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Northern activity boosts prices at Castlerea

Thursday (June 25th) saw some 350 lots go under the hammer at Castlerea Mart, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager explained that breeding stock and cull cows were similar to previous weeks while calves and runners reported good clearance rates.

“A firm trade was reported with smaller stock and forward stores especially in strong demand this week, aided by grass growth and northern demand.”

“Prices, in general, were improved for these categories of stock.” Egan added.

Heifers:

  • LMX – 415KGS – €980;
  • CH – 385KGS – €940;
  • LM – 495KGS – €1370;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1030;
  • BBX – 480KGS – €1030;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 890KGS – €1970;
  • LMX – 550KGS – €1280.

Weanling heifers:

  • LMX – 230KGS – €650;
  • HEX – 205KGS – €645;
  • AA – 250KGS – €610;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1030;
  • CH – 315KGS – €810;
  • LM – 345KGS – €850;
  • CH – 430KGS – €940.

Dry cows:

  • LMX – 735KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 875KGS – €1540;
  • AA – 795KGS – €1355;
  • FR – 740KGS – €960;
  • LMX – 795KGS – €1325.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot – €1000-€1640/unit;
  • Springers – €780-€1030/head.

Calves/runners:

  • Young calves – €170-€330;
  • Runners – €370-€620/head.

Bullock and weanling bulls

Egan said that trade held firm at the mart’s bullock and weanling bull sale on Monday (June 22nd).

“Weanling bulls were an improved trade with the top quality lots exceeding €3.00/kg while bullocks reported a good clearance also.”

Bullocks:

  • LMX – 445KGS – €1120;
  • CH – 440KGS – €1030;
  • CH – 500KGS – €1120;
  • CH – 505KGS – €1090;
  • BBX – 575KGS – €1260;
  • AA – 550KGS – €1180;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1390;
  • AA – 615KGS – €1360;
  • SI – 695KGS – €1390.

Weanling bulls:

  • LMX – 270KGS – €820;
  • LM – 260KGS – €690;
  • CH – 355KGS – €970;
  • CH – 355KGS – €910;
  • LM – 350KGS – €880;
  • LM – 435KGS – €1040.
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