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Suckler pairs climb to €2,200 at Castlerea

A lively trade prevailed – especially for quality lots – at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (June 18th), according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager pointed out that in the heifer ring, top lots reached €2.64/kg, while in the weanling heifer, a top call of €3.31/kg was recorded.

Cows with calves at foot made up to €2,200 for a Charolais cow with a heifer calf at foot.

“Dry cows, with good numbers on offer, reported a strong trade also while the calves and runners reported a good clearance,” Egan added.

Heifers:

  • LM – 400KGS – €1050;
  • CH – 375KGS – €990;
  • CH – 380KGS – €970;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1020;
  • AA – 445KGS – €980;
  • LM – 670KGS – €4780;
  • CH – 640KGS – €1470;
  • AA – 650KGS – €1360;
  • SAX – 705KGS – €1530.

Weanling heifers:

  • LMX – 275KGS – €780;
  • LM – 250KGS – €750;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 365KGS – €920;
  • LM – 405KGS – €980;
  • AAX – 280KGS – €750.

Suckler pairings and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1060-€2200 for a Charolais cow with a heifer calf at foot;
  • Springers made from €900 to €1100/head.

Dry cows:

  • CHX – 920KGS – €1720;
  • LM – 850KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 765KGS – €1380;
  • LMX – 840KGS – €1490;
  • LM – 485KGS – €840.

Calves/runners:

  • Calves made from €80 to €360 while runners climbed from €400-€440.

Bullock and weanling sale

Bullocks fetched up to €2.66/kg, while weanling bulls climbed to €2.85/kg at the mart’s sale on Monday, June 15th.

“250 lots on offer and trade was helped by the recent improvement in grass growth,” Egan added.

Bullocks:

  • LMX – 465KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 495KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1160;
  • LMX – 590KGS – €1400;
  • BBX – 605KGS – €1390;
  • LMX – 625KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 625KGS – €1370;
  • CH – 575KGS – €1260.

Weanling bulls:

  • CHX – 275KGS – €780;
  • CHX – 280KGS – €770;
  • CH – 245KGS – €700 ;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1210;
  • CH – 405KGS – €930;
  • CH – 420KGS – €910.
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