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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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More farmer activity driving trade at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 03-06-2021

According to Brendan Egan, there was increased farmer activity at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, June 3rd, 2012.

The mart manager reported that top-quality lots peaked at €2.59/kg at the mart’s most recent general cattle sale.

“In the heifer ring, prices peaked at €3.10 a kilo with an excellent trade this week helped by the better-quality stock on offer and increased farmer activity also.”

“The weanling rings reported a good clearance with a variance in price – depending on quality – a Charolais bull 340kgs fetched €1,380 or €4.05 a kilo.”

“Heifer weanlings reported a good clearance with prices peaking at 2.90 a kilo. The demand for cows with calves at foot remain strong also with €1,980 paid for a 9-year-old Charolais cow and her bull calf at foot.”

“Dry cows were a lively trade this week with prices peaking at €2.33/kg. The calf trade, with good numbers on offer, was similar to last week,” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 03-06-2021:

Bullocks:

  • LM – 480KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 460KGS – €1140;
  • AA – 515KGS – €1330;
  • CH – 585KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 550KGS – €1420;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1410;
  • AA – 505KGS – €1190;
  • CH – 685KGS – €1530.

Heifers:

  • LM – 655KGS – €1690;
  • SI – 410KGS – €1200;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1470;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 450KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 455KGS – €1180;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 775KGS – €1750;
  • LM – 570KGS – €1500.

Dry cows:

  • LM – 680KGS – €1590;
  • AA – 695KGS – €1240;
  • LM – 720KGS – €1510;
  • HEX – 660KGS – €1180;
  • LM – 720KGS – €1510;
  • AA – 545KGS – €910.

Suckler pairs, springers, and calves:  

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1380 to €1980;
  • Springers ranged from €900 to  €1300;
  • Calves went under the hammer from €85 to €350 for continental lots.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH – 270KGS – €830;
  • CH – 250KGS – €660;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 340KGS – €1380;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1120;
  • HEX – 195KGS – €580;
  • SAX – 295KGS – €730.

Weanling heifers:

  • LM – 265KGS – €780;
  • CH – 275KGS – €770;
  • LM – 225KGS – €630;
  • CH – 330KGS – €940;
  • CH – 345KGS – €910;
  • AA – 355KGS – €880;
  • CH – 330KGS – €880;
  • LM – 220KG – €640.
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 – or more details on Castlerea Co-Operative mart.
  • Sale day: Sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, running and weanlings on Thursdays. All sales commence at 11am. Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.
Further reading: 

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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