€1,700 for suckler pairing at Maam Cross


Trade held “very well”, according to a mart spokesperson; bullocks sold to €785, cull cows hit €1,255 and weanlings sold to €40, while lambs averaged €68/head.

€1,700 for suckler pairing at Maam Cross

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Trade held “very well”, according to a mart spokesperson; bullocks sold to €785, cull cows hit €1,255 and weanlings sold to €40, while lambs averaged €68/head.

With “great numbers” of both sheep and cattle, the trade held very well at Maam Cross Mart on Saturday (January 26th), according to a mart spokesperson.

Cattle

  • Dry cows sold from €1.43/kg to €1.78/kg to a max of €1,255 for a December-2011-born CH;

  • Suckler pairings fetched up to €1,700 for a May-2012-born LM cow (womb stitched) with her December-2018-born Limousin bull calf;

  • Heifers made from €2.23/kg to €2.73/kg to a max of €740 for a 322kg May-2017-born LM;

  • Bullocks averaged €2.18/kg to €2.61/kg with a max price of €785 recorded for an April-2018-born LM – weighing 300kg;

  • Bull Weanlings went under the hammer from €2.20/kg to €2.88/kg with a max price of €940 for an April-2018-born 472kg CH.

Sheep

  • Lambs - Blackface and cross-breds averaged €68 to a max price of €112 for 1 Texel ram lamb;

  • Hoggets sold from €70 to a max price of €89/hd for 3 cross-bred weather hoggets

  • Dry ewes fetched from €66 to a max of €92/head for 2 dry cheviot ewes

  • Rams averaged €59 to a max of €112 for a Charollais - suitable for breeding.

Note

Please note, the mart takes bookings on sale days a week prior and Thursdays 4pm - 7pm. Management wishes to urge sellers to book in their stock so buyers can be informed of entry numbers.

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