Mart Reports: Busy with prices holding steady

Latest prices from Kanturk, Macrrom, Kilmnallock, Ennis nad Kilkenny
Mart Reports: Busy with prices holding steady

Five Charolais male weanlings born March '21 average weight 291 kilos sold for €740 each at a sale in Macroom Mart. Photo O'Gorman Photography.

We will start with our pals in Kanturk and Tuesday’s cattle sale.

Mart manager Seamus O’Keeffe was on hand after a lively sale to give us our first report.

“Kanturk Mart was busy today with just over 700 animals up for auction, including 20 calves.

“Prices are still holding steady with 120 buyers online and ringside.

“Our next Weanling Show and Sale is on Tuesday in Ring 2.

“Application forms are now available for our Fat Stock Show and Sale.”

Kanturk

Tuesday

No

Breed

Sex

Weight

7

Hr

steers

555kg

1210

2

AA

steers

545kg

1180

4

AA

heifers

375kg

790

2

Hr

heifers

440kg

900

1

BB

heifer

615kg

1360

1

Lm

cow

785kg

1400

1

Fr

cow

720kg

1160

In Macroom on Saturday dry cows sold from €220 to €945 with the kilo. Friesian bullocks sold from €1.60/kg to €1.95/kg.

Aberdeen Angus and Hereford bullocks in Macroom made from €2 to €2.20 with their weight. Continental bullocks made from €2.10/kg to €2.55/kg. Heifers in Macroom on Saturday made from €2.10/kg to €2.40/kg.

Weanling bulls in Macroom sold from €2.10/kg to €3.10/kg, while weanling heifers made from €2/kg to €2.55/kg.

Macroom

Saturday

No

Breed

Sex

Weight

5

Fr

steers

590kg

995

4

Fr

steers

458kg

770

2

Hr

steers

770kg

1460

2

Lm

steers

900kg

1890

3

BB

steers

571kg

1255

1

Sim

cow

965kg

1910

1

Fr

cow

800

1440

1,280 stock went under the hammer at Kilmallock this week. On the bank holiday Monday over 900 cattle were sold.

Bullocks here made up to €1410 a head or €2.77 per kg. Dry cows sold for up to €1330 a head or €1.89 per kg. Heifers made up to €1280 a head or €2.34 per kg.

Dairy stock sold for up to €1460 a head and sucklers made up to €1540 (paid for a 7-year-old Hereford calving at Christmas).

A Simmental male weanling born February '21 weighing 380 kilos sold for €900 at a sale in Macroom Mart. Photo O'Gorman Photography.
A Simmental male weanling born February '21 weighing 380 kilos sold for €900 at a sale in Macroom Mart. Photo O'Gorman Photography.

Heavy bulls sold for up to €1600 a head. Runners calves made up to €515 (paid for a July born Aberdeen Angus bull).

On Tuesday evening 300 weanlings were sold along with the Rockbarton Pedigree Angus Herd. Weanling bulls sold for up to €910 a head or €2.85 per kg.

Weanling heifers made up to €900 a head or €3.14 per kg.

The Rockbarton herd sold for up to €2350. A heifer, kindly donated by Michael Fitzgerald, sold for €2050 and was purchased by Margaret Hayes from Kilteely.

The proceeds from the sale of this animal went to The Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry and Milford Hospice.

Kilmallock

Monday

No

Breed

Sex

Weight

2

Hr

steers

390kg

860

4

AA

steers

381kg

840

2

Lim

steers

465kg

1290

2

Ch

steers

513kg

1260

1

BB

steer

510kg

1250

4

Hr

steers

493kg

1070

6

Fr

steers

523kg

1070

Next to Ann Keane and a report on the sale of bullocks at Ennis mart on Friday.

“We had a smaller sale of bullocks on Friday with just short of 600 cattle on offer.

“Again, large numbers of 550kgs upwards.

“The quality stores and beef type bullocks held a very strong trade but the lighter lots and the slightly lesser quality would be back by about €30 to €40 on the week.

“Demand from the North still holding very positive.”

And looking back to Thursday’s sale of heifers, dry cows and aged bulls at the same mart Ann added,

“We saw a slightly smaller sale on Thursday with just over 500 on offer.

“The trade for fleshed stock still very strong in both cull cows and heifers.

“A smaller entry of aged bulls averaged €1.72/kg with a top call of €1,830 for a 970kg Limousin bull”

Ennis

Friday

No

Breed

Sex

Weight

1

Ch

steer

815kg

1930

1

Lm

steer

715kg

1830

1

Fr

steer

825kg

1780

1

Ch

steer

815kg

1930

1

Lm

steer

715kg

1830

4

Hr

steers

421kg

980

3

Sh

steers

662kg

1480

After last Thursday’s sale of cattle at Kilkenny mart, mart manager George Candler gave us the following report.

“A somewhat bigger sale of cattle on Thursday here in Kilkenny with quality lots derived from the suckler herd selling well.

“Plainer cattle, especially with dairy traits, more difficult to get away.

“Beef bullocks and heifers still meeting a good demand as are cull cows.”

In Kilkenny on Thursday Friesian cull cows sold from €0.85 to €1.80 per kilo. Continental cull cows made from €1.40 to €2.35 per kilo.

Heifers in Kilkenny sold from €1.70 to €2.80 per kilo. Bullocks in Kilkenny on Thursday sold from €1.60 to €2.93 per kilo.

Kilkenny mart had 1200 cattle on offer.

Kilkenny

Thursday

No

Breed

Sex

Weight

7

Fr

steers

730kg

1,500

2

Ch

steers

680kg

1720

5

Fr

steer

605kg

1210

2

Hr

steers

575kg

1150

2

Lim

heifers

650kg

1570

2

AA

heifers

640kg

1440

2

Ch

heifers

400kg

900

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