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Smaller numbers at Kilrush ahead of anticipated return to ringside

Kilrush Mart report – cattle prices – 05-05-2021

According to a spokesperson, cull cows met with a “strong” trade at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.

They reported that “quite a number of young stock” went under the hammer at the general cattle sale.

“Much smaller sale as some people holding off in anticipation of people being allowed back in the rings.”

“A number of calves available and these meet a fine trade with Friesian bulls making €80 to €145.  AA calves made €100 to €170 and Hereford-crosses calves made €135 to €365,” the spokesperson added.

Kilrush Mart 05-04-2021

CULL COWS:                                           

  • FR – 535kgs – €940 – €1.76/kg;
  • AAX – 555kgs – €1,180 – €2.12/kg;
  • FR – 835kgs – €1,240 – €1.48/kg;
  • LMX – 660kgs – €1,250 – €1.89/kg;
  • FR – 730kgs – €1,250 – €1.71/kg;
  • LM – 645kgs – €1,500 – €2.32/kg;
  • FR – 510kgs – €790 – €1.55/kg;
  • LM – 550kgs – €1,170 – €2.13/kg.

HEIFERS:

  • 1 CHX 295kgs – €780 – €2.64/kg
  • 2 HEX 417kgs – €800 – €1.91/kg
  • 1 HEX 345kgs – €630 – €1.82/kg
  • 2 HEX 407kgs – €790 – €1.94/kg
  • 1 SIX 575kgs – €1,250 – €2.17/kg
  • 2 AAX 257kgs – €580 – €2.25/kg
  • 3 HEX kgs – €900 – €1.85/kg.

BULLOCKS:

  • HEX – 645kgs – €1,300 – €2.01/kg;
  • LM – 370kgs – €1,040 – €2.81/kg;
  • HEX – 445kgs – €950 – €2.13/kg;
  • 2 FRX – 452kgs – €760 – €1.68/kg;
  • HEX – 665kgs – €1,390 – €2.09/kg;
  • FR – 720kgs – €1,380 – €1.91/kg.

Cattle prices at last week’s sale

Just over 300 cattle went under the hammer at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.

The spokesperson noted that whilst calf numbers are declining, trade is “holding very steady”. They reported “strong” demand for Friesian heifer calves as prices ranged from €310-€335/head.

“Aberdeen Angus calves made to €250 and Belgian Blue-cross calves made to €360. A handful of suckler cows with calves at foot met a good trade and made to €1,700.”

“Again, quite a number of young stock available today. A strong trade was achieved today in all classes and a 96% clearance achieved.”

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