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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Castlerea: Prices from €20 to €3,290 with ‘very lively’ farmer-driven store trade

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 04-05-2023

A “very lively” trade prevailed for store cattle on the back of “strong” farmer activity at Castlerea Mart’s sale on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

According to Brendan Egan, cows with calves at foot made up to €3290, while dry cows peaked at €2530.

Bullocks maxed out at €2220, while heifers peaked at €2090, and the calf ring, with “good” numbers on offer, witnessed a “good” clearance.

He commented: “700 animals were on offer on Thursday as we entered the first week of May.”

“The weanling rings witnessed some very strong prices with heifers topping out at €4.87/kg and bulls peaking at €4.77/kg,” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 04-05-2023

Cull cow prices:

  • LM – 880KGS – €2530;
  • AA – 760KGS – €2080;
  • LM – 725KGS – €2040;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1790;
  • FR – 495KGS – €870;
  • FR – 485KGS – €970.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 425KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 350KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 330KGS – €1350;
  • AA – 405KGS – €1250;
  • AA – 415KGS – €1250;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1560;
  • CH – 655KGS – €2090;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1950;
  • AA – 645KGS – €1930;
  • CH – 615KGS – €1880.

Bullock prices:

  • CH – 485KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1650;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1880;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1470;
  • BBX – 590KGS – €2220;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1810;
  • CH – 615KGS – €1880;
  • LM – 610KGS – €1830;
  • HEX – 635KGS – €1780.

Suckler pairs:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1140 to €3290 for a Shorthorn cow and her Limousin heifer calf at foot;
  • Springers made from €1150 to €1550

Calf prices:

  • Dairy-cross calves made from €20 to €55, while AAX and HEX calves ranged from €120 to €360, with continentals to €440.

Runners:

  • Lots made from €300 to €1040 for continental types.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LMX – 275KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 295KGS – €1250;
  • CH – 295KGS – €1150;
  • AA – 285KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 210KGS – €840;
  • AA – 230KGS – €760;
  • BBX – 295KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 285KGS – €1100.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 295KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 280KGS – €1120;
  • CH – 255KGS – €1020;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1220;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1300;
  • CH 4- 30KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 380KGS – €1630;
  • LM 3- 55KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1730.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, with a weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM with 3 rings in operation.

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