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Friesian calves up €10-€20/hd at Carnew

Some 1235 entries, including 375 calves and 170 dry cows, went under the hammer at Carnew Mart on Saturday, February 22nd, according to David Quinn. 

The mart manager reported that cattle met an outstanding demand for all classes with a brisk trade leading to a full clearance. 

“Exporters were very active for calves with prices of FR calves up €10-€20/head on last week,” Quinn explained. 

Summary: 

  • Beef and forward bullocks – €630 – €1020 over €1.98 – €2.42/KG;
  • Continental store bullocks – €450 – €830 over €2.10 – €2.68/KG;
  • HE/ AA bullocks – €380 – €640 over €1.88 – €2.15/KG;
  • FR bullocks – €250 – €610 over €1.62 – €1.88/KG;
  • Heavy bulls – €440 – €810 over €2.10 – €2.88/KG;
  • Beef heifers – €570 – €860 over €1.87 – €2.48/KG;
  • Store heifers – €380 – €790 over €1.95 – €2.88/KG;
  • Store culls – €150 – €460 over;
  • Beef culls – €420 – €810 over.

Calves:

  • Strong FR bulls – €80 -€175;
  • Young FR bulls – €30 – €75;
  • Continental bulls – €240 – €440;
  • Continental heifers – €160 – €400;
  • HE/AA bulls – €150 – €380;
  • HE/AA heifers – €120 – €290.
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