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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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Weanling prices increase at Castlerea

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Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 25-02-2021

Trade remained “strong” for all categories of stock presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday (February 25th), according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager noted that farmers, agents and northern customers were active in the bullock and heifers rings, which recorded “good” clearances.

“The weanling rings have noticed price increase also this week. Heifer weanlings peaked at €3.57/kg with bulls peaking at €3.10/kg.”

“Demand for suck calves remains very good also, especially for quality lots. Meanwhile, breeding stock and dry cows returned good clearances.” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 25-02-2021
Bullocks:
  • CH – 505KGS – €1270;
  • LMX – 480KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1090;
  • AA – 540KGS – €1330;
  • CH – 565KGS – €1430;
  • LM – 580KGS – €1400;
  • AA – 605KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 705KGS – €1540.
Heifers:
  • LMX – 400KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1090;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1090;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1200;
  • LM – 715KGS – €1640;
  • LMX – 555KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 460KGS – €1150.
Dry cows:
  • HEX – 900KGS – €1680;
  • AA – 825KGS – €1660;
  • LMX – 820KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 805KGS – €1490;
  • FRX – 490KGS – €640.
Suckler pairs:  

Cows with calves at foot went under the hammer from €1190 to €1660/unit, while springers made from €840 to €1990/head.

Calves:
  • Dairy-cross calves fetched from €10 to €90;
  • Aberdeen Angus and Hereford-crosses made from €180 to €345.
Weanling bulls:
  • CH – 280KGS – €870;
  • CH – 275KGS – €840;
  • CH – 260KGS – €790;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1050;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1130;
  • CH – 315KGS – €800;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1070.
Weanling heifers:
  • LM – 315KGS – €880
  • SI – 260KGS – €930;
  • LM – 295KGS – €900;
  • SI – 265KGS – €800;
  • CH – 335KGS – €950;
  • LM – 310KGS – €930.
Last week’s sale

A larger entry was presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, February 18th, according to Brendan Egan.

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The mart manager noted that cattle met with a “good trade all-round”, especially for quality lots.

“The bullock and heifer rings, aided by strong Northern demand and farmer activity, noticed some fancy prices given for the quality lots.”

“In the weanling rings, prices are continuing to rise, especially for the weanling heifers. The number of customers seeking stock continues to grow.”

“Larger numbers of suck calves on offer this week with quality determining the price paid. Dry cows continue to be a good trade and breeding stock in demand also, with springers peaking at €2,080.” Egan added.

Further 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 here.
  • Sale day: Sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings every Thursday – Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.
Further reading: 

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming by clicking here.

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