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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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Northern customers active for heifers at Castlerea Mart

Entry numbers at Castlerea Mart remained strong on Thursday (October 8th) as attendees adapted to level 3 restrictions, according to Brendan Egan.

The mart manager noted that in the weanling rings, demand for quality calves was “very strong” with increased farmer activity noticeable.

“In the heifer rings, trade has remained firm with northern customers active for the heifers while runners, breeding stock and the dry cows reported good clearances.”

Heifers:
  • LMX – 420KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 395KGS – €980;
  • LMX – 495KGS – €1210;
  • CH – 470KGS – €1175;
  • LM – 520KGS – €1600;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1320;
  • SIX – 695KGS – €1390;
  • LM – 535KGS – €1510.
DRY COWS: 
  • BBX – 770KGS – €1670;
  • LMX – 785KGS – €1510;
  • LM – 685KGS – €1410;
  • LM – 760KGS – €1410;
  • CHX – 465KGS – €700.
SUCKLER PAIRS AND SPRINGERS:
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1010 to €1510/unit;
  • Springers made ranged from €970 to €1200.
RUNNERS:

Runners climbed from €300 to €870 for continental lots.

WEANLING BULLS:
  • CH – 295KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 270KGS – €900;
  • CH – 290KGS – €970;
  • LM – 465KGS – €1160;
  • CH – 400KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1090;
  • CH – 370KGS – €1080.
WEANLING HEIFERS:
  • CH – 265KGS – €930;
  • LMX – 275KGS – €900;
  • LMX – 295KGS – €860;
  • CH – 295KGS – €900;
  • CH – 310KGS – €1060;
  • LM – 355KGS – €970;
  • CH – 300KGS – €940;
  • SIX – 315KGS – €900.
BULLOCKS:

350 bullocks went under the hammer at Monday’s sale with prices reflecting the quality lots, the mart manager noted.

Entries peaked at €935 over the kg and averaged €607 over.

  • CH – 495KGS – €1290;
  • CH – 465KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1340;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 530KGS – €1290;
  • CHX – 575KGS – €1400;
  • CH – 645KGS – €1580.
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