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Strong demand for in-spec cattle at Castlerea

650 cattle were on offer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, January 23rd, with trade on par with previous weeks, according to Brendan Egan.

The manager noted that with increased number of stock on offer demand remained strong for all categories. “The bullock and heifer rings reported good demand this week, especially for the in-spec stock.”

“The weanling rings have noticed increased numbers starting to come on stream with the top bulls making over €3.00/kg and €4.54/kg was paid for an 8-month-old weanling heifer.”

“Strong number of dry cows coming to market at the moment with trade remaining very strong while breeding stock are witnessing good demand.” the manager concluded.

Bullocks:

  • CH – 498KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1160;
  • CHX – 540KGS – €1325;
  • LMX – 535KGS – €1225;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1365;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1435;
  • AA – 690KGS – €1630;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1330.

Heifers:

  • LMX – 410KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 425KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1065;
  • LMX – 490KGS – €1235;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1215;
  • CH – 640KGS – €1465;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1295;
  • LM – 605KGS – €1390.

Dry cows:

  • BBX – 915KGS – €1795;
  • LM – 810KGS – €1590;
  • AAX – 860KGS – €1550;
  • HEX – 695KGS – €1120;
  • AA – 620KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 735KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1435.

Suckler pairs and springers

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1510 to €1570/unit;
  • Springers ranged from €850 to €1640/head;
  • Runners clicked from €320 to €710 for continental lots.

Weanling Bulls:

  • CH – 295KGS – €885;
  • CH – 275KGS – €860;
  • CH – 280KGS – €860;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1170;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1050;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1035;
  • CH – 275KGS – €810.

Weanling heifers:

  • CH – 290KGS – €880;
  • LM – 290KGS – €800;
  • LM – 330KGS – €950;
  • LM – 330KGS – €910;
  • LM – 265KGS – €1205;
  • LM – 330KGS – €860.
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