Fall-off in numbers at Castlerea


“ Trade has remained strong for the quality lots presented with the exception of the dry cows who have noticed a slip in prices in recent weeks” - Brendan Egan.

Fall-off in numbers at Castlerea

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“ Trade has remained strong for the quality lots presented with the exception of the dry cows who have noticed a slip in prices in recent weeks” - Brendan Egan.

Numbers of stock presented for sale began to fall at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (November 29th), with a drop in numbers in all categories, according to Brendan Egan - Manager.

Trade has remained strong for the quality lots presented with the exception of the dry cows who have noticed a slip in prices in recent weeks, the manager stressed.

“The heifer and weanling rings reported good clearances with good prices reported for the quality lots while breeding stock and runners reported good demand.” Brendan Egan commented.

HEIFERS

  • CH - 420KG - €1040;
  • SIX - 390KG - €970;
  • LM - 425KG - €1250;
  • LM - 490KG - €1300;
  • CH - 460KG - €1150;
  • SI - 705KG - €1435;
  • LM - 540KG - €1315;
  • LM - 460KG - €1440.

DRY COWS

  • CHX - 790KG - €1720;
  • CH - 640KG - €1205;
  • BBX - 760KG - €1245;
  • LM - 710KG - €950;
  • LM - 670KG - €925.
SUCKLER PAIRINGS; SPRINGERS AND CALVES/RUNNERS
  • Cows with Calves at foot ranged from €1140 to €1500/unit while springer cows made from €980 to €1300/head.
  • CALVES/RUNNERS - Smaller numbers presented this week with prices ranging from €250 to €715/head.

WEANLING BULLS

  • CHX - 290KG - €815;
  • CH - 230KG - €675;
  • LM - 290KG - €720;
  • CH - 465KG - €1095;
  • CH - 405KG - €1000;
  • CH - 325KG - €900.

WEANLING HEIFERS

  • CHX - 285KG - €960;
  • LMX - 270KG - €780;
  • LM - 250KG - €755;
  • LMX - 335KG - €890;
  • AA - 300KG - €800.

BULLOCKS

200 Bullocks were offered for sale on Monday (November 26th), with better quality cattle presented, Brendan Egan noted. He said demand was similar to previous weeks with a good clearance taking place.

  • LM - 460KG - €1125;
  • CH - 420KG - €1050;
  • LM - 520KG - €1370;
  • LM - 525KG - €1155;
  • CH - 570KG - €1420;
  • CH - 630KG - €1425;
  • CH - 750KG - €1500;
  • AA - 615KG - €1355.

UPCOMING SALES
Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday (December 3rd) with a Bullock sale and next Thursday - the usual sale of Heifers; Cows; Calves; Runners and Weanlings - all sales commence at 11 am.

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