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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-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 firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Strong heifers ‘freely’ making €1,000 over the kg at Elphin Mart

Elphin Mart report – cattle prices – 12-07-2021

According to a spokesperson, cattle sold for up to €2,080 at Elphin Mart on Monday, July 12th, 2021.

The sale topper came in the form of a Charolais cow, weighing 885kgs.

“Numbers remained very strong in the cull cow ring, with a noticeable amount of factory fit cows passing through the ring,” the spokesperson commented.

Elphin Mart 12-07-2021:
  • 875kg – CH – €1,990;
  • 745kg – LM – €1,780;
  • 825kg- CH – €1,860;
  • 700kg – CH – €1,700.
Bullock prices:

“We had a strong show of bullocks on Monday evening with a good trade for both stores as well as forward cattle.”

  • 500kg – CH – €1480;
  • 690kg LM @ €1,900;
  • 470kg – CH – €1,400;
  • 685kg – LM – €1,820.
Heifer prices:

“Some great quality heifers were on offer, with strong heifers freely making a thousand with their weight.”

  • 390kg – CH – €1,140;
  • 610kg – CH – €1,690;
  • 435kg – CH – €1,200;
  • 635kg – BAX – €1,730;
  • 720kg – CH – €1,980;
  • 740kg – CH – €1940.
Sheep prices

According to the spokesperson, lambs remained “steady” while cull ewes showed some improvement.

“We had a record number of sheep Monday night, with the yard full of 1,200 sheep.”

  • 35-40kg made €97-€112;
  • 40-45kg made €118-€133;
  • 45-50kg made €133-€140;
  • Over 50kg made up to €149;
  • Cull ewes topped out at €185.
Cattle prices at Elphin Mart last week:

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.”

View prices for bullocks, heifers, cull cows and sheep.

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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