Elphin Mart report – cattle prices – 05-07-2021
According to a spokesperson, suckler pairs reached €3,000 at Elphin Mart on Monday, July 5th, 2021.
The sale included a special entry of stock from Michael Hanlon, Co Longford, due to a change in farming system.
Elphin Mart 05-07-2021:
Speaking following the sale, a spokesperson said:
“We had a good number of cows with calves at foot on offer on the night between purebred and commercial cows.”
“Commercial cows made from €1,440 to €3,000 – depending on the age of the cow and quality of the calf.”
“On the purebred side, some fine teams of cows with calves made up to €2,800. A hand full of maiden purebred heifers made from €920 to €1,380.”
“There was a full clearance of dry cows with 50 out of 50 sold. Some well-fleshed young cows made up to €2.58 a kilo.”
- 875kg – AA – €1,980;
- 800kg – AA – €1,840;
- 700kg – LM – €1,810;
- 685kg – LM – €1,770.
A smaller number of bullocks went under the hammer with prices as follows:
- 500kg – CH @ €1,390 480kg CH @ €1,380
- 455kg CH @ €1,250 430kg LM @ €1,140
“On the heifer side of things, there was a good range of heifers on show.”
- 340kg – CH – €950;
- 520kg – LM – €1,400;
- 345kg – CH – €900;
- 605kg – CH – €1,500.
“We had a 98% clearance of sheep with trade improving slightly on the previous week.”
“Cull ewes topped out at €178 for the heaviest of the ewes on the night,” the spokesperson added.
- 40-45kg climbed from €106-€125;
- 45-50kg ranged from €125-€136;
- Over 50kg made up to €142.
Prices at last week’s sale
The spokesperson reported that the mart “saw a good show of cattle with cow numbers, particularly staying high for the time of year”.
- Address: Elphin Co-operative Livestock Mart LTD, Palace Rd, Elphin, Co. Roscommon
- County: Roscommon
- Contact details: Phone: 071-9635061 or see Facebook.
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