Calves make from €5 to €285 at Castlerea

“The calf ring witnessed increased numbers this week with a variance in price between the better-quality types and the plainer lots” – Brendan Egan

Northern buyers active at Castlerea

“Improved farmer activity this week, as well as feedlots agents and Northern customers, led to an improved trade this week, resulting in a good clearance" - Brendan Egan

Smaller entry at Castlerea due to inclement weather

“Bullocks and Heifers were similar in price to previous weeks while the weanlings are steadily increasing in price with the top-quality calves recording fancy prices” – Brendan Egan.

Trade improves for better-quality weanlings at Castlerea

Thursday’s sale attracted a good attendance of customers and a slightly larger entry of cattle, according to Brendan Egan. Good clearances were recorded in the bullock and heifer rings.

Farmers and feedlot agents active at Castlerea

“Prices and trade were similar to the previous week with demand strongest for the quality lots on offer” - Brendan Egan

Sharper trade for quality lots at Castlerea

In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.