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Prices for cattle at Kilrush Mart on par with last week

A slightly larger entry of cows, bullocks and heifers went under the hammer at Kilrush Mart on Wednesday (November 25th).

That is according to a spokesperson who noted that mostly dairy-type cull cows were on offer. “Trade as strong as last week for all categories with 100% clearance.”

Kilrush Mart cattle prices 
BULLOCKS:         
  • 3 HEX – 570kgs – €1,070 – €1.88/kg;
  • 2 AAX – 530kgs – €1,050 – €1.98/kg;
  • 3 LMX – 363kgs – €800 – €2.20/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 557kgs – €1,030 – €1.85/kg;
  • AA – 185kgs – €410 – €2.22/kg;
  • 3 FR – 528kgs – €850 – €1.61/kg;
  • CH – 350kgs – €870 – €2.49/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 543kgs – €990 – €1.82/kg.
HEIFERS:
  • LMX – 390kgs – €940 – €2.41/kg;
  • LM – 375kgs – €880 – €2.34/kg;
  • 3 AAX – 415kgs – €740 – €1.78/kg;
  • 2 AA – 172kgs – €370 – €2.14/kg.
CULL COWS:                             
  • AA 560kgs – €810 – €1.45/kg;
  • LMX 760kgs – €1,130 – €1.49/kg;
  • FR 840kgs – €1,100 – €1.31/kg;
  • HEX 675kgs – €970 – €1.44/kg;
  • FR 715kgs – €910 – 1.27/kg.
Kilrush Mart cattle prices last week

A slightly smaller entry went under the hammer at last week’s sale, according to the spokesperson.

They reported that trade “held well overall” with “strong farmer demand”. The sale attracted a mix of both traditional and continental breeds.

Better-quality-type Friesian cows made up to €1.24/kg, while poorer-types made just over €1.00/kg. Heifers generally ranged from €2.00/kg upwards, with just over €1.80/kg recorded for traditional-types.

On the bullock end, again traditional-types hovered around the €1.70-€1.80/kg mark with close to €2.50/kg for continentals.

Read last week’s report, with sample prices.

Clare Marts LTD is a farmer-owned co-operative with branches in Ennis, Scariff, Kilfenora and Kilrush. Kilrush Mart holds its general cattle sale every Wednesday at 11am.

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