‘Farmers are turning against beef rearing’


Good demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets

‘Farmers are turning against beef rearing’

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Good demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets

Factory and butcher lambs remained steady at Loughrea Mart, according to a spokesperson.

“Ewe lambs and ewe hoggets are in good demand as farmers are turning against beef rearing.”

Lambs:

  • 41kg - €88.50;

  • 42.5kgs - €106.

  • 44kgs - €99;

  • 46kg - €89.50;

  • 48.5kg - €110.50;

  • 51.5kgs - €1000;

  • 55kgs - €101.

Other categories:

  • Ewe hoggets - €145-€180;

  • Cull ewes - €50-€110/head.

Cattle sale:

“Bigger numbers coming out with the wet weather taking effect on the ground; prices for nice quality stock are ok, but plainer ones are not a good trade.”

Heifers:

  • 1 CHX – 435kg - €885;

  • 1 CHX – 490kg - €975;

  • 1 LMX – 505kg - €1,105;

  • 1 LMX – 585kg - €1,100;

  • 1 LMX – 610kg - €1,200;

  • 1 CHX – 630kg - €1,300;

  • 1 CHX – 640kg - €1,220.

Bullocks:

  • 1 LMX – 460kg - €1,100;

  • 1 CHX – 490kg - €1,035;

  • 1 LMX – 510kg - €1,055;

  • 1 CHX – 546kg - €1,180;

  • 1 CHX – 592kg - €1,230;

  • 1 CHX – 630kg - €1,220.

Cull cows:

  • 1 AAX – 570kg - €815;

  • 1 HEX – 665kg - €945;

  • 1 LMX – 745kg - €1,135;

  • 1 CHX – 775kg - €1,265;

  • 1 CHX – 810kg - €1,240.

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