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Prices from €5 to €2,290 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 14-04-2022

According to Brendan Egan, some 750 lots passed through the rings at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 14th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that prices for weanling heifers peaked at €4.75/kg, while bulls peaked at €3.44/kg.

He noted that calves, with large numbers on offer, reached €490, with prices levelling at €178/head.

Meanwhile, cows with calves at foot topped out at €1,790, and springers rose to €1,820.

He explained: “The heifer ring witnessed good demand for the quality lots on offer with prices topping out at €2,190 and a good clearance taking place.”

“The dry cow trade remained strong this week, with cows making up to €2,290. Extra customers were in attendance trying to source feeding lots,” he added.

Castlerea Mart 14-04-2022 

Cull cow prices:

  • LM – 785KGS – €2290;
  • BBX – 820KGS – €2270;
  • AA – 835KGS – €2200;
  • HE – 810KGS – €2110;
  • LM – 785KGS – €2000;
  • FR – 475KGS – €700;
  • LM – 475KGS – €700;
  • LM – 475KGS – €1150;
  • FR – 485KGS – €700.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 380KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1210;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1090;
  • BB – 415KGS – €1110;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1470;
  • AU – 485KGS – €1640;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1650;
  • PTX – 640KGS – €1800;
  • BBX – 715KGS – €2190.

Suckler pairs and springers

  • Cows with calves at foot pushed from €900 to €1790/unit;
  • Springers made from €1180 to €1820.

Calf and runner prices:

  • Dairy-cross calves went under the hammer from €5 to €90;
  • Angus-cross and Herefords ranged from €90 to €220;
  • Continental lots to €490;
  • Runners from €280 up to €690.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 295KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 290KGS – €930;
  • AA – 285KGS – €910;
  • CH – 325KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1240;
  • BBX – 395KGS – €1300;
  • BBX – 325KGS – €1120;
  • LM – 395KGS – €1080;
  • 1 LM – 315KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 325KGS – €1070.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 260KGS – €1240;
  • LM – 270KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 250KGS – €820;
  • LM – 305KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 310KGS – €950;
  • AA – 320KGS – €800.

Bullock prices

According to Egan, some 200 bullocks went under the hammer at last Monday’s sale (April 11th, 2022).

He reported that trade “held firm” with forward lots to €1890, while quality stores exceeded the €3.00/kg mark.

  • LM – 490KGS – €1510;
  • AA – 485KGS – €1400;
  • AA – 400KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1630;
  • CH – 540KGS – €1560;
  • AA – 360KGS – €1170;
  • 1 AA – 370KGS – €1200;
  • AA – 730KGS – €1890;
  • LM – 710KGS – €1860.

Last week’s prices:

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, April 18th: Weekly sale of bullocks
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2022: Weekly sale of cull cows, heifers, sucklers, calves, runners, and weanlings, including a special entry of 30 dairy cows. Sale commences at 11am.

More mart reports

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

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