Strong demand for lighter stores at Castlerea


“Our first calves of the season met a very strong trade while the dry cow trade reported a similar trade to pre-Christmas” - Brendan Egan

Strong demand for lighter stores at Castlerea

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“Our first calves of the season met a very strong trade while the dry cow trade reported a similar trade to pre-Christmas” - Brendan Egan

Some 240 cattle were on offer at Castlerea Mart’s first sale of 2019 which was held on Thursday (January 10th).

Younger stock, in particular, noticed the most improvement in price with strong demand for quality lighter stores, according to Brendan Egan - Manager.

He said that bullocks and heifers reported good clearances also while in the weanling rings, even though the numbers presented were small, demand improved also.

“Our first calves of the season met a very strong trade while the dry cow trade reported a similar trade to pre-Christmas.” The manager concluded.

BULLOCKS

  • CHX - 460KGS - €1100;
  • LM - 450KGS - €1035;
  • CH - 555KGS - €1280;
  • LM - 400KGS - €895;
  • AA - 425KGS - €945;
  • AA - 560KGS - €1145.

HEIFERS

  • CH - 420KGS - €1000;
  • BBX - 435KGS - €1095;
  • CH - 470KGS - €1090;
  • SI - 490KGS - €1080;
  • LM - 600KGS - €1380;
  • CH - 545KGS - €1290.

DRY COWS

  • SI - 830KGS - €1590;
  • BA - 820KGS - €1640;
  • BAX - 775KGS - €1520;;
  • BBX - 770KGS - €1450;
  • FR - 440KGS - €440;
  • AAX - 455KGS - €600.

OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Springers ranged from €710 to €1300/head, while young calves sold from €150 to €370/head and runners made from €400 up to a top call of €745 for Continental lots.

WEANLING BULLS

  • CH - 275KGS - €770;
  • LM - 265KGS - €695;
  • CHX - 395KGS - €945;
  • LM - 330KGS - €795;
  • LM - 255KGS - €725.

WEANLING HEIFERS

  • CHX - 375KGS - €1000;
  • CHX - 375KGS - €895;
  • HEX - 345KGS - €625 ;
  • AA - 280KGS - €650;
  • AA - 215KGS - €520.

Note

  • Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (January 17th) with the usual sale of Bullocks; Heifers; Cows; Calves; Runners; and Weanlings - sales commence at 11 AM.

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