Suckler pairs climb to €2,200 at Castlerea


“Dry cows, with good numbers on offer, reported a strong trade also while the calves and runners reported a good clearance."

Suckler pairs climb to €2,200 at Castlerea

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“Dry cows, with good numbers on offer, reported a strong trade also while the calves and runners reported a good clearance."

A lively trade prevailed - especially for quality lots – at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (June 18th), according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager pointed out that in the heifer ring, top lots reached €2.64/kg, while in the weanling heifer, a top call of €3.31/kg was recorded.

Cows with calves at foot made up to €2,200 for a Charolais cow with a heifer calf at foot.

“Dry cows, with good numbers on offer, reported a strong trade also while the calves and runners reported a good clearance,” Egan added.

Heifers:

  • LM - 400KGS - €1050;

  • CH - 375KGS - €990;

  • CH - 380KGS - €970;

  • CH - 490KGS - €1030;

  • LM - 470KGS - €1020;

  • AA - 445KGS - €980;

  • LM - 670KGS - €4780;

  • CH - 640KGS - €1470;

  • AA - 650KGS - €1360;

  • SAX - 705KGS - €1530.

Weanling heifers:

  • LMX - 275KGS - €780;

  • LM - 250KGS - €750;

  • CH - 320KGS - €1060;

  • CH - 360KGS - €1040;

  • CH - 365KGS - €920;

  • LM - 405KGS - €980;

  • AAX - 280KGS - €750.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1060-€2200 for a Charolais cow with a heifer calf at foot;

  • Springers made from €900 to €1100/head.

Dry cows:

  • CHX - 920KGS - €1720;

  • LM - 850KGS - €1580;

  • LM - 765KGS - €1380;

  • LMX - 840KGS - €1490;

  • LM - 485KGS - €840.

Calves/runners:

  • Calves made from €80 to €360 while runners climbed from €400-€440.

Bullock and weanling sale

Bullocks fetched up to €2.66/kg, while weanling bulls climbed to €2.85/kg at the mart’s sale on Monday, June 15th.

“250 lots on offer and trade was helped by the recent improvement in grass growth,” Egan added.

Bullocks:

  • LMX - 465KGS - €1240;

  • CH - 495KGS - €1170;

  • LM - 545KGS - €1250;

  • LM - 505KGS - €1160;

  • LMX - 590KGS - €1400;

  • BBX - 605KGS - €1390;

  • LMX - 625KGS - €1390;

  • LM - 625KGS - €1370;

  • CH - 575KGS - €1260.

Weanling bulls:

  • CHX - 275KGS - €780;

  • CHX - 280KGS - €770;

  • CH - 245KGS - €700 ;

  • CH - 570KGS - €1210;

  • CH - 405KGS - €930;

  • CH - 420KGS - €910.

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