2.18per kg);
  • 1 HE – 195kg – €400 (€2.05per kg).

Dry cows:

  • CH – 695kg – €1090;
  • FR – 730kg – €1040;
  • SI – 460kg – €770;
  • SH – 400kg – €660,
  • FR – 485kg – €650;
  • HE – 550kg – €820;
  • AA – 800kg – €1280.

Heifers:

  • LM – 320kg – €710,
  • AU – 345kg – €700;
  • AA – 325kg – €680;
  • 3 HE – 330kg – €660;
  • SH – 290kg – €650;
  • 3 HE – 132kg – €390;
  • LM – 490kg – €1040;
  • BB – 580kg – €1340.

Calves:

  • CH heifer – 10-week-old – €415
  • LM heifer – 4-week-old – €405
  • BB heifer – 4-week-old – €405;
  • 2 HE bulls – 10-12-weeks-old – €370/head;
  • 6 AA bulls – 7/8 weeks old – €345/head;
  • Friesian heifer suitable for breeding – €265;
  • 2 AA heifers – 6-weeks-old – €250/head.

Breeding heifers

  • A special entry of dairy breeding heifers sold from €700 to €750 each.
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