Mart Report

Roscommon Cattle There was a good firm trade on Friday last for all classes of cattle, with customers more plentiful and a good clearance. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €155 to €455 over the weight. Prices: two Sim 673 kgs €1,045, BBx 690 kgs €1,018, Ch 815 kgs €1,270, Ch 570 kgs €770. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €170 to €400 over. Prices AA 490 kgs €660, Ch 400 kgs €750, two Sim 428 kgs €755, Ch 475 kgs €700. Beef heifers made from €290 to €340 over. Prices Ch 520 kgs €860, AA 480 kgs €770, Ch 560 kgs €870. Store heifers made from €130 to €400 over the weight. Prices Lim 410 kgs €630, Ch 615 kgs €1,015, R. Sim 440 kgs €835, BB 470 kgs €795. Dry cows made from €470 to €962 per head. Prices: Bl Her 560 kgs €510, R. Sim and calf €630 kgs €935, Bl Sim 690 kgs €740, AA 790 kgs €962. Special springing heifer sale, Saturday 22nd September. There was a very good sale of top quality springing heifers. Princes ranged from €1,170 to €2,155 with an average price of €1,462. There were 160 cattle on offer. Springing heifers made from €1,170 to €2,155 per head. Prices: BB due Oct, Sim bull €1,900; Sim, due Oct, Sim bull,  €1,950; Ch due Dec Lim Bull €1,550; Ch due Nov, Sim bull, €2,155; Sim due 2nd Sept, Sim Bull €1,520; Sim, due 12th Oct, Sim bull €1,300; Sim, due 14th Oct, Sim bull €1,400. Sheep There was a sale of breeding sheep in Roscommon Mart on Saturday, 22nd September. Trade was improved, with ewe hoggets making €90 to €131 per head and breeding ewes making €61 to €107 per head. There was also a big sale of lambs on September 19th with a firm trade in all classes. Elphin Cattle At the sale in Elphin on Monday evening, September 24 th , dry cows made from €565 to €1,105. Prices: 745 kgs €1,010, 7870 kgs €1,105, 570 kgs €1,005, 650 kgs €725, 615 kgs €565. Weanling bulls made from €510 to €880. Prices: 350 kgs €755, 305 kgs €590, 330 kgs €640, 240 kgs €510, 490 kgs €880. Weanling heifers made from €260 to €745. Prices: 395 kgs €745, 285 kgs €630, 295 kgs €605, 250 kgs €530, 120 kgs €260.  Sheep Lambs made from €70 to €85. 55.5 kgs €85, 57 kgs €80. Castlerea Cattle There were 530 cattle on offer on Thursday last at Castlerea Mart. Increased numbers of weanlings on offer with prices unchanged. There was a good entry of store heifers with good prices on offer for the top quality lots on offer. Heifers: AA 450 kgs €800, Ch 430 kgs €695, Lim 440 kgs €810, Ch 560 kgs €835, B. Lim 420 kgs €680, Ch 710 kgs €1,050, Lim 545 kgs €850. Dry cows: Lim 770 kgs €1,075, Ch 700 kgs €895, AA 710 kgs €840, Ch 650 kgs €790, AA 610 kgs €895, Ch 810 kgs €1,075, Ch 765 kgs €990. Cows with calves at foot made from €650 to €1,360 per head. Springer cows made from €1,000 to €1,500 per head. Weanling bulls: Red Lim 340 kgs €565, Ch 445 kgs €820, Ch 320 kgs €680, Red Lim 317 kgs €630, Ch 340 kgs €720. Weanling heifers: B. Lim 280 kgs €480, R. Sim 280 kgs €465, B. Blue 250 kgs €470, AA 220 kgs €305, R. Sim 235 kgs €445, Ch 270 kgs €550, Ch 280 kgs €610, Ch 275 kgs €480.  Sheep  Increased numbers on offer. Prices: 44 kgs €70, 51 kgs €85, 44 kgs €70, 48 kgs €80. 46 kgs €70, 50.5 kgs €77. Stag ewes made from €35 to €53 per head. Mountbellew Cattle Larger number of cattle on offer, with increased demand for all lots. Complete clearance of all stock on offer. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Lim bullock ’06 320 kgs  €580, Limousin bullock ’06 655 kgs €1170, Limousin bullock ’06 635 kgs €1,050, Hereford bullock ’06 390 kgs €550, Hereford bullock ‘ 05 705  kgs €985, Lim bull weanling 270 kgs €515, two Ch bull weanlings 300 kgs €585, Lim bull weanling 250 kgs €500, Char. bull weanling 275 kgs €595. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Hereford Heifer ’06 380 kgs €590, Char heifer ’06 415 kgs €680, Lim heifer ’06- 400 kg €635, Hereford heifer ’05 545 kgs €770, Ch heifer weanling 250 kgs €480, two Lim heifer weaning 280 kgs €510, BB heifer weanling 260 kgs €525. Sheep Very large number of sheep on offer, prices easier to previous week for factory/butchers lambs. Increased demand for store lambs, ewe lambs and breeding ewes. Prices: 20 ewe lambs at 43.5 kgs €84; 20 ewe lambs at 40 kgs €77.50, 19 lambs at 46 kgs €79, 14 lambs at 50 kgs  €82.50, 12 lambs at 40 kgs €71, 12 lambs at 53 kgs €76.50. Store lambs ranged in price from €57.5 to €72. Stag ewes: Increased demand especially for heavier lots. Prices ranged from €38.50 to €63.50. Breeding ewes: Hogget ewes ranged in price from €88.50 to €127. First crop ewes ranged in price €70 – €104. Second crop ewes ranged in price from €65 to €90. Third Crop ewes ranged in price from €52.50 to €78.