Sunday, May 29, 2022
8.4 C
Galway
HomeBeefPrices from €10 to €2,640 at Castlerea
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Prices from €10 to €2,640 at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart Report – Cattle Prices – 12-05-2022

According to Brendan Egan, some 700 lots passed through the ring at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 12th, 2022 (12-05-2022).

The mart manager reported that farmers, agents, and online buyers were active at this week’s general cattle sale.

He noted that forward stores, in particular, were in “strong demand” with heifers to €2,580.

On the other hand, the bullock ring had a “similar tone” with lots making up to €2,080. Farmers and agents were in the market for light, “quality” stores in this ring,

Meanwhile, calves reached, while the cows with calves at foot topped out at €2280 – a price the mart recorded for a Charolais cow and her Limousin bull calf.

Lastly, the dry cow ring witnessed “very strong” with prices peaking at €2,640, while the weanling rings saw bulls hit €4.00/kg and heifers to €4.33/kg.

Castlerea Mart 12-05-2022

Dry cow prices:
  • LM – 490KGS – €1340;
  • 1 LM – 840KGS – €2640;
  • LM – 830KGS – €2620;
  • 1 LM – 840KGS – €2430;
  • AA – 750KGS – €1980;
  • LM – 665KGS – €2080;
  • FR – 480KGS – €900;
  • FR – 485KGS – €870;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1050.
Heifer prices:
  • LM – 400KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1300;
  • AA – 415KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1640;
  • SIM – 490KGS – €1540;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1700;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1640;
  • SIM – 490KGS – €1540;
  • LM – 840KGS – €2580;
  • CH – 700KGS – €2400;
  • AA – 740KGS – €2240;
  • LM – 550KGS – €1830;
  • HEX – 595KGS – €1770.
Suckler pairs, calves, and runners
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1180 to €2280/unit;
  • Calves made from €10 up to €480;
  • Runners ranged from €350 to €810 for continental lots.
Weanling heifer prices
  • LM – 285KGS – €1000;
  • SH – 270KGS – €970;
  • LM – 270KGS – €870;
  • CH – 260KGS – €850;
  • 1 LM – 300KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1220;
  • 1 LM – 365KGS – €1170;
  • AA – 400KGS – €1130.
Weanling bull prices 
  • CH – 290KGS – €1090;
  • 1 CH – 280KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 240KGS – €960;
  • LM – 270KGS – €950;
  • SIM – 330KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1270;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1360;
  • LM – 430KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1500.
Bullock prices

According to Egan, some 100 bullocks passed through the ring at Monday’s (May 9th, 202w) sale, with prices to €2,260. He noted that quality, lighter stores exceeded the €3.00/kg mark.

  • LM – 470KGS – €1550;
  • AA – 440KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 460KGS – €1380;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1550;
  • 1 LM – 500KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 598KGS – €1950;
  • AA – 840KGS – €2260;
  • LM – 740KGS – €2090;
  • AA – 795KGS – €2090.

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 16h: Weekly sale of bullocks
  • Thursday, May 19th, 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

- Advertisment -

Most Popular