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Pairs to €3,000 at Elphin Mart

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.”

Cull cows:

“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.
Bullocks:

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.
Sheep prices:

“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.

Lambs:

  • 40-45kg climbed from €106-€125;
  • 45-50kg ranged from €125-€136;
  • Over 50kg made up to €142.
Prices at last week’s sale

According to a spokesperson, cull cows led the sale at Elphin Mart on Monday, June 28th, 2021, when they sold to €2,110.

The spokesperson reported that the mart “saw a good show of cattle with cow numbers, particularly staying high for the time of year”.

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

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

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