Mart Report

CASTLEREA A large sale with 850 cattle on offer took place at Castlerea on Friday last. There was very good demand for the quality lots on offer, with a good attendance of exporters and farmers present. There were big numbers of cows on offer with prices similar to last week. Heifers: Ch 600 kgs €885, Ch 460 kgs €750, Ch 490 kgs €800, Lim 445 kgs €825, Sim 455 kgs €800, B. Blue 415 kgs €725, Lim 490 kgs €915, AA 560 kgs €875, Lim 515 kgs €940. Cows: Dry cows Sim 750 kgs €875, AA 610 kgs €648, AA 680 kgs €715, Sim 690 kgs €780, Fr 650 kgs €735, Ch 745 kgs €980, Sh 570 kgs €615, Lim 625 kgs €662, Fr 545 kgs €320. Cows with calves at foot made from €700 to €1,290 per head. Springer cows made from €575 to €1,425 per head. Weanlings. Bulls B. Blue 290 kgs €555, Bl Lim 425 kgs €725, Ch 270 kgs €585, Red Lim 215 kgs €480, Ch 345 kgs €635, Red Lim 280 kgs €580, Ch 200 kgs €550. Weanling heifers: Ch 300 kgs €540, Red Lim 300 kgs €595, Ch 290 kgs €495, B. Her 430 kgs €605, AA 240 kgs €385, B. Blue 230 kgs €435, Ch 230 kgs €450, Red Lim 350 kgs €595. ROSCOMMON There were big numbers of cattle on offer at Roscommon Mart during sales on Tuesday and Friday last and there was an improved trade for all classes of cattle. There was a big number of good quality bullocks at the special sale on Friday. Prices were up €30 to €50 per head. There is a large entry for Friday’s sale, including a big entry of suckler cows and springing heifers. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €300 to €730 over the weight. Ch 1,110 kgs €1,840, 3 Ch 562 kgs €1,000, AA 630 kgs €990, BB 775 kgs €1,215. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €290 to €450 over. Prices: 2 Lim 425 kgs €858, 2 Ch 435 kgs €815, Ch 500 kgs €950, Sim 500 kgs €860. Beef heifers made from €280 to €345 over. Prices: Ch 605 kgs €950, Ch 585 kgs €875, AA 500 kgs €820. Store heifers made from €125 to €400 over. Prices: Ch 505 kgs €832, Lim 435 kgs €825, Ch 360 kgs €525, Sim 700 kgs €825. Springer cows made from €800 to €1,500 per head. Prices: Sim and heifer €1,330, Sim X due Feb ’08, €1,500, Red Sim due Feb 08, €1,480, Sim heifer €1,280. Weanling heifers made from €1,709 to €440 over. Prices: 2 Ch 295 kgs €465, BB 315 kgs €698, Red Sim 250 kgs €655, 2 Ch 365 kgs €580. Weanling bulls made from €200 to €425 over. Prices: Ch 320 kgs €745, 2 Ch 455 kgs €860, AA 370 kgs €620, Sim 490 kgs €800. MOUNTBELLEW Cattle: There was a large number of cattle on offer. Firm trade for all lots on offer, especially good trade for quality lots of heifer and bull weanlings. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Charolais bullock ’06 480 kgs €775, Hereford bullock ’06 455 kgs €665, two Charolais bullocks ’06 400 kg €710, two Lim bullocks ’06 380 kgs €700, Lim bull weanling ’07 275 kgs €560, Ch bull weanling ’07 360 kgs €650, two Lim bull weanling ’07 220 kgs €480, Ch bull weanling ’07 250 kgs €560. Heifer or heifer weanlings: Two Hereford heifers ’06 455 kgs €635, Lim heifer ’06 470 kgs €775, Ch heifer ’06 465 kgs €710, Ch heifer ’06 540 kgs €830, Ch heifer weanling ’07 285 kgs €515, Lim heifer weanling ’07 300 kgs €550, Lim heifer weanling ’07 250 kgs €490. Sheep: Lambs: Smaller number of sheep on offer to previous week. Lambs met with easier trade to previous week. Stag ewes similar trade to previous week. 12 lambs at 50 kgs €77, 20 lambs at 47 kgs €72.50, nine lambs at 46 kgs  €71, 12 lambs at 44 kgs €69.50, ten lambs at 45 kgs €70, seven lambs at 42 kgs €67.50, ten lambs at 58 kgs €82.50. Store lambs ranged in price from €45 to €62. Stag ewes: Firm trade similar to previous week. Stags ranged in price from €35 to €56.