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Castlerea: Trade ‘finishes on a high note’ with prices to €2,050

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 15-12-2022

According to Brendan Egan, despite sub-zero temperatures, over 400 cattle turned out for Castlerea Mart’s final sale of the year on Thursday, December 15th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that “trade finished on a very high note for all those who presented stock for sale”.

He outlined that the weanlings ring witnessed bulls make up to €3.92/kg, while heifer weanlings reached €4.24/kg. Store heifers soared to €3.34/kg, while forward lots peaked at €2050.

Dry cows topped out at €1950, while Egan reported an “excellent” clearance in the runner rings.

He commented: “Sales return to Castlerea Mart on Thursday, January 12th, 2023, with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings, including a dispersal sale of 25 springers and 20 weanlings.”

“Castlerea Mart would like to wish all its customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,” Egan concluded.

Castlerea Mart 15-12-2022

  • Springers ranged from €1060 to €1710;
  • Runners fetched from €450 to €1070.

Dry cow prices:

  • LM – 750KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 715KGS – €1890;
  • LM – 695KGS – €1810;
  • BBX – 695KGS – €1770;
  • BBX – 670KGS – €1760;
  • FR – 440KGS – €710;
  • LM – 450KGS – €950;
  • FR – 495KGS – €800.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 405KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1250;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1460;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 655KGS – €2050;
  • LM – 565KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 515KGS – €1740.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 290KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 275KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 295KGS – €990;
  • LM – 215KGS – €780;
  • BBX – 395KGS – €1370;
  • LM – 330KGS – €1110;
  • SH – 320KGS – €1010;
  • BBX – 350KGS – €990;
  • BB – 490KGS – €1630;
  • BB – 400KGS – €1320.

Weanling bull prices:

  • LM – 280KGS – €980;
  • CH – 280KGS – €980;
  • CH – 265KGS – €910;
  • LM – 275KGS – €910;
  • BBX – 450KGS – €1460;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1420;
  • CH – 230KGS – €910;
  • LM – 395KGS – €1420.

Bullock prices

According to Egan, some 100 bullocks came under the hammer on Monday, December 12th, with prices to €2,070 for forward lots.

  • LM – 485KGS – €1490;
  • LM – 465KGS – €1460;
  • LM – 430KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 5630KGS – €1710;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1640;
  • AA – 525KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 500KGS – €1570;
  • LM – 595KGS – €1930;
  • CH – 690KGS – €2070;
  • AA – 615KGS – €1640.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report.

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, January 12th, 2023: Opening sale of the year.
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