Saturday, 20 September 2014

Castlerea Livestock Mart


On Thursday 5th April last, there were 850 cattle on offer and despite the recent inclement weather condition trade remained excellent with some fancy prices paid for the top quality lots. There was an increased demand for suck calves and breeding stock while the weanling trade remained very strong with a large attendance of buyers present resulting in a good clearance.

  Sample price as follows: Heifers Lim 240 kgs 1260; Lim 405 kgs 1195; Ch 480 kgs 1405; Lim 460 kgs 1355; Ch 550 kgs 1625; Ch 610 kgs 1585; Dry cows Lim 835 kgs 1680; Ch 765 kgs 1620; AA 705 kgs 1450.

  Cows with calves at foot made from 1340 to 1620 for a second calf cow and a bull calf at foot. Springer cows made from 1180 to 1720 per head. Calves Fr type calves made from 82 to 360 per head while continental types made from 400 to 612 per head. Weanlings Ch bulls 190 kgs 705 ; Lim 270 kgs 985; Ch 260 kgs 975; Ch 375 kgs 1275; AA 270 kgs 800; B Her 260 kgs 790. WW Heifers Ch 280 kgs 990; Lim 275 kgs 955; Sim 340 kgs 1150; Ch 330 kgs 1160; Ch 320 kgs 1080; Sim 365 kgs 1075.

  A bullock sale took place on the Monday 2nd April with 250 cattle on offer with bullocks making from 500 to 1130 over their weight with an average price of 846 over paid. A large attendance of customers were in attendance resulting in a full clearance.



Issue dated: 13 April 2012
Roscommon People