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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-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 firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Prices from €5 to €2,320 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 21-04-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 700 animals passed through the ring at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.

The mart manager reported that farmers, agents, and northern customers were active at the mart’s weekly cattle sale.

The heifer ring saw a “very strong” trade, while weanlings, both bulls and heifers met with “increased demand”. Bull weanlings changed hands for up to €3.52/kg, while weanling heifers rose to €3.65/kg.

Egan commented that the dry cow trade witnessed the top lots make up to €2,320, while calves ranged from €5 (35-60kg Friesians from 1-2-months-old)-€430/head.

Meanwhile, breeding stock peaked at €2,080 and springers topped out at €2,200

Castlerea Mart 21-04-2022:

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 805KGS – €2320;
  • LM – 720KGS – €2080;
  • LM – 715KGS – €2010;
  • HEX – 890KGS – €1970;
  • HEX – 755KGS – €1900;
  • SI – 700KGS -€1890;
  • FR – 755KGS – €1760;
  • AA – 590KGS – €1390.

Heifer prices:

  • LMX – 395KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 410KGS – €1200;
  • AA – 390KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1440;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1370;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1670;
  • AA – 520KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 525KGS – €1550;
  • AA – 595KGS – €1580;
  • AA – 585KGS – €1620;
  • HE – 535KGS – €1440.

Springers, suckler pairs and calves

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1300 to €2080 for a Limousin cow and her bull calf at foot;
  • Springers ranged from €1030 to €2200
  • Young calves made from €5 to €250 with stronger lots from €180 to €430.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CH – 290KGS – €1060;
  • LM – 275KGS – €1010;
  • AA – 280KGS – €850;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1290;
  • LM – 355KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 315KGS – €1040.

Weanling bull prices:

  • LM – 295KGS – €930;
  • CH – 265KGS – €900;
  • LM – 285KGS – €880;
  • CH – 270KGS – €860;
  • CH – 430KGS – €1240;
  • LM – 340KGS – €1160;
  • AA – 370KGS – €1110;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1030.

Bullock prices:

According to Egan, over 200 bullocks were on offer at last Monday’s (April 18th, 2022) sale. Forward lots changed hands for up to €1,920 and quality stores exceeded the €3.00/kg barrier.

  • AA – 490KGS – €1560;
  • AA – 465KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1640;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1450;
  • LM – 580KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 610KGS – €1920;
  • 1 CH – 605KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 670KGS – €1890.

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 25th: Weekly sale of bullocks
  • Thursday, April 27th, 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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