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VIDEO: Suckler pairs reach €7,000 at Castlerea Mart

A large entry was presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, December 10th, according to Brendan Egan.

In the heifer ring, prices strengthened this week with a good attendance of customers sourcing stock prior to the Christmas period.

Meanwhile, in the weanling rings, bulls met with an improved trade, with lots peaking at €4.15/kg and heifers at €3.39/kg.

Egan reported that dry cows remained a firm trade, especially forward lots.

“All eyes were upon a sale of 8 suckler cows with Belgian Blue-cross calves at foot. A top price of €7,000 was paid for a 2017-born BBX cow and her bull calf at foot with demand outstepping supply.”

Prices from Castlerea Mart
Heifers:
  • CHX – 410KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1160;
  • LM – 400KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 395KGS – €1040;
  • LMX – 480KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 610KGS – €1370;
  • LM – 555KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1120;
  • AA – 520KGS – €1120.
Dry cows:
  • LMX – 815KGS – €1610;
  • LM – 725KGS – €1340;
  • BBX – 760KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 680KGS – €1250;
  • AA – 730KGS – €1310.
Suckler entries:
  • Cows with calves at foot – €1,320 to €7,000;
  • Springers – €850-€1,670/head.
Calves/runners:
  • Young calves made from €210 to €370 with runners from €350 to €780 for continental lots.
Weanling bulls:
  • CH – 285KGS – €910;
  • LMX – 295KGS – €900;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 350KGS – €1000;
  • AA – 370KGS – €900;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1060;
  • AA – 300KGS – €790.
Weanling heifers:
  • LM – 285KGS – €800;
  • CH – 280KGS – €950;
  • LM – 300KGS – €860;
  • CH – 285KGS – €880;
  • LM – 280KGS – €760.
Bullocks:

Last Monday’s bullock sale attracted some 200 entries, according to Egan, who noted there was a “similar tone to trade”.

  • LMX – 490KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1150;
  • AAX – 480KGS – €1090;
  • LMX – 530KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1290;
  • LMX – 595KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1540;
  • LM – 615KGS – €1410.

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