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Castlerea: Demand for this year’s weanlings ‘remains strong’ – Egan

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 31-08-2023

According to Brendan Egan, over 500 lots crossed the scales at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, August 31st, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart manager reported that “August finished on a bright note with good demand and a lively trade for all classes on offer”.

Bullocks topped out at €2,050, heifers hit €1,800, while dry cows reached €2,390.

Egan commented that “demand for this year’s weanlings remains very strong with bulls hitting €4.37/kg, while heifers hit €3.00/kg”.

“Meanwhile, cows with calves at foot made up to €1880, while the runner section witnessed increased numbers with an excellent clearance,” Egan added.

Read last week’s report on www.thatsfarming.com: Weanling trade ‘starts on a very positive note’ – Egan of Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart on 31-08-2023

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1090 to €1880;
  • Springers ranged from €1170 to €1420;
  • Young calves made from €210 to €300 while runners climbed from €310 to €790 for continental lots.

Dry cow prices:

  • LM – 865KGS – €2390;
  • LM – 745KGS – €2150;
  • LM – 695KGS – €1910;
  • AA – 780KGS – €1880;
  • PTX – 785KGS – €1830;
  • FR – 655KGS – €1050;
  • FR – 605KGS – €1160;
  • FR – 690KGS – €1340.

Bullock prices:

  • CHX – 460KGS – €1590;
  • LM – 435KGS – €1470;
  • AA – 465KGS – €1330;
  • AA – 440KGS – €1310;
  • AA – 500KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 530KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 575KGS – €1780;
  • CH – 555KGS – €1590;
  • AA – 635KGS – €1670;
  • HEX – 810KGS – €2050;
  • LM – 680KGS – €1810;
  • CH – 665KGS – €1710.

Heifer prices:

  • CHX – 425KGS – €1300;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1290;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1480;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1470;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1440;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 680KGS – €1800;
  • LM – 645KGS – €1750;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1700;
  • LM – 620KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 470KGS – €1420

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 295KGS – €880;
  • LM – 260KGS – €760;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1020;
  • LM – 325KGS – €900;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1300;
  • HEX – 375KGS – €850.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 405KGS – €1470;
  • BBX – 400KGS – €1440;
  • CH – 430KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1350;
  • SM – 370KGS – €1320;
  • CHX – 295KGS – €1290;
  • LM – 295KGS – €960.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, September 7th, 2023, with a weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings.

Please note as and from Monday, September 11th, 2023, the bullock sale will resume on Mondays. All sales commence @ 11AM

Show and sales 2023

  • September 11th – Bullock sales will resume;
  • September 21st: Show and sale of weanlings;
  • September 25th: Continental bullock sale;
  • September 28th: Continental heifer show and
  • sale and Belgian Blue weanling show and sale;
  • 2nd October: Aberdeen Angus bullock show and sale;
  • October 5th: Aberdeen Angus heifer and sale.
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