Improved trade for heifer weanlings at Elphin


Weanling prices were "governed by quality", according to Connellan

Improved trade for heifer weanlings at Elphin

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Weanling prices were "governed by quality", according to Connellan

Cull cow prices were described as “steady” at Elphin Mart on Monday, December 2nd, according to its manager, Gerry Connellan.

93% of entries in this category, found a new home, with an average price of €1,041 achieved, as entries went under the hammer from €335 to €1,405 – a price that was paid for a Charolais, weighing 815kg.

In-calf

With a 57% clearance recorded in the suckler ring, prices ranged from €1,340-€1,510 for a Limousin heifer.

Bull weanlings

“We had a 92% clearance of bull weanlings with prices fair but governed by quality.”

  • <300 kg - the average price achieved was €671 with a maximum price of €855 for a 270 kg Charolais;

  • 300-400 kg - the average price achieved was €800 with a maximum price of €990 for a 390 kg Charolais;

  • 400-500 kg - the average price achieved was €854 with a maximum price of €1,045 for a 430 kg Charolais.

Heifer weanlings

“We had a 94% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices improved but governed by quality.” the manager added.

  • <300 kg - the average price achieved was €682 with a maximum price of €880 for a 285 kg Charolais;

  • 300-400 kg – the average price achieved was €832 with a maximum price of €1,080 for a 395 kg Charolais;

  • 400-500 kg - the average price achieved was €955 with a maximum price of €1,025 for a 440 kg Charolais.

Sheep

“A 100% clearance of lambs with prices steady,” Connellan added.

Lambs:

  • 60.5 kg - €118;

  • 54 kg - €101;

  • 45 kg - €97;

  • 42 kg - €83;

  • 28 kg - €43.

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