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Calf price chitchat

  • 02-01-2018 6:42pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭ locky76


    What’s the calf price looking like for 2018?
    Will it be up a bit with the reduction in suckler numbers?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,821 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    fr bull calf born 19/12 br/fr what's he worth on teat feeder, nice square calf?


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭ locky76


    whelan2 wrote: »
    fr bull calf born 19/12 br/fr what's he worth on teat feeder, nice square calf?

    €120?


  • Registered Users Posts: 510 ✭✭✭ Butcher Boy


    locky76 wrote: »
    €120?

    ya that's about the go of them in bandon before Christmas,


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,802 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    whelan2 wrote: »
    fr bull calf born 19/12 br/fr what's he worth on teat feeder, nice square calf?

    Free to a good home.....:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,071 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler


    Reggie. wrote: »
    Free to a good home.....:D

    Br fr input might be worth a bit more than 120, hard to source those nowadays


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,158 ✭✭✭ Cavanjack


    wrangler wrote: »
    Br fr input might be worth a bit more than 120, hard to source those nowadays

    There are a lot of be friesian's about but when You go to look at them they have more in common with the jersey isles than mainland Britain.
    Not saying Yours is not a bf Whelan.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,273 Mod ✭✭✭✭ K.G.


    The situation as regards the ferry for calves seems to be coming down to the wire.whatever about the effect in prices we have seen before the hassele with them not being able to travel


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ moll3


    Any update on calf prices aa wh fr lm bulls and heifers?


  • Registered Users Posts: 891 ✭✭✭ einn32


    moll3 wrote: »
    Any update on calf prices aa wh fr lm bulls and heifers?

    70€ in the yard for handy FR bulls at two weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 498 ✭✭ Morris Moss


    einn32 wrote: »
    70€ in the yard for handy FR bulls at two weeks.

    Buying or selling? That seems fairly cheap.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,296 leg wax


    any fair fr making 120, br fr making 230. new ross sat


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,112 ✭✭✭ jfh


    cheers leg wax, didn't realise there were making anything near the 200 mark:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,802 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    leg wax wrote: »
    any fair fr making 120, br fr making 230. new ross sat

    230 for a bull FR is mad money


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,821 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    Reggie. wrote: »
    230 for a bull FR is mad money

    You should see the Angus prices :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,802 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    whelan2 wrote: »
    You should see the Angus prices :)

    Was waiting for you to pop up the head :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭ Centrepassage


    Charolais bull calf made over €600 in Ennis today . Cattle a good trade today


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ moll3


    two thin two week old lim bull calves made 410 euro EACH in castleisland monday:confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭ White Clover


    Sounds like all these calf prices are double the value of the animal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭ Gawddawggonnit


    Hol bulls 15 days+ are between €5-20/hd.
    Lmxfr bulls €20-50.
    Lmxfr heifers €5-20.

    Chxfr bulls €80-140.
    Chxfr heifers €20-50.

    Good demand, crap price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,802 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    Hol bulls 15 days+ are between €5-20/hd.
    Lmxfr bulls €20-50.
    Lmxfr heifers €5-20.

    Chxfr bulls €80-140.
    Chxfr heifers €20-50.

    Good demand, crap price.
    Do you deliver to Ireland?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,071 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler


    Reggie. wrote: »
    Do you deliver to Ireland?


    It's about what they're worth, no point criticising the processors when farmers are throwing away the profit before the animal gets in the yard.
    You'd wonder why the exporters that are buying here aren't looking elsewhere for value.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭ White Clover


    wrangler wrote: »
    It's about what they're worth, no point criticising the processors when farmers are throwing away the profit before the animal gets in the yard.
    You'd wonder why the exporters that are buying here aren't looking elsewhere for value.

    That's it in a nutshell. Paying anything for friesian bulls is madness. Sad, but it's reality from a beef farmers point of view.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,529 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    Hol bulls 15 days+ are between €5-20/hd.
    Lmxfr bulls €20-50.
    Lmxfr heifers €5-20.

    Chxfr bulls €80-140.
    Chxfr heifers €20-50.

    Good demand, crap price.
    How's the blue tongue situation out there now?
    How's the bird flu situation as well?

    Actually how's the whole biosecurity and threats out there?
    I presume the disinfectant wash system for the lorries will be used?

    There's a few questions! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭ Gawddawggonnit


    wrangler wrote: »
    It's about what they're worth, no point criticising the processors when farmers are throwing away the profit before the animal gets in the yard.
    You'd wonder why the exporters that are buying here aren't looking elsewhere for value.

    +1. Bullseye.
    Bang on Wrangler.
    Beef farmers can’t wait to throw some of their sfp to dairy farmers.

    As regards why exporters are paying so much...it’s the big game.
    The seasonal supply from Ireland is used to keep prices in the Eu depressed...later on when supply dries up from Ireland prices will rise. Simple as.
    QED.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,821 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    +1. Bullseye.
    Bang on Wrangler.
    Beef farmers can’t wait to throw some of their sfp to dairy farmers.

    As regards why exporters are paying so much...it’s the big game.
    The seasonal supply from Ireland is used to keep prices in the Eu depressed...later on when supply dries up from Ireland prices will rise. Simple as.
    QED.
    Ireland are not the only other country in Europe that produce calves.....I happily take whatever price is on offer for my calves. Lads just cant keep their hands in their pockets at the ring. Only people to blame for tge price of calves is the fools paying stupid money


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭ Gawddawggonnit


    whelan2 wrote: »
    Ireland are not the only other country in Europe that produce calves.....I happily take whatever price is on offer for my calves. Lads just cant keep their hands in their pockets at the ring. Only people to blame for tge price of calves is the fools paying stupid money

    Exactly.

    When prices rise for holx heifers, usually around May, I swap them out for holx bulls.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,990 ✭✭✭ Mooooo


    I find the first few weeks there can be a share of autumn calves in which would make a good price, also 2 weeks ago there were a share of calves pictured in the mart that were Jan 18 born but looked a bit well developed shall we say


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,633 ✭✭✭✭ Buford T. Justice XIX


    Mod note: Back again, folks.

    All clean and shiny so we'd appreciate it if you could keep it that way.

    Thanks in advance,

    Buford T. Justice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,802 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    Mod note: Back again, folks.

    All clean and shiny so we'd appreciate it if you could keep it that way.

    Thanks in advance,

    Buford T. Justice.

    No promises :P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 891 ✭✭✭ einn32


    Buying or selling? That seems fairly cheap.

    Selling.


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