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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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In-calf heifers fetch up to €2,480 at Elphin

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85% of dry cows offered for sale at Elphin Mart on Monday (November 16th) found new homes, according to Gerry Connellan.

He reported “very good demand” for good quality cows. The average price achieved was €1,185 as prices ranged from €130 to €1,870 for a 900 kg Limousin.

Springers

  • 76% clearance of in-calf animals – The average price achieved was €1,923. Prices ranged from €1,320 to €2,480 for Limousin heifer with her time up to EBY.
Heifer weanlings

“87% clearance of female weanlings with prices steady governed by quality.”

  • < 300 kg – The average price achieved was €702 with a maximum price of €910 for a 285 kg Charolais;
  • 300-400 kg – The average price achieved was €803 with a maximum price of €1,070 for a 310 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – The average price achieved was €920 with a maximum of €1,010 for a 440 kg Limousin.
Bull weanlings

“78% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • < 300 kg – The average price achieved was €715 with a maximum price of €1,010 for 265 kg Charolais.
  • 300-400  kg – The average price achieved was €878 with a maximum price of €1,200 for a 310 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – The average price achieved was €958 with a maximum price of €1,040 for a 415kg Charolais;
  • >500 kg – The average price achieved was €1,003 with a maximum of €1,050 for a 565 kg Limousin.
Sheep
Lambs:

94% clearance of lambs with prices as follows:

  • 55 kg – €126.50;
  • 52 kg – €124;
  • 47 kg – €116.50;
  • 43 kg – €106;
  • 38 kg – €97.
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Ewes ranged from €80 to €111.

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