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Weanlings up €20-€30/hd at Castlerea

Thursday, January 30th saw 500 cattle pass through the ring at Castlerea Mart, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager outlined that trade remained “very strong” for the time of year. Bullocks, in particular, were a flying trade this week with demand increasing – especially for forward stores.”

He said that trade remained strong in the heifer ring, while the weanling rings experienced increased farmer activity, with prices up €20-€30/head.

“The dry cow trade remains very strong with good demand also for the breeding stock on offer.” Egan added.

BULLOCKS:

  • LM – 475KGS – €1205;
  • AAX – 480KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1320;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1295;
  • SA – 540KGS – €1300;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1445;
  • LM – 565KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1425;
  • AA – 635KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 570KGS – €1315.

HEIFERS:

  • LM – 410KGS – €1150;
  • SA – 420KGS – €1020;
  • CH – 330KGS – €865;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1225;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1140;
  • LM – 650KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 660KGS – €1425;
  • HEX – 790KGS – €1560;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1125.  

DRY COWS:

  • CH – 4795KGS – €1770;
  • SI – 900KGS – €1665;
  • LM – 815KGS – €1590;
  • SI – 770KGS – €1510;
  • SI – 750KGS – €1320.

SUCKLER PAIRINGS AND SPRINGERS:

  • Cows with calves at foot – €1070 to €1250/unit;
  • Springers – €900 to €1290/head.

CALVES/RUNNERS:

  • FR bull – €130;
  • AA bull – €3305;
  • LM bull – €530;
  • HEX heifer – €235;
  • CH heifer – €420;
  • HEX bull – €240;
  • SIX bull – €245.

RUNNERS:

  • Runners went under the hammer from €400 to €985 for continental lots.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • LMX – 295KGS – €870;
  • CH – 280KGS – €840;
  • LM – 235KGS – €780;
  • LMX – 440KGS – €1035;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1055;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1030;
  • CHX – 375KGS – €1030.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • CH – 270KGS – €840;
  • CH – 265KGS – €800;
  • CH – 270KGS – €765;
  • CH – 345KGS – €975;
  • BBX – 310KGS – €890;
  • CH – 330KGS – €880;
  • CH – 275KGS – €750.
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