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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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Prices from €1 to €2,560 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 05-05-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 700 animals passed through the gates at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that prices “held up extremely well,” at the mart’s most recent general cattle.

He explained that the dry cow trade “remained firm” as prices peaked at €2,560 or €3.08/kg.

Meanwhile, cows with calves at foot sold for up to €2,300 and springers soared to €1,530.

Meanwhile, according to Egan, calves made up to €460 with an average price of €135/head.

On the other hand, the heifer ring reported a good clearance with lots making up to €1,890. Egan noted that lighter stores were “in demand” this week, a move which improved grass growth aided.

Lastly, weanling bulls and weanling heifers both topped out at €3.66/kg.

Egan noted that there was “increased farmer activity this week as the deadline for form filling approaches”.

Castlerea Mart 05-05-2022:

Cull cow prices:
  • CH – 830KGS – €2560;
  • LM – 840KGS – €2450;
  • AAX – 815KGS – €2250;
  • CH – 765KGS – €2190;
  • CH – 730KGS – €2150;
  • FR – 360KGS – €450;
  • AAX – 420KGS – €1050.
Heifer prices:
  • BBX – 350KGS – €1520;
  • LM – 345KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1210;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1150;
  • 1 LM – 490KGS – €1530;
  • LM – 495KGS – €1530;
  • 1 LM – 445KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 650KGS – €1890;
  • CH – 590KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 550KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 620KGS – €1610.
Weanling bull prices:
  • LM – 295KGS – €1080;
  • CH – 280KGS – €960;
  • CH – 260KGS – €870;
  • AA – 290KGS – €840;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1200;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1210;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1350.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • CH – 285KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 285KGS – €940;
  • CH – 250KGS – €850;
  • LM – 320KGS – €800;
  • CH – 320KGS – €1060;
  • AA – 395KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 380KGS – €1100;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1140.

Suckler pairs and springers:  

  • Cows with calves at foot went under the hammer from €1,200 to €2,300 for a Shorthorn-cross cow and her Charolais bull calf at foot.
  • Springers traded from €720 to €1530/head.

Calf and runner prices:

  • Dairy-bred calves changed hands from €1 to €90, while Angus-crosses, Hereford-crosses and continentals pushed from €150 to €460.
  • Runners traded from €280 to €1,060 for continental lots
Bullock prices

According to Egan, just under 150 bullocks came under the hammer at last Monday’s (May 2nd, 2022), sale.

He reported that lots made up to €1900, with all lots leveling at an average price per head of €1,260.

  • AA – 493KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1470;
  • LM – 390KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 525KGS – €1650;
  • CH – 515KGS – €1640;
  • LM – 585KGS – €1900;
  • CH – 580KGS – €1740;
  • LM – 655KGS – €1920;
  • BBX – 625KGS – €1880.

Last week’s prices:

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, May 9th: Weekly sale of bullocks
  • Thursday, May 12th, 2022: Weekly sale of cull cows, heifers, sucklers, calves, runners, and weanlings, including a special entry of 30 dairy cows. Sale commences at 11am.

More mart reports

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

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