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‘Lamb prices are €10-€15/head dearer than this time last year’

Cull ewes met with a good trade at Loughrea Mart as prices ranged from €65-€136/head, according to a spokesperson.  

“Lamb prices are €10-€15/head dearer than this time last year and hopefully, this will continue.

The majority of hoggets sold from €155-€165/head, with a top call of €204/head recorded in this category.

Lambs:

  • 39kgs – €92;
  • 42kg – €94;
  • 45kg – €104;
  • 46kg – €104;
  • 49kg – €113;
  • 50kgs – €110;
  • 52kgs – €115.

Cattle

“The cattle trade remains strong and let’s hope, the ground keeps drying out as there is plenty of grass and this will stop the glut of cattle coming on the market.”

Weanling heifers:

  • 1 CHX – 210kg – €600;
  • 1 CHX – 240kg – €700;
  • 1 CHX – 270kg – €860;
  • 1 CHX – 275kg – €920;
  • 1 CHX – 390kg – €950.

Weanling bulls:

  • 1 AAX – 325kg – €570;
  • 1 LMX – 390kg – €850;
  • 1 CHX – 400kg – €920;
  • 1 CHX – 415kg – €930;
  • 1 CHX – 427kg – €920;
  • 1 CHX – 525kg – €1,110.

Bullocks:

  • 1 LMX – 285kg – €810;
  • 1 LMX – 292kg – €850;
  • 1 CHX – 310kg – €920;
  • 1 CHX – 465kg – €1,150;
  • 1 LMX – 517kg – €1,210;
  • 1 LMX – 565kg – €1,270;
  • 1 LMX – 595kg – €1,310;
  • 1 CHX – 670kg – €1,410;
  • 1 AAX – 735kg – €1,460;
  • 1 AAX – 765kg – €1,520.

Heifers:

  • 1 CHX – 290kg – €800;
  • 1 CHX – 362kg – €920;
  • 1 LMX – 480kg – €1,150;
  • 1 LMX – 480kg – €1,140;
  • 1 LMX – 530kg – €1,160;
  • 1 LMX – 545kg – €1,150;
  • 1 LMX – 565kg – €1,250;
  • 1 AAX – 655kg – €1,210.

Cull cows:

  • 1 SAX – 50kg – €950;
  • 1 LMX – 595kg – €980;
  • 1 SIX – 675kg – €1,190;
  • 1 LMX – 685kg – €1,230;
  • 1 LMX – 765kg – €1,520;
  • 1 LMX – 770kg – €1,300;
  • 1 LMX – 840kg – €1,560;
  • 1 BBX – 880kg – €1,680.

Image source: Loughrea Co-op Mart LTD / Facebook

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