Charolais-cross weanlings set Elphin sale alight


Pictures & Prices: Charolais weanlings pushed up to €4.15/kg at Monday's sale. A top call of €1,390 was recorded for a 400kg CH.

Charolais-cross weanlings set Elphin sale alight

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Pictures & Prices: Charolais weanlings pushed up to €4.15/kg at Monday's sale. A top call of €1,390 was recorded for a 400kg CH.

85% of entries offered for sale at Elphin Mart's Annual Show and Sale of Male Weanlings changed hands.

The manager of the mart - Gerry Connellan - reported that quality lots commanded the best prices recorded on the day.

Weanlings

Weanlings under 300kgs sold to an average price of €798 with a maximum price of €1,240 for a 300kg - CH.

Weanlings 300-400 kg sold to an average of €932 with a maximum price of €1,390 for a 400 kg Charolais.

An average of €1,145 was forked out for bull weanlings in the 400-500 kg weight bracket; these peaked at €1,380 for a 425kg Charolais.

Those in the 500 kg achieved an average price of €1,255 with a maximum price of €1,350 recorded for a Charolais - 610 kg.

  • 1st-prize winner - 300kg - €1240 - €4.15/kg [LEFT];
  • 2nd-prize winner - 400kg - €1390 - €3.47/kg [MIDDLE];
  • 3rd-prize winner - 400kg - €1310 - €3.26/kg [RIGHT].

CHX offerings

  • 425kg - €1380;
  • 440kg - €1370;
  • 400kg - €1360;
  • 410kg - €1340;
  • 545kg - €1335;
  • 555kg - €1335;
  • 425kg - €1255.

Dry Cows

The manager reported a 96% clearance of dry cows, with an average of €1,039 and price range of €355 to €1,790 for a 1,065 kg CH cow.

Cows-Incalf Heifers

56% of in-calf heifers parted ways, with an average price of €1,076; the sale topper came in the form of a Limousin in-calf heifer at €1,300.

Sheep

Mr.Connellan said there was a larger entry of sheep; however, trade improved, giving rise to a good clearance.

91% of cull ewes were sold; these ranged from €25-€120.

Lambs

  • 52 kg - €110;
  • 50 kg - €105;
  • 46.5 kg - €94;
  • 45 kg - €84;
  • 39 kg - €75.50.

Image source: Midland and Western Charolais Club \ Facebook.

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