Sharper trade for quality lots at Castlerea


In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.

Sharper trade for quality lots at Castlerea

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In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.

Larger numbers of stock were presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (December 6th) with a sharper trade prevailing especially for the quality lots on offer, Brendan Egan said.

Good numbers of heifers presented this week and they met a lively trade with prices improved by €20-€30/head, according to the mart manager.

In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.

“The dry cow trade has taken a hit in prices in recent weeks especially for the lower weight cows with demand strongest for the forward lots.”

“The runner trade witnessed increased demand this week with a good clearance reported. Brendan Egan concluded.
Heifers

  • CH - 390KGS - €1005;
  • LM - 400KGS - €1000;
  • CH - 360KGS - €1190;
  • LM - 485KGS - €1310;
  • CH - 480KGS - €1225;
  • CHX - 640KGS - €1465;
  • LM - 570KGS - €1355.

Dry Cows

  • LMX - 855KGS - €1685;
  • LM - 770KGS - €1520;
  • LM - 810KGS - €1480;
  • LM - 750KG - €1370;
  • AA - 840KGS - €1455.

Weanling Bulls

  • LMX - 280KGS - €820;
  • LMX - 240KGS - €720;
  • CH - 355KGS - €1020;
  • CH - 460KGS - €1115;
  • LM - 260KGS - €735.

Weanling Heifers

  • LM - 295KGS - €850;
  • CH - 255KGS - €710;
  • LM - 260KGS - €700;
  • LM - 385KGS - €1550;
  • LM - 370KGS - €1020;
  • LM - 310KGS - €815.

Runners

  • HEX and AAX runners fetched from €245 up to €500, while Continental lots sold from €500 to €700.

Suckler Pairings & Springers

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €880 to €1200/unit with springer cows ranged from €840 to €1250/head.

Bullocks Sale

180 bullocks passed through the ring on Monday (December 3rd) with quality the key once again and prices were varied depending on the stock, the manager stressed.

“Quality forward stores were once again the strongest trade with plainer low weight cattle unchanged in price.” Brendan Egan noted.

  • AAX - 475KGS - €1190;
  • CH - 450KGS - €1185;
  • CH - 540KGS - €1375;
  • LM - 500KGS - €1240;
  • LM - 560KGS - €1395;
  • LM - 575KGS - €1240.

Upcoming Sales
Sales continue @ Castlerea Mart on Monday (December 20th) with a Bullock sale and on Thursday (December 13th) - with Bullocks; Heifers; Cows; Calves; Runners and Weanlings on offer - all sales commence @ 11AM

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