Mart Report

ROSCOMMON There were big numbers of cattle on offer in Roscommon on Tuesday 20th November and Friday 23rd November. Trade in general is very good with a very good clearance on both days. Weanling heifers met a very strong trade with a good number of shippers around the ring. This Friday, 30th November there will be a special continental bullock sale in conjunction  with the ordinary sale with a very big number on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €280 to €520 over. Prices: 3 Ch 697 kgs €1,170; 2 Ch 763 kgs €1,220, 2 Ch 580 kgs €980, Sim 520 kgs €800. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €180 to €460 over. Prices: Ch 485 kgs €945, 2 Ch 495 kgs €840, 2 Sim 465 kgs €820, AA 435 kgs €670. Beef heifers made from €285 to €350 over. Prices: Ch 650 kgs €1,000, Bl Lim 605 kgs €890, Ch 660 kgs €990, Ch 660 kgs €930. Store heifers made from €105 to €420 over. Prices: Sim 415 kgs €770, 2 Ch 480 kgs €820, Ch 465 kgs €710, Ch 580 kgs €890. Dry cows made from €360 to €1,000 per head. Prices: Ch 840 kgs €1,000, Sim 705 kgs €900, Red Sim 600 kgs €650, AA 570 kgs €500. Springer cows made from €630 to €1,100. Cows with calves at foot made from €800 to €,1360. Prices: Ch with bull calf €1,360, Sim and heifer calf €1,170. Weanling heifers made from €100 to €370 over. Prices: Ch 325 kgs €695, 2 Ch 295 kgs €515, Ch 300 kgs €500, Ch 305 kgs €670. Weanling bulls made from €162 to €450 over. Prices: Ch 310 kgs €760, Sim 300 kgs €620, Ch 490 kgs €820, Ch 300 kgs €462. CASTLEREA There were 850 cattle on offer at last Thursday’s sale with good demand for all classes of stock on offer. Big numbers of store heifers on offer with a good attendance of buyers present. Good numbers of weanlings on offer with plenty of demand for the quality lots. The dry cow trade was also lively with increased numbers on offer. Heifers: Ch 610 kgs €910, Ch 390 kgs €670, Lim 365 kgs €700, Ch 505 kgs €900, AA 400 kgs €740, B. Blue 440 kgs €740, B. Blue 440 kgs €760, B. Her 740 kgs €1,000, AA 360 kgs €640, B. Blue 475 kgs €830. Dry cows: B. Her 710 kgs €812, Ch 7775 kgs €940, AA 735 kgs €780, B. Her 680 kgs €875, Ch 730 kgs €990, Ch 700 kgs €890, B. Her 610  kgs €675, B. Blue 610 kgs €875, AA 560 kgs €300, Red Her. 605 kgs €600, Lim 470 kgs €585. Cows with calves at foot made from €650 to €1,255 per head, while springer cows made from €650 to €1,400 per head. Weanlings bulls: Ch 260 kgs €665, B. Lim 260 kgs, 452, Red Lim 300 kgs €665, Ch 220 kgs €445, Ch 295 kgs €555. Weanling heifers: Ch 200 kgs €480, AA 360 kgs €490, B. Blue 215 kgs €560, Ch 215 kgs €475, Red Lim 280 kgs €470, Ch 280 kgs €560. MOUNTBELLEW Sheep: There was a large number of sheep on offer and store lambs met with good demand. Heavy lambs were a slightly easier trade. Stag ewes met with a brisk trade. Lambs: six lambs at 40 kgs €66.50, eight ewe lambs at 44 kgs €72, five ewe lambs at 49 kgs €78, ten ewe lambs at 52 kgs €87.50. Store lambs ranged in price from €55 to €68.50. Stag ewes: Increased demand on previous week. Prices ranged in price from €32.50 to €54.50.