Trade remains firm at Castlerea despite Brexit uncertainty


“Quality still remains a big factor in the prices, with some top prices recorded for the top quality lots offered for sale”

Trade remains firm at Castlerea despite Brexit uncertainty

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“Quality still remains a big factor in the prices, with some top prices recorded for the top quality lots offered for sale”

Castlerea Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday (January 17th), attracted a larger entry than the previous week, according to Brendan Egan – Manager.

“Despite all the uncertainty about Brexit, prices and trade held firm and, in some cases, well improved, with more customers trying to source stock.” The manager said.

He noted that quality still remains a big factor in the prices, with some top prices recorded for the top quality lots offered for sale.

Bullocks

  • CH - 540KGS - €1385;
  • LM - 510KGS - €1090;
  • HEX - 485KGS - €1065;
  • LMX - 550KGS - €1200;
  • CHX - 630KGS - €1315;
  • HEX - 570KGS - €1100.

Heifers

  • LM - 455KGS - €1130;
  • LM - 480KGS - €1185;
  • HEX - 480KGS - €1470;
  • CHX - 620KGS - €1360;
  • LM - 645KGS - €1340;
  • LM - 560KGS - €1310;
  • CH - 590KGS - €1330.

Dry Cows

  • LM - 875KGS - €1655;
  • CH - 810KGS - €1485;
  • CH - 805KGS - €1445;
  • LM - 685KGS - €1320;
  • BBX - 785KGS - €1355.

Suckler pairings; springers and calves/runners

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1570 to €1870/unit;
  • Springers ranged from €1070 to €1550/head;
  • Calves - Young calves fetched from €90 to €325/head with runners selling from €250 up to €825 for Continental lots.

Weanling Heifers

  • LM - 295KGS - €820;
  • LM - 295KGS - €1050;
  • LM - 260KGS - €730;
  • CHX - 370KGS - €880;
  • LM - 330KGS - €850;
  • CHX - 400KGS - €990.

Weanling Bulls

  • CHX - 265KGS - €705;
  • LMX - 385KGS - €1000;
  • CHX - 385KGS - €960;
  • CHX - 420KGS - €975;
  • AAX - 290KGS - €700.

Note

  • Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (January 24th) with the usual sale of Bullocks; Heifers; Cows; Calves; Runners and Weanlings - all sales commence @ 11 AM.

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