Mart Report

CASTLEREA There were 400 cattle on offer at last week’s sale in Castlerea. Trade was similar to the previous week’s sale, with good demand for quality lots on offer. Plainer stock were still hard sold, while the small numbers of weanlings on offer met a steady trade with a few fancy prices paid for the top quality lots on offer. Bullocks: Ch 485 kgs €962, Ch 580 kgs €970, AA 440 kgs €770, B. Her 469 kgs €585, Ch 450 kgs €725, Ch 605 kgs €900, Ch 515 kgs €790, AA 560 kgs €800, Sim 480 kgs €720. Heifers: R. Lim 365 kgs €600, Ch 410 kgs €690, Ch 450 kgs €720. B. Her. 375 kgs €600, B. Lim 385 kgs €820, AA 445 kgs €620, B. Blue 400 kgs €¡680, AA 525 kgs €700, Ch 595 kgs €945, Ch 645 kgs €1,065. Cows: Dry cows: Ch 840 kgs €1,175, Ch 610 kgs €670, Blue 800 kgs €1,020, AA 665 kgs €825, AA 570 kgs €607, Sim 470 kgs €320. Cows with calves at foot made from €580 to €1,170 per head. Weanling bulls: Char 340 kgs €650, B. Her 270 kgs €450, Char 295 kgs €520, Ch 315 kgs €615, Red Lim 460 kgs €750. Weanling heifers: Ch 226 kgs €475, Red Lim 270 kgs €507, AA 310 kgs €515, Ch 165 kgs €325, B. Lim 375 kgs €965.  Sheep: Sheep sale at 7 pm. Lambs: 52 kgs €79.50, 46 kgs €67, 56 kgs €80, 46 kgs €70, 43 kgs €65. Cast ewes made €30 to €40 per head and breeders made from €65.50 to €90 per head. ROSCOMMON There was a good steady trade in Roscommon on Friday last for all classes of cattle. Numbers were up on last week and although some farmer buyers were absent due to the good spell of weather, demand was still firm. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €180 to €420 over. Prices: AA 675 kgs €1,020, Ch 580 kgs €930, Ch 590 kgs €990, AA 525 kgs €735. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €190 to €400 over. Prices: Ch 490 kgs €890, Ch 490 kgs €835, 2 AA 385 kgs €600, 2 BB 4445 kgs €745. Beef heifers made from €270 to €310 over. Prices: AA 445 kgs €722, Ch 20 kgs €820, Ch 480 kgs €775. Store heifers made from €150 to €400 over. Prices: Sim 455 kgs €690, Ch 515 kgs €805, AA 460 kgs €660, two Ch 363 kgs €620. Dry cows made from €450 to €675 per head. Prices: AA 695 kgs €675, Ch 685 kgs €670, AA 595 kgs €450, Ch 605 kgs €565. Cows with calves at foot made from €930 to €1,100 per head. Prices: Ch cow and bull calf €930, AA cow and bull calf €840, Bl Wh and heifer calf €800, AA and bull calf €1,100. Weanling heifers made from €200 to €270 over. Prices: Ch 305 kgs €565, Ch 265 kgs €535, Ch 310 kgs €530, Ch 260 kgs €515. Weanling bulls made from €275 to €1,120 over. Prices: Sim 490 kgs €775, Sim 470 kgs €760, BB 400 kgs €820, Lim 300 kgs €690. MOUNTBELLEW  Large number of cattle on offer and all lots on offer met with brisk trade, especially quality lots. Bullocks: Ch bullock 450 kgs €765, Lim bullock 425 kgs €750, Her bullock 500 kgs €825, two Sim bullocks 480 kgs, €650. Bull weanling: Lim Bull 375 kgs €700, Ch bull 300 kgs €650, two Ch Bulls, 270 kgs  €580. Heifers: two Lim heifers 310 kgs €550, Sim heifer 450 kgs €650, one Ch heifer  420 kgs €600, AA cross heifer ’06, 480 kg €700. Heifer weanlings: Ch heifer 300 kgs €500, Lim heifer 280 kgs €520, Lim heifer 250 kgs €480, Hereford heifer 400 kgs €650. Sheep: The number of sheep on offer was similar to the previous week. The lamb trade was easier, with increased demand for stag ewes and breeding stock. Lambs: 12 at 42 kgs €67.50, 13 at 46 kgs €73, 15 at 53 kgs €80, 15 at 47 kgs €74.50, ten at 40 kgs €63.50. Stag ewes: Brisk trade with prices ranging from €30 to €54.50. Breeding ewes: Hogget ewes ranged in price from €90 to €121, first crop ewes ranged in price from €80 to €101, second crop ewes ranged in price from €68 to €93, third crop ewes ranged in price from €55 to €74.50.