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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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Up to €2,010 for forward cull cows at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 27-05-2021

According to Brendan Egan, a larger entry went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, May 27th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that a “good” attendance of customers for stock for further feeding maintained last week’s “good” trade.

“The bullock trade reported some fancy prices for the quality lots, the lighter store bullocks made up to €3.03/kg. The heavier lots peaked at €1,930.”

“The heifer trade was similar to last week with good demand from feeders, farmers and Northern agents. While the weanling rings reported good clearances with bulls peaking at €3.30/kg and heifer weanlings peaking at €3.18/kg.”

“The calf trade, with good numbers on offer, witnessed good demand again this week while the cows with calves at foot made up to €1,820.”

“The dry cow trade is holding well with very good prices on offer for the forward cows with cows making up to €2,010 and more store cows seem to be coming on stream at the moment.”

Castlerea Mart, Brendan Egan, mart manager
Brendan Egan (pictured above)

Castlerea Mart 27-05-2021:

Bullock prices:
  • CH – 415KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1190;
  • AA – 445KGS – €1090;
  • AAX – 530KGS – €1400;
  • BBX – 550KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 455KGS – €1120;
  • AA – 755KGS – €1930;
  • AAX – 705KGS – €1850;
  • HEX – 700KGS – €1640.
Heifer prices:
  • CH – 415KGS – €1220;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1040;
  • AA – 420KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1220;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1150;
  • AAX – 790KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 690KGS – €1590;
  • BBX – 530KGS – €1560;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1460;
  • AAX – 675KGS – €1440.
Dry cow prices:
  • FR – 420KGS – €640;
  • FR – 490KGS – €700;
  • CHX – 985KGS – €2010;
  • LM – 825KGS – €1780;
  • PTX – 785KGS – €1630;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1610;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1580;
  • SHX – 740KGS – €1470.
Suckler pairs and calves:
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1020 to €1820/unit;
  • Calves from €40 to €440 for continentals.
Weanling bulls:
  • LM – 330KGS – €820;
  • CH – 235KGS – €750;
  • LM – 380KGS – €1000;
  • AAX – 280KGS – €740;
  • LM – 270KGS – €740;
  • CH – 200KGS – €660;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1230.
Weanling heifers:
  • LM – 295KGS – €940;
  • SI – 295KGS – €860;
  • CH – 280KGS – €800;
  • LM – 315KGS – €960;
  • CH – 395KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 320KGS – €930;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 335KGS – €920.
Prices at last week’s sale

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 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, 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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