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Good demand for heifers suitable for breeding at Elphin

A 97% clearance was recorded for cull cows at Elphin Mart on Monday (July 27th), according to Gerry Connellan who reported that prices held well.

The average price achieved was €1,324 as entries ranged from €520 to €1890 for a 780 kg BAX.

Sucklers

Prices also held well in the suckler ring, with all entries finding new owners.

Cows with bull calves at foot went under the hammer from €1,310 up to €1,500, while cows with female calves at foot ranged from €1,495 to €1,720.

Heifers

“78% clearance of heifers with good demand for heifers suitable for breeding.”

  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €913 with a maximum of €1,030 for a 400 kg Limousin;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,097 with a maximum of €1,410 for a 495 kg Limousin;
  • > 500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,309 with a maximum of €1,820 for a 620g Limousin.

Bullocks

“97% clearance of bullocks with quality a bit less.”

  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €776 with a maximum of €890 for a 395 kg Limousin;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,071 with a maximum of €1,145 for a 445 kg Charolais;
  • > 500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,338 with a maximum of €1,560 for a 675 kg Charolais.

Weanlings

“100% clearance of bull weanlings with prices improved but governed by quality,” Connellan added.

  • 300-400 kg – the average price was €843 with a maximum of €900 for a 390 kg Limousin;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €935 with a maximum of €960 for a 405 kg Charolais.

“60% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • <300 kg – the average price achieved was €840 for a 285 kg Limousin;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €845 with a maximum of €950 for a 405 kg Charolais.

Sheep

90% clearance of lambs with sample prices below:

  • 66 kg – €113;
  • 49 kg – €111.50;
  • 46 kg – €109.50;
  • 43 kg – €109;
  • 41 kg – €95;
  • 38 kg – €90.

Ewes recorded a 91% clearance as prices ranged from €30 to €123, while 50% of hoggets found new homes and averaged €170; rams reached €200.

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