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Strong demand for quality forward stores at Castlerea

Trade held firm for all classes of stock at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, February 20th, according to Brendan Egan.  

“The bullock and heifer rings noticed the biggest increase in numbers this week, but demand remains very strong, especially for the quality forward stores.”

Bullocks:

  • CH – 480KGS – €1265;
  • AA – 475KGS – €1100;
  • SIX – 470KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 525KGS – €1295;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1295;
  • AA – 510KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 560KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1430;
  • LM – 705KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 670KGS – €1500.

Heifers:

  • LM – 420KGS – €1180;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1000;
  • SI – 385KGS – €1035;
  • SI – 450KGS – €1255;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1155;
  • CH – 700KGS – €1555;
  • LM – 745KGS – €1770;
  • LM – 590KGS – €1500.

Dry cows:

  • LM – 915KGS – €1755;
  • LM – 780KGS – €1635;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1555;
  • AA – 880KGS – €1620;
  • FR – 430KGS – €540;
  • FR – 485KGS – €635;
  • LM – 495KGS – €990.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot made up to €1510/unit;
  • Springers climbed from €870 to €1580/head.

Calves:

  • FRX calves ranged from €10 to €120;
  • Continental lots climbed from€300 to €385;
  • HEX and AA pushed from €150 to €230/hd;
  • Runners made from €375 to €840 for continental lots.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH – 290KGS – €895;
  • CH – 265KGS – €850;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1020;
  • AA – 285KGS – €735.

Weanling heifers:

  • CH – 280KGS – €955;
  • LM – 280KGS – €860;
  • CH – 230KGS – €750;
  • LM – 300KGS – €915;
  • AA – 345KGS – €850;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1080.
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