Bullocks and heifers 'continue on an upward curve' at Castlerea

“Buyers were present to source stores and with northern buyers and exporters present, a good clearance took place.”

Lighter store cattle increase in price at Castlerea

Quality store bullocks and heifers have noticed a price improvement, Egan said.

Northern activity boosts prices at Castlerea

“A firm trade was reported with smaller stock and forward stores especially in strong demand this week, aided by grass growth and northern demand.”

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."

Renewed Northern Ireland interest drives demand at Castlerea

Cows with calves at foot reached a top price of €2010.

Weanling buyers more selective at Castlerea

“Heifers reported no change in prices or trade from last week."

Strong demand for breeding stock at Castlerea

Suckler pairs reached €2,320, while springers topped out at €2,050.

Flying trade for breeding heifers at Castlerea

Plainer, poor-quality calves remained a hard sell.

Firm trade for store and heavy culls at Castlerea

Egan reported that demand was strong for forward-type stores.

Strong demand for quality forward stores at Castlerea

“The bullock and heifer rings noticed the biggest increase in numbers this week,”

Friesian calves sell from €5-€145 at Castlerea

“Extra numbers of bullocks met with a very lively trade, while the heifer and weanling rings are noticing extra buyers also.”

Weanlings up €20-€30/hd at Castlerea

"Bullocks, in particular, were a flying trade this week with demand increasing - especially for forward stores.”

‘General improvement’ in prices at Castlerea

“Smaller cattle, in particular, have noticed a steady improvement in the last few weeks” – Egan

Prices more ‘spring-like than pre-Christmas’ at Castlerea

"A large attendance of customers trying to source stock as the current trading year enters the final week"

Agents and farmers active for quality stores at Castlerea

Increased confidence was evident at the ringside, according to Egan

Increased demand for lighter store heifers at Castlerea

“The dry cow trade showed an improvement in price with good demand”

Prices ‘rising gradually' at Castlerea

Increased farmer activity in the weanling rings

Friesian bulls make from €5 to €30 at Castlerea

“In the weanling rings, numbers are starting to fall but demand has increased,” – Egan

More farmers operating at Castlerea

Improved demand for weanlings and younger stock - Egan

Improved trade for better-quality heifers at Castlerea

In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for quality lots