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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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‘Show stopper’ sells for €3,540 at Elphin Mart

Elphin Mart report – cattle prices – 01-09-2021

According to a spokesperson, heifers reached €3,540, while bullocks climbed to €2,000 at Elphin Mart on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.

They reported “a good show of bullocks and heifers at Wednesday’s sale”. “The show stopper on the day was a very-well bred BB heifer weighing 630kg at €3540.”

Elphin Mart 01-09-2021:

Heifers:
  • 775kg – AA – €1790;
  • 705kg – CH – 1740;
  • 670kg – CH – €1620;
  • 640kg – CH – €1600;
  • 655kg – CH – €1550;
  • 590kg – CH – €1540;
  • 500kg – LM – €1300.
Bullocks:
  • 820kg – CH – €2000;
  • 800kg – CH – €1900;
  • 785kg – CH – 1690;
  • 705kg – AA – €1500.
30-08-2021:

The spokesperson reported, “another good show of dry cows on offer Monday evening, with a near full clearance”.

  • 1005kg CH – €2280;
  • 900kg CH – €2030;
  • 845kg CH – €1860;
  • 760kg CH – €1750;
  • 750kg BB – €1690.
Suckler pairs and weanlings

“3 suckler pairs made from €1580 up to €1690. A small number of weanlings on show but a lively trade for both heifers and bulls.

Heifer weanlings:
  • 390kg – CH – €950;
  • 330kg – LM – €1010;
  • 400kg – BB – €1100;
  • 400kg – CH – €1000;
  • 360kg – CH – €1030.
Bull weanlings:
  • 530kg CH – €1310;
  • 470kg LM – €1290;
  • 440kg LM – €1170;
  • 340kg CH – €1020;
  • 325kg CH – €1070.
Sheep

The spokesperson reported that over 750 sheep were on offer at the mart’s sheep sale.

Lamb prices were up €2 -€3 on the last week, with another strong show from farmers looking for store lambs.”

  • 35-45kg made from €90 – €105;
  • 40-45kg made from €105 – €121;
  • 45-50kg made from €121 – €133;
  • 50kg+ made up tp €139.

“Cull ewe trade seems to have eased slightly with prices back on previous weeks. While the best of the ewes did still come into €182, the majority of good ewes sold between €130 – €160 mark.”

Mart information
  • Address: Elphin Co-operative Livestock Mart LTD, Palace Rd, Elphin, Co. Roscommon
  • County: Roscommon
  • Phone: 071-9635061

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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

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