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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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Northern demand drives bullock and heifer trade at Castlerea

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Castlerea Mart Cattle Prices Report – 18/02/21

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

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.

Castlerea Mart cattle prices: 
Bullocks:
  • LMX – 480KGS – €1230;
  • CH – 470KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 500KGS – €1270;
  • SIM – 570KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 550KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1440;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1470.
Heifers:
  • LMX – 415KGS – €1260;
  • SA – 400KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1370;
  • SHX – 465KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 695KGS – €1570;
  • CH – 470KGS – €1180;
  • AAX – 495KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1330;
  • SIX – 515KGS – €1330;
  • LM – 525KGS – €1425.
Cull cows:
  • LMX – 835KGS – €1590;
  • LM – 800KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 840KGS – €1570;
  • SH – 820KGS – €1540;
  • LM – 755KGS – €1360;
  • FR – 690KGS – €850.
Other categories:
  • Cows with calf at foot sold for up to €1090;
  • Springers made from €890 to €2080/head.
Calves & runners:
  • Friesian-cross dairy calves ranged from €35 to €110 per head;
  • Runners made from €430 to €810 for continental lots.
Weanling bulls:
  • CH – 280KGS – €830;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 345KGS – €950;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 290KGS – €810;
  • LM – 355KGS – €840;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1080.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 280KGS – €870;
  • LM – 255KGS – €780;
  • CH – 265KGS – €770;
  • LM – 360KGS – €990;
  • BBX – 325KGS – €980;
  • CH – 325KGS – €940.
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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