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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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Report: ‘Strong’ farmer and exporter activity at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 30-03-2023

According to Brendan Egan, over 600 lots came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s most recent general cattle sale on Thursday, March 30th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that farmer activity, coupled with “strong” export, resulted in a “good” clearance at Thursday’s sale.

He commented: “Despite no improvement in ground conditions, trade was very lively as an array of customers were out in force trying to source stock.”

“Weanlings, in particular, met a very lively trade with bulls topping out at €4.44/kg, while heifer weanlings made up to €4.79/kg.”

“The heifer ring witnessed quality stores making up to €4.03/kg, with heavier lots to €2170.”

Meanwhile, cull cows topped out at €2300, while breeding stock changed hands for up to €2280.

The calf ring, with “good” numbers on offer, witnessed a “good” clearance with lots to €390.

Castlerea Mart 30-03-2023

  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1900 to €2060;
  • Springers ranged from €940 to €2280;
  • Calves: Lots from €35 to €390 for stronger lots with runners from €370 to €820.

Dry cow prices:

  • BBX – 845KGS – €2300;
  • LM – 750KGS – €2180;
  • CH – 715KGS – €2180;
  • AA – 725KGS – €2130;
  • HEX – 800KGS – €2100;
  • SI – 785KGS – €2070;
  • AAX – 660KGS – €1670;
  • SHX – 720KGS – €1780;
  • HE – 745KGS – €2000.

Heifer prices:

  • CH – 385KGS – €1540;
  • LM – 415KGS – €1370;
  • AA – 415KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1690;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1670;
  • CH – 655KGS – €2170;
  • LM – 590KGS – €2090;
  • SI – 505KGS – €2040.

Weanling heifers:

  • LMX – 290KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 240KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 275KGS – €1060;
  • CH – 240KGS – €1020;
  • CH – 225KGS – €980;
  • AA – 300KGS – €1380;
  • CH – 310KGS – €1260;
  • LM – 300KGS – €1200.

Weanling bulls:

  • CH – 295KGS – €1310;
  • LM – 265KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 270KGS – €1080;
  • AA – 275KGS – €1030;
  • LM – 435KGS – €1590;
  • CH – 440KGS – €1470;
  • CH – 330KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 310KGS – €1330;
  • LM – 415KGS – €1470.

Bullock prices 27-03-2023

According to Egan, just over 100 bullocks passed through the ring on Monday, with a “good trade all round”.

Quality stores made up to €3.59/kg, while heavier lots making up to €2,080.

  • AA – 495KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1740;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1870;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1790;
  • LM – 595KGS – €1940;
  • AA – 593KGS – €1930;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1920;
  • CH – 695KGS – €2080;
  • LM – 685KGS – €2000;
  • AA 7- 30KGS – €1940.

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

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday, April 3rd, with the weekly bullock sale and Thursday, April 6th, with the weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – All sales commence at 11 AM

Report a mart report from the previous week’s sale.

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