Strong demand for beef and forward-stores at Carnew


Local and Northern agents were active, with €1,020 over forked out for bullocks, while heifers sold to €930 over. Heavy hoggets hit €134 and dairy stock made up to €1,620.

Strong demand for beef and forward-stores at Carnew

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Local and Northern agents were active, with €1,020 over forked out for bullocks, while heifers sold to €930 over. Heavy hoggets hit €134 and dairy stock made up to €1,620.

Some 1,400 entries including 250 cows and 200 calves went under the hammer at Carnew Mart on Saturday (February 9th), according to David Quinn – Manager.

“Trade remained strong with plenty of farmer customers and strong demand for beef and forward-store cattle with local and Northern agents very active.” The manager said.

Summary

  • Beef and Forward Bullocks €650- €1020 over;

  • Cont Store Bullocks €450 – €830 over;

  • FR Bullocks - €220 – €600 over;

  • Weanling Bulls - €450 – €780 over;

  • Beef Heifers - €550 – €930 over;

  • Store Heifers- €330 – €780 over;

  • Beef Cows - €320 – 660 over;

  • Store Cows - €80 under – €360 over;

  • In-calf sucklers - €900 – €1520.

Calves

  • FR Bulls - €40 - €160;

  • Cont Bulls - €210 - €380;

  • Cont Heifers - €140- €310.

Summary

Over 3,100 sheep passed through the ring on Thursday, with prices similar to the previous week, the manager noted.

Heavy hoggets sold to €134, while a clearance sale of in-lamb ewes saw three pens of 2-and 3-year-olds climb to €190/head.

Summary

  • Lambs over 50kg - €126 - €135;

  • 45-49kg - €116 - €128;

  • 40-44kg - €102 - €117;

  • Stores under 40kg - €77 - €106;

  • Cull Ewes - €55 - €136;

  • In-lamb Ewes - €140 - €190;

  • Ewes with twin lambs at foot - €190 - €242;

  • Ewes with single lamb at foot - €140 - €197.

Prices

  • 18l 39kg - 102;

  • 20H 46kg - €121;

  • 15H 42kg - €110;

  • 44H 47kg - €122;

  • 13H 57kg - €134;

  • 32H 56kg - €130;

  • 16H 48kg - €127;

  • 20H 47kg - €124;

  • 23H 42kg - €103;

  • 46H 49kg - €121.50;

  • 17H 41kg - €102;

  • 11H 42kg - €105;

  • 15H 34kg - €90;

  • 14H 26kg - €60.

Dairy Sale

100 entries were on offer at the mart’s dairy sale on Thursday, with a good trade leading to a full clearance, the manager said.

Summary

  • Freshly calved cow-heifers and young cows - €1100 - €1620;

  • Freshly calved older cows - €850 - €1410;

  • In-calve heifers and young cows - €900 - €1480;

  • Older in-calve cows - €750 - €1220.

Image source: Carnew Mart

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