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‘Very good’ trade for ‘outstanding’ yard of cattle at Loughrea

Despite Storm Ellen last week, there was a “good” turnout of lambs and breeding ewes at Loughrea Mart, according to a spokesperson.

“Numbers of lambs at sales have been reported as small and this has helped to keep prices up.”

Lambs:

  • 40kgs – €107.50;
  • 41kgs – €96;
  • 44.5kgs – €104;
  • 46kgs – €105;
  • 47kgs – €109;
  • 48.5kgs – €112;
  • 53kgs – €120.

Other categories:

  • Hoggets from €150-€178;
  • Cull ewes – €60-€85.

Cattle

“An outstanding yard of quality cattle saw a very good trade with almost a full clearance. A good supply of grass over the past couple of months has helped put on good weight on cattle.”

Bullocks:

  • 1 LMX – 410kg – €1,080;
  • 1 LMX – 490kg – €1,130;
  • 1 CHX – 525kg – €1,160;
  • 1 CHX – 592kg – €1,370;
  • 1 LMX – 625kg – €1,390;
  • 1 LMX – 666kg – €1,500.

Heifers:

  • 1 CHX – 395kg – €950;
  • 1 CHX – 460kg – €1,070;
  • 1 LMX – 475kg – €1,110;
  • 1 CHX – 572kg – €1,340;
  • 1 CHX – 615kg – €1,240;
  • 1 LMX – 650kg – €1,450.

Cull cows:

  • 1 AAX – 645kg – €990;
  • 1 AAX – 755kg – €1,230;
  • 1 AAX – 785kg – €1,240;
  • 1 CHX – 850kg – €1,590;
  • 1 AAX – 870kg – €1,310;
  • 1 CHX – 900kg – €1,650.

Image source: Loughrea Co-op Mart LTD / Facebook  

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