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‘Strong’ demand for stores in Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 01-12-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 600 animals crossed the scales at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, December 1st, 2022.

The mart manager reported that trade “held very well as we approach the final month of trading for 2022”.

He noted that the dry cow trade “held up well” with “good” demand for both stores and heavier lots.

The weanling rings witnessed bulls make up to €4.07/kg, while weanling heifers peaked at €4.00/kg.

The heifer rings witnessed “strong” demand for stores, while heavier lots soared to €2160.

Castlerea Mart 01-12-2022
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1110 to €1370;
  • Springers changed hands from €1200 to €2050;
  • Runners made from €300 to €890 for continental lots

Heifer prices:

  • CH – 380KGS – €1290;
  • LM – 400KGS – €1170;
  • BBX – 400KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1540;
  • LM – 465KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 830KGS – €2160;
  • CH – 780KGS – €2130;
  • LM – 620KGS – €1670;
  • CH – 550KGS – €1610;
  • BBX – 655KGS – €1660.

Dry cow prices:

  • LM – 785KGS – €1990;
  • AA – 800KGS – €1960;
  • SHX – 815KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 800KGS – €1940;
  • CH – 685KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 630KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 735KGS – €1735;
  • HEX – 445KGS – €910;
  • LM – 440KGS – €920.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CHX – 245KGS – €980;
  • CH – 285KGS – €910;
  • CH – 270KGS – €890;
  • LM – 230KGS – €790;
  • LM – 340KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1070;
  • LM – 305KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 315KGS – €990;
  • LM – 315KGS – €1060.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CHX – 255KGS – €1040;
  • LMX – 280KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 260KGS – €980;
  • LM – 280KGS – €980;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1220;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 440KGS – €1310.
Bullock sale

According to Egan, some 240 bullocks passed through the ring on Monday, November 28th, 2022.

He reported that top quality stores made up to €3.40 a kilo, while heavier lots made up to €2230.

  • LM – 470KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1590;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1910;
  • LM – 575KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 610KGS – €1850;
  • CH – 695KGS – €2230;
  • CH – 670KGS – €2060.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report.

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, December 5th: Bullock sale
  • Thursday, December 8th, 2022: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – Sale commences at 11am.
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