Calf Trade remains strong with no lack of demand for Hereford sired calves.

Carnaross Mart

There was close to 700 head of calves entered into Carnaross Mart’s ring for the bank holiday Monday sale held this week.

Manager Jimmy O’Reilly stated:

“The Hereford calf is proving to command a good trade and both bulls and heifers were ranging from prices of €180/head up to highs of €455/head for a strong Hereford bull.”

Bandon Mart

Speaking this week to Agriland about the trade of calves, mart manager Sean Dennehy explained:

“Hereford bulls were generally selling at €135-275/head, with prices peaking at €450/head”.

“Hereford heifer calves were selling at €110-225/head – with prices for these fetching up to €340/head”.

Ennis & Kilrush Marts

At Ennis mart on Tuesday , Martin McNamara reported that calves met a strong trade with Hereford calves making from €150/head up to €375/head.

At Kilrush Mart on Wednesday, calf prices also seemed to be holding their own with Hereford calves making from €135/head up to €365/head.

*** Above article & Photo accredited to Michael carey, Calf Trade Article, Agriland, dated 07/05/2021***

Hereford calves were up €9 /Head this week again with the average price across the board for Hereford bulls being €220 & for heifers €178 respectively – *** Declan Marren, Irish Farmers Journal online, dated 05/05/2021***

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