Mart Report

CASTLEREA There were 750 cattle on offer at last Thursday’s sale in Castlerea, with 500 weanlings for sale at the Show and Sale of continental weanlings other than Belgian Blue. The overall male Champion was a Limousin weighing 610 kgs and he made €1,400. The overall female champion was a Ch weanling weighing 470 kgs and she fetched €1,300. Weanling bulls: B Blue 270 kgs €755, Ch 300 kgs €730, Ch 285 kgs €600, Ch 360 kgs €662, Ch 310 kgs €690, Ch 280 kgs €895. Weanling heifers: Bl Lim 290 kgs €530, B. Lim 270 kgs €650, Ch 305 kgs €700, Ch 270 kgs €655, B. Blue 330 kgs €705. Cows: Dry cows: AA 665 kgs €735, AA 715 kgs €850, Her 700 kgs €790, Ch 840 kgs €1,090, Ch 710 kgs €778, Sim 590 kgs €585, Fr 620 kgs €665. Cows with calves at foot made from €745 to €1,175 per head. Springer cows made from €715 to €740 per head. Heifers: Ch 430 kgs €740, Ch 530 kgs €820, Ch 460 kgs €740, AA 570 kgs €798, AA 600 kgs €845, Ch 500 kgs €807. Sheep Lambs: 45 kgs €69, 55 kgs €82, 50 kgs €82, 41 kgs €70, 49 kgs €79. ELPHIN A weanling sale was held on Monday, 1 st October. Weanling bulls made from €250 to €540 over the weight. Prices: 365 kgs €820, 455 kgs €890, 385 kgs €1,200, 460 kgs €1,000, 335 kgs €800. Weanling heifers made from €250 to €580 over the weight. Prices: 400 kgs €930, 380 kgs €910, 320 kgs €825, 262 kgs €800. Dry cows made from €400 to €1,090. Prices: 820 kgs €1,005, 840 kgs €1,090, 760 kgs €935, 515 kgs €400.  Sheep Lambs made from €66 to €94. Prices: 41 kgs €66, 55 kgs €94, 48 kgs €81. Dry ewes made from €40 to €45. Hoggets €97.50. MOUNTBELLEW Larger number of cattle on offer, Similar trade to previous week with good demand for quality lots on offer. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Hereford bullock ’05 710 kgs €950, Limousin bullock ’06 675 kgs €900, Limousin bullock ’06 590 kgs €840, Ch bullock ’06 575 kgs €870, Ch bull weanling ’07 300 kgs €585, Lim bull weanling 260 kgs €510, two Her bull weanling 240 kgs €450, two Lim bull weanling 260 kgs €540. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Two Lim heifers ’06 415 kgs €720, Hereford heifer ’06 565 kgs €750, Ch heifer ’06 480 kgs €730, Ch heifer ’06 400 kgs €645, Lim heifer weanling ’07 320 kgs €535, Ch weanling heifer 275 kgs €500, two Her heifer weanlings 225 kgs €425. Sheep Large number of sheep on offer with brisk demand for factory/butchers lambs. Good demand for ewe lambs. Store lambs met with slightly easier trade as did stag ewes. Breeding ewes and ewe Hoggets met with firm trade. Prices: 20 ewe lambs at 41 kgs €79.50, 13 lambs at 49 kgs €85, nine lambs at 47 kgs €83.50, 22 lambs at 41 kgs €69.50, five ewe lambs at 45 kgs €79, ten lambs at 44 kgs €75.50, store lambs ranged in price from €55 to €67.50. Stag ewes: Easier trade to previous week, Prices ranged from €30 to €53.50. Breeding ewes: Hogget ewes ranged in price from €85 to €125, first crop ewes ranged in price €76 – €94, second crop ewes ranged in price from €60 to €82, third crop ewes ranged in price from €55 to €68.