Mart Report

CASTLEREA At a sale on Monday last, November 12 th , there were 380 bullocks on offer, with prices similar to the previous week. There was good demand for quality lots, 450 kgs to 500 kgs bullocks, with a good attendance of customers present. Prices: Ch 540 kgs €910, Bl Blue 685 kgs €1,270, AA 660 kgs €870, Ch 550 kgs €855, Ch 450 kgs €735, Ch 545 kgs €925, Ch 800 €1,385, Ch 630 kgs €1,000, Ch 570 kgs €907, AA 355 kgs €630, Sim 600 kgs €890.  Foal sale: A foal sale was held in Castlerea on Saturday last. There were 200 foals on offer, with prices ranging from €300 to €2,350 per head. A further horse sale will be held this Saturday, 17 th November. MOUNTBELLEW  There was a large number of cattle on offer compared to the previous week, and increased demand for all lots of cattle on offer. There was especially strong demand for quality lots of store bullocks. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Ch bullock ’06 355 kgs €645, Ch bullock ’06 470 kgs €825, Sim bullock ’06 525 kg €820, Hereford bullock ’05 630 kgs €980, two Ch bullocks ’06 460 kgs €810, Ch bull weanling 325 kgs €710, two Lim bull weanlings 240 kgs €510, Ch bull weanling 260 kg €570, Lim bull weanling 355 kgs €640. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Hereford heifer ’06 450 kgs €625, two Lim heifers ’06 370 kgs  €630, Hereford heifer ’06 510 kgs €775, Lim heifer ’06 400 kgs  €665, Ch weanling heifer 240 kgs €500, Lim weanling heifer 270 kgs €480, Lim weanling heifer 320 kgs €555, two Hereford weanling heifers 280 kgs €445. Sheep: Large number of sheep on offer, increased demand for lambs to previous week, good demand especially for ewe lambs and quality store lambs. Increased demand also for stag ewes and younger breeding stock. Lambs: Ten lambs at 40 kg €68.50, 20 lambs at 50 kg €79.50, 12 lambs at 47 kgs €76.50, 13 lambs at 42 kgs €69.50, seven lambs at 38 kgs €65.50, eight ewe lambs at 45 kgs €78, eight ewe lambs at 44 kgs €77.50. Stag Ewes: Good demand for all lots on offer. Prices ranged from €35 to €53.50. Breeding Ewes: Hogget Ewes ranged in price from €80 to €117, first crop ewes ranged in price from €70 to €84, second crop ewes ranged in price from €60 to €77, third crop ewes ranged in price from €50 to €64.