Mart Report

Castlerea mart There were 750 cattle on offer on May 8th last. Trade was improved all round with a good attendance of buyers present. With improved weather conditions, increased numbers of farmers were present at the weanling rings, while increased numbers of cows and calves on offer also met a lively trade. Heifers: Ch 510 kgs €960, AA 570 kgs €925, Ch 470 kgs €1,005, Ch 550 kgs €975, B. Lim 505 kgs €890, Red Lim 435 kgs €795, Red Lim 495 kgs €890, B. Her 470 kgs €745, AA 450 kgs €780, B. Her 385 kgs €700. Dry cows: Red Sim 600 kgs €980, B. Blue 695 kgs €1,040, AA 760 kgs €1,040, Bl Her 655 kgs €890, B. Lim 605 kgs €9810, B. Blue 610 kgs €975. Cows wiith calves at tood made from €850 to €1,510. Springer cows made from €,1080 to €1,310 per head. Weanling bulls: 470 kgs €950, Ch 275 kgs €598, Red Lim 400 kgs €850, Red Lim 240 kgs €585, B. Blue 390 kgs €830. Weanling heifers: AA 310 kgs €580, Ch 360 kgs €700, Ch 315 kgs €642, Ch 280 kgs €562, Ch 330 kgs €740, AA 275 kgs €615, Lim 300 kgs €655. Suck calves: Lim heifer €222, Lim heifer €175, AA bull €180, Fr bull €520, Ch heifer €230, AA bull €175, B. Blue heifer €422, Sim heifer €230. Sheep sale: Spring lambs 46 kgs  €102.50, 47 €102. Cast ewes made from €50 to €57.50 per head.