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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: Cattle prices ease, especially for poorer quality lots – Egan

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming: Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 10-0-2023

According to Brendan Egan, smaller numbers came under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, August 10th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart’s manager reported that “silage making was the main focus on Wednesday and Thursday”, and as a result, drew an entry of just over 400 lots.

He outlined that “in general, prices have eased especially for poorer quality lots”.

Bullocks topped out at €1930 with heifers reaching €1750.

The top dry cow made €2480, while cows with calves at foot saw a top call of €2040.

Meanwhile, top-quality weanling bulls made up to €3.08/kg, while heifers clicked at a maximum of €3.47/kg.

Read a report from last week’s sale on www.thatsfarming.com: Castlerea: Prices for stronger, more forward lots ‘relative’ to beef quotes

Castlerea Mart on 10-08-2023:

  • Cows with calves at foot climbed from €1380 to €2040;
  • Springers pushed from €1380 to €1980;
  • Young calves made from €50 to €330;
  • Runners ranged from €230 to €650.

Heifer prices:

  • LM – 365KGS – €1180;
  • LM – 387KGS – €1170;
  • CH – 490KGS – €1330;
  • HE – 490KGS – €1260;
  • LMX – 605KGS – €1750;
  • LM – 625KGS – €1690;
  • LM – 610KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 630KGS – €1540;
  • CH – 470KGS – €1230.

Dry cow prices:

  • CH – 965KGS – €2480;
  • CH – 815KGS – €1980;
  • LM – 780KGS – €1980;
  • LM – 635KGS – €1690;
  • HE – 775KGS – €1680;
  • LM – 650KGS – €1650;
  • FR – 595KGS – €940.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 270KGS – €880;
  • CH – 210KGS – €730;
  • AA – 250KGS – €600;
  • CH – 300KGS – €910;
  • CH – 305KGS – €850.

Weanling bull prices:

  • LM – 360KGS – €1110;
  • CH – 360KGS – €900;
  • LM – 345KGS – €900;
  • BBX – 355KGS – €900;
  • HE – 280KGS – €660.

Bullock prices:

  • LM – 425KGS – €1400;
  • CHX – 390KGS – €1340;
  • LM – 405KGS – €1320;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1500;
  • LM – 500KGS – €1280;
  • AA – 540KGS – €1270;
  • CH – 595KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 630KGS – €1550;
  • LM – 710KGS – €1930;
  • CH – 680KGS – €1660;
  • CH – 700KGS – €1580.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday next, August 17th, 2023, with a weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners, and weanling – All sales commence at 11 am.

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