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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 €2,450 in ‘firm trade’ at Castlerea – Egan

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 09-03-2023

According to Brendan Egan, despite inclement weather conditions, up to 600 animals changed hands at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, March 9th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that trade “remained firm” for all categories of stock presented for sale with forward bullocks to €2070, heifers to €2190 and cull cows to €2460.

Egan remarked: “The weanling rings noted a good clearance on the day with demand and price maintained from last week.”

“The calf ring noticed bigger numbers on offer this week, but a good clearance took place with lots making up to €420.”

Sucklers made up to €2480, while runners topped out at €1190 at Thursday’s general cattle sale.

Castlerea Mart 09-03-2023

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 830KGS – €2460;
  • SIM – 865KGS – €2440;
  • CH – 765KGS – €2360;
  • CH 780KGS €2340 CH 775KGS €2200 FR 465KGS €800 FR 480KGS €880

Bullock prices:

  • LM – 475KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1590;
  • AA – 490KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1910;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1670;
  • CH -500KGS – €1540;
  • LM – 595KGS – €1910;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1890;
  • AA – 635KGS – €1970;
  • AAX – 710KGS – €2070;
  • AAX – 730KGS – €2070.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 420KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1350;
  • BBX – 415KGS – €1310;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1750;
  • BB – 475KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 495KGS – €1620;
  • LM – 545KGS – €2190;
  • LM – 525KGS – €2080;
  • LM – 665KGS – €2020;
  • CH – 730KGS – €2040;
  • CH – 660KGS – €2080.

Other categories:

  • Cows with calves at foot – €1390 to €2060
  • Springers – €1270 to €2480
  • Calves: Dairy-cross calves made from €1 to €80; Hereford and Angus lots ranged from €120 to €280 with continentals to €420
  • Runners fetched from €350 to €1190 for continental types

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CHX – 285KGS – €990;
  • CH – 265KGS – €970;
  • LM – 245KGS – €840;
  • AA – 233KGS – €810;
  • AA – 350KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1110;
  • LM – 310KGS – €1020;
  • LM – 365KGS – €1000.

Weanling bull prices:

  • LM – 295KGS – €1020;
  • HEX – 270KGS – €1000;
  • BB – 270KGS – €970;
  • CH – 250KGS – €830;
  • LM – 363KGS – €1240;
  • CH – 320KGS – €940;
  • LM – 475KGS – €1510;
  • LM – 458KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1240.

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: 

  • Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday, March 13th, with weekly bullock sale
  • Thursday sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM
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