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Cow prices dip at Castlerea Mart

A slightly smaller entry was presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, November 5th, according to Brendan Egan.

He reported that trade “held up well”, especially for quality lots. “The heifer ring reported a good clearance with store heifers and breeding lots in strong demand with prices topping out at €3.05/kg.”

“In the weanling rings, quality was key as bulls peaked at €3.43/kg and heifer weanlings peaked at €3.26/kg. Overall, a good clearance took place.”

“Dry cows have noticed a dip in prices this week with larger numbers presented for sale, while breeding stock remains a good trade.”

Heifers:
  • CH – 425KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1020;
  • AA – 405KGS – €970;
  • SI – 425KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1250;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1130;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1070;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1360;
  • AA – 585KGS – €1320.
Dry cows:
  • LM – 830KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 845KGS – €1525;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1345;
  • SI – 740KGS – €1150;
  • SH- 745KGS – €980;
  • LM – 745KGS – €1200.
Sucklers and springers:
  • Cows with calves at foot – €1280 to €1690/unit;
  • Springers made from €770 to €1420/unit.
Weanling bulls:
  • AA – 195KGS – €520;
  • CH – 280KGS – €950;
  • CH – 265KGS – €910;
  • LM – 265KGS – €690;
  • SI – 245KGS – €670;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 325KGS – €870;
  • LM – 310KGS – €850.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 225KGS – €640;
  • LMX – 245KGS – €800;
  • CH – 285KGS – €760;
  • SI – 355KGS – €860;
  • CH – 300KGS – €740.

Bullocks:

“200 bullocks on offer with quality stores remaining a fine trade and, in cases, were €30-€40 better than the week before.”

  • CH – 475KGS – €1170;
  • AA – 445KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 495KGS – €1160;
  • LM – 510KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 500KGS – €1200;
  • LM – 590KGS – €1380
  • CH – 550KGS – €1280;
  • CH – 645KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 655KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 665KGS – €1420.

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