Michael Fitzmaurice

Elphin Mart Sale Report March 8th

There was a full clearance of Dry Cows and of Weanlings at yesterday’s sale in Elphin Mart.

Dry Cows sold for an average price of €1,129, with prices ranging from €680 to €1,660 for a Charolais Cow weighing 840kg.

There was a smaller entry of In-Calf heifers with average price of €1,400 achieved, with top price of €1,520 for a Belgian Blue Heifer.

There was a better trade for Weanlings and the average price for Weanlings up to 300 kg was €775 with a maximum price of €850 for 275 kg Limousin. Weanlings from 301kg to 400kg averaged at €890 with a maximum price of €1,050 achieved for a 365kg Limousin Weanling. Weanlings from 401kg to 500kg averaged at €1,021 with a maximum price of €1,085 achieved for a 415kg Charolais Weanling.

There was an 83% clearance of lambs with an average price of €115. Lambs 52Kg made €130, Lambs 45Kg made €110, Lambs 43.5kg made €104. Culled ewes ranged from €67 to €138 and a small number of Breeding Ewes made €117.50 to €220 for 1 ewe and 2 lambs.