‘Heifers are a sticky trade’


Farmers and exporters were active for weanlings

‘Heifers are a sticky trade’

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Farmers and exporters were active for weanlings

Farmers and exporters were active at Kilrush Mart’s annual weanling show and sale, which was held on Wednesday, September 25th), according to a spokesperson.

“Heifers dominated by farmers and these are a sticky trade similar to every place - these averaged €2.20/kg.”

“A nice entry of cull cows also and these were mostly Friesian cows.”

“The average price was €44 over last year’s prices, but weights 15kgs to 20kgs were up on last year.” the spokesperson added.

Class 1 – Best Charolais Heifer

  • 1st – 48B – Michael Mescall, Dromellihy, Cree, Co Clare – 305kgs – €1,040;
  • 2nd – 43A – Brian McMahon, Gowerhass, Cooraclare, Co Clare – 260kgs – €800.

Class 2 – Best Limousin Heifer

  • 1st – 52E - Martin Fennell, Ballykett, Kilrush, Co Clare - 355kgs.
  • 2nd – 46H - Michael Keane, Moveen, Kilkee, Co Clare - 330kgs - €770.

Class 3 – Best Charolais Bull

  • 1st – 16D - Mary McGrath, Church Street, Kilkee, Co Clare - 460kgs - €1,020;
  • 2nd – 1 - Martin Costello, Kilferagh, Kilkee, Co Clare - 320kgs - €970.

Class 4 – Best Limousin Bull

  • 1st – 27A - Lorraine Sexton, Finuremore, Mullagh, Co Clare - 350kgs - €1,000;
  • 2nd – 18 – Gerard Hayes, Lisaneir, Kilmihil, Co Clare - 345kgs - €1,000.

Class 5 – Best Pair of Continental Bulls

  • 1st – 11 – Michael Keane, Moveen, Kilkee, Co Clare - 360kgs - €895.

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