Mart Report

CASTLEREA There were 850 cattle on offer with a good trade for all classes of stock. The quality store heifer in particular met a very lively trade with a good attendance of buyers present. The weanling trade remains unchanged with the quality lots on offer attracting good prices but the plainer types remain harder sold. Heifers: Ch 530 kgs €830, Ch 510 kgs €870, Ch 460 kgs €795, Ch 300 kgs €628, B. Her 600 kgs €890, Ch 435 kgs €820, Ch 485 kgs €792, B. Her 470 kgs €752, Lim 420 kgs €695. Cows: Dry cows Ch 750 kgs €905, Ch 810 kgs €995, B. Her 670 kgs €560, AA 570 kgs €585, Sim 670 kgs €820, Ch 680 kgs €855, B. Blue 660 kgs €780. Cows with calves at foot made from €840 to €1,285 per head. Springer cows made from €840 to €1,440 per head. Weanlings: Bulls Ch 440 kgs €750, Ch 240 kgs €540, Red Lim 310 kgs €555, Red Lim 320 kgs €575, Ch 345 kgs €630. Heifers: Chj 300 kgs €530, AA 300 kgs €470, Ch 195 kgs €302, B. Her 200 kgs €350, Ch 250 kgs €425, AA 255 kgs €435. Sheep: 58 kgs €85, 51 kgs €74, 47 kgs €71, 41 kgs €65. Breeding ewes made from €85 to €97.50 per head. MOUNTBELLEW  There was a larger number of cattle on offer, with increased demand for all lots. Bull weanlings met with brisk trade. Quality lots of store bullocks and heifers met with firm trade. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Two Limousin bullocks ’06 455 kgs €710, two Limousin bullocks ’06 350 kgs €620, Hereford bullock ’06 440 kgs €660, two Charolais bullocks ’06 360 kgs €670, Charolais bullock ’06 – 565 kgs €860, two Ch bull weanling ’07 310 kgs €600, two Lim bull weanlings ’07 280 kgs €625. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Hereford heifer ’06 460 kgs €640, Ch heifer ’06 45 kgs €670, Lim heifer ’06 465 kgs €700, Charolais heifer ’06 510 kgs €875, Charolais heifer ’06 375 kg €620, Char heifer weanling ’07 265 kgs €460, two Lim heifer weanlings ’07 270 kgs €455, two Hereford heifer weanlings ’07 220 kgs €390. Sheep: Smaller number of sheep on offer to previous week, slightly easier trade for factory lambs. Strong demand for ewe lambs and breeding ewes. Stag ewes met with slightly easier trade. 12 ewe lambs at 45 kgs €80.50, ten ewe lambs at 48 kgs €85.50, ten lambs at 53 kgs  €85, 12 lambs at 52 kgs €83.50, seven lambs at 40 kgs €71, 12 lambs at 40 kgs €69.50. Store lambs ranged in price from €50 to €64.50. Stag ewes: Slightly easier trade to previous week. Prices ranged from €32 to €48.50. Breeding ewes: Hogget ewes ranged in price from €85 to €128, first crop ewes ranged in price €70 to €95, second crop ewes ranged in price from €65 to €88 and third crop ewes ranged in price from €52 to €68.