• Date: 28/04/2022
  • Type: Cattle

  • Town: Castlerea (Co. Roscommon)
  • Address: Castlerea Livestock Co-operative Mart, Main St, Demesne, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
  • Webpage: Castlerea Mart

28/04/2022 - Castlerea Cattle Mart Report

Castlerea Mart Market Report Re Sale 28/4/22 

800 animals presented for sale on Thursday last.  The Heifer ring reported a very strong trade with increased numbers on offer.  Many of the lighter quality stores exceeded €3 per kilo, where the heavier forward lots made up to €2240 or €3.43 per kilo.  

The Dry Cow trade remains firm with prices topping out at €2870 or €2.94 per kilo.  The weanling rings attracted a lot of farmer interest this week as the bull weanlings topped out at €4.21 per kilo, and the heifer weanlings peaked at €3.57 per kilo.  Breeding stock made up to €2240 for a Lim cow and her Bull calf at foot, while the springers made up to €1390.  The calf trade reported a good clearance with prices relative to the quality on offer.

Sample Prices:  Heifers:  Lim 400kgs €1340, Ch 420kgs €1260, AA 385kgs €1260, Sim 470kgs €1490, Ch 485kgs €1450, AA 465kgs €1430, Lim 680kgs €2240, Ch 715kgs €2210, Ch 635kgs €2180, Ch 640kgs €2010.

COWS:  Dry Cows:  Ch 975kgs €2870, AA 800kgs €2350, BB 825kgs €2270, AAX 770kgs €2150, Her 830kgs €2100, Lim 495kgs €1380, AA 405kgs €740, Fr 515kgs €920,.

Cows with calves at foot made from €1360 to €2240.  Springers made from €1030 to €1390.

Weanling Bulls:  AA 270kgs €1060, Ch 280kgs €1040, Ch 250kgs €970, Lim 280kgs €940, Ch 325kgs €1370, Ch 425kgs €1280, Ch 355kgs €1260, Lim 440 kgs €1410.

Weanling Heifers:  Ch 285kgs €1020, Lim 295kgs €1000, Lim 285kgs €970, , Lim 250kgs €830, AA 295kgs €750, Lim 235kgs €720, Ch 375kgs €1000, Lim 320kgs €990.

Calves:  180 calves on offer with an average price of €155 paid with lots making up to €430.

Runners made from €280 to €890 for continental lots.

BULLOCK SALE MONDAY 25TH APRIL:  120 Bullocks on offer with lots making up to €2100  and quality stores making up to €3.58 per kilo with a good clearance taking place.

Sample Prices:   Ch 435kgs €1560, Ch 485kgs €1590, Ch 435kgs €1420, Ch 550 kgs €1660, AA 570kgs €1550, Lim 710kgs €2100, Lim 660kgs €1980, SAX 670kgs €1680.

Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Monday 2nd May with our weekly Bullock sale and next Thursday 5th May we have our weekly sale of Heifers, Cows, Calves, Runners and Weanlings.  All Sales commence at 11am.

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