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Improved demand for weanlings and younger stock - Egan

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Improved demand for weanlings and younger stock - Egan

A larger entry went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (October 24th), according to Brendan Egan – manager.

“Extra farmer activity at the ringside resulting in better demand especially for weanlings and younger stock.”

“The heifer trade reported a steady trade with a good clearance, while the dry cow trade and breeding stock were similar to last week,” Egan added.

Heifers:

  • LM - 425KGS - €1000;

  • LM - 385KGS - €905;

  • CH - 405KGS - €915;

  • LM - 495KGS - €1140;

  • CH - 465KGS - €1095;

  • LM - 470KGS - €1075;

  • CH - 475KGS - €1455;

  • SI - 550KGS - €1350;

  • CH - 600KGS - €1260;

  • LM - 610KGS - €1285.

Dry cows:

  • CH - 905KGS - €1395;

  • LM - 830KGS - €1350;

  • LM - 780KGS - €1295;

  • LM - 770KGS - €1280;

  • SH - 485KGS - €520.

Suckler pairings, springers and runners:

  • Cows with calves at foot fetched €1000-€1220/unit;

  • Springer cows made from €800-€1030/head.

  • Runners sold from €250 to €680 per head.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH - 295KGS - €810;

  • LM - 295KGS - €765;

  • BBX - 325KGS - €1040;

  • CH - 370KGS - €990;

  • CH - 310KGS - €895;

  • CH - 330KGS - €1075;

  • CH - 365KGS - €935.

Weanling heifers:

  • CHX - 270KGS - €795;

  • CH - 285KGS - €795;

  • CH - 310KGS - €815;

  • CH - 370KGS - €1090;

  • LM - 310KGS - €770;

  • CH - 330KGS - €820;

  • CH - 430KGS - €1025.

Bullocks:

Monday, October 21st saw 280 bullocks go under the hammer at the mart. “Trade slightly improved for better-quality in-spec stock,” Egan added.

  • CHX - 495KGS - €1175;

  • CHX - 455KGS - €1105;

  • LM - 470KGS - €1085;

  • CH - 520KGS - €1220;

  • LM - 500KGS - €1160;

  • LM - 595KGS - €1335;

  • CH - 620KGS - €1330;

  • CH - 665KGS - €1340;

  • LM - 615KGS - €1270;

  • CH - 570KGS - €1260.

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