Firm farmer demand for calves at Kilrush


“It must be said that calves on offer were of good quality and well fed, with a very good trade for quality Hereford calves"

Firm farmer demand for calves at Kilrush

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“It must be said that calves on offer were of good quality and well fed, with a very good trade for quality Hereford calves"

There was a fine trade for calves at Kilrush on Wednesday (March 6th) especially for good-quality Hereford-types, with a mix of traditional and Continental breeds on offer, according to a spokesperson for the mart.

“It must be said that calves on offer were of good quality and well fed, and it was farmer demand that drove the trade.”

The spokesperson added that the cull cow category comprises mostly of dairy-types; the trade was “good” in the bullock and heifer rings.

BULLOCKS

  • 1 CH - 295kgs - €760 - €2.58/kg;

  • 4 HEX - 310kgs - €665 - €2.15/kg;

  • 1 CH - 285kgs - €760 - €2.67/kg;

  • 3 LMX - 437kgs - €1,075 - €2.46/kg;

  • 1 CH - 390kgs - €990 - €2.51/kg;

  • 5 HEX - 541kgs - €1,080 - €1.99/kg;

  • 2 FR - 530kgs - €870 - €1.64/kg;

  • 3 FR - 488kgs - €825 - €1.69/kg.

HEIFERS

  • 6 HEX 322kgs - €620 - €1.92/kg;

  • 1 LMX 440kgs - €1,000 - €2.27/kg;

  • 1 LMX 365kgs - €795 - €2.18/kg;

  • 1 AAX 550kgs - €990 - €1.78/kg;

  • 3 CHX 311kgs - €750 - €2.41/kg;

  • 3 HEX 485kgs - €840 - €1.73/kg.

CULL COWS

  • 1 FR - 570kgs - €785 - €1.38/kg;

  • 1 SIX - 700kgs - €995 - €1.42/kg;

  • 1 FR - 570kgs - €655 - €1.15/kg;

  • 1 FR - 605kgs - €665 - €1.10/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 605kgs - €950 - €1.57/kg;

  • 1 FR - 690kgs - €840 - €1.22/kg.

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