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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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In-calf heifers reach €1,960 at Elphin Mart

Gerry Connellan reported a 98% clearance in the cull cow ring at Elphin Mart on Monday, November 23rd.

He noted that good quality culls met with “good demand”. The average price achieved was €1,197 as cows ranged from €400 to €1,760 for an 865 kg Belgian Blue.

Springers

The mart manager noted that 76% of in-calf entries found new homes. The average price achieved was €1,398.

Prices ranged from €1,020 to €1,960 for a Limousin cow, second calver, due early December to EBY.

Heifer weanlings

“89% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices steady and governed by quality.”

  • < 300 kg – The average price achieved was €673 with a maximum price of €790 for a 265 kg Charolais;
  • 300-400 kg – The average price achieved was €748 with a maximum price of €930 for a 310 kg Charolais;
  • 400-500 kg – The average price achieved was €890  with a maximum price of €920 for 430 kg Charolais.
Bull weanlings

“83% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

  • Weanlings < 300 kg – The average price achieved was €771 with a maximum of €1,120 for a 300 kg Charolais;
  • Weanlings 300-400 kg – The average price achieved was €817 with a maximum of €960 for a 390 kg Limousin;
  • Weanlings 400-500 kg – The average price achieved was €963 with a maximum of €1,080 for 490 kg Charolais.
  • Male weanlings >500 kg – The maximum price of €1,160 for a 540 kg Charolais.
Sheep:
Lambs:

Connellan reported a full clearance of lambs with prices as follows:

  • 2kg – €130.50;
  • 5kg – €126;
  • 5kg – €121.50;
  • 43kg – €104;
  • 5 kg – €92;
  • 35 kg – €89.

Ewes: 97% clearance of ewes ranged from €96 to €125.

Last week

Connellan reported an 85% clearance in the cull cow category at last week’s sale, as prices ranged from €130-€1,870.

Other categories:
  • 76% clearance of springers as entries varied from €1,320 to €2,480;
  • 87% clearance in the weanling heifer ring;
  • 78% of weanling bulls offered for sale found new homes.
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