mart report

Roscommon Cattle Date: Friday, June 1st There was a good steady trade for all classes of cattle with a clearance of almost 100 percent. Bullock numbers were back a bit, but the demand was good. There were a good number of cows with calves and they met a strong trade. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €290 to €530 over. Sample prices: Ch 590 kgs €1,015, Ch 540 kgs €985, Ch 545 kgs €920, Lim 600 kgs €1,025. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €260 to €450 over. Prices: Lim 320 kgs €650, Lim 330 kgs €690, 2 Ch 340 kgs €740, B. Lim 360 kgs €680. Store heifers made from €145 over to €390 over. Prices: Ch 500 kgs €850, AA 360 kgs €565, Ch 580 kgs €895, Sim 460 kgs €850. Cows with calves at food made from €700 to €1,250 per head. Prices: Fourth calf Lim with heifer calf €1,100, fourth calf Ch cow with bull calf €1,250, Bl Lim and heifer calf €900, third calf Hereford cow with heifer calf €850. Weanling heifers made from €200 to €357 over the weight. Prices: Lim 290 kgs €590, Ch 240 kgs €485, Ch 400 kgs €700, 2 Ch 338 kgs €695. Weanling bulls made from €235 to €460 over. Prices: Lim 290 kgs €640, Lim 360 kgs €775, Ch 370 kgs €812, Lim 515 kgs €975.   Elphin Cattle Date: Monday, June 4th. Dry cows made from €460 to €970. Prices: 770 kgs €970, 680 kgs €800, 750 kgs €950, 630 kgs €652. Bullocks made from €720 to €900. Heifers made from €600 to €750. Weanling bulls made from €450 to €842. Prices: 410 kgs €842, 430 kgs €760, 350 kgs €775, 340 kgs €680. Weanling heifers made from €500 to €750. Prices: 370 kgs €750, 360 €680. Suckler cows with calves at foot made €1,000. Sheep Lambs made from €64 to €86. Dry ewes made from €35 to €47.   Castlerea Cattle Date: Thursday, May 31st. There were 620 cattle on offer. Prices for quality lots remained unchanged. Plainer cattle tended to be harder sold. Weanlings sold well with good farmer buying and cows with calves at foot also were a good trade with good numbers on offer.   Mountbellew Cattle Date: Thursday, May 31st Similar number of cattle on offer to previous week. Good demand for quality lots of heifers and bullocks. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Ch bullock ’06 305 kgs €625, Lim bullock ’06 300 kgs €650, Lim bullock ’06 270 kgs €600, Ch bullock ’05 480 kgs €795, Lim bull weanling ’06 310 kgs €565, Char bull weanling ’06 330 kgs €600. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Lim heifer ’05 440 kgs €795, Ch heifer ’05 405 kgs €635, Hereford heifer ’05 440 kgs €665, Ch heifer weanling ’05 420 kgs €675, Lim heifer weanling ’06 290 kgs €510, Char heifer weanling ’06 320 kgs €665. Hereford stripper cow 700 kgs €665. First calf cow with heifer calf at foot €950. Sheep Similar number of sheep on offer to previous week. Spring Lambs: 13 at 48 kgs €81, ten at 50 kgs €82.50, 11 at 46 kgs €76.50, ten at 42 kgs €70.50, six at 55 kgs €86.50, 15 at 45 kgs €76. Stag Ewes met an increased demand on previous week. Prices ranged from €38.50 to €58.50. Ewes with lambs at foot: Third crop ewe with twin lambs at foot €105. Second crop ewe with single lamb at foot €88, hogget ewe with single lamb at foot €92.50.