Mart Report

CASTLEREA Cattle Date: Thursday 17th May There were 700 cattle on offer. Trade for quality stores remains strong and there is godo demand also for quality suckler cows with calves at foot. The heifer and the dry cow trade also remains strong with very good demand for the quality store heifer suitable for breeding. Bullocks: Red Lim 545 kgs €955, AA 580 kgs €982, Ch 630 kgs €1,025, Ch 460 kgs €875, Ch 630 kgs €1,090, B. Lim 455 kgs €780. Heifers: Ch 525 kgs €990, Ch 430 kgs €925, Ch 510 kgs €975. AA 640 kgs €975, AA 510 kgs €920, B. Her. 485 kgs €775, AA 585 kgs €960. Cows: Dry cows: AA 800 kgs €1,060, Ch 650 kgs €865, B. Her 510 kgs €615, Ch 655 kgs €790, Fr 560 kgs €540, Ch 725 kgs €930, Fr 725 kgs €775. Cows with calves at foot made from €850 to €1,710 paid for a Ch heifer and a Ch heifer calf at foot. Springer cows made from €780 to €1,000 perhead. Weanlings:   Smaller numbers on offer with the bulls making from €200 to €415 over their weight and the weanling heifers making from €180 to €490 over their weight. Suck calves: AA heifer   €232, B. Blue bull €375, AA bull €190, Ch bulol €462, AA bull €210, Fr. bull €120, AA heifer €210. Sheep Date: Thursday, 17th May Small numbers on offer with lambs making €30 over their weight.   ROSCOMMON Date: Friday, 18th May There was a good steady trade for all classes of cattle, with numbers staying up quite well. There was a big clearance sale of cows with good quality calves at foot and they met a very strong trade, making up to €1,670 with a clearance of almost 100 percent clearance.             There were 730 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks from 500 kgs and over made from €290 to €540 over. Prices: AA 595 kgs €895. 3 Ch 568 kgs €1,000, AA 755 kgs €1,100. Ch 535 kgs €1,070. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €240 to €460 over. Prices: AA 435 kgs €675, 3 Ch 427 kgs €800, Lim 475 kgs €885, Ch 440 kgs €770. Beef heifers made from €340 to €500 over. Prices: AA 420 kgs €760, Ch 740 kgs €1,190, Ch 705 kgs €1,060, Ch 730 kgs €1,230. Store heifers made from €135 to €405 over. Prices: 2 Ch 420 kgs €730, BB 500 kgs €830, AA plain 440 kgs €575, BB 405 kgs €810. Dry cows: €300 to €875 per head. Prices: Ch 760 kgs €855, Ch 680 kgs €800. Bl WH 650 kgs €650, Fr 585 kgs €500. Cows with calves at foot made from €820 to €1,670 per head. Price: 5 calf cow and heifer calf €900, four calf cow and bull calf €1,310, furth calf cow and heifer calf €1,250, four calf cow and bull calf €1,670. Weanling heifers made from €165 to €400 over. Prices: 2 Ch 310 kgs €500, 1 BB 365 kgs €670, 2 Ch 250 kgs €485, 1 Ch 360 kgs €760. Weanling bulls made from €240 to €470. Prices: 2 Ch 350 kgs €820, Ch 455 kgs €730, Lim 270 kgs €570, 2 Ch 455 €780.   MOUNTBELLEW Cattle Date: Thursday, 17th May There was a similar number of cattle on offer to the previous week and they met with increased demand for quality lots of store cattle. There was also strong demand for cows with calves at foot. Bullocks/bull weanlings:   Ch bullock ’05 410 kgs €755, Hereford bullock ’05 435 kgs   €735, Lim bullock ’05 420 kgs €760, Lim bull weanling ’06 300 kgs €615, Char bull weanling ’06 310 kgs €655. Heifers/ heifer weanlings: Lim heifer ’05 480 kg €810, Char heifer ’05 490 kgs €830, Sim heifer ’05 490 kgs €830, Char heifer weanling ’06 260 kgs €545, Lim heifer weanling ’06 250 kgs €550, BB heifer weanling ’06 270 kgs €580. Cows with calves at foot: Char first calf cow with heifer calf at foot €1,060, Sim second calf cow with bull calf at foot €,1250, AA third calf cow with bull calf at foot €1,100, Lim second calf cow with heifer calf at foot €1,045. Sheep Date: Saturday, 19th May Trade was similar to last week, but was slightly easier. Stag ewes were holding firm and ewes and lambs met with a very brisk trade. Prices: Spring Lamb: ten at 43 kgs   €76, 12 at 45 kgs €78, 14 at 47 kgs €80, 12 at 50 kgs €86. Stag ewes: Prices ranged from €29 – €72. Ewes with lambs at foot: Very strong trade for all classes of sheep. Four first crop ewes with two lambs at foot €150, six second crop ewes with two lambs at foot €141, five third crop ewe with two lambs at foot €120, three third crop ewes with two lambs at foot €110.