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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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Pairs to €2,400 and dry cows to €2,100 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart report – cattle prices – 26-08-2021

According to Brendan Egan, weather conditions led to a smaller entry of cattle at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that there was no “no change in trade or prices” as demand remained “very strong” with a blend of ringside, online and northern activity.

Egan commented: “The bullock ring recorded an excellent clearance for both stores and heavier lots.”

“Top quality stores exceeded €3.00/kg and heavier lots made €1,030 over their weight.”

“The heifer ring noticed good demand also this week while dry cows peaked at €2,100. €2,400 was forked out for an 8-year-old Limousin cow and her January-born bull calf at foot.”

“The weanling trade has started out very brightly also with bulls peaking at €3.28/kg and heifers at €3.26/kg. Calves and runners recorded an excellent clearance with increased farmer activity,” he added.

Castlerea Mart 26-08-2021

Bullocks:
  • CH – 475KGS – €1460;
  • 1 CH – 435KGS – €1320;
  • CH – 480KGS – €1300;
  • 1 CH – 515KGS – €1580;
  • SI – 530KGS – €1370;
  • LM – 565KGS – €1530;
  • CH – 555KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1630;
  • AA – 635KGS – €1530;
  • LM – 750KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 735KGS – €1690;
  • AA – 780KGS – €1680.
Heifers:
  • LM – 415KGS – €1160;
  • LM – 425KGS – €1120;
  • SA – 410KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 453KGS – €1240;
  • AA – 465KGS – €1190;
  • CH – 700KGS – €1670;
  • AA – 595KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 615KGS – €1570;
  • LM – 580KGS – €1480.
Dry cows:
  • LM – 950KGS – €2100;
  • 1 LM – 930KGS – €2080;
  • CH – 885KGS – €1970;
  • LM – 700KGS – €1650;
  • HE – 740KGS – €1490;
  • AA – 635KGS – €1450;
  • HE – 575KGS – €950;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1280.
Suckler pairs and springers
  • Cows with calves at foot ranged from €1240 to €2400;
  • Springers made from €1120 to €1480.
Calves/runners:
  • Young calves made from €65 to €430 with runners from €370 to €770 for continental lots.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 270KGS – €880;
  • 1 CH – 275KGS – €860;
  • CH – 225KGS – €680;
  • LM – 385KGS – €1110;
  • LM – 365KGS – €1075;
  • CH – 340KGS – €900;
  • CH – 345KGS – €880;
  • LM – 245KGS – €800.
Weanling bulls:
  • LM – 290KGS – €740;
  • CH – 230KGS – €600;
  • AA – 220KGS – €550;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1230;
  • BA – 400KGS – €1200;
  • LM – 425KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1180.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to Brendan Egan, a “large” entry of cattle went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that trade for both bullocks and heifers “held extremely well”.

In the bullock ring, top quality stores peaked at €3.21/kg, while heavier lots made up to €1,040 over the kg. The heifer ring recorded a top call of €1,760 for a 530kg Charolais entry.

Egan commented: “Cows with calves at foot reached €1,740 while dry cows peaked at €2,030.”

“Calves and runners are in strong demand at the moment. The weanling rings are noticing very strong demand also as numbers on offer start to increase,” Egan concluded.

Read the report in full.

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
  • Sale day: Sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, running and weanlings on Thursdays. All sales commence at 11am. Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place.
  • Upcoming sale: Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, September 2nd, with the weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 AM

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming.

Autumn sales 2021:
  • Monday, September 13th– Monday bullock sale resumes
  • Thursday, September 16th– Continental weanling show and sale
  • Monday, September 20th– Continental bullock show and sale
  • Thursday, September 23rd– Continental heifer show and sale and Belgian Blue weanling show and sale
  • Monday, September 27th– Aberdeen Angus bullock show and sale
  • Thursday, September 30th– Aberdeen Angus heifer show and sale
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