Steady trade for quality stores at Castlerea

More activity in weanling rings, according to Egan

Suckler pairings hit €1,710 at Castlerea

'With all the unrest in the last number of weeks in the farming sector, a good clearance was reported'

Improved trade for younger stores at Castlerea

“Trade and prices for the forward cattle were reflective of the current beef prices”

Suckler pairings hit €1,910 at Castlerea

'Both the bullock and heifer rings recorded good clearances with some fancy prices paid for quality lots'

Calves sell from €40 to €280 at Castlerea

"Despite all the disquiet about Brexit, Mercosur and beef prices, trade, in general, held up well”

400 lots were on offer at Castlerea

Cows with calves at foot topped out at €1970

Demand remains strong for quality stores at Castlerea

“The cow trade reported a good clearance while breeding stock attracted a lot of interest and calves and runners were a good trade also,"

Improved trade for lighter stores at Castlerea

“The cow trade has remained firm while the weanling rings reported a good clearance.”

‘All categories of stock met with good demand’ – Egan

“Trade held well despite the recent downturn in weather.”

Firm trade for short-keep cattle at Castlerea

“Both the bullock and heifer rings reported good demand for quality stores with a variance in price for the plainer-type stock.”

€1,530 for weanling heifer at Castlerea

This LMX – which weighed 380kgs – made €4.02/kg.

Calves sell to €605 at Castlerea

“There has been a slight fall-off in the quality of stock presented for sale.” – Egan

€585 for 3-week-old calf at Castlerea

“A good entry of quality stock recorded some very fancy prices on the day.” - Egan

Strong demand for forward stores at Castlerea

“Strong farmer, feedlot and exporter activity.” – Brendan Egan

Prices improve by €20-€30/head at Castlerea

900 cattle were presented for sale on Thursday, with good clearance recorded in all rings.

Dry cows make over €2/kg at Castlerea

Farmers, agents, feedlot purchasers and exporters were out in force.

Farmers, agents and exporters active for stores at Castlerea

“Suck calves and runners also reported good clearances with some exporters in attendance for the suck calves on offer” – Brendan Egan

Largest sale to date this year at Castlerea

“Breeding stock, in particular, and quality stores for further feeding recorded some very fancy prices, while bullocks met with stronger demand” – Brendan Egan