articles about castlerea-mart
In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for quality lots
“Variance still exists between the quality calves and the plainer-type lots” – Egan
“The weanling bull trade is dominated by export trade with farmers competing at the ringside"
“Sellers went home satisfied with a good trade prevailing" - Egan
“It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector" - Egan
Exporters were active in Castlerea, especially for lighter calves
“Trade and prices were similar to previous weeks with prices remaining steady"
Forward, plainer-type lots were a tougher trade
A larger entry on offer due to the recent inclement weather conditions
More activity in weanling rings, according to Egan
'Good demand for stores'
'With all the unrest in the last number of weeks in the farming sector, a good clearance was reported'
“Trade and prices for the forward cattle were reflective of the current beef prices”
'Both the bullock and heifer rings recorded good clearances with some fancy prices paid for quality lots'
"Despite all the disquiet about Brexit, Mercosur and beef prices, trade, in general, held up well”
Suckler pairings topped out at €1700
Cows with calves at foot topped out at €1970
“The cow trade reported a good clearance while breeding stock attracted a lot of interest and calves and runners were a good trade also,"
“The cow trade has remained firm while the weanling rings reported a good clearance.”