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Castlerea: Suckler pairs to €2,600 and cull cows to €2,540 in ‘strong’ trade

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 30-06-2022

According to Brendan Egan, some 400 cattle came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, June 30th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that trade was “similar” to the previous week, with a “good” attendance of buyers resulting in a “good” clearance.

He explained that the dry cow trade “remained strong” with lots changing hands for up to €2,540/head.

Furthermore, he pointed out that the weanling rings “noticed the strongest demand this week” with up to €3.45/kg for bulls and €3.73/kg for heifers.

Castlerea Mart 30-06-2022

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 885KGS – €2540;
  • LM – 880KGS – €2350;
  • LM – 725KGS – €2140;
  • SIM – 775KGS – €2090;
  • AAX – 705KGS – €1940;
  • LM – 725KGS – €1980;
  • LMX – 440KGS – €1040;
  • FR – 460KGS – €600.

Bullock prices:

  • BBX – 490KGS – €1630;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1400;
  • AA – 465KGS – €1370;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 530KGS – €1480;
  • LM – 585KGS – €1700;
  • AA – 590KGS – €1690;
  • BBX – 625KGS – €1740;
  • LM – 660KGS – €1870;
  • AAX – 635KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1650.

Heifer prices:

  • LMX – 415KGS – €1290;
  • BBX – 365KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1210;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1120;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1440;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1400;
  • SI – 430KGS – €1300;
  • SI – 590KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 640KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 615KGS – €1680;
  • LM – 555KGS – €1630.

Calf/runner prices:

  • Young calves ranged from €25 up to €560 for continental lots;
  • Runners changed hands from €480 up to €850 for continentals;
  • Cows with calves at foot pushed from €850 to €2600 for a Limousin cow and her Charolais heifer calf at foot;
  • Springers varied from €1380 to €1500 per head.

Weanling bull prices:

  • BBX – 375KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 415KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 330KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1000;
  • LMX – 285KGS – €750;
  • LM – 340KGS – €950.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 225KGS – €840;
  • LM – 285KGS – €810;
  • AA – 265KGS – €740;
  • BBX – 340KGS – €1080;
  • BBX – 395KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 315KGS – €1010;
  • LM – 320KGS – €1030;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1140.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report from last week’s cattle sale

Castlerea Mart information

  • Address: Castlerea Co-operative Livestock Mart, 1 Main St, Demesne, Castlerea, Co. Mayo
  • Contact details: Phone the mart office on (094) 962 0300

Upcoming sales: 

  • Thursday, July 7th, 2022: Weekly sale of bullocks, cull cows, heifers, sucklers, calves, runners, and weanlings, Sale commences at 11am.

More mart reports

Read more mart reports – cattle and sheep sales – on That’s Farming

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