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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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Heifers up €30-€40/hd at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – cattle prices – 09-12-2021

According to Brendan Egan, entry numbers remained “strong” at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, December 19th, as it enters its final week of trading for 2021.

The mart manager reported that Thursday’s general sale witnessed “good demand”.

He reported that in the heifer ring, prices improved by €30-€40 per head with increased demand, especially for forward lots.

Continuing, he said: “Quality weanlings saw prices hold while breeding stock reached €2,160 and dry cows peaked at €1750, with increased numbers of store cows coming on stream.”

Castlerea Mart 09-12-2021:

Heifer prices:
  • LMX – 425KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 380KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1040;
  • 1 CH – 480KGS – €1280;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1240;
  • AA – 645KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 615KG – €1530;
  • CH – 605KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1530.
Dry cow prices:
  • LM – 750KGS – €1690;
  • LM – 700KGS – €1610;
  • FR – 845KGS – €1300;
  • SI – 680KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 655KGS – €1490;
  • LM – 710KGS – €1560;
  • CH – 695KGS – €1600;
  • HE – 660KGS – €1230.
Suckler pairs, springers, and runners:
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1090 to €1150/unit;
  • Springers made from €1100 to €2160
  • Runners: Lots changed hands from €360 to €800 for continental-types.
Weanling bull prices:
  • CH – 260KGS – €860;
  • CH – 255KGS – €850;
  • AA – 265KGS – €780;
  • LM – 340KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 340KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1050;
  • LM – 375KGS – €1090.
Weanling heifer heifers:
  • LM – 280KGS – €920;
  • AA – 270KGS – €790;
  • LM – 330KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 355KGS – €1060;
  • AA – 350KGS – €930;
  • CH – 320KGS – €820;
  • LM – 410KGS – €970;
  • CH – 240KGS – €730.
Bullock prices 06-12-2021

According to Egan, some 200 bullocks passed through the ring at Monday’s sale (December 6th, 2021).

He reported that a “flying” trade for both store and heavier locks led to an “excellent” clearance.

  • LM – 485KGS – €1380;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 455KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 508KGS – €1410;
  • LM – 500KGS – €1410;
  • AA – 500KGS – €1370;
  • LM – 565KGS – €1580;
  • CH – 645KGS – €1690;
  • AA – 750KGS – €1800;
  • 1 AA – 710KGS – €1710;
  • AA – 655KGS – €1640.
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: 
  • Monday, December 13th: Weekly bullock sale
  • Thursday, December 16th, 2021: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 am (Final sale of 2021).
More mart reports

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

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