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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 €1 to €2,500 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 31-03-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 800 animals crossed the scales at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, March 31st, 2022.

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

The cow ring saw prices peak at €2,500, while prices reached €1,910 in the heifer ring – a price that was paid for a 520kg Limousin heifer.

Cows with calves at foot topped out at €1,900, while springers made up to €1400.

Meanwhile, in the weanling ring, bulls met with a “better trade” this week due to increased farmer activity.

Heifer weanlings recorded a top price of €1,100 for 280kg entry (€3.92/kg).

Finally, Egan reported a larger entry of calves on offer this week. He noted that better quality types recorded better prices, while trade for plainer-type lots was “unchanged”.

Castlerea Mart 31-03-2022:

Cull cow prices:

  • HEX – 495KGS – €930;
  • FR – 445KGS – €800;
  • CH – 945KGS – €2500;
  • CH – 930KGS – €2440;
  • AAX – 765KGS – €1970;
  • SI – 840KGS – €1960.

Heifer prices:

  • CHX – 405JGS – €1190;
  • LM – 423KGS – €1150;
  • AA – 415KGS – €1090;
  • LM – 495KGS – €1460;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1910;
  • CH – 605KGS – €1830;
  • CH – 565KGS – €1750;
  • LM – 600KGS – €1730;
  • BBX – 480KGS – €1340.

Suckler pairs and springers:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1000 to €1900 for a Limousin cow and her heifer calf at foot;
  • Springers fetched from €850 to €1400 per head.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CH – 255KGS – €740;
  • LM – 280KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1220;
  • LM – 290KGS – €870;
  • AA – 265KGS – €800;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1080;
  • AA – 325KGS – €920

Weanling bull prices:

  • LM – 320KGS – €980;
  • CH – 295KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 275KGS – €910;
  • CH – 290KGS – €1010;
  • LM – 270KGS – €940;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1180;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 300KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1230.

Calves and runners:

  • According to Egan, prices for calves ranged from €1 to €430, with this category’s average levelling at €183/head.
  • Runners: prices ranged from €300 to €900 for continental lots

Bullock prices

According to Egan, there was a “great” trade for bullocks at the mart’s sale on Monday, March 28th, 2022.

He reported that lighter stores sold for up to €3.40/kg, while heavier lots topped out at €2,100. He added that an average price of €1263 was paid on the day.

  • LM 495KGS – €1560;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1400;
  • AA – 465KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1670;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 455KGS – €1550;
  • LM – 815KGS – €2100;
  • LM – 675KGS – €1940;
  • CH – 560KGS – €1680;
  • LM – 655KGS – €1900;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1880.
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 4th, 2022: Weekly bullock sale.
  • Thursday, April 7th, 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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