Thursday, February 29, 2024
3.8 C
Galway
HomeBeefReport: Prices from €2 to €3,170 at Castlerea - Egan
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Report: Prices from €2 to €3,170 at Castlerea – Egan

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 23-03-2023

According to Brendan Egan, slightly larger numbers came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, March 23th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that despite continued inclement weather conditions, prices “were maintained on the previous week”.

The calf ring, with increased lots on offer, witnessed what he described as “excellent” demand for the AAX and HEX calves, but there was “a variance” in price for dairy calves, with quality and strength being the deciding factors.

Egan remarked: “The weanling rings witnessed excellent demand this week with bulls making up to €4.32/kg, while heifer weanlings made up to €4.24 a kilo.”

“The heifer ring witnessed good demand for both stores and forward lots, with lots topping out at €2170.”

“Elsewhere, the dry cow ring noticed a top price of €3,170 paid or €3.25 a kilo and breeding stock fetched up to €2120,” the mart manager added.

Castlerea Mart 23-03-2023

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 975KGS – €3170;
  • LM – 750KGS – €2260;
  • SIM – 765KGS – €2230;
  • CH – 715KGS – €2200;
  • LM – 715KGS – €2160;
  • FR – 470KGS – €950;
  • FR – 635KGS – €1410;
  • HEX – 715KGS – €1630;
  • AA – 670KGS – €1800.

Heifer prices:

  • BBX – 360KGS – €1410;
  • SIM – 395KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1300;
  • AAX – 495KGS – €1630;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1570;
  • BBX – 450KGS – €1570;
  • CH – 630KGS – €2170;
  • CH – 580KGS – €2090;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1990

Suckler cows:

  • Cows with calves at foot to €2050, with springers to €2120

Calf prices:

  • Aberdeen Angus-cross, Hereford-cross and Limousin-cross calves made from €150 to €380;
  • Dairy-cross calves ranged from €2 to €50 with continentals from €180 to €380;
  • Runners from €400 to €1210 for continental lots.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • BBX – 290KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 270KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 255KGS – €1010;
  • CH – 290KGS – €990;
  • LM – 215KGS – €900;
  • LM – 240KGS – €850;
  • AA – 315KGS – €900;
  • AA – 365KGS – €1140;
  • LM – 325KGS – €1380.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 290KGS – €1100;
  • BBX – 290KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 240KGS – €990;
  • CH – 253KGS – €980;
  • LM – 245KGS – €930;
  • LM – 225KGS – €920;
  • BBX – 395KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 355KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 315KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 310KGS – €1280;
  • AA – 335KGS – €1160.
Bullock prices on 20-03-2023

According to Egan, some 120 bullocks came under the hammer with forward lots to €2150 and “top quality” stores up to €3.60 a kilo.

  • LM – 470KGS – €1690;
  • AU – 490KGS – €1540;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1840;
  • LM – 540KGS – €1810;
  • AA – 530KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 565KGS – €1950;
  • CH – 610KGS – €2090;
  • BB – 625KGS – €2070;
  • AA – 685KGS – €2150.

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

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday, March 27th, 2023, with a weekly bullock sale and Thursday next, March 30th, a weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM

Report a mart report from the previous week’s sale.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular