Slow trade for light and plain cattle at Carnew


There was good demand for quality lots and beef cattle on Saturday, while there good export demand for AA and HE bull weanlings.

Slow trade for light and plain cattle at Carnew

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There was good demand for quality lots and beef cattle on Saturday, while there good export demand for AA and HE bull weanlings.

Some 750 entries including 150 dry cows and 100 calves went under the hammer at Carnew Mart on Saturday (December 1st).

The mart’s manager - David Quinn said there was good demand for quality lots and beef cattle while light cattle and plain cattle continued to be a slow trade.

Summary

  • Beef and Forward Blks – €600 – €880 over;
  • Cont. Store Blks - €380- €810 over;
  • Beef Hfrs – €550 – €860 over;
  • Store Hfrs - €210 – €715 over;
  • Beef Cows – €350 – €680 over;
  • Store Cows – €150 under – €280 over.

Calves

  • FR Bulls - €40 - €180;
  • Cont Bull - €220 - €410;
  • Cont Hfrs - €140 - €360;
  • HE and AA Bulls - €150 - €310;
  • HE and AA Hfrs - €90 - €240.

Weanling Sale

Some 250 weanlings were offered for sale on Wednesday (November 28th) with strong demand for quality bulls and heifers– good export demand for Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford bulls, according to David Quinn.

Bulls over 400kg ranged from €820 - €1320, while bulls under 400kg made €560 - €1080 and heifers over 400kg sold from €740 - €1180 and heifers under 400kg fetched from €470 - €880.

The mart held a dairy sale on Wednesday, with 80 lots passing through the ring and a full clearance.

Summary

  • Freshly Calved Hfrs - €1150 - €1520;
  • Freshly Calved Cows - €800 -€1360;
  • In-calf heifers calving Feb/March - €800 - €1150.

Sheep Sale

1,620 sheep went under the hammer on Thursday, with a big lift in prices with all classes up by €4/€5/head, David Quinn outlined.

Summary

  • Lambs over 50kg - €114 - €118;
  • 45 – 49kg - €104 - €116.50;
  • 40 – 44kg - €92 - €11;
  • 35 + - €70 - €85;
  • Stores under 35kg €70 - €85;
  • Cull ewes €45 - €118.

Sample prices

  • 14L - 56kg - €118;
  • 6L - 48.7kg - €116.50;
  • 22L - 44.6kg - €111.50;
  • 14L - 43kg - €104;
  • 22L - 46kg - €112.50;
  • 19L - 38.9kg - €94;
  • 5L - 47kg - €117;
  • 13L - 42kg - €96.50;
  • 17L - 35kg - €84;
  • 14L - 30kg - €83;
  • 25L - 42kg - €99.

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