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‘A favourable’ tone to trade in Castlerea with exporters, farmers & feeders active

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 14-09-2023

Thursday, September 14th, 2023, saw over 400 lots cross the scales at Castlerea Mart, according to Brendan Egan.

He reported a “favourable tone” to trade and noted that weanlings, in particular, continued to be in “strong” demand from both exporters, farmers and feedlots with bulls making up to €4.15/kg.

Heifers, Egan added, were a “fine” trade also as farmers were out in force replacing sold stock.

Heifers made up to €1,890 and dry cows topped out at €2030 at Thursday’s sale.

Castlerea Mart on 14-09-2023

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1440 to €2200/unit;
  • Springers ranged from €1340 to €1500;
  • Calves/Runners: Young calves traded from €220 – €320 with runners from €330 to €850 for continental type lots.

Dry cow prices:

  • AAX – 885KGS – €2030;
  • LM – 685KGS – €1920;
  • LMX – 755KGS – €1830;
  • LM – 720KGS – €1790;
  • FR – 590KGS – €1030;
  • FR – 605KGS – €1220;
  • HE – 555KGS – €900;
  • AA – 700KGS – €1500.

Heifer prices:

  • CH – 425KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1510;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 380KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1630;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 675KGS – €1890;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1790;
  • BBX – 560KGS – €1770;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1720.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CHX – 290KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 275KGS – €970;
  • SAX – 170KGS – €640;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 330KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 285KGS – €770;
  • CH – 330KGS – €990.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH – 285KGS – €1120;
  • LM – 290KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 255KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 260KGS – €1030;
  • CH – 300KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 415KGS – €1450.

Bullock prices

The mart’s Monday bullock sales resumed on September 11th, 2023,  with 200 lots on offer.

Trade witnessed prices soar to €2360 with increased demand for both lighter and forward type lots, according to Egan.

  • CH – 490KGS – €1690;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1550;
  • LM – 525KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 515KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 585KGS – €1850;
  • BAX – 550KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1930;
  • AA – 670KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 730KGS – €2360.

Upcoming sales

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday next, September 18th, with a weekly bullock sale with 270 lots on offer, and on Thursday next, September 21st, 2023, the mart’s annual show and sale of continental weanlings in conjunction with its usual sale – All sales commence at 11 AM.

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