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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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‘The forward heavier lots have noticed price adjustment in line with beef prices’ – Egan

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 22-06-2023

According to Brendan Egan, a large entry presented for sale at Castlerea Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart manager reported that lighter store quality remained an “excellent” trade with a “good” attendance of customers present.

He commented: “The forward heavier lots have noticed price adjustment in line with beef prices, but demand remained strong for quality lots.”

“The dry cow with more store lots on offer this week noticed a good clearance.”

“The weanling rings witnessed heifer weanlings make up to €4.16/kg, while bulls topped out at €3.53/kg.”

Cows with calves at foot made up to €2440, while the calf ring, with slightly bigger numbers on offer, reported an “excellent” clearance.

Dairy-cross calves made from €10 – €50, while Aberdeen Angus crosses and Hereford-crosses pushed from €150 – €340.

Read a report from the previous week’s sale on www.thatsfarming.com: Castlerea: ‘Trade holding well’ with highs of €2,460 – Egan

Castlerea Mart on 22-06-2023

Heifer prices:

  • LMX – 355KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 340KGS – €1160;
  • AA – 395KGS – €1240;
  • LMX – 485KGS – €1450;
  • CH – 435KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 450KGS – €1350;
  • CH – 765KGS – €2150;
  • LM – 625KGS – €1980;
  • SAX – 565KGS – €1710;
  • SI – 600KGS – €1600.

Dry cow prices:

  • BBX – 875KGS – €2220;
  • LM – 745KGS – €2010;
  • CH – 765KGS – €1960;
  • LM – 640KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 455KGS – €1020;
  • FR – 490KGS – €720;
  • HE – 670KGS – €1630.

Bullock prices:

  • LMX – 465KGS – €1440;
  • CH – 475KGS – €1440;
  • LM – 445KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 545KGS – €1490;
  • AA – 525KGS – €1450;
  • AA – 575KGS – €1680;
  • LM – 580KGS – €1660;
  • BBX – 615KGS – €1780;
  • LM – 625KGS – €1770;
  • LM – 630KGS – €1760;
  • AA – 640KGS – €1660.

Suckler pairs and runners

  • Cows with calves at foot went under the hammer from €1650 to €2440 for a Blonde d’Aquitaine cow and her Limousin heifer calf at foot;
  • Springers made from €1400 to €1540  per head;
  • Runners fetched from €180 to €850 for continental lots.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 260KGS – €900;
  • LM – 285KGS – €910;
  • LM – 300KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 350KGS – €1230;
  • LM – 305KGS – €1200;
  • CH – 305KGS – €1100;
  • LM – 310KGS – €1110.

Weanling bulls prices:

  • LM – 325KGS – €1150;
  • LM – 220KGS – €800;
  • LM – 250KGS – €720;
  • BBX – 420KGS – €1350;
  • BBX – 365KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 305KGS – €920.
Previous week’s cattle sale

According to Brendan Egan, some 300 lots went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, June 15th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that trade is “holding well”, especially for quality stores.

Bullocks topped out at €2090, while heifers peaked at €2200, and dry cows led the charge at Thursday’s sale at €2460.

The weanling rings, with smaller numbers on offer, witnessed “excellent” demand and a “good” clearance.

Cows with calves at foot changed hands for up to €2,420, while the calf ring reported a “good” trade with fewer numbers on offer.

Note:

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, June 29th, 2023, with a weekly sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings – all sales commence at 11 AM

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