Mart Reports – 15th January

Castlerea Mart report

150 cattle presented for sale at our first sale of 2016. Trade in most cases was similar to pre-Christmas with a good clearance reported.

  Dry cows and weanlings reported strong demand, while Thursday witnessed the arrival of this year’s calves and there was a full clearance.

  Bullocks, heifers and breeding stock were similar to pre-Christmas prices, depending on quality.

  Sample prices – bullock: Ch 430kgs €1060, Lim 472kgs €1060, Ch 390kgs €955.

  Heifers: Lim 405kgs €1045, Lim 380kgs €900, Chx 450kgs €1090, Sh 460kgs €1185, Lim 460kgs €1090, AA 570kgs €1200.

  Dry cows: Lim 775kgs €1300, Sim 760kgs €1220, Ch 945kgs €1800, Lim 500kgs €940, Lim 480kgs €945.

  A Hereford cow and her lim bull calf at foot made €1800, while springer cows made from €880 to  €1575 per head.

  Calves: 2016 born calves ranged in price from €100 to €255 per head, while older, stronger calves ranged in price from €465 to €600.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 270kgs €840, AA 290kgs €810, Ch 310kgs €875, Ch 300kgs €835, Lim 305kgs €805.

  Weanling heifers: Lim 220kgs €690, Sim 165kgs €500, Ch 345kgs €1050, Lim 270kgs €730.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.

 Roscommon Mart Report

Sheep Sale, Wednesday, January 13th: There was a better entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale. There was a full clearance for both lambs and cast ewes. Average prices for lambs were up by €3 to €5 a head from the previous week. There was also an improved trade for cast ewes.

  Sheep sales continue weekly on Wednesdays at 11 am. Yard opens at 8.30 am.

  Sample prices – ewe hoggets: 47.90 kgs €118.50, 40 kgs €100, 51.40 kgs €124, 39.20 kgs €93,44.50 kgs €105, 51 kgs €121, 50.3 kgs €122.

  Mixed hoggets: 47.60 kgs €110, 55.6 kgs €125, 51.60 kgs €124, 53.60 kgs €120, 46 kgs €114.50, 46.90 kgs €106, 50 kgs €117.50. Wether hoggets: 47.70 kgs €112,50 kgs €116.50.

  Cast ewes made from €78 to €126 per lot.