Commercial Reports 2018

All Ireland Super Suckler Cow & Calf Competition in Bonniconlon

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society held the first All Ireland Super Suckler Cow & Calf Competition in Bonniconlon Agricultural Show on Monday last. A total of 13 terrific pens of two suckler cows and Charolais cross calves competed for the whopping prize fund of €3,500, which was sponsored by the ICCS, Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart and Dovea Genetics. The standard of cattle on display was outstanding, with a tremendous array of Charolais cross calves standing at the foot of all different breeds of suckler cows. Reiterating the fact that Charolais brings the best out of every breed. The man with the task of sorting through the pens was County Monaghan breeder and suckler farmer, David Erskine. Coming out on top under David’s experienced eye and scooping first prize of €600 was Padraig Finnegan from Coolaney, Co. Sligo.

Padraig Finnegan being presented with the winning crystal and trophy by representatives from the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, Bonniconlon Agricultural Show, Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart and Dovea Genetics. 

                         

Pictured above is Padraig Finnegan’s first prize winning Charolais calves

To see a video of these calves on their home farm, click on the link below –

The remaining results from the competition was as follows:

2nd place – Alan Wood, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo

       

Pictured above is Alan Wood’s second prize winning Charolais calves

3rd place – Kevin Sweeney, Culleens, Co. Sligo

4th place – Kevin Sweeney, Culleens, Co. Sligo

5th place – Brendan and Greg Feeney, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

6th place – Padraig Mc Guinness, Castleconner, Co. Mayo

7th place – Padraig Finnegan, Coolaney, Co. Sligo

8th place – Alan Wood, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo

9th place – Brendan and Greg Feeney, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

10th place – Padraig Hannon, Culleens, Co. Sligo

Recent prices of Charolais cross Cattle from Marts across the Country

Castlerea Mart 26/4/18

CHX weanling bull: 390kg – €1235 or €3.16/kg

CHX weanling heifer: 290kg – €940 or €3.24/kg

CHX weanling bull: 265kg – €930 or €3.50/kg

Balla Mart 28/4/18

CHX weanling bull: 380kg – €1240 or €3.26/kg

CHX weanling heifer: 390kg – €1190 or 3.05/kg

CHX cull cow: 990kg – €2210

Roscommon Mart 27/4/18

CHX heifer: 660kg – €1720

CHX heifer: 610kg – €1705

CHX weanling heifer: 355kg – €1150 or 3.29/kg

Ballyjamesduff Mart 24/4/18

CHX bullock: 680kg – €1780

CHX bullock: 670kg – €1700

CHX weanling bull: 360kg – €1170 or 3.25/kg

CHX weanling bull: 320kg – €1140 or 3.56/kg

CHX weanling heifer: 380kg – €1160 or 3.05/kg

Recent prices of Charolais cross Cattle from Marts around the Country

Castlerea Mart 

CHX Weanling Bull 325 kg – €1070

CHX Weanling Heifer 360 kg – €1000

Elphin Mart

CHX Heifer 495 kg – €1520

Heavy CHX Heifer 740 kg – €2280

Heavy CHX Heifer 685 kg – €2050

CHX Weanling Bull 290 kg – €935

CHX Weanling Bull 370 kg – €1015

Gortaglea Mart

CHX Weanling Heifer 420 kg – €1350

CHX Weanling Bull 320 kg – €970

Mohill Mart

CHX Weanling Bull 325 kg – €1025

CHX Weanling Bull 300 kg – €910

Heavy CHX Heifer 675 kg – €1930

CHX Bullock 595 kg – €1645

CHX Bullock 600 kg – €1600

CHX Bullock 755 kg – €1840

CHX Bullock 790 kg – €1840

CHX Bullock 720 kg – €1785

Ballyjamesduff Mart

CHX Bullock 760 kg – €1800

CHX Bullock 785 kg – €1780

Heavy CHX Heifer 600 kg – €1675

CHX Weanling Bull 455 kg – €1275

CHX Weanling Bull 380 kg – €1075

CHX Weanling Bull 320 kg – €1000

CHX Weanling Heifer 350 kg – €1045

Balla Mart

CHX Weanling Bull 360 kg – €1100

CHX Bullock 790 kg – €1,905

CHX Weanling Bull 255 kg – €880

CHX Weanling Heifer 390 kg – €1,185

CHX Weanling Bull 285 kg – €920

Ennis Mart

CHX Weanling Bull 335 kg – €1125

CHX Weanling Bull 297 kg – €890

CHX Weanling Bull 425 kg – €1310

CHX Weanling Heifer 395 kg – €1190

CHX Weanling Heifer 280 kg – €820

CHX Weanling Heifer 385 kg – €1,060