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Friesian calves sell from €5-€145 at Castlerea

Trade remained strong, as some 600 lots went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, February 6th, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager reported that farmers, feedlots and exporters were active at this week’s sale.

“Extra numbers of bullocks met with a very lively trade, while the heifer and weanling rings are noticing extra buyers also.”
“The dry cow trade was similar to previous weeks, while the calves and runners met a full clearance,” Egan added.

Bullocks: 

  • LM – 485KG – €1285;
  • CH – 485KG – €1250;
  • LM – 480KG – €1165;
  • CH – 545KG – €1400;
  • LM – 505KG – €1225;
  • LM – 580KG – €1440;
  • LM – 570KG – €1375;
  • LM – 640KG – €1425.

Heifers:

  • LM – 425KG – €1065;
  • CH – 425KG – €1060;
  • LM – 445KG – €1260;
  • LM – 470KG – €1175;
  • CH – 615KG – €1430;
  • LM – 540KG – €1400;
  • LM – 640KG – €1565;
  • LM – 470KG – €1175.

Dry cows:

  • BBX – 830KG – €1650;
  • CH – 845KG – €1585;
  • BBX – 780KG – €1550;
  • LM – 490KG – €860;
  • CH – 770KG – €1350.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1010 to €1400/unit;
  • Springers ranged from €850 to €1650/head

Calves: 

  • Dairy-X calves – €5-€145/head;
  • Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus – €180-€270/head.

Runners:

Good numbers on offer with lots making from €450 to €740 for continental lots.

Weanling bulls: 

  • CH – 270KG – €900;
  • CH – 285KG – €855;
  • LM – 270KG – €775;
  • CH – 340KG – €1120;
  • CH – 315KG – €1120;
  • LM – 280KG – €775.

Weanling heifers: 

  • CH – 270KG – €845;
  • AA – 260KG – €600;
  • LM – 270KG – €730;
  • CH – 320KG – €975;
  • CH – 305KG – €915;
  • CH – 380KG – €990;
  • CH – 280KG – €730.
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