There was strong demand for all weanling at yesterday’s sale in Elphin Mart, resulting in a lively trade
There was a 91% clearance of Male Weanlings. The average prices achieved those under 300kg was €784, with a top price of €965 achieved for a 290kg Charolais.
Male Weanlings weighing 301-400kg had an average price of €924, with a top price of €1,240 secured for a 4000kg Charolais.
Those weighing 401-500kg sold for average price of €1,080, with a top price of €1,280 achieved for a 440kg Limousin.
Male Weanlings weighing over 500Kg had an average price €1,227, with a maximum price of €1,435 for 685kg Limousin.
There was 84% clearance of Female Weanlings. The average prices achieved those under 300kg was €822, with a top price of €1,005 for a 280kg Charolais.
Those weighing 301–400kg averaged €924, with a top price of €1,240 for a 4000kg Charolais.
Female Weanlings weighing 401-500kg average €1,023 with a max price of €1,300 for 500kg Charolais.
There was a 91% clearance of Dry Cows with an average price achieved of €1,016. Cows ranged in price from €800 up to €1,505 for a Charolais Cow weighing 820kg.
In-Calf Cows and Cows with calves
There was a full clearance in these categories. In-calf Cows ranged in price from €1,350 to €3,050
Cows with male calves at foot sold for €3,050. Cows with female calves at foot made €2,900.
Good clearance of Sheep
Sheep numbers were down with 82% clearance. Lambs weighing 65kg made €125. Lambs weighing 48.5kg €118, Lambs weighing 38.5kg made €95.
Culled Ewes ranged from €70 to €139 Breeding Ewes ranged from €110 to €218.
Farmers are reminded that Elphin Mart will host a Pedigree Unhaltered Sale, for all breeds, on Saturday May 7th. Forms available now from the Mart Office, further details to follow on elphinmart.ie