Weanling prices 'governed by quality' at Elphin


Charolais was king at Elphin Mart last Monday

Weanling prices 'governed by quality' at Elphin

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Charolais was king at Elphin Mart last Monday

Dry cows met with a steady trade at Elphin Mart on Monday, November 11th, according to Gerry Connellan - manager.

Sucklers

Entries sold from €300-€1,455, with an average price of €883 achieved.
76% of lots offered for sale in the suckler ring, found new homes, with prices ranging from €1,000 to €2,600.

Bull weanlings

"We had 85% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality." the manager outlined.

Bull weanlings less than 300 kg delivered an average price of €689 with a top call of €890 recorded for a Charolais weighing 300kgs.

Entries in the 300-400 kg bracket pushed up to €1,000 with an average price of €790 forked out.

Heavier weanlings, 400-500 kg, delivered an average of €934 with a maximum price of €1,010 for a 415 kg Charolais.

Heifer weanlings

We had 82% clearance of female weanlings with prices governed by quality." Connellan added.
Heifer weanlings less than 300kgs averaged €674 with a maximum price of €885 for a 300 kg Charolais.

Entries weighing between 300-400 kg averaged €730 with a maximum price of €965 for a 315 kg Charolais.

400-500 kg-types reached €1,050 - a price that was paid for a 490kg Charolais with an average of €931.

Sheep

"A 100% clearance of lambs with prices steady." the manager said.

Lambs:

  • 52.5 kg - €107;
  • 49 kg - €99.5;
  • 44.5 kg - €90;
  • 40 kg - €71;
  • 39 kg - €66.

"98% clearance of ewes ranged in price from €50 to €150," Connellan concluded.

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