Mart Report

CASTLEREA There were 850 cattle on offer at last Thursday’s mart in Castlerea, with a lively trade for all classes of stock on offer, with a lively trade for all classes of stock on offer. The heifer trade continues to improve and the weanling rings attracted a good attendance of buyers. The special sale of springers at 7 pm attracted a lot of interest with a good clearance. Prices ranged from €900 to €1,880 with some fancy animals on offer. Heifers: Ch 465 kgs €800, Ch 375 kgs €652, AA 500 kgs €738, Ch 360 kgs €605, AA 473 kgs €650, Ch 490 kgs €772, AA 485 kgs €762, AA 510 kgs €870. Cows: Dry cows Ch 665 kgs €790, Fr 640 kgs €615, Lim 595 kgs €785, Lim 580 kgs €635, Lim 620 kgs €675, AA 520 kgs €300. Cows with calves at foot made from €785 to €1,140 per head. Weanlings: Good numbers on offer. Bulls: Ch 290 kgs €640, Red Lim 380 kgs €660, Red Lim 320 kgs €600, B. Blue 330 kgs €810, AA 305 kgs €485, Ch 235 kgs €520. Heifers: Ch 290 kgs €545, Ch 240 kgs €435, B. Lim 265 kgs €420, Ch 360 kgs €542, Ch 320 kgs €510, Red Lim 300 kgs €580.  Sheep: 54 kgs 278, 50 kgs €73. Ewes made from €27 to €55 per head. MOUNTBELLEW  There was a large number of cattle on offer with increased demand especially for quality lots.  Strong demand especially for quality store bullocks and quality heifers. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Lim bullock ’06 540 kgs €980, Hereford bullock ’06 525 kgs €780, Ch bullock ’06 530 kg €855, Lim bullocks ’05 705 kg €1,000, two Ch bull weanlings 300 kgs €640, Lim bull weanling 250 kgs €550, Hereford bull weanling 220 kgs €500. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Two Red Lim heifer ’06 450 kgs €910, Red Lim heifer ’06 460 kgs €885, two Ch heifer ’06 400 kgs €695, Hereford heifer ’06 380 kgs €625, two Lim weanling heifer 220 kgs €465, Ch weanling heifer 230 kgs €445, Lim weanling heifer 275 kgs €490. Sheep: Large number of sheep on offer to previous week. Slightly easier trade for all types of lambs. Breeding ewes met with a good demand. Stag ewes met with slightly easier trade. Lambs: Ten ewe lambs at 47 kgs €71.50, nine lambs at 45 kgs €69.50, six lambs at 49 kgs €75,15 lambs at 51 kgs €76.50. Store lambs ranged in price from €48.50 – €61. Stag ewes: Slightly easier trade to previous week. Prices ranged from €35.50 to €46.50. Breeding ewes: Hogget Ewes ranged in price from €75 to €115, first crop ewes ranged in price from €68 to €84, second crop ewes ranged in price from €61 to €78, third crop ewes ranged in price from €54 to €67.