mart report

CASTLEREA There were 350 cattle on offer at last Thursday’s sale. Quality lots remained unchanged but plainer stock was harder sold. Dry cows and cows with calves at foot remain a good trade. Bullocks: AA 495 kgs €842, Red Lim 440 kgs €825, Ch 425 kgs €810, AA 575 kgs €810, Red Lim 515 kgs €870, Ch 382 kgs €760. Sim 330 kgs €825, Ch 535 kgs €885. Heifers: AA 425 kgs €7090, Ch 440 kgs €745, Ch 420 kgs €735, B. her 390 kgs €740, Ch 535 kgs €860, AA 410 kgs €700. Dry cows: Ch 600 kgs €980, Ch 585 kgs €890, Ch 840 kgs €1,065, AA 695 kgs €685, Sh 570 kgs €640 AA 875 kgs €1,020. Cows with calves at foot made from €750 to €1,300 per head and springer cows made from €650 to €1,230 per head. Bull weanlings: Lim 325 kgs €680, Ch 319 kgs €730, Ch 430 kgs €850, Ch 455 kgs €780, AA 350 kgs €635. Weanling heifers: Lim 335 kgs €755, AA 320 kgs €540, Ch 375 kgs €680, B. Lim 200 kgs €400, B. Her 355 kgs €530, AA 245 kgs €425. Suck calves: Sim bull €250, AA bull €130, AA heifer €170, Fr. Bull €125, Ch heifer €245, Lim heifer €210.   Sheep Lambs: 53 kgs €80, 51 kgs €75, 53 kgs €79, 54 kgs €78, 45 kgs €74. Cast ewes made from €28 to €59.50 per head.   ROSCOMMON             There was a good firm trade all round in Roscommon on Friday last, with a very good clearance Prises were slightly easier than last week, but numbers were on the up. There was a good number of good quality heifers and demand for them was good. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €240 to €410 over. Prices: Five Ch 580 kgs €880, Ch 675 kgs €1,010, Ch 440 kgs €820, Lim 420 kgs €740. Beef heifers made from €320 to €353 over. Prices: Ch 600 kgs €920, AA 500 kgs €830, Ch 550 kgs €900, Ch 485 kgs €8532. Store heifers made from €200 to €400 over. Prices: Lim 355 kgs €708, Blue 410 kgs €750, Ch 425 kgs €705, two AA 455 kgs €835. Weanling heifers made from €210 to €300 over. Prices: Ch 360 kgs €610, Ch 260 kgs €472, Ch 330 kgs €565, Ch 320 kgs €610. Weanling bulls made from €195 to €373 over. Prices: AA 405 kgs €600, AA 445 kgs €750, Ch 400 kgs €710, BB 365 kgs €738.   ELPHIN   Cattle On Monday evening, July 9th, dry cows made from €600 to €850. Prices: 565 kgs €850. 700 kgs €845, 545 kgs €600. Heifers made from €550 to €850. Prices: 570 kgs €850, 545 kgs €750, 470 kgs €800, 455 kgs €810. Weanling heifers: 350 kgs €680, 342 kgs €610, 365 kgs €742, 240 kgs €442. 305 kgs €540. Bull weanlings: 365 kgs €675, 395 kgs €650, 375 kgs €670, 325 kgs €520. Cows with calves at foot made from €930 to €1,060.   Sheep Lambs made from €67 to €87. Prices: 56 kgs €81, 50 kgs €78, 51 kgs €78, 44 kgs €68. culled ewes made from €14 to €55.50. Ewes and lambs made from €113 to €116.   MOUNTBELLEW   The number of cattle on offer was up on the previous week and there was increased demand for the quality lots. Heavier store cattle (400 – 500 kg) met with strong demand. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Two Ch bullocks ’06 385 kgs €795, Hereford bullock ’05 525 kgs €755, Ch bullock ’06 325 kgs €685, Lim bullock ’05 405 kgs €720, Lim bullocks ’06 445 kgs €710, two Ch bull weanlings ’06 260 kgs €520/ Heifers/heifer weanlings: Ch heifer ’06 565 kgs €845, Lim heifer ’06 495 kgs €765, Ch heifer ’06 385 kgs €795, two Ch heifers 605 kgs €900, two Aberdeen Angus heifers ’06 425 kgs €680. Cows with calves at foot: Ch cow with bull calf at foot €1,150, Hereford stripper cow 460 kgs €520, Lim stripper cow 690 kgs €810   Sheep Large number of sheep on offer. The trade was similar to the previous week, with good demand for fleshed lambs and for store lambs. Stag ewes slightly easier trade to previous week. Spring lambs: Eight at 47 kgs €79.50, ten at 45 kgs €78.50, ten at 50 kgs €83.50, 11 at 43 kgs €70.50, 13 at 35.5 kgs €58.50, 12 at 38.5 kgs €62. Store lambs ranged in price from €50 to €65.50. Stag ewes: Slightly easier trade with large number on offer. Prices ranged from €35 to €63.50.