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Calves make up to €630 at Castleisland

26 buyers were ringside under strict social distancing measures at Castleisland Mart on Monday (June 8th), according to a mart spokesperson.

They reported that the calf sale was a “roaring success”, with calves making up to €630. Stronger calves earned the higher prices and a strong buyer presence was observed.

Cows:

Good feeding type cows were in very high demand. FR cows made from €1.15- €1.54/ kg, AA/HE cows made €1.32- €1.94/ kg, while continentals cows ranged from €1.25-€2.02/ kg.

  • HE – 584kg – €1065;
  • HE – 620kg – €1125;
  • FR – 470kg – €725;
  • FR – 464kg – €615;
  • LM – 600kg – €1150;
  • LM – 740kg – €1245.

Heifers:

Continentals earned €1.74- €2.85/ kg, while AA/HE fetched from €1.65- €2.04/kg.

  • BB – 250kg – €710;
  • LM – 562kg – €1350;
  • HE – 410kg – €800;
  • AA – 780kg – €1330.

Bullocks:

FR went under the hammer for €1.45- €1.72/ kg and AA/HE achieved €1.45- €2.12/ kg.

  • FR – 550kg – €940;
  • FR- 546kg – €820;
  • HE – 570kg – €1105;
  • AA – 502kg – €1055.

Weanlings:

Weanling bulls pushed from €2.02- €3.14/kg whilst heifers sold from €2.32- €3.03/ kg.

  • LM heifer – 252kg – €750;
  • CH heifer – 322kg – €975;
  • CH bull – €1085 – 350kg;
  • LM bull – 316kg – €900.

Calves:

Friesian bull calves earned between €50- €160, while FR heifers suitable for breeding ranged from €270- €325.

  • FR bull – 2-weeks-old – €100;
  • P.B.R. heifer suitable for breeding – 4-weeks-old – €325;
  • P.B.N.R. heifer – 4-weeks-old – €270.

AA/HE: Bulls ranged from €110- €550 and heifers made €100- €375.

  • AA heifer – 2-weeks-old – €150;
  • AA bull – 3-week-old – €210;
  • HE heifer – 4-week-old – €210;
  • HE bull – 3-week-old – €320.

Continentals: €240- €630 was paid for bulls and heifers made from €170- €550.

  • LM bull – 4-weeks-old – €300;
  • BB heifer – 3-weeks-old – €220;
  • CH bull – 8-weeks-old – €630;
  • BB – 6-weeks-old – €630.

Image source: Castleisland Co-op Livestock Mart Facebook

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