Quality: The main driver of price at Elphin


Prices for in-calve entries were described as “fair”, with an 87% clearance reported.

Quality: The main driver of price at Elphin

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Prices for in-calve entries were described as “fair”, with an 87% clearance reported.

Dry cows were a steady trade at Elphin Mart on Monday, November 25th, according to Gerry Connellan.

With a 100% clearance recorded, entries ranged from €840-€1,405 for a Limousin, weighing 860kg, with an average price of €1,077 achieved.

In-calf

Prices for in-calve entries were described as “fair”, with an 87% clearance reported. These went under the hammer from €580-€1,580 – a price that was paid for an in-calf Simmental heifer.

Bull weanlings

“We had 67% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality.” Connellan added.

  • <300 kg - the average price achieved was €706 with a maximum price of €815 for a 275 kg Charolais;

  • 300-400 kg - the average price achieved was €766 with a maximum price of €903 for a 350 kg Charolais;

  • 400-500 kg - the average price achieved was €956 with a maximum price of €1,000 for a 495 kg Charolais.

Heifer weanlings

“We had 80% clearance of heifer weanlings with prices governed by quality.” the manager added.

  • <300 kg - the average price achieved was €663 with a maximum price of €805 for a 300 kg Limousin;

  • 300-400 kg - the average price achieved was €754 with a maximum price of €830 for a 375 kg Limousin;

  • 400-500 kg - the maximum price of €800 for 405 kg Limousin.

Sheep

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

Sample prices:

  • 40 kg - €118;

  • 51.5 kg - €117;

  • 48 kg - €108;

  • 44.5 kg - €95;

  • 41 kg - €82;

  • 33.5 kg - €63.

“100% clearance of ewes ranged in price from €30 to €148,” Connellan concluded.

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