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‘Strong’ export demand in Castlerea – Egan

Farming News/Mart Reports – Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 29-06-2023

According to Brendan Egan, over 350 lots crossed the scales at Thursday’s (June 29th, 2023) cattle sale at Castlerea Mart, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart manager reported that trade was “similar” to the previous week’s sale, with heifers to €2,350, bullocks to €1,980 and dry cows to €2,180.

Meanwhile, the highest call of €2,750 was achieved for a Charolais cow and her Charolais bull calf at foot.

Springers topped out at €2,000, while the calf trade with good numbers on offer returned a good clearance.

According to the mart manager, the weanling ring noticed “strong” export demand, with bulls to €3.87/kg, while heifers reached €3.49/kg.

Read a report from the previous week: ‘The forward heavier lots have noticed price adjustment in line with beef prices’ – Egan

Heifer prices:

  • LMX – 405KGS – €1450;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1320;
  • LM – 420KGS – €1310;
  • LMX – 350KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1780;
  • CH – 765KGS – €2350;
  • CH – 655KGS – €1900;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1650;
  • LM – 510KGS – €1560.

Bullock prices:

  • AA – 485KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 385KGS – €1310;
  • LM – 500KGS – €1510;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1530;
  • LM – 645KGS – €1980;
  • LM – 700KGS – €1910;
  • FR – 535kgs – €1210.

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 825KGS – €2180;
  • CH – 735KGS – €2150;
  • HEX – 790KGS – €1840;
  • HEX – 575KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 550KGS – €1340;
  • SI – 505KGS – €1250;
  • SH – 470KGS – €990

Other categories:

  • Cows with calves at foot pushed from €1350 to €2750;
  • Springers ranged from €1520 to €2000;
  • Calves: Young calves fetched from €100 to €400

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CH – 280KGS – €920;
  • CH – 255KGS – €890;
  • CH – 235KGS – €740;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1050;
  • LM – 280KGS – €850;
  • CH – 255KGS – €890.

Weanling bull prices:

  • LMX – 270KGS – €830;
  • LM – 230KGS – €710;
  • LM – 300KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 320KGS – €1150;
  • LMX – 425KGS – €1640;
  • AA – 475KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1490;
  • CH – 405KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1240.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, July 6th, 2023, with a weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 am.

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