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Farmer, online and northern activity for weanlings at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 17-11-2022

According to Brendan Egan, a large entry of stock comprising over 700 lots came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that the heifer ring saw a “good” clearance with “strong” demand for the quality stores on offer.

Lots made up to €3.65/kg in this ring, while heavier lots peaked at €1730.

He commented: “The dry cow trade was similar to last week with lots to €2130, while runners and breeding stock reported a good clearance.”

“The weanling rings noticed a similar trade to last week with strong farmer activity as well as online and northern customers.”

“Bulls peaked at €4.15/kg, while heifer weanlings made up to €4.33/kg,” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 17-11-2022

Dry cow prices:

  • LMX – 910KGS – €2130;
  • CH – 810KGS – €2040;
  • LM – 745KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 740KGS – €1840;
  • CH – 755KGS – €1830;
  • HEX – 485KGS – €900;
  • FR – 725KGS – €1240;
  • HEX – 725KGS – €1500.

Suckler pairs, springers and runners:

  • Cows with calves at foot – €880 to €1900;
  • Springers – €770 to €1370;
  • Runners – €250 to €840 for continental lots.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 405KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 425KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1180;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1500;
  • BBX – 460KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 585KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 590KGS – €1690;
  • LM – 515KGS – €1620.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • CH – 290KGS – €1070;
  • CH – 265KGS – €820;
  • CH – 270KGS – €800;
  • CH – 245KGS – €670;
  • LM – 295KGS – €970;
  • CH – 265KGS – €820;
  • BBX – 355KGS – €1400;
  • BBX – 300KGS – €1300;
  • CH – 315KGS – €1100.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 265KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 280KGS – €970;
  • CH – 285KGS – €1070;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1430;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 240KGS – €840;
  • SI – 260KGS – €790.

Bullock prices

According to Egan, just under 300 lots met with a “lively” trade at the mart’s bullock sale on Monday, September 14th, 2022.

He noted that top quality stores made up to €3.55 a kilo, while, he noted that other lots reported a “good” clearance as customers were active for the different categories on offer.

  • LMX – 470KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 425KGS – €1510;
  • LM – 540KGS – €1660;
  • LM – 525KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 575KGS – €1650;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 655KGS – €1670.

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, November 21st: Bullock sale
  • Thursday, November 24th, 2022: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – Sale commences at 11am.
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