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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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‘Sharper trade all round’ with slight increase in cattle numbers at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – cattle prices – 25-11-2021

“A sharper trade all-round with a slight increase in cattle numbers” was how Brendan Egan summed up Castlerea Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, November 25th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that weanling bulls reached €3.75/kg, while weanling heifers peaked at €4.23/kg, a price that was paid for a 300kg Limousin.

Meanwhile, the heifer ring reported “a similar tone with increased demand for all lots on offer”.

“Dry cows, with good numbers on offer, peaked at €2.43/kg, with cows making up to €1,960.”

“Cows with calves at foot made up to €2,000 and springers sold for up to €1650.”

“The runner ring noticed the biggest price improvements this week with an excellent clearance taking place and lots fetching up to €900.”

Castlerea Mart 25-11-2021:

Heifer prices:
  • CH – 415KGS – €1090;
  • BBX – 415KGS – €1050;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1010;
  • AA – 420KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 480KGS – €1330;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1320;
  • LM – 470KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 660KGS – €1700;
  • LM – 605KGS – €1610;
  • AA – 645KGS – €1460;
  • LM – 675KGS – €1640.
Dry cow prices:
  • LM – 855KGS – €1960;
  • SI – 870KGS – €1940;
  • LMX – 810KGS – €1900;
  • LM – 765KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 840KGS – €1850;
  • AA – 705KGS – €1530;
  • HEX – 685KGS – €1230;
  • AA – 620KGS – €1100.
Suckler pairs and springers:
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1030 to €2000/unit;
  • Springers made from €900 to €1650 per head.
Calves/runners:
  • Young calves made from €170 to €340 with runners from €270 to €900 for continental types
Weanling bull prices:
  • LM – 280KGS – €960;
  • CH – 245KGS – €920;
  • 1 CH – 265KGS – €840;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1100;
  • 1 CH – 335KGS – €1090;
  • LM – 450KGS – €1100;
  • 1 LM – 400KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 285KGS – €890.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • LM – 280KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 265KGS – €810;
  • AA – 253KGS – €750;
  • LM – 300KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 330KGS – €840;
  • SI – 285KGS – €770.
Bullock prices:

Egan reported that some 200 bullocks were on offer last Monday (November 22nd), with an “excellent” clearance.

  • CHX – 475KGS – €1380;
  • LM – 420KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1260;
  • CH – 545KGS – €1400;
  • AA – 525KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 520KGS – €1400;
  • 1 CH – 580KGS – €1550;
  • CH – 640KGS – €1520;
  • 1 CH – 830KGS – €1780;
  • CH – 720KGS – €1740.
Further reading:

Read a report from last week’s cattle sale.

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, November 29th: Weekly bullock sale
  • Thursday, December 2nd, 2021: Weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 a.m.
More mart reports

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

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