Mart Report – 25th December

Castlerea Mart Report

Getting the sack, turkey-gate and my version of ‘Frozen’ – ah, those fond Christmas memories!

Sale, Thursday, December 17: Four hundred cattle were on offer at our last sale for 2015.

  Trade finished on a bright note with strong demand on offer for all classes of stock on offer at our last sale.

  Store heifers and heifer weanlings reported very strong prices, while the bullock, weanling bulls and dry cows reported good clearances with breeding stock also in strong demand.

  Sample prices:

  Bullocks: Ch 490kgs – €1295; Ch 460kgs – €1195; AA 445kgs – €1020; Lim 550kgs €1435.

  Heifers: Ch 420kgs – €1195; Ch 395kgs – €1060; Ch 480kgs – €1250; Ch 585kgs – €1470; Ch 500kgs €1220.

  Dry cows: AA 660kgs –  €1210; Lm 705kgs – €1260; Ch 770kgs – €1440; Lm 695kgs – €1270; AA 720kgs – €1290. 

  Weanling heifers: Chx 295kgs – €995; AA 285kgs – €805; Ch 325kgs – €1070; AAX 305kgs – €935; Lm 230kgs – €800.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 295kgs – €910; Ch 290kgs – €870; Lm 270kgs – €845; Ch 395kgs – €1020; Ch 160kgs – €510.

  Sales resume at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, January 7, with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. Castlerea Mart would like to wish all its customers a Merry Christmas and prosperous 2016.