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Heifers to €2,520 and cull cows to €2,230 at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – cattle prices – 10-03-2022

According to Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart held its largest sale to date on Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that despite “ all the turbulence in the world” at the moment, the mart witnessed a “very lively trade” for all classes of stock at its general cattle sale.

He reported that the bullock ring saw prices peak at €2,180, while the heifer ring saw prices reach €2,520 for a 765kg Charolais or €3.29/kg.

“The dry cow trade saw prices peak at €2.85/kg with a good clearance taking place. Meanwhile, the weanling rings noticed increased farmer activity, especially quality lots as we enter the normal spring trade.”

“Breeding stock reported a good clearance this week, while the calf ring, with increased numbers of customers, witnessed an improved trade this week.”

Castlerea Mart 10-03-2022:

Bullock prices:
  • LM – 480KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1440;
  • LM – 450KGS – €1400;
  • 1 LM – 535KGS – €1630;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1540;
  • CH – 573KGS – €1770;
  • LM – 560KGS – €1680;
  • LM – 630KGS – €1920;
  • AA – 780KGS – €2180;
  • CH – 710KGS – €2000;
  • CH – 710KGS – €1940.
Heifer prices:
  • SIM – 400KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1140;
  • 1 CH – 485KGS – €1420;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 445KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 765KGS – €2520;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 550KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 590KGS – €1660.
Dry cow prices:
  • SAX – 495KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 780KGS – €2230;
  • CH – 855KGS – €2190;
  • BBX – 700KGS – €1900;
  • SIM – 850KGS – €1970;
  • BBX – 715KGS – €1740;
  • AAX – 480KGS – €970;
  • FR – 700KGS – €1290.
Suckler pairs and springers:
  • Cows with calves at foot went under the hammer from €1300 to €1770;
  • Springers made from €1020 to €2020.
Calf prices:
  • Egan reported that calves ranged from €140 to €310 with a “better trade overall this week”.
  • Runners changed hands from €250 to €810 for continental lots.
Weanling bull prices:
  • LM – 295KGS – €960;
  • CH – 265KGS – €900;
  • LM – 270KGS – €890;
  • AA – 290KGS – €780;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1140.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • CH – 295KGS – €1110;
  • 1 CH – 295KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 285KGS – €880;
  • LM – 225KGS – €700;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1240;
  • SI – 415KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 325KGS – €880.
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, March 21st, 2021: Bullock sale
  • Thursday, March 24th, 2021: 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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