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Weanling bulls easier at Elphin

Dry cows met with a steady trade at Elphin Mart on Monday, March 9th, according to Gerry Connellan.

A 95% clearance was recorded in this ring, which saw an average price of €1,214 as entries fetched from €445-€1,790 for an 845kg Limousin entry.

Springers:

The average price achieved for in-calve entries was €1,124 – prices ranged from €925 to €15,00 for a Charolais cow with her time-up early-March to a Limousin bull.

Pedigree unhaltered sale:

A 74% clearance of males gave rise to an average price of €1,130, according to Connellan, who outlined that entries went under the hammer from €800-€1,600.

73% of females found new homes, as prices ranged from €900-€1,200, which resulted in an average of €1,058.

Bull weanlings:

“We had a 62% clearance of bull weanlings with prices a bit less but governed by quality.”

  • <300 kg – the average price was €777 with a maximum of €825 for a 275kg Charolais;
  • 300-400 kg – the average price was €911 with a maximum of €1,060 for a 365 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €1,046 with a maximum of €1,100 for a 490 kg Charolais.

Heifer weanlings:

“We had a 56% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • <300 kg – the average price achieved was €629 with a maximum of €805 for a 300 kg Limousin;
  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €744 with a maximum of €1,000 for a 340 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – the average price achieved was €943 with a maximum of €1,100 for a 420 kg Charolais.

 Sheep

“A 94% clearance of lambs with prices steady. A 90% clearance of ewes ranged in price from €43-€45. Breeding sheep ranged from €125-€150.” the mart manager added. 

Lambs:

  • 53 kg – €137;
  • 48 kg – €120;
  • 44.5 kg – €104;
  • 40 kg – €99;
  • 30 kg – €50.
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