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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Pairs to €2,510 with increased northern demand ‘evident’ at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 01-07-2021

According to Brendan Egan, some 500 cattle were on offer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

According to the mart manager, the bullock ring witnessed a “very lively trade”. He reported that purchasers paid “exceptional prices” of up to €3.25/kg for quality, light store bullocks.

“The heavier lots recorded equally strong demand with lots making up to €1,185 over or €2.78/kg. Increased northern demand was evident this week. The heifer ring also reported a good clearance this week with prices and trade similar to previous weeks.”

“The dry cow trade remains very strong with cows making up to €1,900 and the top lots fetching €2.43 a kilo.”

“Breeding stock remains a lively trade also with €2,510 forked out for a Limousin cow and her bull calf at foot.”

“While calves, with fewer numbers on offer, are still in strong demand. The weanling trade witnessed good farmer demand this week with prices reflective of quality,” Egan added.

Compare prices with last week’s sale.

Castlerea Mart 01-07-2021:

Bullocks:
  • CHX – 480KGS – €1560;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1330;
  • AAX – 470KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1190;
  • PTX – 415KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1360;
  • AA – 535KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 595KGS – €1450;
  • AA – 560KGS – €1420;
  • LM – 665KGS – €1850;
  • CH – 680KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 675KGS – €1740;
  • AA – 600KGS – €1540.
Heifers:
  • CH – 405KGS – €1080;
  • AA – 735KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1010;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1310;
  • AA – 475KGS – €1240;
  • SI – 510KGS – €1460;
  • CH – 675KGS – €1530;
  • LM – 450KGS – €1180;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1370;
  • LM  – 485KGS – €1310.
Dry cows:
  • CH – 825KGS – €1900;
  • CH – 830KGS – €1900;
  • LM – 800KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 690KGS – €1680;
  • CH – 680KGS – €1530;
  • FR – 740KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1440;
  • FR – 625KGS – €1080;
  • AA – 620KGS – €1200;
  • SI – 520KGS – €900.
Suckler pairs and calves/runners
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1400 to €2,510
  • Calves/runners: Young calves made from €130 to €340. Runners ranged from €120 to €645 for the continental lots on offer.
Weanling bulls:
  • SI – 280KGS – €770;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1060;
  • SI – 375KGS – €930;
  • LM – 370KGS – €920;
  • CHX – 505KGS – €1080.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 435KGS – €1160;
  • LM – 280KGS – €720;
  • LM – 340KGS – €940;
  • CH – 335KGS – €910;
  • HEX – 265KGS – €700;
  • CH – 440KGS – €1130.

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
  • Sale day: Sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, running and weanlings on Thursdays. All sales commence at 11am. Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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