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Prices at Carnew Mart up on pre-Christmas levels

Prices at the 2021 opening sale at Carnew Mart were up on pre-Christmas levels, according to David Quinn.

The sale attracted some 310 head entries, including 105 dry cows and 50 calves.

Speaking following the sale on Saturday, January 2nd, the mart manager said:

“The trade was improved on pre-Christmas sale with strong feedlot & northern demand for all types of beef & forward cattle. Plenty of customers for store and dry cows met an excellent demand.”

Prices at Carnew Mart:
Bullocks:
  • 2 AA – 574KG – €1310;
  • CH – 802KG – €1880;
  • 2 LM – 718KG – €1700;
  • 2 CH – 626KG – €1420;
  • CH – 616KG – €1440;
  • 2 AA – 412KG – €930;
  • CH – 658KG – €1580;
  • 2 AA – 492KG – €1080;
  • 4 AA – 452KG – €1000;
  • 2 CH – 722KG – €1640;
  •  BB – 269KG – €580;
  • 2 AA – 560KG – €1260.
Heifers:
  • 2 CH – 692KG – €1540;
  • LM – 564KG – €1280;
  • 2 CH – 662KG – €1440;
  • CH – 474KG – €1050;
  • 2 AA – 540KG – €1180;
  • 5 LM – 457KG – €890;
  • 2 BB – 342KG – €790;
  • LM – 364KG – €910;
  • 2 CH – 676KG – €1340;
  • 4 HE – 439KG – €840;
  • 2 CH – 708KG – €1560.
Cows:
  • CH – 808KG – €1330;
  • AA – 652KG – €1090;
  • LM – 600KG – €1050;
  • 2 JE – 612KG – €700;
  • LM – 632KG – €1030;
  • 2 FR – 732KG – €1040;
  • 3 FR – 615KG – €760;
  • 3 FR – 560KG – €630;
  • AA – 822KG – €1330;
Prices at Carnew Mart – sheep:

Some 560 sheep were on offer at the mart’s sheep sale, according to the mart manager.

He noted that sheep met a “super trade” with prices up €5 – €10 per head on pre-Christmas levels.

The top price in the hoggets category, €141, was paid for 20 mixed lambs, weighing 63kg. Cull ewes sold to €135.

Mixed hoggets:
  • X20 45kg – €126;
  • X17 52kg – €136;
  • X51 51kg – €132;
  • X12 47kg – €127;
  • X17 53kg – €136;
  • X16 48kg – €129;
  • X20 48.7kg – €134;
  • X12 43kg – €104;
  • X15 36kg – €100;
  • X20 63kg – €141;
  • X13 55Kg – €139;
  • X15 45Kg – €122;
  • X10 55kg – €135.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes ranged from €78 to €135;
  • In-lamb ewes (broken mouth) sold from €135- €145.
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