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Breeding heifers command ‘fancy prices’ at Castlerea Mart

Trade “held up well” at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, November 19th, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager made remark as the Roscommon-based venue enters its final month of trading.

The heifer ring, in particular, reported an excellent clearance with a top call of €3.32/kg.

“Breeding lots, in particular, commanded some fancy prices. The dry cow rings reported an excellent clearance. Demand for forward lots and young cows was very strong this week.”

“In the weanling rings, a steady trade was reported with bulls peaking at €3.31/kg and heifers to €3.27/kg.”

“Runners, with increased numbers on offer, met with a good clearance. Also, breeding stock, with numbers increasing, has witnessed increased demand also.”

HEIFERS:
  • CHX – 385KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 420KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 615KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1020;
  • AAX – 620KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1330;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1220;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1190.
Dry cows:
  • LMX – 945KGS – €1850;
  • CH – 965KGS – €1800;
  • AAX – 770KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 795KGS – €1540;
  • AA – 505KGS – €850;
  • LM – 650KGS – €1190.
Sucklers:
  • Cows with calves at foot – €1180- €1500/unit;
  • Springers – €700-€1600/head.
Runners:
  • Aberdeen Angus and Herefords made from €380 to €540 with up to €790 for continental lots.
Weanling bulls:
  • LMX – 250KGS – €770;
  • LM – 205KGS – €680;
  • AA – 285KGS – €650;
  • LM – 365KGS – €980;
  • CH – 320KGS – €880;
  • LM – 400KGS – €970;
  • LM – 395KGS – €930.
Weanling heifers:
  • LMX – 255KGS – €770;
  • LM – 225KGS – €730;
  • SI – 330KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 325KGS – €820;
  • AA – 350KGS – €870;
  • LM – 265KGS – €690.
Bullocks:

150 bullocks were presented for sale at the mart on Monday, November 16th, according to Egan. He reported “an excellent clearance as customers continue to source stock”.

  • LM – 490KGS – €1150;
  • AA – 470KGS – €1110;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1320;
  • CHX – 600KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 665KGS – €1330;
  • HEX – 745KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 540KGS – €1250;
  • CH – 505KGS – €1140;
  • SI – 530KGS – €1130.
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