Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“Good numbers of stock presented for our last sale for 2018 on Thursday, December 20th with a good attendance of buyers present trying to source stock for the end of year.
“The bullock and heifer rings reported a steady trade with strong farmer activity, while the weanling rings reported strong demand with probably the strongest price in 2018 recorded for a weanling heifer at €4.90 a kilo.
“Breeding stock finished on a positive note also while the dry cow trade reported prices similar to the previous week.
“Cows with calves at foot made from €995 to €1,670 per head. Springers made from €920 to €1,390 while young calves made from €180 to €250 with runners making from €350 to €740 for continental lots.
“Castlerea Mart would like to wish all its customers a Prosperous 2019. Our first sale of the New Year will take place on January 10th. Until then, Slán agus Beannacht”.
Castlerea sample prices
Ch 405kgs €1070, Ch 330kgs €900, Lmx 515kgs €1290, Chx 535kgs €1250, Sim 510kgs €1115, AA 583kgs €1190, Ch 585kgs €1210.
Ch 740kgs €1390, BBx 710kgs €1285, Lmx 835kgs €1460, Lm 750kgs €1330.
Ch 280kgs €805, Ch 265kgs €735, Lm 245kgs €710, Ch 390kgs €1050, Ch 255kgs €735.
Ch 295kgs €780, Lm 245kgs €730, BBx 305kgs €1495, Ch 355kgs €1075, Ch 360kgs €970.
Ch 420kgs €1070, Lm 380kgs €1100, Ch 385kgs €945, Lmx 490kgs €1155, Lm 430kgs €1100, AA 615kgs €1325, Lm 515kgs €1215.