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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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Plainer dairy-cross calves ‘a harder sell’ at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 17-02-2022

According to Brendan Egan, large numbers of stock turned out for Castlerea Mart on Thursday, February 17th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that the sale attracted a “good” attendance of buyers (both ringside and online) trying to source stock for further feeding.

“The heifer ring reported a very strong trade with a top price of €2,070 for a 620kgs Charolais-cross and a good clearance recorded.”

“The bullock ring saw the lighter quality stores peak at €3.11/kg, with heavier lots making up to €1,800.”

“The forward dry cows saw prices peak at €2.61/kg, while the store cows were in strong demand also.”

“Breeding stock made up to €2,020, while the weanling rings witnessed heifers peak at €3.48/kg with bulls to €3.20/kg.”

“Calves made up to €470, but the plainer dairy-cross calves were a harder sell this week,” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 17-02-2022:

Heifer prices:
  • LM – 425KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 360KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1350;
  • LM 445KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 620KGS – €2070;
  • CH – 760KGS – €1980;
  • LM – 570KGS – €1890;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1750;
  • CH – 610KGS – €1660.
Dry cow prices:
  • AAX – 910KGS – €2010;
  • LM – 765KGS – €2000;
  • CH – 815KGS – €1950;
  • CH – 795KGS – €1790;
  • FR – 480KGS – €610;
  • SIM – 750KGS – €1750;
  • HE – 710KGS – €1310.
Bullock prices:
  • CH – 485KGS – €1510;
  • AAX – 495KGS – €1350;
  • CH – 525KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 500KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 500KGS – €1340;
  • HE – 530KGS – €1440;
  • CH – 568KGS – €1660;
  • AA – 600KGS – €1710;
  • SI – 670KGS – €1800.
Springers, calves and runners:
  • Springers ranged from €1020 to €2020
Calves:
  • HEX heifer – €300;
  • BBX heifer – €470;
  • AAX bull – €250;
  • AAX bull – €200;
  • FR bull – €50;
  • FR bull – €25

Runners went under the hammer from €190 to €770 for continental lots.

Weanling bull prices:
  • LM – 295KGS – €830;
  • 1 LM – 265KGS – €780;
  • LM – 375KGS – €1200;
  • 1 LM – 430KGS – €1160;
  • AA – 250KGS – €650;
  • LM – 340KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1030.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • LM – 290KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 250KGS – €870;
  • LM – 260KGS – €840;
  • AAX – 235KGS – €650;
  • CH – 345KGS – €1100;
  • 1 CH – 315KGS – €1010;
  • CH – 310KGS – €990;
  • 1 CH – 410KGS – €1070.
Other prices:

How do prices compare to last week?

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: 

  • Thursday, Feb 24th, 2021: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 am.

More mart reports

Read more mart reports – cattle and sheep sales – on That’s Farming.

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