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Weanling trade ‘starts on a very positive note’ – Egan of Castlerea Mart

Farming News/Mart Reports – Castlerea Mart – 24-08-2023

According to Brendan Egan of Castlerea Mart, some 550 lots came under the hammer at its most recent cattle sale on Thursday, August 24th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that “all categories noticed increased numbers for sale”.

“Trade remained unchanged with quality stores still much sought after, while this year’s weanlings have started on a very positive note.”

Bullocks topped out at €1860, heifers hit €1810, while dry cows made up to €2220.

Meanwhile, weanling bulls peaked at €3.61/kg, while weanling heifers topped out at €3.41/kg.

Castlerea Mart on 24-08-2023

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1050 to €1850;
  • Springer cows topped at €1460;
  • Young calves went under the hammer from €50 to €210;
  • Runners pushed from €150 to €800 for continental lots.

Dry cow prices:

  • LM – 870KGS – €2220;
  • LM – 835KGS – €2060;
  • BBX – 840KGS – €1990;
  • LM – 750KGS – €1880;
  • LM – 725KGS – €1820;
  • FR – 470KGS – €650;
  • FR – 450KGS – €560.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 425KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 398KGS – €1220;
  • AA – 343KGS – €1150;
  • LMX – 490KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 430KGS – €1320;
  • CH – 705KGS – €1810;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1760;
  • AA – 645KGS – €1700;
  • LM – 580KGS – €1570.

Bullock prices:

  • CH – 495KGS – €1680;
  • CHX – 450KGS – €1570;
  • CH – 455KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1410;
  • AA – 540KGS – €1360;
  • AA – 585KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 560KGS – €1540;
  • AA – 575KGS – €1480;
  • LM – 645KGS – €1760;
  • LM – 605KGS – €1750;
  • CH – 705KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 685KGS – €1830;
  • LM – 660KGS – €1680.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CHX – 285KGS – €960;
  • CH – 295KGS – €920;
  • LM – 255KGS – €770;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1100;
  • AA – 375KGS – €1000;
  • AA – 360KGS – €990;
  • AA – 350KGS – €980;
  • LM – 420KGS – €1270.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 280KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 280KGS – €940;
  • LM – 295KGS – €920;
  • CH – 270KGS – €860;
  • CH – 260KGS – €780;
  • BBX – 460KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 340KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 330KGS – €1140;
  • BBX – 330KGS – €1090.

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday next, August 31st, 2023, with weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 AM with 3 rings in operation.

Special sales:

  • Monday, September 11th – Bullock sales will resume;
  • Thursday, September 21st: Show and sale of continental weanlings.
  • Monday, September 25th: Continental bullock sale;
  • Thursday, September 28th: Continental heifer show and sale and Belgian Blue weanling show and sale;
  • Monday, October 2nd: Aberdeen Angus bullock show and sale;
  • Thursday, October 5th: Aberdeen Angus heifer show and sale.
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