Prices ‘rising gradually' at Castlerea


Increased farmer activity in the weanling rings

Prices ‘rising gradually' at Castlerea

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Increased farmer activity in the weanling rings

Thursday, November 22nd saw some 750 entries go under the hammer at Castlerea Mart, according to Brendan Egan – manager.

Prices are gradually rising for all classes of stock offered for sale. The heifer ring reported a good clearance with breeding heifers in strong demand.”

“In the weanling rings, prices were strong again this week with increased farmer activity evident as the trading year enters the final month.” Egan added.

Breeding stock, runners and the dry cows reported “good” clearances also.

HEIFERS:

  • CH - 400KGS - €985;

  • AA - 420KGS - €875;

  • CH - 475KGS - €1220;

  • CH - 470KGS - €1200;

  • CH - 460KGS - €1065;

  • CH - 635KGS - €1445;

  • LMX - 550KGS - €1430;

  • LM - 530KGS - €1385;

  • LMX - 560KGS - €1355;

  • SI - 605KGS - €1355.

DRY COWS:

  • CHX - 860KGS - €1580;

  • CH - 885KGS - €1535;

  • LM - 875KGS - €1480;

  • LM - 780KGS - €1350;

  • LM - 485KGS - €665;

  • LM - 660KGS - €970.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calf at foot made from €970 to €1620/unit;

  • Springer cows made from €550 to €137/head.

CALVES/RUNNERS:

Young calves made from €250 to €300, while runners pushed from €300 to €700 for the continental lots.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • CHX - 255KGS - €860;

  • CHX - 295KGS - €860;

  • LM - 235KG - €750;

  • LMX - 375KGS - €1010;

  • LM - 365KGS - €985;

  • CH - 350KGS - €980;

  • LM - 285KGS - €805;

  • CH - 385KGS - €960.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • CH - 255KGS - €865;

  • CH - 295KGS - €820;

  • CH - 315KGS - €890;

  • CH - 310KGS - €885;

  • CH - 320KGS - €865;

  • CH - 415KGS - €1250;

  • CH - 400KGS - €880;

  • CHX - 225KGS - €560.

BULLOCKS:

The manager noted that 220 bullocks were on offer with an improved trade especially for quality in-spec stores.

“Prices were improved with quality lots well improved this week with a good attendance of customers present.”

  • LM - 495KG - €1170;

  • CH - 450KGS - €1095;

  • CH - 530KGS - €1250;

  • LM - 500KGS - €1225;

  • CHX - 590KGS - €1325;

  • AAX - 575KGS - €1270;

  • CHX - 640KGS - €1380;

  • CHX - 700KGS - €1475.

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