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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Calves from €2 to €390/head at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart report – cattle sale – 04-03-2021

In some cases, cattle prices were up €30-€40/head on last week’s returns at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, March 4th, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager reported a “firm” trade, despite numbers increasing on a week-by-week basis.

He noted that heifers peaked at €2.92/kg with up to €2.71/kg for bullocks.

“In the weanling rings, demand for the quality weanling heifers was very good with prices peaking at €3.37/kg.”

“There was a similar tone in the bull weanling ring with demand strongest for the €300 to €350 weanlings with prices peaking at €3.38/kg.”

“Breeding stock continues to be in demand with springers reaching €2,000 while top-quality dry to €1870. The suck calf trade is holding firm for the quality calves, but the plainer dairy Friesian-cross and Jersey-cross calves were a harder sell.” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 04-03-2021
Bullocks:
  • CHX – 495KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1210;
  • LMX – 475KGS – €1210;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 515KGS – €1320;
  • AAX – 520KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 580KGS – €1460;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1590;
  • AA – 620KGS – €1490;
  • AA – 720KGS – €1650.
Heifers:
  • LM – 425KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1280;
  • LMX – 445KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 710KGS – €1530;
  • SI – 510KGS – €1420;
  • LM – 400KGS – €1100;
  • SI – 530KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1390.
Dry cows:
  • LMX – 445KGS – €870;
  • LM – 810KGS – €1770;
  • FR – 495KGS – €670;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 775KGS – €1490;
  • LM – 730KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 935KGS – €1870.

Suckler pairs and springers:  

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €890 to €1650/unit;
  • Springers ranged from €860 to €2000.

Calves:

“Better quality calves made from €150 to €390 per head. Friesian bulls made from €30- €65 with the plainer Jersey-crosses making from €2 to €16 per head.”

Runners: 

  • Lots pushed from €430 to €850 for continental lots

Weanling heifers:

  • CHX – 295KGS – €940;
  • LM – 270KGS – €860;
  • CH – 265KGS – €840;
  • LM – 355KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1040;
  • AA – 330KGS – €990;
  • LM – 370KGS – €970.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH – 340KGS – €1150;
  • SI – 285KGS – €940;
  • LM – 285KGS – €830;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1120;
  • LM – 420KGS – €1010;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1100.

Further information:

  • Address: Castlerea Co-operative Livestock Mart, 1 Main St, Demesne, Castlerea, Co. Mayo
  • Contact details: Phone the mart office on: (094) 962 0300 – or see Castlerea Website here.
  • Sale day: Sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings every Thursday – Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.

Further reading: 

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming by clicking here.

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