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Trade ‘remains strong’ in Castlerea with prices to €2,240

Farming News/Mart Reports: Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 20-07-2023

According to Brendan Egan, a larger entry of stock came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s general weekly sale on Thursday, July 20th, 2023.

Trade, the mart manager reported, “remained strong” for quality tops with the quality store bullocks making up to €3.70/kg.

Other classes of stock were similar in price to the previous week with heifers to €1670, dry cows to €2110 and while cows with calves at foot peaked at €2240.

Meanwhile, the weanling rings witnessed good demand with bulls making up to €3.59/kg and heifers to €3.33/kg.

According to Egan, a smaller number of calves crossed the scales, but a “good” clearance took place.

Suckler pairs, calves, and runners:

  • Cows with calves at foot pushed from €1010 to €2240 for a 11-year-old Limousin cow and her Limousin bull calf at foot;
  • Springer cows topped at €900;
  • Calves/young calves ranged from €50 to €460;
  • Runners made from €400 to €850.

Dry cow prices:

  • CHX – 830KGS – €2110;
  • LMX – 760KGS – €1970;
  • LM – 700KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 730KGS – €1900;
  • LM – 715KGS – €1810;
  • LM – 495KGS – €1170;
  • FR – 560KGS – €900;
  • LM – 560KGS – €1460.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 395KGS – €1210;
  • AA – 420KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 470KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 615KGS – €1670;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1540;
  • CH – 500KGS – €1440;

Bullock prices:

  • CH – 405KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 540KGS – €1680;
  • AA – 515KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 585KGS – €1690;
  • AA – 640KGS – €1810;
  • AA – 630KGS – €1720;
  • AA – 795KGS – €1960;
  • AA – 690KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 650KGS – €1780.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CH – 270KGS – €970;
  • LM – 280KGS – €850;
  • CH – 260KGS – €810;
  • CH – 260KGS – €770;
  • LM – 365KGS – €1320;
  • SI – 460KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1300.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 270KGS – €970;
  • LM – 280KGS – €850;
  • CH – 260KGS – €810;
  • CH – 260KGS – €770;
  • LM – 365KGS – €1320;
  • SI – 460KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1300.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, with a dairy dispersal sale of 65 dairy cows at 11:30 AM

On Thursday, July 27th, a weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanling will take place at 11 AM.

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