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Quality the ‘driving force’ behind prices at Castlerea

Trade remained strong at Castlerea Mart’s weekly cattle sale on Thursday, July 23rd, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager said the sale had “ a good attendance of buyers present trying to source stock for further feeding”.

“Bullocks, in particular, with good quality lots on offer met a very lively trade while the other categories were similar to previous weeks with quality again the driving force behind the prices obtained.”

BULLOCKS:

  • CHX – 435KGS – €1180;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 510KGS – €1190;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1530;
  • CHX – 625KGS – €1370;
  • LMX – 745KGS – €1530;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1310.

HEIFERS:

  • CHX – 410KGS – €980;
  • LM – 390KGS – €980;
  • CH – 385KGS – €940;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1170;
  • AA – 430KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 435KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 645KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 560KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 590KGS – €1280.

DRY COWS:

  • LMX – 705KGS – €1570;
  • LMX – 765KGS – €1540;
  • CHX – 700KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 800KGS – €1560;
  • PTX – 690KGS – €1360.

SUCKLER PAIRS

  • Cows with calves at foot – €980 to €1770/unit for a AA cow and a CHX bull calf at foot;
  • Springers – €1090-€1220/head.

CALVES/RUNNERS:

  • Prices ranged from €270 to €680 for continental lots.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • CH – 350KGS – €900;
  • CH – 340KGS – €850;
  • BBX – 430KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1000;
  • HEX – 260KGS – €530.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • AAX – 270KGS – €710;
  • CH – 270KGS – €700;
  • AA – 255KGS – €660;
  • SIX – 385KGS – €900;
  • SIX – 325KGS – €820;
  • CH – 375KGS – €840.
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