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Quality the main driver of price at Elphin

Dry cows went under the hammer from €710 to €1,740 at Elphin Mart on Monday, July 6th, according to Gerry Connellan.

The mart manager reported that an average price of €1,229 was recorded, along with a 95% clearance in this category.

Heifers

In the heifer ring, 81% of entries found new homes, he added.

  • 300-400kgs – the average price achieved was €920;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,038 with a maximum price of €1,200 for a 490 kg Limousin;
  • > 500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,204 with a maximum of €1,650 for a 550 kg Limousin. 

Bullocks

“100% clearance of bullocks with quality good.”

  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €840 for a 400 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €957 with a maximum of €1,290 for a 500 kg Limousin;
  • >500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,220 with a maximum of €1,460 for 5a 45 kg Limousin.

Weanlings

“69% clearance of weanling bulls with price depended on quality.”

  • < 300 kg – the average price achieved was €724 with a maximum of €850 for a 295 kg Limousin;
  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €818 with a maximum for a 400 kg Limousin;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €912 with a maximum of €1,000 for 450 kg Limousin.

Weanling heifers

  • 78% clearance of weanling heifers with price depended on quality.” Connellan added.
  • <300 kg – the average price achieved was €780 with a maximum of €910 for a 280 kg Limousin;
  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €833 with a maximum of €1,050 for a 375 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €870 for a 415 kg Charolais.

Sheep

Connellan noted that 97% of lambs were sold, while all ewes found new owners.   

  • 51 kg – €131;
  • 47 kg – €121.50;
  • 45 kg – €120.50;
  • 42 kg – €111.50;
  • 37.5kg – €93.50.
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