Strong export demand for quality weanlings at Carnew


All types met with an excellent trade on Saturday, while weanlings met with an improved trade on Wednesday. Demand improved for lighter weanling heifers.

Strong export demand for quality weanlings at Carnew

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All types met with an excellent trade on Saturday, while weanlings met with an improved trade on Wednesday. Demand improved for lighter weanling heifers.

Some 850 cattle and 80 calves passed through the rings of Carnew Mart on Saturday (October 6th).

David Quinn - Manager of Carnew Mart - reported an excellent trade with excellent prices for all types on offer.

Summary

  • Beef & Forward Bullocks - €600-€1030 over;
  • Cont. Bullocks - €450-€820 over;
  • FF Bullocks - €50-€470 over;
  • Beef Heifers - €550-€880 over;
  • Store Heifers - €270-€760 over;
  • Beef Cows - €400-€760 over;
  • Store Cows - €100 under to €360 over.

Sheep Sale

3,620 sheep went under the hammer on Thursday (October 4th), with a good selling trade for all classes, according to David Quinn.

He said that prices were similar to the previous week, with strong store demand evident at the ringside.

Price table

Lambs Over 50Kg €101 - €106;

  • 45 – 49 Kg - €91 - €102;
  • 40 – 44 Kg - €82 – €93;
  • 35 – 39 Kg - €74 – €86;
  • Under 35Kg - €57 – €82.

Ewe Lambs and Cull Ewes

  • Ewe Lambs - €85 - €110;
  • Heavy Cull Ewes - €110 – €150;
  • Lighter Cull Ewes - €45 – €108;

Breeding Ewes

  • Older Breeding Ewes €80 – €122;
  • Breeding Rams €150 – €500.

Weanling Sale

Wednesday’s (October 3rd) weanling sale attracted just over 440 lots, with strong export demand for quality lots, David Quinn added.

He said that prices improved well, particuarly for lighter weanling heifers.

Summary

Bulls

  • Over 400kg - €850 - €1450;
  • Under €400 kg - €560 - €1180.

Heifers

  • Over 400kg - €740 - €1180;
  • Under 400 - €470 - €1050.

Bulls

  • 1 LM - 544kg - €1270;
  • 1 LM - 676kg - €1450;
  • 3 LM - 470kg - €1170;
  • 2 LM - 241kg - €550;
  • 3 CH - 305kg - €760;
  • 2 CH - 335kg - €845;
  • 4 LM - 343kg - €930;
  • 4 LM - 330kg - €910;
  • 1 BB - 500kg - €1340;
  • 1 LM - 452kg - €1230.

Heifers

  • 5 CH - 377kg - €900;
  • 1 BB - 336kg - €960;
  • 1 LM - 366kg - €900;
  • 3 BB - 376kg - €990;
  • 3 PTX - 288kg - €655;
  • 2 BB - 386kg - €945;
  • 2 CH - 342kg - €730;
  • 2 CH - 336kg - €700.

Image source: Carnew Mart - Facebook page.

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