WATCH: €4.38/kg for BBX heifer at Gortatlea


"The last calf sale of the year ended on a high with a great trade and a big crowd around the ring."

WATCH: €4.38/kg for BBX heifer at Gortatlea

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"The last calf sale of the year ended on a high with a great trade and a big crowd around the ring."

Some “exceptional prices” were recorded at Gortatlea Mart’s E and U grade heifer sale last week, according to Maurice Brosnan – the mart’s auctioneer.

The sale-topper came in the form of a Belgian-Blue-cross weighing 370kgs; the hammer fell at €1,620.

“It was the last calf sale of the year which ended on a high with a great trade and a big crowd around the ring.”

“The general sale was busy with 200 lots of cows on offer. Buyers were very active around the ring.” the manager added.

Cows

  • 1 BA – 840kg - €1,690 - €2.01/kg;

  • 1 LM – 565kg - €1,120 - €1.98/kg;

  • 1 FR – 580kg - €1,090 - €1.88/kg.

Heifers

  • 1 LMX – 540kg - €1,330 - €2.46/kg;

  • 1 CHX – 570kg - €1,270 - €2.23/kg;

  • 6 AAX – 497.5kg - €1,050 - €2.11/kg.

Bullocks

  • 2 CHX – 422.5kg - €1,000 - €2.37/kg;

  • 4 LMX – 601.25kg - €1,315 - €2.19/kg;

  • 5 AAX – 630kg - €1,310 - €2.08/kg.

Weanling Bulls

  • 3 CHX – 243.4kg - €740 - €3.04/kg;

  • 1 CHX – 310kg - €930 - €3.00/kg;

  • 2 LMX – 400kg - €1,000 - €2.50/kg.

Weanling Heifers

  • 1 BBX – 370kg - €1,620 - €4.38/kg;

  • 1 BB – 355kg - €1,270 - €3.58/kg;

  • 1 LMX – 365kg - €1,200 - €3.29/kg.

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