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Castlerea: Trade improves ‘all around’ with customers ‘more anxious’

Farming News/Mart Reports – Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 07-09-2023

According to Brendan Egan, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, September 7th, 2023.

Bullocks made up to €2,000, heifers topped out at €2,140, while dry cows climbed up to €2,180.

Egan reported that “with better weather conditions and improved grass growth, trade was improved all around with stock presented looking better and customers more anxious for stock”.

“The weanling trade continues to be very lively at the moment with strong export demand as well as farmers and feeders,” he added.

Castlerea Mart – Sample Prices: 

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1500 – €2100;
  • Springers pushed from €1880;
  • Calves/Runners:  Young calves ranged from €230 – €280
  • Runners climbed from €250 – €910 for continental lots.

Cull cow prices:

  • CHX – 830 KGS – €2180;
  • LIM – 690 KGS – €2040;
  • CHX – 770 KGS – €1960;
  • LM – 640 KGS – €1840;
  • LIM – 705 KGS – €1800;
  • FR – 635 KGS – €1170;
  • FR – 640 KGS – €1190;
  • SHX – 640 KGS – €1460.

Bullocks: 

  • LIM – 495KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1590;
  • LIM – 465KGS – €1500;
  • AA – 475KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 500 KGS – €1530;
  • AA – 595 KGS – €1690;
  • LM – 590 KGS – €1640;
  • AA – 785 KGS – €2000;
  • AA – 685 KGS – €1810;
  • HER – 685 KGS – €1680.

Heifers: 

  • CH – 390 KGS – €1280;
  • SI – 420 KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 410 KGS – €1250;
  • BBX – 475 KGS – €2140;
  • CH – 465 KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 455 KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 655 KGS – €1950;
  • SI – 690 KGS – €1930;
  • LM – 575 KGS – €1760;
  • HER – 660 KGS – €1690;
  • LM – 505 KGS – €1620;
  • LM – 435 KGS – €1400.

Weanling heifer prices: 

  • LM – 285 KGS – €920;
  • CH – 295 KGS – €900;
  • AA – 275 KGS – €750;
  • LM – 320 KGS – €1100;
  • AA – 315 KGS – €830.

Weanling bull prices: 

  • LM – 250 KGS – €750;
  • LM – 290 KGS – €1010;
  • CH – 330 KGS – €1170;
  • CH – 335 KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 425 KGS – €1320;
  • BBX – 425 KGS – €1250.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday September 11th, 2023, with a weekly bullock sale and on Thursday, September 14th, 2023, with a weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 am.

Show and sales 2023

  • September 21st: Show and sale of weanlings;
  • September 25th: Continental bullock sale;
  • September 28th: Continental heifer show and
  • sale and Belgian Blue weanling show and sale;
  • 2ndOctober: Aberdeen Angus bullock show and sale;
  • October 5th: Aberdeen Angus heifer and sale.
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