Castlerea Mart Market Report Re Sale 28/4/22
800 animals presented for sale on Thursday last. The Heifer ring reported a very strong trade with increased numbers on offer. Many of the lighter quality stores exceeded €3 per kilo, where the heavier forward lots made up to €2240 or €3.43 per kilo.
The Dry Cow trade remains firm with prices topping out at €2870 or €2.94 per kilo. The weanling rings attracted a lot of farmer interest this week as the bull weanlings topped out at €4.21 per kilo, and the heifer weanlings peaked at €3.57 per kilo. Breeding stock made up to €2240 for a Lim cow and her Bull calf at foot, while the springers made up to €1390. The calf trade reported a good clearance with prices relative to the quality on offer.
Sample Prices: Heifers: Lim 400kgs €1340, Ch 420kgs €1260, AA 385kgs €1260, Sim 470kgs €1490, Ch 485kgs €1450, AA 465kgs €1430, Lim 680kgs €2240, Ch 715kgs €2210, Ch 635kgs €2180, Ch 640kgs €2010.
COWS: Dry Cows: Ch 975kgs €2870, AA 800kgs €2350, BB 825kgs €2270, AAX 770kgs €2150, Her 830kgs €2100, Lim 495kgs €1380, AA 405kgs €740, Fr 515kgs €920,.
Cows with calves at foot made from €1360 to €2240. Springers made from €1030 to €1390.
Weanling Bulls: AA 270kgs €1060, Ch 280kgs €1040, Ch 250kgs €970, Lim 280kgs €940, Ch 325kgs €1370, Ch 425kgs €1280, Ch 355kgs €1260, Lim 440 kgs €1410.
Weanling Heifers: Ch 285kgs €1020, Lim 295kgs €1000, Lim 285kgs €970, , Lim 250kgs €830, AA 295kgs €750, Lim 235kgs €720, Ch 375kgs €1000, Lim 320kgs €990.
Calves: 180 calves on offer with an average price of €155 paid with lots making up to €430.
Runners made from €280 to €890 for continental lots.