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Cull cows range from €310-€1,840 at Elphin

There was a 91% clearance in Elphin Mart’s cull cow ring on Monday, January 27th, according to Gerry Connellan.

The average price in this category settled at €1,288 as entries went under the hammer from €310-€1,840 – a price-tag that was reached by a Charolais cow, weighing 975kg.

Bullocks

The average price achieved in this ring, which recorded a 100% clearance, was €1,123 with a top call of €1,170 for a 603 kg Limousin.

Bull weanlings

“We had 82% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.” the manager added.

  • <300 kg – the average price was €593 with a maximum price of €755 for 270kg Charolais;
  • 300-400kg – the average price was €810 with a maximum price of €900 for a 330 kg Aberdeen Angus;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €923 with a maximum price of €945 for 470 kg Aberdeen Angus.

Heifer weanlings

“We had a 100% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €746 with a maximum price of €870 for a 390 kg Charolais. 

Sheep

“A 100% clearance of lambs with prices steady. 90% clearance of ewes ranged in price from €78 to €137.00. Breeding sheep ranged in price from €130 to €162.” the manager added.

Lambs:

  • 60kg – €127;
  • 52.5kg – €126;
  • 47kg – €120;
  • 44.5kg – €115;
  • 41kg – €101;
  • 35kg – €81.
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