Wet weather draws more cattle to Castlerea Mart


“The dry cow trade, despite a dip in prices reported, a good trade while breeding stock and the runners witnessed good demand” - Brendan Egan.

Wet weather draws more cattle to Castlerea Mart

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“The dry cow trade, despite a dip in prices reported, a good trade while breeding stock and the runners witnessed good demand” - Brendan Egan.

Large numbers of stock were presented for sale again this week at Castlerea Mart as weather conditions deteriorated, according to Brendan Egan.

The manager said that better quality heifers were offered for sale on Thursday (November 15th), with increased demand leading to an excellent clearance.

“In the weanling rings, demand remained strongest for the quality lots and the plainer lots still unchanged.”

“The dry cow trade, despite a dip in prices reported, a good trade while breeding stock and the runners witnessed good demand.”

HEIFERS

  • LMX - 400KGS - €1040;
  • CHX - 405KGS - €1000;
  • LM - 480KGS - €1285;
  • LM - 450KGS - €1160;
  • CH - 530KGS - €1335;
  • LM - 580KGS - €1385;
  • CH - 480KGS - €1115.

DRY COWS

  • BBX - 815KGS - €1550;
  • LMX - 770KGS - €1395;
  • LM - 860KGS - €1320;
  • AA - 730KGS - €1290;
  • LM - 595KGS - €1160.

SUCKLER PAIRINGS AND SPRINGERS

Cows with calves at foot made from €1080 to €1,740/unit, while springers fetched from €890 to €1720/head.

Calves/Runners - Large numbers of runners presented with prices ranging from €225 up to €660 for Continental lots.

WEANLING BULLS

  • CH - 295KGS - €955;
  • CH - 280KGS - €900;
  • CH - 360KGS - €1165;
  • LM - 360KGS - €1130;
  • CH - 310KGS - €1000;
  • LM - 380KGS - €960.

WEANLING HEIFERS

  • LMX - 260KGS - €765;
  • CH - 265KGS - €710;
  • BBX - 315KGS - €1015;
  • CH - 370KGS - €990;
  • CH - 300KGS - €800.

BULLOCKS

200 bullocks passed through the ring on Monday (November 12th), with lots making from €350 to €845 over the kg, with an average prices of €533 over the kg recorded.

  • LM - 490KGS - €1250;
  • CH - 460KGS - €1125;
  • LM - 540KGS €1370;
  • BBX - 555KGS €1400;
  • CH - 610KGS €1415;
  • LMX - 685KGS €1435.

Upcoming Sales

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday (November 19th) with the weekly Bullock sale and next Thursday, the usual sale of Heifers, Cows, Calves, Runners and Weanlings - all sales commence @ 11 AM.

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