Mart Report

ROSCOMMON There was a big number of cattle on offer again this week, with trade remaining steady for all classes of cattle. There was a large number of quality heifers at the special continental heifer sale, with very strong demand. There was also a big number of suckler cows and springing heifers on Tuesday and they met with a strong trade. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €240 to €510 over the weight. Prices: Sim 600 kgs €1,065, Ch 550 kgs €900, Lim 555 kgs €925, Sim 67- kgs €1,100. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €245 to €465 over. Prices: Sim 465 kgs €930, Ch 330 kgs €665, AA 480 kgs €750, 2 Sim 460 kgs €760. Beef heifers made fro €280 to €350 over the weight. Prices: Ch 600 kgs €940, AA 525 kgs €8810, Lim 555 kgs €925, Ch 570 kgs €900. Dry cows made from €465 to €900 per head. Prices: Ch 715 kgs €785, Ch 740 kgs €900, Sim 655 kgs €525, Ch 580 kgs €670. Springer cows made from €750 to €1,420 per head. Prices: Second calf AA five and a half months in calf to Ch bull €1,010, second calf five and a half months to BB bull €1,270, Sim heifer, five and a half months, €980, Sim heifer five and a half months in calf, Bl Wh cow and bull calf €990. Weanling heifers made from €160 to €390 over. Prices: Ch 335 kgs €725, Ch 295 kgs €490, Ch 315 kgs €628, Ch 340 kgs €605. Weanling bulls made from €210 to €400 over. Prices: Ch 480 kgs €790, Ch 310 kgs €700, Sim 325 kgs €655, BB 380 kgs €760. CASTLEREA There were 800 cattle on offer with trade unchanged for the lots on offer. Plainer lots tended to be a little harder sold, but the quality lots on offer met a lively trade. There was big number of springer cows on offer with very good demand for the top quality lots. Heifer prices: Lim 470 kgs €920, Ch 455 kgs €790, B. Blue 485 kgs €900, B. Her 470 kgs €775, AA 540 kgs €850, Sim 375 kgs €610, B. Blue 505 kgs €900, Ch 400 kgs €675, Lim 430 kgs €595. Dry cows: Ch 550 kgs €707, Lim 595 kgs €600, B. Her 650 kgs €710, Sim 660 kgs €775, AA 690 kgs €765, Ch 580 kgs €572. Cows with calves at foot made from €720 to €970 per head. Springers: A special sale of 60 springers was held at 7 pm. Prices ranged from €950 to €1,700 with a full clearance. Weanling prices: Bulls Ch 250 kgs €555, Ch 240 kgs €480, Bl Lim 255 kgs €375, Ch 220 kgs €495, Bl Lim 535 kgs €535. Heifers: Ch 280 kgs €530, AA 220 kgs €327, Red Lim 280 kgs €547, B. Blue 350 kgs €610, B. Lim 305 kgs €745, Red Lim 310 kgs €617.  Mountbellew Cattle: There was a smaller number of cattle on offer to previous week, but there was good demand for quality lots. Bullocks and bull weanlings: Two Lim bullocks ’06 365 kgs €635, Charolais bullock ’06 510 kgs €860, Charolais bullock ’06 550 kgs  €920, Lim bullock ’06 515 kgs €825, Two Ch bull weanling ’07 300 kgs €610, Lim bull weanling ’07 250 kgs €500, Ch bull weanling ’07 280 kgs  €550. Heifer / heifer weanlings: Hereford Heifer ’06 390 kgs €540, Lim heifer ’06 415 kgs €710, two Ch heifer ’06 500 kgs €760, Ch heifer weanling ’07 250 kgs €490, two Lim heifers weanling ’07 300 kgs €510, Lim heifer weanling ’07 220 kgs €410. Sheep: Smaller number of sheep on offer to previous week. Good demand for store lambs and ewe lambs. Factory lambs slightly easier trade. Stag ewes similar trade to previous weeks. Lambs: 15 Lambs at 42 kgs €66.50, 12 lambs at 46 kgs  €70, eight lambs at 48 kgs  €73, 13 Lambs at 49 kgs €76.50, 10 ewe lambs at 53 kgs €80, six lambs at 40 kgs €59. Store lambs ranged in price from €40 to €62.50 Stag Ewes met with similar trade to previous week. Ranging in price from €32 to €52. Final weanling and cattle sale of 2007 on Thursday 13th December at 6 pm. Final sheep sale 2007 on Saturday next 15th December. Stags at 10 am, lambs at 11 am, breeders at 12 noon.