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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Increased northern demand for heifers at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 20-05-2021

According to Brendan Egan, a similar-sized entry went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, May 20th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that prices held up well, despite no improvement in weather conditions.

“Bullock prices peaked at €1,750 this week, while the heifer ring reported a good clearance aided by better quality stock on offer and increased northern demand.”

“Bigger numbers of cows with calves presented for sale this week with prices peaking at €1990. In the weanling rings, bulls peaked at €3.56 a kilo, and heifer weanlings topped out at €3.38 a kilo.”

“Calf numbers remain strong also with better quality lots on offer this week, with lots making up to €430 for a Limousin bull calf. Dry cow numbers remain strong, also with the top quality lots making up to €2.28 a kilo with a good clearance taking place.”

Castlerea Mart 20-05-2021 

Bullock prices:

  • CH – 400KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 430KGS – €1100;
  • BAX – 525KGS – €1320;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1200;
  • LM – 570KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 680KGS – €1750;
  • LM – 715KGS – €1610;
  • FR – 785KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 605KGS – €1440.

Heifer prices:

  • CH – 415KGS – €1010;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1210;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 705KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1370.

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 810KGS – €1750;
  • SH – 865KGS – €1740;
  • LM – 735KGS – €1680;
  • CH – 785KGS – €1680;
  • HEX – 825KGS – €1670;
  • PTX – 725KGS – €1630;
  • CH – 750KGS – €1570;
  • FR – 490KGS – €750.

Suckler pairs, springers, and calves:  

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €960 to €1990 for a 6-year-old Charolais cow and her bull calf at foot;
  • Springers climbed from €1060 to €1230 per head;
  • Calves went under the hammer from €35 to €430 per head.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 250KGS – €890;
  • AA – 290KGS – €860;
  • CH – 280KGS – €810;
  • BBX – 480KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 425KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 280KGS – €810.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 295KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 275KGS – €830;
  • LM – 280KGS – €840;
  • CH – 385KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 255KGS – €800;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 300KGS – €960;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1130.
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 Co-operative Livestock mart website here.
  • Sale day:  Sale of bullocks, 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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