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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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Suckler pairs to €2,190 and dry cows to €2,170 at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – 11-08-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 500 cattle came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, August 11th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that the dry cow ring, with slightly fewer numbers on offer, reported an “excellent” clearance with lots topping out at €2170.

Cows with calves at foot peaked at €2190, and springers soared to €1750.

The weanling rings reported “excellent” demand with a “good” clearance taking place.

Egan said that the bullock ring witnessed “the strong demand of recent weeks” as quality stores peaked at €3.67/kg, while heavier lots topped out at €2280.

The heifer ring noticed increased numbers on offer also with stores to €3.48/kg and heavier lots to €1850.

Castlerea Mart 11-08-2022:

Dry cow prices:

  • LM – 655KGS – €1970;
  • LM – 615KGS – €1950;
  • FR – 480KGS – €840;
  • LMX – 465KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 770KGS – €2170;
  • LM – 780KGS – €2140;
  • FR – 495KGS – €750.

Suckler pairs, springers and runners:

  • Cows with calves at foot went under the hammer from €1010 to €2190 for a 12-year-old Belgian Blue-cross cow and her Simmental bull calf at foot;
  • Springers made up to €1750;
  • Runners fetched from €240 up to €790 for continental types.

Heifer prices:

  • CH – 425KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 425KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1260;
  • AA – 415KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1480;
  • LM – 670KGS – €1850;
  • AA – 638KGS – €1770;
  • AA – 605KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 565KGS – €1630;
  • AA – 595KGS – €1590.

Bullock prices:

  • CH – 445KGS – €1560;
  • CH – 500KGS – €1630;
  • AA – 480KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1740;
  • BBX – 503KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 550KGS – €1730;
  • BB – 645KGS – €1920;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1900;
  • CH – 758KGS – €2280;
  • BBX – 670KGS – €1950.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • BBX – 255KGS – €1150;
  • BBX -275KGS – €1050;
  • CH – 285KGS – €860;
  • LM – 330KGS – €1050;
  • AAX – 350KGS – €900;
  • CHX – 275KGS – €750;
  • CH – 305KGS – €800.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 285KGS – €900;
  • CH – 225KGS – €780;
  • LM – 285KGS – €870;
  • LM – 235KGS – €720;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 435KGS – €1490;
  • LM – 345KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 340KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 305KGS – €990.

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: 

  • Thursday, August 18th, 2022: Weekly sale of bullocks, cull cows, heifers, sucklers, calves, runners, and weanlings, Sale commences at 11am.

More mart reports

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

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