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Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
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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Quality lots remain with increased farmer activity at Castlerea

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Castlerea Mart – cattle prices – 07-10-2021

According to Brendan Egan, a large entry went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, October 7th.

The mart manager reported that deteriorating weather conditions brought larger numbers to its weekly sale.

“Trade for quality lots remained firm with a good attendance of buyers present for all categories of stock.”

“The heifer ring reported a good clearance with increased farmer activity. Meanwhile, the weanling rings saw some very fancy prices paid for quality lots.”

“Breeding stock and dry cows remain unchanged, while runners were an improved trade,” Egan concluded.

Castlerea Mart 07-10-2021:

Heifers:
  • LM – 410KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1170;
  • 1 CH – 385KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1350;
  • SI – 460KGS – €1200;
  • AA – 460KGS – €1120;
  • CH – 650KGS – €1480;
  • LM – 500KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1430.
Dry cows:
  • CH – 890KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 735KGS – €1670;
  • LM – 620KGS – €1490;
  • SIM – 790KGS – €1660;
  • LM – 840KGS – €1830;
  • HE – 620KGS – €1000;
  • FR – 540KGS – €730;
  • SHX – 675KGS – €1070.
Suckler pairs, springers, and runners/calves
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1050 to €2,350/head;
  • Springers made from €920 to €1700 per head.
  • Runners/calves: Lots varied from €180 to €750 for continental-types
Weanling bulls:
  • CH – 280KGS – €1100;
  • 1 CH – 295KGS – €1000;
  • BBX – 245KGS – €900;
  • AA – 280KGS – €840;
  • LM – 245KGS – €800;
  • CH – 350KGS – €1140;
  • BB – 335KGS – €1140;
  • BB – 335KGS – €1070;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1320.
Weanling heifers:
  • LM – 290KGS – €1110;
  • LM – 245KGS – €1090;
  • 1 LM – 290KGS – €1000;
  • AA – 250KGS – €760;
  • CH – 265KGS – €790;
  • LM – 250KGS – €93;
  • CH – 260KGS – €740.
Bullocks 04-10-2021

Egan reported that 300 bullocks were on offer at Monday’s sale (October 4th, 2021), with prices up to €1,080 over.

“A good trade prevailed with better quality lots on offer. A good attendance of buyers, both ringside and online, resulted in a good clearance.”

  • CH – 490KGS – €1420;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 510KGS – €1490;
  • CH – 590KGS – €1670;
  • AA – 575KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 620KGS – €1580;
  • CH – 805KGS – €2000;
  • LM – 790KGS – €1990;
  • 1 LM – 695KGS – €1880;
  • LM – 650KGS – €1590.
Further reading:

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: 
  • Saturday, October 9th: Weanling sale
  • Monday, October 11th: Weekly bullock sale
  • October 4th: Weekly bullock sale;
  • Thursday, October 7th: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 AM
More mart reports

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

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