Mart Report

CASTLEREA There were 500 cattle on offer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday last, with prices maintained for all classes of stock on offer. A good attendance of buyers were present and some fancy prices were paid for the top quality lots. Heifers: Ch 510 kgs €1,085, Ch 540 kgs €1,050, Red Lim 545 kgs €1,052, AA 480 kgs €1,040, AA 410 kgs €745, Sh 450 kgs €915, Ch 470 kgs €930. Bullocks: Red Lim 550 kgs €995, B. Lim 520 kgs €985, Sim 655 kgs €1,115, B. Her 570 kgs €1,085, Ch 530 kgs €1,075, Ch 515 kgs €950, Ch 500 kgs €980. Cows: Dry cows Fr 635 kgs €730, Ch 620 kgs €1,025, AA 660 kgs €975, B. Blue 740 kgs €1,190, AA 460 kgs €640, AA 585 kgs €775, Sim 650 kgs €825. Cows with calves at foot made from €900 to €1,500 per head. Springer cows made from €650 to €1,090 per head. Weanlings. Bulls: B. Lim 350 kgs €690, B. Lim 365 kgs €738, Ch 400 kgs €1,050, Ch 385 kgs €835, Ch 265 kgs €528, Ch 280 kgs €582. Weanling heifers: Ch 330 kgs €665, Red Lim 410 kgs €830, Red Lim 265 kgs €625, Ch 280 kgs €755, AA 240 kgs €450, B. Her 250 kgs €390, AA 225 kgs €370. Suck calves: Sim heifer €200, AA bull €200, Lim bull €405, Fr. Bull €160, AA bull €202, AA heifer €142, Sim bull €175, Sim bull €185. Sheep: 48 kgs €91, 55 kgs €95, 41 kgs €80, 54 kgs €94, 47 kgs €90. Cast ewes made from €39.50 to €66 per head. MOUNTBELLEW  Cattle: Larger number of cattle on offer to previous week. Increased demand for all lots on offer with very strong demand for quality lots of young cattle. Bullocks: Lim bull weanling ’07 380 kgs €685, 2 Lim bull weanling ’07 395 kgs €820, Ch bull weanling ’07 445 kgs €920, BB bull weanling ’06- 340 kgs €780, 3 Lim bullocks ’06 360 kgs €780, Ch bullock  ’06 370 kgs €900, Her bullock ’06 435 kgs €820. Lim Heifer ’06 410 kgs  €785, Ch heifer ’06 395 kgs €720, 2 Her heifer ’06 307 kgs €650, Ch heifer weanling ’07 325 kgs €785, Lim heifer weanling ’07 320 kgs €610, Ch weanling heifers ’07 330 kgs €715, Ch weanling heifer ’07 265 kgs €600, Ch third calf cow with bull calf at foot €1250, Lim first calf with heifer calf at foot €1,160, Lim fifth calf cow with bull calf at foot €1,000. Sheep: Similar number of sheep on offer to previous week and increased demand for spring lambs. Ewes with lambs at foot similar trade to previous week. Lambs: eight lambs at 43 kgs €82, four lambs at 47 kgs €96, 10 lambs at 48 kgs €100, 12 lambs at 50 kgs €103, five lambs at 52 kgs 105.5 kgs €86.50. Stag ewes: Similar number on offer to previous week met with a flying trade for all lots. Prices ranged from €35 to €73.50. Ewes with lambs at foot: Three first crop ewes with three lambs at foot €140, five second crop ewes with two lambs at foot: €150, six third crop ewes with eight lambs at foot €147.