Increased demand for quality young stores at Castlerea


“In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for the top-quality continental calves, while the lesser quality lots remained unchanged” - Brendan Egan

Increased demand for quality young stores at Castlerea

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“In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for the top-quality continental calves, while the lesser quality lots remained unchanged” - Brendan Egan

Big numbers of stock presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (October 18th), according to Brendan Egan - Manager.

The manager reported a lively trade for suckler cows and runners, while heifers were steady.

In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for the top-quality continental calves while the lesser quality lots remained unchanged, Brendan Egan added.

Better quality bulls offered were for sale this week and prices reflected this with increased demand for the quality young stores.

Heifers

  • CH - 410KGS - €1055;
  • AA - 420KGS - €1000;
  • LMX - 480KGS - €1295;
  • CH - 440KGS - €1155;
  • LM - 630KGS - €1545;
  • CH - 590KGS - €1360;
  • LM - 665KGS - €1575.

Dry Cows

  • CH - 665KGS - €1280;
  • AA - 720KGS - €1235 ;
  • LM - 770KGS - €1500;
  • LM - 725KGS - €1235;
  • AAX - 810KGS - €1275.

Cows with calves at foot made from €1,000 to €1,180/unit.

Calves and Runners

The Angus and Hereford lots ranged from €250-€450 while Continental types realised €760.

Weanling Bulls

  • CH - 295KGS - €1150;
  • CH - 250KGS - €870;
  • LM - 285KGS - €855;
  • CHX - 545KGS - €1310;
  • LM - 400KGS - €1125;
  • CH - 370KGS - €1175.

Weanling Heifers

  • SI - 280KGS - €810;
  • CH - 290KGS - €785;
  • CH - 320KGS - €865;
  • LM - 300KGS - €845;
  • CH - 250KGS - €820;
  • SI - 350KGS - €840.

Bullock sale - Monday, October 15th

  • LMX - 485KGS - €1325;
  • CH - 455KGS - €1275;
  • CH - 545KGS - €1435;
  • LM - 545KGS - €1335;
  • LM - 585KGS - €1360;
  • LM - 610KGS - €1510;
  • CHX - 605KGS - €1430.

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