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Springer reaches €2,240 at Elphin

Cull cows met with a steady trade at Elphin Mart on Monday, February 17th, according to Gerry Connellan.

A 97% clearance was recorded in this ring; prices ranged from €420 to €1830 for a 900 kg Charolais cow, with an average of €1,215 recorded.

In-calf heifers:

59% of in-calf heifers found new homes, with an average price of €1,454 achieved, as prices ranged from €1,000 to €2,240 for a Simmental, due the end of February.

Suckler pairings

Connellan reported that suckler pairings met with a full clearance; cows with a bull calf at foot ranged from €1,310 to €2,020 for a Simmental and her calf. Cows with a heifer calf at foot fetched from €1,700 to €2,260 for a Limousin.

Bull weanlings:

“We had 100% clearance of bull weanlings, with prices governed by quality.”

  • <300kg – the average price was €652 with a maximum price of €685 for a 220kg Limousin;
  • 300-400kg – the average price was €859 with a maximum price of €985 for a 325 kg Charolais.

Heifer weanlings:

“We had a 100% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • <300 kg – the average price achieved was €670 with a maximum price of €800 for a 285 kg Limousin;
  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €871 with a maximum price of €940 for a 320 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,122 with a maximum price of €1,175 for a 495 kg Limousin;
  • >500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,168 with a maximum price of €1,345 for a 640 kg Limousin.

Sheep

“90% clearance of ewes ranged in price from €29-€141. Ewes and lambs ranged from €104 to €250. 99% clearance of lambs with prices steady.” the mart manager added.

Lambs:

  • 54 kg – €136.50;
  • 49 kg – €127;
  • 43 kg – €115;
  • 40.5 kg – €100;
  • 31 kg – €60.
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