mart report

CASTLEREA   Cattle There were 370 cattle on offer at Castlerea Mart on Friday last. The recent inclement weather is not helping the cattle trade at the moment, but prices were better for quality lots on offer. Plainer lots tended to be harder sold. Bullocks: Sim 520 kgs €795. B. Lim 555 kgs €860, Ch 520 kgs €815, Ch 670 kgs €1,100, R. Lim 335 kgs €655, Ch 405 kgs €722. AA 435 kgs €750. Heifers: Red Lim 560 kgs €847, Lim 310 kgs €605, Ch 480 kgs €720, B. Her 390 kgs €585, Ch 405 kgs €665. AA 465 kgs €900. Ch 635 kgs €950. Dry Cows: AA 640 kgs €670. Sim 795 kgs €875. Sim 660 kgs €830. AA 590 kgs €662, AA 490 kgs €565, Sim 645 kgs €842. AA 525 kgs €600. Cows with calves at foot made from €750 to €1,270 per head. Springer cows made from €650 to €1,000 per head. Weanlings: 130 weanlings on offer. Bulls made from €200 to €340 over their weight and weanling heifers made fro €150 to €230 over. Suck calves:   AA heifer €150, AA bull €235, B. Blue heifer €330, AA heifer €250. Lim bull €185. Fr. bull €157.   Sheep Prices: 54 kgs €80, 52 kgs €78, 47 kgs €72, 48 kgs €70.50. Cast ewes made from €42 to €58 per head.   ROSCOMMON   Cattle Bullocks met with a steady trade all round, with a good number on offer. Heifer numbers were back on the previous week, but there was good demand. The next cattle sale takes place on August 10th, but sheep sales will take place every Wednesday as usual.             Heavy bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €220 to €460 over. Prices: Ch 510 kgs €860, Sim 645 kgs €1,035, Ch 705 kgs €1,015, Ch 505 kgs €950. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €220 to €495 over. Prices: Ch 470 kgs €965, B. Blue 485 kgs €870, two Ch 450 kgs €780, B. Blue 425 kgs €860. Store heifers made from €122 to €435 over with up to €510 for breeding heifers. Prices: Blue x 475 kgs €800, Ch 405 kgs €670, Ch 320 kgs €542, B. Blue 425 kgs €860.   ELPHIN   Cattle Dry cows made from €540 to €1,065. Prices 750 kgs €1,065, 620 kgs €540. Store heifers: 460 kgs €730, 470 kgs €730. Store bullocks 530 kgs €820. 435 kgs €720, bull weanlings 560 kgs €860, 430 kgs €650, 365 kgs €640, heifer weanlings 250 kgs €435, 295 kgs €512, 370 kgs €590.   Sheep Lambs made from €60 to €87.50. Prices: 61 kgs €87.50, 47 kgs €71. Dry ewes made from €36 to €57.50.   MOUNTBELLEW   Cattle The number of cattle on offer was similar to the previous week, but trade was slightly easier. However, demand was good for quality lots. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Ch bullock ’06 465 kgs €725, Sim bullock ’06 495 kgs €710, Hereford bullock ’06 400 kgs €630, Ch bullock ’05 525 kgs €820, Lim bullock ’05 580 kgs €880. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Three Hereford weanling heifers ’07 305 kgs €475, two Ch weanling heifers ’07 300 kgs €535, Ch heifer ’05 475 kgs €700, R. Lim heifer ’05 405 kgs €650, Lim heifer ’05 500 kgs €785, two Hereford heifers ’05 480 kgs €695. Cows with calves at foot: Fourth calf Friesian cow with Friesian heifer calf at foot €780. Fifth calf Hereford cow with Hereford heifer calf at foot €745.   Sheep The numbers on offer were up on the previous week. The trade was easier for factory and butchers’ lambs. Store lambs met with firm trade. Stag ewes and breeding ewes similar trade to previous week. Lambs: Eight at 46 kgs €71, ten at 45 kgs €70.50, ten at 43 kgs €67, ten at 52 kgs €80.50, nine at 47 kgs €74.50, 13 at 39.5 kgs €61.50. Store lambs ranged in price from €50 to €64.50. Stag ewes: The trade was firmer than the previous week and prices ranged from €38.50 to €57.50.