Good clearance rates achieved at Maam Cross


Cull cows sold to €1,185, heifers hit €1,100 and bull weanlings sold to €950. , Ewe hoggets peaked at €113, lambs made up to €117 and ewes realised €74.

Good clearance rates achieved at Maam Cross

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Cull cows sold to €1,185, heifers hit €1,100 and bull weanlings sold to €950. , Ewe hoggets peaked at €113, lambs made up to €117 and ewes realised €74.

There was good demand at Maam Cross Mart's general sale, with a full clearance of sheep and 97% of cattle finding new homes, according to a mart spokesperson.

The spokesperson reported a good trade for store heifers, with an average price of €600/head recorded.

Cattle

  • Cull cows fetched from €1.62/kg to €2.03/kg to a max of €1,185 for a February-2012-born LM dry cow - 1 spin gone;
  • Heifers ranged from €2.42/kg to €2.89/kg to a max of €1,100 for a May-2015-born 520kg - LM;
  • Bull Weanlings sold from €2.60/kg to €3.19kg with a max price of €950 for a May-2018-born LM - weighing 412kgs.

Sheep

  • Lambs - Blackface and cross-breds - averaged €70 to a max price of €117/hd for 20 cross-bred ram lambs;
  • Hoggets averaged €58, with a max price of €106/hd for 6 Suffolk ewe hoggets;
  • Ewes averaged €51 and sold to a max of €74/head - a price that was paid for 7 in-lamb Blackface ewes.

Note

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

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