‘Weanling numbers are starting to increase’


A larger entry on offer due to the recent inclement weather conditions

‘Weanling numbers are starting to increase’

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A larger entry on offer due to the recent inclement weather conditions

There was a larger entry presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (August 22nd), due to the recent inclement weather conditions, according to Brendan Egan – manager.

“Trade for the store bullocks improved on last week, while the heifer ring reported a good clearance also even though the quality was not as good as previous weeks.”

“The weanling numbers are starting to increase with the top of the bulls making €3.16/kg and heifers reaching €2.76/kg.” he added.

Egan said that runners and breeding stock reported good demand while there was a full clearance recorded in the springer ring.

Bullocks:

  • CH - 440KGS - €1080;

  • SAX - 455KGS - €1040;

  • LM - 465KGS - €1060;

  • LM - 525KGS - €1150;

  • BBX - 540KGS - €1165;

  • LM - 545KGS - €1165;

  • LM - 625KGS - €1310;

  • CH - 695KGS - €1480.

Heifers:

  • LM - 410KGS - €950;

  • CH - 380KGS - €850;

  • CH - 385KGS - €890;

  • LM - 450KGS - €1035;

  • SAX - 480KGS - €1045;

  • LM - 590KGS - €1265;

  • CH - 610KGS - €1220;

  • LM - 450KGS - €995.

Dry cows:

  • CH - 990KGS - €1845;
  • CH - 710KGS - €1400;

  • LM - 720KGS - €1375;

  • CH - 715KGS - €1370;

  • CH - 835KGS - €1345;

  • LM - 645KGS - €1075;

  • SI - 610KGS - €970.

Suckler pairings and springers

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1110 to €1330/unit;

  • Springers sold from €700 to €1370/head.

Runners:

  • Young calves fetched from €140 to €380 while runners traded from €350 to €780 for continental lots.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH - 295KGS - €860;

  • CH - 265KGS - €800;

  • CH - 245KGS - €770;

  • CH - 405KGS - €1280;

  • CH - 375KGS - €1010;

  • CH - 410KGS - €985.

Weanling heifers:

  • CHX - 280KGS - €775;

  • LM - 280KGS - €680;

  • AA - 290KGS - €660;

  • CH - 345KGS - €850;

  • LM - 330KGS - €805;

  • CH - 340KGS - €765.

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