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Report: Prices from €1 to €2,750 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 16-03-2023

According to Brendan Egan, over 650 entries came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, March 16th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that “despite a downturn in weather conditions, trade was maintained and, in some cases, improved”.

“The heifer ring saw prices reach €2,160 or €3.51/kg, while weanling rings, with increased numbers on offer, saw bulls peak at €4.22/kg, while heifer weanlings peaked at €4.37/kg, with strong demand for both categories this week.”

“The dry cow ring noticed lots making up to €2,750 while breeding stock made up to €2550.”

“The calf ring noticed increased lots on offer this week with a variance in price depending on quality, with the top lots making up to €530,” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 16-03-2023

Weanling bulls:

  • CH – 295KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 295KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 285KGS – €1060;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 400KGS – €1440;
  • AA – 280KGS – €800;
  • CH – 340KGS – €1330;
  • CH – 310KGS – €1310.

Weanling heifers:

  • CH – 290KGS – €1270;
  • LM – 295KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 235KGS – €990;
  • LM – 260KGS – €950;
  • AA – 260KGS – €870;
  • HE – 275KGS – €800;
  • LM – 360KGS – €1520;
  • CH – 335KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 300KGS – €1190.

Suckler pairs:

  • Cows with calves at foot made up to €1650
  • Springers ranged from €1200 to €2550

Calf prices:

  • Dairy bull calves made from €1 to €85
  • Sample prices:
    • AA hfr – €200;
    • HEX bull – €250;
    • LM bull – €320;
    • AA bull – €390;
    • BB bull – €460.

Bullock sale on 13-05-2023

Some 100 bullocks met with a “good” trade on Monday, with prices to €2,200.

  • SIM – 470KGS – €1590;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1460;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1820;
  • AA – 545KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 555KGS – €1840;
  • CH – 570KGS – €1730;
  • CH – 630KGS – €2120;
  • LM – 635KGS – €2030;
  • BB – 645KGS – €1800;
  • CH – 695KGS – €2200.

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 20th, 2023, with a weekly bullock sale;
  • Thursday next, March 23rd – Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM
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