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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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Dry cows to €2,210 and heifers to €1,980 at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 07-04-2022

According to Brendan Egan, over 800 lots passed through the rings at Castlerea Mart on 07-04-2022.

The mart manager reported that this week’s cattle sale drew a larger number of store heifers compared to last week.

He outlined that prices held “extremely well” and forward lots, in particular, were much sought after, with lots making up to €1,980.

In terms of the calf trade, he reported that, with increased numbers on offer, lots topped out at €400. A special entry of dairy cows (30) came under the hammer, and milkers made up to €1,390, while springers peaked at €1,510.

He explained that the weanling rings experienced “increased” farmer activity this week, with bulls to €3.54/kg and heifers to €3.72/kg.

Lastly, the dry cow trade “remained strong” with lots to €2,210.

Castlerea Mart 07-04-2022

Cull cow prices:

  • CH – 845KGS – €2210;
  • LM – 810KGS – €2190;
  • AA – 780KGS – €2160;
  • LM – 780KGS – €2130;
  • LM – 720KGS – €1920;
  • FR – 480KGS – €670;
  • HE – 440KGS – €740.

Suckler pairs and springers

  • Cows with calves at foot pushed from €1110 to €2060 for a 10-year-old Shorthorn cow and her Limousin heifer calf at foot.
  • Springers changed hands from €780 to €2220

Heifer prices:

  • SIM – 380KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 330KGS – €1170;
  • AA – 360KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 495KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 455KGS – €1250;
  • AA – 470KGS – €1310;
  • LM – 625KGS – €198;
  • 1 LM – 505KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 590KGS – €1740;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1490;
  • AA – 755KGS – €1720.

Dairy stock and runners:

  • Dairy sale: Milkers made from €690 to €1390 and springers pushed from €1000 to €1510;
  • Runners made from €450 to €830.

Calf prices:

  • LM heifer – €400;
  • HE bull – €210;
  • BB bull – €330;
  • BB heifer – €230;
  • HEX bull – €140;
  • FR bull – €35.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 285KGS – €950;
  • LM – 290KGS – €940;
  • AA – 290KGS – €870;
  • CH – 280KGS – €860;
  • CH – 350KGS – €1240;
  • LM – 360KGS – €1190;
  • CH – 430KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1090.

Weanling heifer prices: 

  • LM – 285KGS – €890;
  • LM – 265KGS – €840;
  • AA – 240KGS – €770;
  • CH – 220KGS – €740;
  • LM – 240KGS – €740;
  • BB – 385KGS – €1230;
  • SI – 310KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1250.

Bullock prices

According to Egan, some 170 bullocks were on offer at last Monday’s (April 4th, 2022) sale.

He described trade, across all classes, as a “flier” with prices to €2,300.

  • CH – 495KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1350;
  • LM – 435KGS – €1330;
  • CH – 548KGS – €1560;
  • LM – 525KGS – €1470;
  • AA – 585KGS – €1700;
  • CH 590KGS – €1620;
  • LM – 630KGS – €1880;
  • LM – 605KGS – €1820;
  • CH – 820KGS – €2300;
  • LM – 695KGS – €1980;
  • LM – 735KGS – €1900.
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, April 11th: Weekly sale of bullocks
  • Thursday, April 14th, 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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