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Weanlings ‘through the roof’ at Kanturk with up to €3.71/kg paid

A “jaw-dropping” €3.71/kg for a 9-month-old Limousin bull weanling was the highest-priced entry Kanturk Mart show and sale on Tuesday (September 8th).

The bull, owned by Mr. James O’ Connor Knockeenacurrig West, Kiskeam, weighing 350kgs, was purchased for €1300.

“That wasn’t the only animal causing a stir at the marts as prices for weanlings were through the roof.”

“A 10-month-old Charolais weanling heifer, owned by Mr Daniel Healy, Horsemount, Ballinagree, weighing 390kgs, made just over €3.60/kg.”

“It was a great sale all-round with great competition ringside and online. 468 animals were entered in the sale, including 40 calves.”

Supreme champion

  • LM bull – 370kgs – €1000 owned by Timothy Francis Buckley, Boherbue, Co. Cork.

Reserve champion

  • SI – 370kgs – €810 – owned by Con Cronin, Ballyclough, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Best pen of bull weanlings

  • 6 LM – 335kgs – €870 – owned by Denis Frawley, Lisgriffin, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Best pen of heifer weanlings

  • 4 CH – 307kgs – €740 – owned by Sam O’ Sullivan, Knocknanagh, Mallow, Co. Cork.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 LM – 350kgs – €1300;
  • 1 LM – 370kgs – €1000;
  • 1 HE – 355kgs – €750;
  • 3 AA – 350kgs – €850.

HEIFERS:

  • 1 CH – 390kgs – €1410;
  • 1 LM – 360kgs – €920;
  • 1 AA – 430kgs – €800;
  • 4 CH – 307kgs – €740.

DRY COWS:

  • 1 FR – 685kgs – €1390;
  • 1 AA – 820kgs – €1370;
  • 1 AA – 870kgs – €1290;
  • 1 FR – 745kgs – €1180.

FACTORY BULLS:

  • 1 HE – 995kgs – €1560;
  • 1 FR – 860kgs – €1300;
  • 1 AA – 655kgs – €1230.

HEIFERS:

  • 1 SI – 505kgs – €1130;
  • 2 Ch – 455kgs – €940;
  • 1 AA – 440kgs – €825;
  • 1 HE – 410kgs – €810.

BULLOCKS:

  • 5 HE – 760kgs – €1230;
  • 4 LM – 675kgs – €1180;
  • 5 AA – 630kgs – €1150;
  • 2 AA – 545kgs – €930.

CALVES:

  • HE bulls – €240 – €360;
  • HE heifers – €180 – €270;
  • AA bulls – €270 – €330;
  • AA heifers – €200 – €280.
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