“Top-quality bulls making as high as €4.00/kg' at Castlerea


“It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector" - Egan

“Top-quality bulls making as high as €4.00/kg' at Castlerea

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“It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector" - Egan

Almost 500 weanlings were on offer at Castlerea Mart’s annual show and sale of weanlings on Thursday, September 19th, according to Brendan Egan – manager.

He reported strong demand from both exporters and farmers as well as feedlot purchasers. “Top-quality bulls making as high as €4.00/kg and heifer calves topping out at €3.75/kg.” Egan outlined.

“It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector.”

Heifers:

  • LMX - 425KGS - €945;

  • LM - 405KGS - €925;

  • LM - 480KGS - €1100;

  • CH - 475KGS - €1020;

  • CH - 645KGS - €1440;

  • CH - 610KGS - €1430;

  • LMX - 510KGS – €1305;

  • SI - 650KGS - €1365;

  • CH - 580KGS - €1280.

Dry cows:

  • LM - 735KGS - €1445;

  • CH - 715KGS - €1375;

  • BBX - 770KGS - €1370;

  • LM - 790KGS - €1360;

  • FR - 470KGS - €500.

Suckler entries:

  • Cows with calves at foot - €1080-€1770/unit;

  • Springer cows up to €1080.

Calves/runners:

  • Lots made from €190-€745

Weanling bulls:

  • CH - 270KGS - €1080;

  • CH - 290KGS - €900;

  • CH - 245KGS - €855;

  • LM - 435KGS - €1300;

  • CH - 410KGS - €1090;

  • CH - 305KGS - €1070;

  • CH - 310KGS - €1040;

  • CH - 315KGS - €900.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH - 290KGS - €1090;

  • CH - 265KGS - €845;

  • CH - 270KGS - €765;

  • LMX - 325KGS - €975;

  • CH - 315KGS - €950;

  • LM - 350KGS - €930;

  • CH - 310KGS - €865.

Bullock sale

The mart’s bullock sale resumed on Monday (September 16th), with entries making from €300-€710 with the weight.

  • CH - 485KGS - €1195;

  • CH - 450KGS - €1090;

  • CH - 455KGS - €1070;

  • CH - 525KGS - €1180;

  • LM - 565KGS - €1250;

  • LM - 625KGS - €1225.

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