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Bullocks and forward store heifers improve by €20-€30/hd at Castlerea

Thursday, February 13th saw just over 600 entries go under the hammer at Castlerea Mart.

Brendan Egan, mart manager, reported that bullocks and forward store heifers improved by €20-€30/head.

“The weanling trade continues to rise with extra farmer activity evident around the ring this week.”

“The dry cow trade remains very strong also with buyers active for both the stores and forward lots.”

“The calf ring recorded and excellent clearance while breeding stock are noticing improvement also,” Egan added.

BULLOCKS:  

  • CH – 480KG – €1300;
  • CH – 470KG – €1190;
  • CH – 525KG – €1380;
  • LM – 505KG – €1335;
  • CH – 580KG – €1445;
  • LM – 550KG – €1400;
  • CH – 620KG – €1480;
  • CH – 600KG – €1390;
  • AA – 820KG – €1790.

HEIFERS: 

  • LM – 405KG – €1105;
  • LM – 345KG – €1025;
  • AA – 400KG – €990;
  • LM – 480KG – €1275;
  • CH – 470KG – €1160;
  • LM – 720KG – €1665;
  • LM – 560KG – €1440;
  • LM – 580KG – €1415.

DRY COWS: 

  • SI – 785KG – €1535;
  • AA – 795KG – €1490;
  • CH – 735KG – €1450;
  • LM – 365KG – €735;
  • AA – 765KG – €1480;
  • LM – 555KG – €1165;
  • AA – 765KG – €1480.

SUCKLER PAIRINGS AND SPRINGERS:

  • Cows with calves at foot – €1090-€1320/unit;
  • Springers – €740-€1640/head.

CALVES: 

  • Friesian-cross calves – €10-€90/hd with continentals making up to €315.
  • Runners – €330 to €755 for continental lots.

WEANLING BULLS: 

  • CH – 280KG – €870;
  • CH – 265KG – €820;
  • CH – 250KG – €800;
  • LM – 360KG – €1070;
  • LM – 405KG – €1050;
  • CH – 370KG – €1045.

WEANLING HEIFERS: 

  • SI – 260KG – €1010;
  • CH – 270KG – €915;
  • CH – 290KG – €915;
  • CH – 395KG – €1125;
  • LM – 340KG – €1100;
  • LM – 310KG – €950;
  • AAX – 340KG – €1100.
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