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

Prices continue to strengthen for quality weanlings at Castlerea

“The increased numbers of suck calves recorded a good clearance with a big variance in price between the plainer lots and the better-quality ones” – Egan

Lively trade for forward-stores at Castlerea

“The cow trade remained firm this week while the calf ring reported a better trade this week with better quality lots on offer and increased demand evident”

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.