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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 €2,780 & suckler pairs to €2,400 at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart Report – 12-01-2023 – Cattle Prices

According to Brendan Egan, over 400 animals came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s opening sale of 2023 on Thursday, January 12th.

The mart manager reported that trade “started off very brightly as the strong pre-Christmas returns maintained and, in some cases, improved”.

The heifer ring witnessed prices soar to €2,470 while the weanling rings saw bulls make up to €3.82/kg and heifer weanlings topped out at €4.52/kg.

The bullock ring witnessed “strong” demand for stores, with lots to €3.60 a kilo and heavier types to €2,000.

Springer cows topped out at €1900, while cows with calves at foot peaked at €2,400, and the dry cow trade saw prices peak at €2,780.

Castlerea Mart 12-01-2023

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1340 to €2400 for a Charolais cow and her Charolais bull calf at foot;
  • Springers ranged from €1240 to €1900;
  • Calves: Young calves clicked from €330 to €435, while runners made from €310 to €860.
Bullock prices:
  • LM – 435KGS – €1570;
  • AA – 473KGS – €1550;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1470;
  • AA – 538KGS – €1670;
  • LM – 505KGS – €1550;
  • AA – 570KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 550KGS – €1660;
  • LMX – 615KGS – €1900;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1850;
  • CH – 740KGS – €2000;
  • AA – 675KGS – €1970;
  • HEX – 725KGS – €1800.
Dry cow prices:
  • AAX – 1000KGS – €2780;
  • AAX – 1045KGS – €2760;
  • LM – 785KGS – €2310;
  • AA – 820KGS – €2290;
  • LM – 800KGS – €2180;
  • FR – 440KGS – €700;
  • FR – 655KGS – €1440;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1800.
Heifer prices: 
  • SAX – 390KGS – €1180;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1110;
  • AA – 405KGS – €1060;
  • LMX – 490KGS – €1470;
  • HEX – 480KGS – €1350;
  • AA – 445KGS – €1300;
  • CH – 775KGS – €2470;
  • CH – 635KGS – €2080;
  • LM – 585KGS – €1970;
  • LM – 575KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 585KGS – €1970.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • LM – 285KGS – €1240;
  • SI – 255KGS – €950;
  • LM – 295KGS – €840;
  • BB – 240KGS – €800;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1570;
  • LM – 305KGS – €1380;
  • BB – 335KGS – €1240;
  • SI – 315KGS – €1000.
Weanling bull prices:
  • BBX – 285KGS – €1090;
  • LM – 280KGS – €920;
  • LM – 290KGS – €910;
  • CHX – 465KGS – €1390;
  • SI – 430KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 335KGS – €1130;
  • LM – 325KGS – €1090;
  • BB – 260KGS – €910.

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 Thursday, January 19th, 2023, with the weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves , runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM
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