Improved trade for better-quality heifers at Castlerea


In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for quality lots

Improved trade for better-quality heifers at Castlerea

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In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for quality lots

Trade remained steady and prices held firm especially for the quality lots at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (October 17th), according to Brendan Egan – manager.

“The heifer ring reported a good clearance with the better-quality heifers slightly improved and, in the weanling rings, demand was strongest for quality lots, with plainer-type lots a little harder sold.” the manager added.

Egan noted that breeding stock and dry cows reported a good clearance with prices and trade similar to the previous week.

Heifers:

  • LM - 410KG - €985;

  • CH – 400KG - €880;

  • CH - 440KG - €1085;

  • LM - 475KG - €1120;

  • LM - 495KG - €1040;

  • CH - 670KG - €1420;

  • CH - 610KG - €1280’

  • CH - 635KG - €1325;

  • LM - 495KG - €1040.

Dry cows:

  • BBX - 905KG - €1560;

  • LM - 805KG - €1395;

  • CH - 760KG - €1370;

  • CH - 805KG - €1350;

  • AA - 965KG - €1525;

  • SI - 730KG - €1190.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1010 to €1360/head.

  • Springers sold from €840 to €1290/head.

Calves/runners:

  • Young calves fetched from €95 to €360 with runners making from €320 to €705 for continental lots.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH - 295KG - €855;

  • CH - 285KG - €840;

  • CH - 285KG - €800;

  • CH - 350KG - €1180;

  • BBX - 325KG - €1040;

  • CH - 360KG - €1000;

  • CH - 305KG - €980;

  • CH - 480KG - €995.

Weanling heifers:

  • CH - 295KG - €870;

  • CH - 270KG - €820;

  • CH - 265KG - €800;

  • CHX - 320KG - €950;

  • CH - 300KG - €940;

  • CH - 310KG - €840;

  • CH - 315KG - €835.

Bullocks:

Some 300 passed through the ring at the mart’s bullock sale on Monday, October 14th. “Demand was strongest for younger stock, with older plainer lots harder sold.”

  • CH - 485KG - €1100;

  • CH - 460KG - €1060;

  • LMX - 475KG - €1030;

  • CH - 540KG - €1210;

  • CH - 505KG - €1080;

  • CH - 585KG - €1280;

  • CH - 640KG - €1405;

  • LM - 705KG - €1400;

  • AA - 620KG - €1225.

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