Mart Report

Castlerea Cattle Date: Thursday, May 3rd 1050 cattle on offer. Trade continues to be good for all classes of stock on offer. There was a bigger turnout of cows with calves at foot and they met a very strong trade, while the trade for bullocks and heifers also remained strong. Bullocks: Red Lim 380 kgs €755, Ch 610 kgs €978, B. Lim 670 kgs €1,100, Ch 405 kgs €882, Ch 550 kgs €1,012, Ch 580 kgs €1,100. Heifers: Ch 585 kgs €980, Ch 430 kgs €720, AA 560 kgs €905, Ch 420 kgs €775, AA 310 kgs €580, Ch 365 kgs €630. Lim 535 kgs €1,100. Cows: Dry cows: AA 600 kgs €775, Fr 550 kgs €500, Lim 450 kgs €595, AA 785 kgs €970, Ch 730 kgs €870, Sim 630 kgs €780, Bl. Her 530 kgs €595. Cows with calves at foot made from €800 to €1,570 per head and springer cows made from €700 to €950 per head. Weanlings: Weanling bulls made €250 to €450 over their weight while the weanling heifers made from €200 to €325 over their weight. Calves: 65 calves on offer, with bulls making from €80 to €320 per head and heifer calves making from €75 to €235 per head. Sheep Date: Thursday, May 3rd Prices 47 kgs €88, 41 kgs €72.50, 44 kgs €84. Stag ewes made from €40 to €58.50 per head. Mountbellew Cattle There was an increased number of cattle on offer to previous week and increased demand for quality store cattle. Bullocks/Bull Weanlings: Bel Blue bullock ’05 490 kgs €810, Sim bullock ’05 500 kgs €800, four Ch weanling bullocks ’06 320 kgs €670, three Lim weanling bullocks ’06 290 kgs €620, two Ch weanling bullocks ’06 300 kgs €645. Heifers/ heifer weanlings: Lim heifer ’05 545 kgs €850, Ch heifer ’05, 495 kgs €810, Sim heifer ’05 520 kgs €835, Hereford weanling heifer ’06 340 kgs €610, Ch weanling heifer ’06 420 kgs €710. Cows with calves at foot: Ch cow 2nd calver with heifer calf at foot €1,140, Lim cow 1st calver with bull calf at foot €1,210, Ch cow 2nd calver with bull calf at foot €1,280. Sheep Similar trade to previous week. Smaller number of spring lambs. Increased number of stag ewes met with good demand. Large number of ewes and lambs met with a brisk demand. Spring Lambs: ten at 53 kgs €91.50, 12 at 45 kgs €82, eight at 47 kgs €84.50, 14 at 50 kgs €79. Stag ewes: Good demand for quality lots. Ewes with lambs at foot: three hogget ewes with one lamb at foot €110, four 1st crop ewes with two lambs at foot €142, four 3rd crop ewes with two lambs at foot €125, two 2nd crop ewes with two lambs at foot €139. Roscommon Cattle There was a good lively trade on Friday last in Roscommon Mart for all classes of cattle, with a very good clearance. Numbers are staying up very well. Good grass growth seems to be bringing out plenty of customers. There were 820 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €270 to €638 over. Prices: Ch 550 kgs €1,000, 3 Ch 552 kgs €1,190, AA 548 kgs €880, Sim 665 kgs €1,175. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €260 to €480 over. Prices Sim 465 kgs €875, 2 Ch 435 kgs €885, 2 Sim. 450 €780, Ch 480 kgs €840. Beef heifers made from €310 to €335 over. Prices: Ch 625 kgs €980, Ch 675 kgs €985, AA 500 kgs €820. Store heifers made from €180 to €400 over. Prices 3 AA 437 kgs €642, AA 400 kgs €780, Sim 505 kgs €860, 4 Ch 390 kgs €730. Dry cows made from €500 to €920 per head: AA 530 kgs €690, Her 710 kgs €800, Ch store 625 kgs €650, AA 1 calf €575 kgs €920. Cows with calves at foot made from €800 to €1380 per head. Prices: 2nd calf BB blue with heifer calf €1,170, Sim with bull calf €1,000, Her cow and heifer calf €905, AA cow and bull calf €1,180. Weanling heifers made from €200 to €380 over the weight. Prices: BB 390 kgs €760, 2 Ch 348 kgs €700, AA 465 kgs €752, Sim 365 kgs €600. Weanling bulls made from €200 to €420 over. Prices: Ch 220 kgs €560, Ch 325 kgs €700, AA 465 kgs €752, Sim 365 kgs €600. Elphin Cattle Date: Monday, May 7th At a show and sale of weanlings, weanling bulls made from €450 to €1,235. Prices: 685 kgs €1,235, 410 kgs €930, 520 kgs €995, 420 kgs €812, 315 kgs €450. Weanling heifers made from €432 to €1,200. Prices: 395 kgs €1,200, 415 kgs €850, 490 kgs €1,000, 250 kgs €500, 155 kgs €432. Dry cows made from €510 to €1,065. Prices: 810 kgs €1,065, 780 kgs €1,000 670 kgs €800. Suckler cows with calves at foot made from €1,150 to €1,450. Sheep Lambs made from €70 to €80. Prices: 49 kgs €90, 48 kgs €87, 46 kgs €85, 44 kgs €82.50. Dry ewes made from €30 to €60.