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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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Cattle from €1 to €2,870 at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 28-04-2022

According to Brendan Egan, some 800 lots passed through the rings at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 (28-04-2022).

The mart manager reported that the dry cow trade remained firm, with prices topping out at €2.870 or €2.94/kg.

Meanwhile, the heifer ring, with larger numbers on offer this week, reported a “very strong” trade. According to Egan, many of the lighter quality stores exceeded €3.00/kg, while heavier, forward lots peaked at €2,240 or €3.34/kg.

He noted that the weanling rings attracted “a lot” of farmer interest this week. Bull weanlings topped out at €4.21/kg, and weanling heifers soared to €3.57/kg.

In the suckler ring, springers made up to €1,390 and breeding stock fetched up to €2,240 – a price the mart recorded for a Limousin cow and her bull calf at foot.

Lastly, the calf trade reported a good clearance, and Egan noted that prices were relative to the quality on offer.

Castlerea Mart 28-04-2022

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 975KGS – €2870;
  • AA – 800KGS – €2350;
  • BB – 825KGS – €2270;
  • AAX – 770KGS – €2150;
  • HE – 830KGS – €2100;
  • LM – 495KGS – €1380;
  • AA – 405KGS – €740;
  • FR – 515KGS – €920.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 400KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1260;
  • AA – 385KGS – €1260;
  • SI – 470KGS – €1490;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1450;
  • AA – 465KGS – €1430;
  • LIM – 680KGS – €2240;
  • CH – 715KGS – €2210;
  • 1 CH – 635KGS – €2180;
  • CH – 640KGS – €2010.

Weanling bull prices:

  • AA – 270KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 280KGS – €1040;
  • CH – 250KGS – €970;
  • LM – 280KGS – €940;
  • CH – 325KGS – €1370;
  • 2 CH – 425KGS – €1280;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 440 KGS – €1410.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CH – 285KGS – €1020;
  • LM – 295KGS – €1000;
  • 1 LM – 285KGS – €970;
  • LM – 250KGS – €830;
  • AA – 295KGS – €750;
  • LM – 235KGS – €720;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1000;
  • LM – 320KGS – €990.

Calf prices:

  • According to Egan, 180 calves were on offer and with an average price of €155, made from €1(1-month-old FR bulls 30-45kgs) up to €430;
  • Runners traded from €280 to €890 for continental lots.

Suckler pairs and springers:

  • Springers changed hands from €1030 to €1390/head;
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1360 to €2240.

Bullock prices

According to Egan, over 100 bullocks went under the hammer at the mart’s sale on Monday, April 25th, 2022.

He said that lots made up to €2,100, while quality stores topped out at €3.58/kg.

  • CH – 435KGS – €1560;
  • 1 CH – 485KGS – €1590;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1420;
  • 1 CH – 550 KGS – €1660;
  • AA – 570KGS – €1550;
  • LM – 710KGS – €2100;
  • LM – 660KGS – €1980;
  • SAX – 670KGS – €1680.

Last week’s prices:

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, May 2nd: Weekly sale of bullocks
  • Thursday, May 5th, 2022: Weekly sale of cull cows, heifers, sucklers, calves, runners, and weanlings, including a special entry of 30 dairy cows. Sale commences at 11am.

More mart reports

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

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