Factory-fit cattle ‘are not selling well’


“Store bullocks are easy to sell"

Factory-fit cattle ‘are not selling well’

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“Store bullocks are easy to sell"

Lambs prices remained unchanged at Loughrea Mart’s most recent sheep sale, according to a spokesperson.

“Bigger numbers coming out with heavy rain impacting the grass and ground conditions. Hogget prices are still quite good.” the spokesperson added.

Summary:

  • Ewe hoggets — €140-€178;

  • 2nd-crop ewes up to €140;

  • 3rd-crop ewes up to €130;

  • Cull ewes — €55-€112.

Lambs:

  • 39kg - €80;

  • 40kg - €82;

  • 42kg - €86.50.

Ewes:

  • 45kg - €88;

  • 49kg - €98;

  • 50kg - €100;

  • 53kg - €100.50.

Weanling sale:

“Bull weanlings continue to be a very good trade with shippers very active for calves. Heifers are well back on last year.”

Bull weanlings:

  • 1 CHX – 290kg - €805;

  • 1 CHX – 305kg - €985;

  • 1 CHX – 360kg - €900;

  • 1 CHX – 375kg - €915;

  • 1 LMX – 405kg- €980;

  • 1 CHX – 480kg - €960.

Heifer weanlings:

  • 1 LMX – 277kg - €810;

  • 1 CHX – 295kg - €765;

  • 1 CHX – 320kg - €825;

  • 1 CHX – 350kg - €815;

  • 1 CHX – 395kg - €830;

  • 1 LMX – 400kgs - €970.

Cattle sale:

“Store bullocks are easy to sell but cattle fit or near fit for the factory are not selling well.” the spokesperson added.

Bullocks:

  • 1 HEX – 440kg - €780;

  • 1 LMX – 465kg - €1,105;

  • 1 LMX – 496kg - €1,020;

  • 1 CHX – 530kg - €1,160;

  • 1 CHX – 532kg - €1,195;

  • 1 HEX – 605kg - €1,040;

  • 1 HEX – 645kg - €1,000.

Heifers:

  • 1 LMX – 435kg - €970;

  • 1 CHX – 462kg - €995;

  • 1 LMX – 470kg - €950;

  • 1 CHX – 555kg - €1,100;

  • 1 CHX – 590kg - €1,100;

  • 1 CHX – 610kg - €1,225;

  • 1 LMX – 645kg - €1,300;

  • 1 CHX – 680kg - €1,225.

Cull cows:

  • 1 CHX – 680kg - €800;

  • 1 HEX – 735kg - €835;

  • 1 AAX – 755kg - €850;

  • 1 AAX – 760kg - €1,095;

  • 1 LMX – 740kg - €1,125.

Image source: Loughrea Co-op Mart LTD \ Facebook

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