Calves met with 'excellent trade' at Kilmallock


Light heifers sold for up to €710/head or €2.95/kg

Calves met with 'excellent trade' at Kilmallock

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Light heifers sold for up to €710/head or €2.95/kg

162 buyers bid for 1,100 animals in Kilmallock Mart’s 3 online sales last week, according to a mart spokesperson.

332 bullocks were sold on Monday with a top price of €1710 or €1.85/kg being paid for heavy bullocks. Meanwhile, lighter store bullocks made up to €1210/head or €2.46/kg.

A small entry of young bulls earned up to €1070/head or €2.35/kg.

The spokesperson reported that the 436 calves on offer were met with an “excellent trade”. €415 was paid for stronger calves while young calves sold for up to €320.

On Wednesday, Dry cows sold for up to €1280/head or €1.67/kg while light heifers sold for up to €710/head or €2.95/kg. Heavier lots fetched up to €1340/head or €2.34/kg.

Sucklers reached €1260 each, while an entry of dairy breeding heifers made up to €750/head.

Bullocks:

  • 4 AA - 358kg - €800;

  • 5 HE - 353kg - €780;

  • 2 LM - 303kg - €660;

  • 8 FR - 394 - kg - €660;

  • 5 AA - 262kg - €630;

  • 1 SI - 440kg - €950;

  • 2 CH - 410kg - €880.

Weanling bulls:

  • 3 LM - 552kg - €1070 (€1.93 per kg);

  • 2 BB - 360kg - €910 (€2.52per kg);

  • 1 LM - 430kg - €910 (€2.11 per kg);

  • 1 LM - 265kg - €660 (€2.49 per kg);

  • 1 FR - 315kg - €500 (€1.58 per kg)

  • 2 AA - 215kg - €470 (€2.18per kg);

  • 1 HE - 195kg - €400 (€2.05per kg).

Dry cows:

  • CH - 695kg - €1090;

  • FR - 730kg - €1040;

  • SI - 460kg - €770;

  • SH - 400kg - €660,

  • FR - 485kg - €650;

  • HE - 550kg - €820;

  • AA - 800kg - €1280.

Heifers:

  • LM - 320kg - €710,

  • AU - 345kg - €700;

  • AA - 325kg - €680;

  • 3 HE - 330kg - €660;

  • SH - 290kg - €650;

  • 3 HE - 132kg - €390;

  • LM - 490kg - €1040;

  • BB - 580kg - €1340.

Calves:

  • CH heifer - 10-week-old - €415

  • LM heifer - 4-week-old - €405

  • BB heifer - 4-week-old - €405;

  • 2 HE bulls - 10-12-weeks-old - €370/head;

  • 6 AA bulls - 7/8 weeks old - €345/head;

  • Friesian heifer suitable for breeding - €265;

  • 2 AA heifers - 6-weeks-old - €250/head.

Breeding heifers

  • A special entry of dairy breeding heifers sold from €700 to €750 each.

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