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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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Plainer lots easier at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 06-05-2021

According to Brendan Egan, trade remained steady for quality lots at Castlerea Mart’s weekly cattle on Thursday, May 6th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that “plainer-quality lots tended to be a little easier”.

“In the weanling bull rings, quality lots peaked at €3.63/kg, while the heifer weanling ring reported a steady trade with a top price of €1,310 paid for a 370kgs Limousin heifer.”

“Breeding stock numbers continue to rise with €1,920 paid for a 9-year-old cow and her Limousin bull calf at foot.”

“The dry cow trade remains very strong with a top price of €1,840 paid for a 660 kilo Belgian Blue dry cow or €2.78/kg.”

“The heifer ring reported a good clearance with breeding lots peaking at €2.90/kg or €1,600 for a 550kg, Belgian Blue-cross heifer. Calf numbers remain strong for the time of year with demand holding firm also,” Egan concluded.

Castlerea Mart 06-05-2021

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 490KGS – €1280;
  • AA – 495KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 395KGS – €960;
  • AA – 400KGS – €950;
  • LM – 430KGS – €1160;
  • BBX – 550KGS – €1600;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1460;
  • BBX – 545KGS – €1370;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1290;
  • AA – 580KGS – €1380.

Dry cow prices:

  • LM – 775KGS – €1670;
  • BBX – 890KGS – €1960;
  • BB – 660KGS – €1840;
  • LM – 725KGS – €1620;
  • FR – 485KGS – €660;
  • LM – 750KGS – €1640;
  • SI – 470KGS – €800.

Suckler pairs and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1000 to €1920/unit;
  • Springers cows went under the hammer from €910 to €1280.

Calf prices:

  • AA bull – €270;
  • CH bull – €450;
  • BB heifer – €390;
  • LM heifer – €240;
  • FR bull – €90;
  • LM bull – €150.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 275KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 280KGS – €900;
  • AA – 240KGS – €780;
  • CH – 260KGS – €780;
  • AA – 260KGS – €770;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1220;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1190;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1170.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 270KGS – €740;
  • LM – 335KGS – €950;
  • SA – 365KGS – €930;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1310;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 435KGS €1030;
  • LM – 260KGS – €690.

Bullock prices 03-05-2021:

According to Egan, some 120 bullocks met with a “steady” trade on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. He reported that quality lots peaked at €2.73/kg, while heavier lots climbed to €1,700/head.

  • LM – 585KGS – €1510;
  • CHX – 495KGS – €1280;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1120;
  • LM – 540KGS – €1280;
  • CH – 525KGS – €1380;
  • AA – 755KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 605KGS – €1460;
  • AA – 705KGS – €1640.

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 – or see Castlerea Co-operative Livestock Marts website here.
  • Sale day: Bullock sales on Monday. Sale of heifers, cows, calves, running and weanlings on Thursdays. All sales commence at 11am. Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.
Further reading: 

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

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