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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Castlerea Mart: Prices from €10 to €2,550 – Egan

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 13-04-2023

According to Brendan Egan, inclement weather conditions resulted in a “slightly” smaller entry of cattle at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 13th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart manager reported that trade “remained firm,” with demand for quality stock remaining “very high”.

The heifer ring saw prices reach €2,040, with top-quality feeding stores breaking the €4.00/kg barrier at Thursday’s general cattle sale.

The weanling rings witnessed bulls peak at €4.21 a kilo, and a top price of €2,340 was forked out for a 370kg Belgian Blue-cross heifer or €6.32 a kilo. The dry cow ring saw prices top out at €2550 while cows with calves at foot made up to €2510, and springers followed at €2520.

Meanwhile, the calf ring reported a “good” clearance with a variance in price, depending on quality.

Read a report from last week’s sale, with sample prices.

Castlerea Mart 13-04-2023

Suckler pairs, springers and runners:

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1350 to €2510 for a 9-year-old Limousin cow and her heifer calf at foot;
  • Springers ranged from €1030 to €2520;
  • Runners varied from €350 to €1020 for continental lots.

Heifer prices:

  • SAX – 425KGS – €1700;
  • LM – 355KGS – €1570;
  • LM – 420KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 405KGS – €1300;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1750;
  • LM – 450KGS – €1670;
  • CHX – 630KGS – €2040;
  • SA – 610KGS – €1970;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1880.

Cull cow prices:

  • SIX – 905KGS – €2550;
  • SI – 860KGS – €2380;
  • AA – 775KGS – €2180;
  • LM – 720KGS – €2180;
  • LM – 795KGS – €2340;
  • AA – 860KGS – €2380;
  • FR – 405KGS – €840;
  • FR – 495KGS – €720;
  • FR – 690KGS – €1570.

Calf prices:

  • AA bull – €225;
  • LM bull – €330;
  • LM heifer – €380;
  • AA bull – €240;
  • LM heifer – €150;
  • SH bull – €60;
  • FR bull – €20;
  • FR bull – €10.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • BB – 275KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 250KGS – €960;
  • CH – 235KGS – €880;
  • BBX – 370KGS – €2340;
  • CH – 340KGS – €1450;
  • LM – 370KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 315KGS – €1210;
  • CH – 430KGS – €1730;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1335.

Weanling bull prices:

  • LMX – 285KGS – €1060;
  • SAX – 285KGS – €1040;
  • LM – 270KGS – €980;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 325KGS – €1370;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1440;
  • AA – 380KGS – €1190.
Bullock prices on 10-04-2023

According to Egan, some 200 bullocks changed hands at Monday’s sale with prices to €2,250.

  • LM – 480KGS – €1680;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1580;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1820;
  • AA – 540KGS – €1780;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1750;
  • LM – 585KGS – €1970;
  • AA – 585KGS – €1960;
  • BA – 600KGS – €2250;
  • HEX – 645KGS – €1940;
  • HEX – 680KGS – €2230;
  • AA – 615KGS – €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:

  • Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday, April 17th with a bullock sale and Thursday next, April 20th, with its weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM
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