Improved trade for heifers at Loughrea


“With the strong winds over the weekend, boats could not travel so shippers were not as active"

Improved trade for heifers at Loughrea

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“With the strong winds over the weekend, boats could not travel so shippers were not as active"

Lambs were easier by €5/head at Loughrea Mart on Saturday (October 5th), according to a spokesperson.

“Factories say they are over-supplied with lambs. Breeding sheep are now drying up but prices for nice hoggets are still good.”

Lambs:

  • 40kg - €80;

  • 41kg - €77;

  • 43.5kg - €85;

  • 45kg - €92.

Ewes:

  • 53kg - €97;

  • 49kg - €106.

Other categories:

  • Ewe hoggets up to €183;

  • Cull ewes - €50-€100.

Weanlings:

“With the strong winds over the weekend, boats could not travel so shippers were not as active in the marts.”

“This brought down the price of the weanling bulls. The heifer trade has improved, and this is welcomed.” the spokesperson added.

Bulls:

  • 1 LMX – 270kg - €795;

  • 1 CHX – 285kg - €800;

  • 1 CHX – 305kg - €920;

  • 1 CHX – 360kg - €975;

  • 1 CHX – 365kg - €1,000;

  • 1 CHX – 410kg - €850.

Heifers:

  • 1 CHX – 270kg - €750;

  • 1 CHX – 295kg - €805;

  • 1 CHX – 310kg - €810;

  • 1 LMX – 360kg - €900;

  • 1 LMX – 380kg - €905;

  • 1 LMX – 410kg - €940.

Cattle:

“There is quite a good demand for nice store bullocks with plenty of customers; out-of-spec cattle are hard sold with some factories only taking 30-months or under.”

Bullocks:

  • 1 CHX – 480kg - €1,050;

  • 1 LMX – 495kg - €1,135;

  • 1 LMX – 550kg - €1,185;

  • 1 LMX – 610kg - €1,100;

  • 1 AAX – 685kg - €1,105;

  • 1 CHX – 690kg - €1,280.

Heifers:

  • 1 LMX – 365kg - €810;

  • 1 CHX – 390kg - €830;

  • 1 CHX – 455kg - €875;

  • 1 LMX – 480kg - €970;

  • 1 CHX – 495kg - €960;

  • 1 LMX – 510kg - €1,100;

  • 1 LMX – 545kg - €1,070.

Cull cows:

  • 1 LMX – 670kg - €970;

  • 1 LMX – 705kg - €1,065;

  • 1 CHX – 790kg - €1,135;

  • 1 CHX – 810kg - €1,110;

  • 1 LMX – 820kg - €1,315.

Image source: Loughrea Mart \ Facebook

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