A definite air of positivity was to be enjoyed at the mart this week. Spring has sprung, grass growing, cattle are starting to be released from their winter enclosures and plenty of spring/summer grazing buyers are raising their virtual hands in Corrin Mart this week.
In normal times, the rings in Corrin would be a sight to behold this week, buyers jostling for the best vantage point and many hands being raised for each lot. A good week in early March is worth a fortune, numbers of cattle being offered for sale increases each week and the fine weather and early grass ensures a lively trade.
The only difference this year was the absence of the crowd but everything else remained the same. Trade for all lots was extremely lively with every lot having many different bidders ‘pressing that button’ and lighting up the screen!
We also want to offer our assistance to any prospective buyers that may be having difficulty with the latest technology. We have a few different options for people that cannot buy cattle using the app. So please don’t hesitate to contact us at Corrin and we will ensure that you will have the cattle bought for you.
As mentioned earlier, trade for bullocks and heifers was extremely strong this week and we have an incredible amount of buyers and enquiries looking for cattle over the next few weeks.
Very strong demand for dry cows with trade marginally improved.
Store cows: 400 to 550kgs making from €1.12 per kilo to €1.63 per kilo.
Heavier cows: 550 kgs+ making from €1.30 per kilo up to €2.02 per kilo.
Lim. 610kg €1,230; Fr. 685kg €980; Fr. 795kg €1,180.
Numbers increased considerably this week. A much wider number of bidders were very active bidding online for all types and weights.
Light stores: under 350kgs made from €1.50 per kilo for plain Friesians up to €2.55 for continental bullocks, with AA/Her types making from €2.02 per kilo up to €2.50 per kilo.
Medium stores: 350kgs to 500kgs starting at €1.58 for Friesans up to €2.48 per kilo for continentals. AA/Her bullocks made from €2.00 up to €2.20 per kilo.
Frwd stores: 500 to 600kgs. The plainer FR started at €1.55 per kilo up to €2.30 per kilo for Cont. Her/AA made from €1.95 up to €2.15 per kilo.
Heavy Bullocks: 600 kgs+. Good demand for heavy bullocks making from €1.75 up to €2.25 per kilo.
CH 235kgs €600; Her 335kgs €840; AA 570kgs €1,230; AA 600kgs €1,330; Fr 314kgs €630; Her 595kgs €1,250; AA 350kgs €820.
Another very strong heifer trade this week. Excellent demand for all heifers, with good aggressive bidding for stores.
Store heifers: under 400kgs made from €2.05 up to €2.89 per kilo. AA/Her averaged at €2.28 per kilo.
Butchers heifers: 400kgs+. These type heifers made from €2.05 up to €2.35 per kilo, with AA/Her averaging at €2.10 per kilo.
Lim 440kgs €1,000; AA 278kgs €690; Her 227kgs €600; AA 381kgs €980; AA 590kgs €1,250.
Our calf sale is now on Wednesday’s at 1pm. Very large numbers of calves every week, Fr Bulls making €50 up to €200.
HER/AA Bulls from €180 to €380 and heifers from €150 to €320. Cont calves from €300 up to €400.
Another rise in sheep prices this week with record prices being given for quality butchers sheep. Factory sheep making from €2,80 up to €3.40 per kilo and butchers sheep making from €2,90 up to €3.31
55kg €174; 48kg €154; 41kg €131; 61kg €176; 54kg €168.
We have a full clearance sale of dairy cows this Friday, March 5th at 11am. This sale comes very highly recommended with top class dairy cows on offer for Mr Maurice Walsh, Kilbehenny, Mitchelstown. Herd averages are: 6000 milk; 3.62 Prot; 4.35 BF and 122 SCC.