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Heifers to €2,400 (€6.48/kg) at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 23-09-2021

According to Brendan Egan, the €2,000 mark was breached on several occasions at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021.

The mart manager reported that its general, annual show and sale of continental heifers and Belgian Blue weanling show and sale, saw up to 750 cattle go under the hammer.

Egan commented: “The heifer ring with a good entry of top-quality stock met with a strong demand from farmers, agents and Northern Ireland customers resulting in a good clearance.”

“We recorded a top price of €1,850 for a 540kgs BBX heifer, while the top-prize winning weanling heifer sold at €2,400 or €6.48/kilo. Bull weanlings peaked at €4.00/kg.”

“The dry cow ring saw prices peak at €2,020 while cows with calves at foot made up to €2340,” Egan remarked.

Castlerea Mart 23-09-2021:

Heifers:
  • CH – 385KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1120;
  • CH – 385KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1460;
  • BB – 485KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1340;
  • BB – 540KGS – €1850;
  • LM – 570KGS – €1720;
  • CH – 690KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1670;
  • LM – 615KGS – €1630.
Cull cows:
  • HEX – 620KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1040;
  • AA – 900KGS – €2030;
  • LMX – 830KGS – €1890;
  • CH – 805KGS – €1850;
  • LM – 815KGS – €1850;
  • LMX – 495KGS – €970;
  • HEX – 605KGS – €1300.
Suckler pairs, springers, and calves/runners
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1300 to €2340 for a CH cow and her bull calf at foot;
  • Springers traded from €940 to €1740
  • Young calves went under the hammer from €360 to €620 with runners to €740.
Weanling bulls:
  • BBX – 365KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 185KGS – €670;
  • BBX – 370KGS – €1460;
  • 1 CH – 170KGS – €530;
  • CH – 285KGS – €970;
  • BBX – 285KGS – €920;
  • CH – 290KGS – €910;
  • BBX – 380KGS – €1450;
  • BBX – 440KGS – €1300.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 265KGS – €1020;
  • SI – 240KGS – €1000;
  • BB – 275KGS – €940;
  • CH – 280KGS – €870;
  • BBX – 370KGS – €2400;
  • LM – 315KGS – €1590;
  • BBX – 385KGS – €1410;
  • BBX – 390KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1040;
  • BBX – 400KGS – €1600;
  • BBX – 465KGS – €1310.

Bullocks: 20-09-2021:

The mart held its annual show and sale of continental bullocks on Monday, September 20th.

Egan reported “a large entry of quality stock on offer”. “Prices held extremely well with an excellent clearance taking place,” he remarked.

  • CH – 450KGS – €1430;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1320;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1530;
  • LM – 540KGS – €1510;
  • CH – 590KGS – €1760;
  • 1 CH – 575KGS – €1760;
  • CH – 645KGS – €1630;
  • 1 CH – 810KGS – €2020;
  • CH – 800KGS – €1900;
  • 1 CH – 685KGS – €1840.
Further reading:

Read a report from last week’s cattle sale.

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
  • Sale day: Sale of heifers, cows, calves, running and weanlings on Thursdays. All sales commence at 11am.
Upcoming sales: 
  • Monday, September 27th: Annual show and sale of Aberdeen Angus bullocks;
  • Thursday, September 30th: Annual show of Aberdeen Angus heifers in conjunction with the usual sale.
  • Saturday, October 2nd: Opening special weanling sale
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