Mart report

CASTLEREA Cattle There were 350 cattle on offer at last Thursday’s sale at Castlerea Mart. Trade remains unchanged with very good demand for all classes of stock. Store cattle in particular were a very good trade with a larger attendance of buyers. Bullocks: Lim 545 kgs €1,010, Ch 590 kgs €965, B. Her 307 kgs €565, Lim 570 kgs €930, AA 745 kgs €1,032, AA 495 kgs €830, AA 307 kgs €670. Heifers: Ch 470 kgs €855, B. Blue 520 kgs €840, R. Lim 500 kgs €855, Ch 555 kgs €985, B. Lim 475 kgs €785, Ch 430 kgs €715.  Dry cows: Ch 740 kgs €885, Lim 590 kgs €660, Ch 600 kgs €790, AA 625 kgs €635, Ch 675 kgs €845, B. Her 605 kgs €580. Cows with calves at foot made from €815 to €1,400 per head. Springer cows made from €500 to €965 per head. Weanlings: There were 170 weanlings on offer and a very good trade for the quality lots on offer. Bulls: Ch 350 kgs €760, Lim 345 kgs €735, Ch 290 kgs €630, B. Blue 425 kgs €850. Heifers: Ch 340 kgs €605, Ch 375 kgs €702, R. Lim 325 kgs €557, B. Lim 345 kgs €637, Sim 245 kgs €460. Calves: Smaller number on offer. Prices: B. Blue bull €300, Lim bull €202, AA bull €272, AA heifer €260, B. Blue heifer €170.  Sheep Lambs 53 kgs €78, 47 kgs €74, 50 kgs €76, Cast ewes made from €37 to €50 per head. ROSCOMMON Cattle There was a good lively trade for all classes of cattle at last Friday’s sale at Roscommon Mart. Good grass growth and smaller numbers of cattle seem to be factors in the good demand for stock and there was a clearance of almost 100 percent.  There were 200 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €230 to €490 over the weight. Prices: Ch 595 kgs €960, Ch 600 kgs €1,050, Sim 805 kgs €1,250, AA 600 kgs €995. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €260 to €420 over the weight. Prices: Sim 450 kgs €795, Ch 365 kgs €720, AA 400 kgs €662, Ch 410 kgs €800. Beef heifers made from €305 to €335 over. Prices: 380 kgs €685, Ch 535 kgs €870, AA 450 kgs €755. Store heifers made from €230 to €400 over. Prices: Ch 450 kgs €720, AA 550 kgs €800, Ch 590 kgs €990, Ch 465 kgs €828. Dry cows made from €600 to €900 per head. Prices: Ch cow heifer 555 kgs €818, Ch x 710 kgs €880, Sim 530 kgs €600. Cows with calves at foot made from €900 to €1,265 per head. Prices: AA with second bull calf €1,160, Ch second calf with heifer calf €1,265, Sim and heifer calf €900, Bl. first calf and bull  calf €1,190. Weanling heifers made from €225 to €327 over the weight. Prices: Ch 330 kgs €602, Ch 360 kgs €600, Ch 345 kgs €672, Ch 330 kgs €605. Weanling bulls made from €205 to €380 over. Prices: AA 390 kgs €710, two Lim x 345 kgs €550, Ch 400 kgs €750.  MOUNTBELLEW  Cattle There was a similar number of cattle on offer to previous week, with increased demand for all quality lots on offer. Firm trade for heifers and store bullocks. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Lim bullock ’05 565 kgs €880, Hereford bullock ’05 515 kgs €790, Char bullock ’05 645 kgs €1,000, Lim bull weanling ’06 295 kgs €600, Char Bull Weanling ’06 260 kgs €550, two Lim bull weanlings ’06 290 kgs €575. Heifers/ heifer weanlings: Char heifer ’05 400 kgs €720, two Lim heifers ’05 450 kgs €810, Hereford heifer ’05 440 kgs €695, two Lim heifer weanlings ’06 250 kgs €525, Char heifer weanling ’06 300 kgs €560, Hereford heifer weanling ’06 280 kgs €500. Sheep There was a large number of sheep on offer, with increased demand for store lambs and stag ewes. Lambs similar to previous week. Spring Lambs: 12 at 49 kgs €82, three at 56 kgs €90, seven at 50 kgs €83.50, 15 at 44 kgs €75, 19 at 45.5 kgs €76. Store lambs: Ten at 35 kgs €59, 12 at 37.5 kgs €64.50. Stag ewes: Improved trade for all lots on offer. Prices ranged from €45 to €73.50. Small number of breeding ewes on offer. Elphin A the sale on Monday evening last, July 2nd, dry cows made from €510 to €1,110. Prices: 610 kgs €500, 770 kgs €905, 835 kgs €1,110. Beef heifers made from €965 to €1,011. Prices: 631 kgs €1,011, 570 kgs €950, 645 kgs €1,070. Store bullocks made from €772 to €875. Prices: 455 kgs €875, 472 kgs €840, 510 kgs €860. Weanling bulls made from €530 to €775. Prices 415 kgs €775, 375 kgs €730, 320 kgs €510. Weanling heifers made from €500 to €690. Prices 375 kgs €690, 285 kgs €500. Suckler cows with calves at foot made from €1,100 to €1,300.  Sheep Lambs made from €70 to €83. Prices: 53 kgs €81, 55 kgs €82, 57 kgs €83, 41 kgs €68.50, 46.5 kgs €74.50. Culled ewes made from €41.50 to €57.