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Trade ‘on a high note’ at Castlerea with prices to €2,550

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 08-12-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 600 animals came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that as the mart enters the final week of trading, trade “was on a very high note with exceptional demand” for all classes of stock presented.

“The heifer ring witnessed stores making up to €3.91/kg, with heavier lots topping out at €2060.”

“The weanling rings saw increased export activity with also strong farmer buying with bulls making over €4.00/kg, while one local farmer achieved €4.40/kg for his twin Limousin weanling heifers or €1100.”

The dry cow trade saw lots top out at €2,550 with an “excellent” clearance taking place.

Cows with calves at foot peaked at €2,180 with springers to €1920.

Young calves went under the hammer from €15 to €230, while runners ring witnessed “excellent” farmer demand with prices to €1080.

Castlerea Mart 08-12-2022
  • Cows with calves at foot fetched from €1360 to €2180;
  • Springers made from €800 to €1920;
  • Calves fetched from €15 to €230, while runners made from €350 to €1080 for continental lots.

Dry cow prices:

  • BBX – 905KGS – €2550;
  • AA – 840KGS – €2250;
  • LM – 800KGS – €2140;
  • SH – 810KGS – €2130;
  • CH – 830KGS – €2170;
  • AU – 650KGS – €1630;
  • SI – 485KGS – €900;
  • AA – 420KGS – €810.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 415KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 425KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 415KGS – €1290;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1160;
  • BB – 475KGS – €1860;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1560;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1490;
  • SI – 495KGS – €1450;
  • LM – 680KGS – €2060;
  • CH – 595KGS – €2020;
  • LM – 620KGS – €1800;
  • LM – 660KGS – €1930;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1450.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 250KGS – €1100;
  • BBX – 255KGS – €990;
  • CH – 265KGS – €940;
  • BBX – 270KGS – €900;
  • CH – 280KGS – €840;
  • CH – 300KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 305KGS – €1090;
  • LM – 310KGS – €900.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CHX – 290KGS – €1110;
  • BB – 295KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 275KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 260KGS – €1000;
  • CHX – 390KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1220;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1220;
  • AA – 260KGS – €720.

Bullock prices

According to Egan, just under 200 bullocks passed through the ring, with a “similar tone to trade as the previous week”.

“Quality stores were in excellent demand and heavier lots made up to €2060,” he remarked.

  • LM – 490KGS – €1590;
  • CH – 495KGS – €1540;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1680;
  • CH – 515KGS – €1570;
  • AAX – 590KGS – €1710;
  • AA – 555KGS – €1680;
  • CH – 625KGS – €1970;
  • LM – 620KGS – €1890;
  • CH – 675KGS – €2060;
  • HEX – 695KGS – €1700;
  • AA – 665KGS – €1650.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report.

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: 

  • Monday, December 12th: Bullock sale
  • Thursday, December 15th, 2022: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – Sale commences at 11am.
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