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.”
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***