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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: Prices sizzle to €3,020 in sub-zero temps

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 19-01-2023

Despite the recent inclement weather conditions and hazardous road conditions, almost 400 animals were presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, January 19th, 2023.

That is according to mart manager, who reported that “for those who braved the weather conditions, they were not disappointed as a great trade prevailed for all categories of stock on offer”.

In the bullock ring, quality lighter stores peaked at €3.19/kg, while the heavier lots made up to €2,270.

The heifer ring had a “similar tone”, with stores making up to €3.48/kg, and heavier lots topped out at €2060. The weanling rings witnessed bulls make up to €3.42/kg and heifer weanling topped out at €3.40/kg.

Meanwhile, cows with calves at foot changed hands for up to €1760, while springer cows soared to €3,020 and increased numbers of dry cows saw prices reach a top call of €2490.

Castlerea Mart 19-01-2023

  • Cows with calves at foot – €1440 to €1760;
  • Springers – €710 to €3020 per head;
  • Calves/Runners: Young calves made up to €300, while runners ranged from €390 to €800.

Dry cow prices:

  • FR – 480KGS – €990;
  • FR – 490KGS – €940;
  • LMX – 870KGS – €2490;
  • CH – 805KGS – €2250;
  • LMX – 790KGS – €2100;
  • LMX – 740KGS – €2080;
  • LM – 735KGS – €2040;
  • FR – 710KGS – €1930;
  • HEX – 795KGS – €1860.

Heifer prices:

  • BBX – 425KGS – €1350;
  • CH – 415KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 355KGS – €1050;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1530;
  • BBX – 430KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1420;
  • AAX – 685KGS – €2060;
  • AA – 605KGS – €1950;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1940.

Bullock prices:

  • CH – 490KGS – €1560;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1420;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1620;
  • SI – 530KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 510KGS – €1530;
  • AA – 585KGS – €1740;
  • AA – 550KGS – €1720;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1950;
  • AA – 755KGS – €2270;
  • LM – 685KGS – €2150;
  • LM – 650KGS – €2050.

Weanling heifers:

  • CH – 270KGS – €920;
  • CH – 235KGS – €760;
  • LM – 255KGS – €800;
  • LM – 335KGS – €1050;
  • LM – 335KGS – €990;
  • LM – 400KGS – €1180.
Weanling bull prices:
  • CH – 295KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 280KGS – €960;
  • LM – 280KGS – €880;
  • LM – 250KGS – €820;
  • CHX – 465KGS – €1460;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 430KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 390KGS – €1380;
  • LM – 320KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1320;
  • SIM – 440KGS – €1270.

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 26th, 2023, with the weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM
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