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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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Farmers, exporters and agents in competition at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 15-04-2021

According to Brendan Egan, demand “remained strong for all categories” at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 15th, 2021.

In the heifer ring, lots with breeding potential reached a top call of €3.36/kg. “Demand was also good for the feeding lots as farmers, agents, and exporters were in competition for the lots on offer.”

“In the weanling rings, prices were unchanged with lighter quality bulls the best sellers on the day. Weanling heifers peaked at €3.75 a kilo.”

“The suck calf trade continues to attract a lot of customers while breeding stock reported a good clearance. The dry cow trade remains very good also.”

Castlerea Mart 15-04-2021

Heifers:
  • LM – 460KGS – €1210;
  • SI – 425KGS – €1380;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1240;
  • LM – 425KGS – €1090;
  • SI – 480KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 595KGS – €1490;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1470;
  • SA – 590KGS – €1420;
  • LM – 570KGS – €1390.
Dry cows:
  • CH – 810KGS – €1830;
  • AA – 965KGS – €1790;
  • AA – 855KGS – €1720;
  • SI – 815KGS – €1630;
  • FR – 495KGS – €720;
  • HEX – 400KGS – €660;
  • SH – 630KGS – €1140;
  • SHX – 720KGS – €1430.
Suckler pairs, springers and runners:  
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1420 to €1860;
  • Springers made from €1040 to €1640 per head;
  • Runners sold from €300 to €850 for the continental lots.
Calves:
  • AA heifer – €350;
  • AA heifer – €290;
  • FR bull – €120;
  • LM heifer – €360;
  • AA bull – €260;
  • Hereford bull – €280.
Weanling bulls:
  • LM – 290KGS – €850;
  • CH – 280KGS – €790;
  • LM – 260KGS – €820;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1180;
  • SA – 465KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 530KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 330KGS – €940.
Weanling heifers: 
  • LM – 280KGS – €1050;
  • SIX – 295KGS – €950;
  • LM – 375KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 345KGS – €1090;
  • SIX – 255KGS – €850;
  • LM – 345KGS – €1010;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1110.
Bullock sale – 12-04-2021:

According to Egan, just under 180 bullocks were on offer, with up to €1,020 over the kg for too-quality lots.

Prices:
  • CH – 475KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 505KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 555KGS – €1520;
  • BBX – 575KGS – €1510;
  • AA – 580KGS – €1370;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1490;
  • CH – 715kgs – €1740.

Castlerea Mart – cattle prices – 08-04-2021

Some 700 cattle went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 8th, 2021, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager reported that trade “held firm” as demand for stock “remains very strong”.

“The heifer ring had a very good clearance with the top lots reaching €3.47/kg with the breeding heifers in strong demand.”

“The weanling heifer ring had a similar tone with prices peaking at €4.03 a kilo, while bull weanlings noticed price improvement this week, especially for stronger lots.”

“The dry cow ring reported a good clearance also with prices and demand similar to previous weeks. We had increased numbers of cows with calves at foot with prices peaking at €1,870 while the calf ring noticed good demand also this week.” Egan added.

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 – or see Castlerea Marts contact details here.
  • Sale day: Bullock sales on Monday. Sale of heifers, cows, calves, running and weanlings on Thursdays. All sales commence at 11am. Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.
Further reading: 

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming by clicking here.

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