- Town: Castlerea (Co. Roscommon)
- Address: Castlerea Livestock Co-operative Mart,
- Webpage: Castlerea Mart
05/05/2022 - Castlerea Cattle Mart Report
Castlerea Mart Market Report Re sale 05/05/20
Over 700 animals presented for sale on Thursday last with trade and prices holding up extremely well as we enter the first week of May.
The heifer ring reported a good clearance with lots making up to €1890 while the lighter stores were in demand this week aided by improved grass growth. The weanling rings witnessed the bulls peak at €3.66 a kilo while the heifer weanlings peaked at €3.66 a kilo with increased farmer activity this week as the deadline for form filling approaches. The dry cow trade has remained firm this week with prices peaking at €2560 or €3.08 a kilo. Breeding stock witnessed cows with calves at foot reach €2300 and springers made up to €1530. The calf numbers are holding up well with a good clearance taking place. Lots made up to €460 with an average of €135 paid.
HEIFERS: BBx 350kgs €1520 Lm 345kgs €1270 Ch 400kgs €1210 Lm 405kgs €1150 Lm 490kgs €1530 Lm 495kgs €1530 Lm 445kgs €1400 Ch 650kgs €1890 Ch 590kgs €1780 Lm 550kgs €1600 Ch 620kgs €1610
DRY COWS: Ch 830kgs €2560 Lm 840kgs €2450 AAX 815kgs €2250 Ch 765kgs €2190 Ch 730kgs €2150 Fr 360kgs €450 AAx 420kgs €1050
Cows with calves at foot made from €1200 to €2300 for a Shx cow and her Ch. Bull calf at foot.
Springers made from €720 to €1530 per head.
CALVES: Dairy breed calves made from €5 to €90 with AA, Hex and continentals making from €150 to €460
Runners made from €280 to €1060 for continental lots
WEANLING BULLS: Lm 295kgs €1080 Ch 280kgs €960 Ch 260kgs €870 AA 290kgs €840 Ch 335kgs €1200 Lm 350kgs €1160 Ch 415kgs €1210 Ch 450kgs €1350
WEANLING HEIFERS: Ch 285kgs €1000 Lm 285kgs €940 Ch 250kgs €850 Lm 320kgs €800 Ch 320kgs €1060 AA 395kgs €1080 Lm 380kgs €1100 Ch 365kgs €1140