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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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Strong farmer demand for weanlings at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – cattle prices – 02-12-2021

According to Brendan Egan, trade “held well” especially for quality lots at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021.

The mart manager reported that “good numbers” went under the hammer at the mart’s general cattle sale this week.

“The heifer ring, with similar numbers, on offer saw prices peak at €2.85/kg, with a good clearance taking place.”

“In the weanling rings, bulls peaked at €3.56/kg, while the weanling heifers peaked at €3.40/kg, with strong demand from farmers this week.”

“The dry cow trade remains firm with lots making up to €1870. Runners reported an excellent clearance with farmers and agents anxious for lots this week,” he added.

Castlerea Mart 02-12-2021:

Heifer prices:
  • LM – 415KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 425KGS – €1130;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1070;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1400;
  • AA – 455KGS – €1170;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1130;
  • 1 LM – 610KGS – €1660;
  • LM – 650KGS – €1560;
  • 1 LM – 580KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1450;
  • AA – 625KGS – €1430.
Dry cow prices:
  • BBX – 830KGS – €1870;
  • CH – 825KGS – €1830;
  • SI – 850KGS – €1830;
  • LM – 785KGS – €1730;
  • LM – 750KGS – €1700;
  • SH – 655KGS – €1310;
  • FR – 610KGS – €860;
  • HEX – 560KGS – €830.
Suckler pairs and springers:
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1050 to €1520 with springers from €880 to €1640
  • Calves/Runners: Young calves made from €20 to €200 with runners making from €340 to €750 for continental types
Weanling bull prices:
  • CHX – 275KGS – €870;
  • CH – 250KGS – €860;
  • AA – 295KGS – €800;
  • SIM – 285KGS – €800;
  • LM – 345KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 320KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 385KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 315KGS – €1070.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • LMX – 285KGS – €890;
  • CH – 250KGS – €850;
  • 1 CH – 255KGS – €840;
  • CH – 245KGS – €800;
  • CH – 330KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 345KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 310KGS – €870;
  • CH – 310KGS – €840.
Bullock prices

According to Egan, some 200 bullocks passed through the ring on Monday, November 29th, 2021.

He reported that quality stores peaked at €2.97/kg, while heavier lots reached €1,720.

  • CH – 485KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1310;
  • AA – 460KGS – €1280;
  • CH – 528KGS – €1430;
  • AA – 565KGS – €1460;
  • CH – 605KGS – €1470;
  • CH – 650KGS – €1720;
  • AA – 700KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 660KGS – €1580.
Further reading:

Read a report from last week’s cattle sale.

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 6th: Weekly bullock sale
  • Thursday, December 9th, 2021: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 am.
More mart reports

Read more mart reports – cattle and sheep sales – on That’s Farming.

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