Mart Reports – 23rd October

Castlerea Mart Report Sale

5/10/15: Big numbers of stock presented on Thursday last and trade received a further lift this week driven by farmers and export demand. Heifers in particular were improved in price with better quality lots on offer this week and extra demand evident while the weanling trade continues to strengthen due to strong farmer, feedlot and export demand. Breeding stock also noticed improvement this week.

SAMPLE PRICES – HEIFERS: Lim 390kgs €1200 Ch 395kgs €1065 BBX 480kgs €1270 Lim 440kgs €1220 Ch 740kgs €1645 Lim 630kgs €1605 Ch 600kgs €1570 Ch 640kgs €1640.

DRY COWS: Lim 670kgs €1025 Sim 700kgs €1165 Sim 690kgs €1310 AA 705kgs €1215 Sim 790kgs €1435 AA 855kgs €1565. Cows with calves at foot made from €1170 to €2040 for a Lim cow and her Ch heifer calf at foot. Springers made from €1150 to €1900 per head.

WEANLING BULLS: Chx 285kgs €1045 Ch 250kgs €910 Lim 285jkgs €890 Ch 420kgs €1280 Lim 445kgs €1270 Lim 330kgs €1150.

WEANLING HEIFERS: Lim 285kgs €1050 Ch 275kgs €940 AA 290kgs €870 Ch 350kgs €1120 Ch 310kgs €940. Bullocks Sale, Monday 12th October: 300 bullocks on offer with bullocks making from €400 to €940 over their weight with an average of €648 over paid.

Stores in particular were an improved trade with stronger demand this week. SAMPLE PRICES: Ch 455kgs €1300 Lim 470kgs €1280 Ch 510kgs €1300 Ch 540kgs €1380 Ch 560kgs €1490 Lim 750kgs €1600 Ch 610kgs €1490. Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, October 16 There were good numbers on offer this week. The trade for quality-type bullocks was on par to previous weeks, while plainer lots were slightly easier.

There was a similar trade for heifers, with no significant change in prices. There was an improvement in the trade for dry cows, with all lots sold.

An extra special sale of bullocks be held on Friday next, October 23, with 100 pens on offer. In addition, there are 40 pens of mostly breeding heifers and dry cows.

New booking arrangements: please note bookings for all special sales will be accepted up to 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the week prior to the sale.

The Draw for the pens will take place on Thursday at 5 pm. Draw System for starting pen on sale days: the draw for the starting pen will be made at 10.45 am on Fridays and 4.45 pm on Tuesdays.

The first number drawn will be the starting pen and a second draw will be made to determine whether the draw will go up or down.

Dates for your diary: weanling show and sale – Tuesday, October 20, at 5 pm. Eighty pens of bulls and 40 pens of heifers on offer. Special entry of 42 outstanding springing heifers in Ring 3 at 6 pm. Stock may be viewed on our website or Facebook page.

The following events will be held on Friday, October 23 – special sale of breeding heifers at 11 am, with 40 Pens on offer; special sale of Cont X. bullocks at 11 am, with 100 pens on offer; unhaltered sale of Limousin heifers in ring 3 at 7 pm.

Saturday October 24 at noon – Special sale of Springers. Lot 1 – 22 Springers, calf to the easy calving AI Lim Bulls (ZAG), (GWO) and HCA, calving from end of October to early December.

All Heifers vaccinated for lepto and BVD. Lot 2 – nine excellent quality springing heifers, in calf to AI Lim bulls (RHF), (KJB) (EBY) (HCA) Time up. All have been vaccinated for letpo and BVD. Lot 3 – 15 excellent quality springing heifers. All Lim heifers in calf to AI Dovea EBY, 1 Simmental Heifer in calf to AI Dovea SEV, calving from the start of November to end of December. All have AI cert and are export tested.

Tuesday, October 27: usual weanling sale. Also sale of 40 excellent quality springing heifers. Red and Black Lim X and Simm X in calf to a Ped. Reg Lim Bull. All heifers scanned and guaranteed in calf, calving from Nov 1 onwards.

All Heifers calving down 30 months to 36-months-old. Scanning certs available on night of sale. All are vaccinated for lepto and BVD. Full details Michael Cuddy – 083-8420400.

Friday, October 30 – special sale of heifers. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Tuesday, October 20, Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22.

Dry Cows made from €915 to €1700 per head. Sample Prices: Char X 960 kgs €1700, Char X 805 kgs €1415, Simm X 780 kgs €1400, Char X 645 kgs €1350, BBX 710 kgs €1320, Lim X 635 kgs €1250, Lim 685 kgs €1245, BBX 675 kgs €1240, Sim X 680 kgs 1085.

Heifers made from €540 to €1105 over . Sample Prices: Char 705 kgs €1810, Char X 685 kgs €1710, Char X 675 kgs €1700, BBX 710 kgs €1475. Char X 535 kgs €1340. AAX 570 kgs €1300, 3 Lim x 465 kgs €1275, BBX 435 kgs €1220, Lim X 440 kgs €1170, Char X 580 kgs €1530, Char X 420 kgs €1140, Char 500 €1300, Char X 505 kgs €1265, Char 495 kgs €1300, Char X 570 kgs €1465, 3 Char X 393 kgs 930.

Bullocks made from €590 to €1115 over. Sample Prices: Char X 775 kgs €1730, Char X 850 kgs €1720, Char X 775 kgs €1700, Lim x 730 kgs €1500, AAX 650 kgs €1440, BBX 580 kgs €1415, Char 520 kgs €1415, 2 Char X 532 kgs €1330. Char 505 kgs €1325, Char X 495 kgs €1320, 2 BBX 527 kgs €1305, Simm X 515 kgs €1290, 2 Lim X 448 kgs €1100, Lim x 490 kgs €1230, 2 Char X 455 kgs €1170. Char X 570 kgs €1520.

Show and sale of weanlings Tuesday, October 20

There was a huge entry of weanlings on offer at Tuesday’s show and sale. The trade remains strong for bull weanlings, with firm prices and a good clearance of lots.

The trade for weanling heifers was similar to the previous week and again a high percentage of lots were sold. There was a good attendance of customers with farmers more active this week.

Sales for weanlings and suckler cows continue weekly on Tuesdays at 5 pm.

The following events will be held on Friday, October 23: special sale of breeding heifers at 11 am, with 45 pens on offer; special sale of Cont X. bullocks at 11 am, with 100 pens on offer; unhaltered sale of pedigree Limousin heifers and bulls and 25 in calf commercial heifers in ring 3 at 7 p.m. Saturday October 24 at noon: special sale of springers.

Lot 1 – 22 Springers, calf to the easy calving AI Lim Bulls (ZAG), (GWO) and HCA, calving from end of October to early December.

All heifers vaccinated for lepto and BVD. Lot 2 – nine excellent quality springing heifers, in calf to AI Lim Bulls (RHF), (KJB) (EBY) (HCA). Time up – all vaccinated for letpo and BVD. Lot 3 – 15 excellent quality springing heifers.

All Lim heifers in calf to AI Dovea EBY, 1 simmental heifer in calf to AI Dovea SEV, calving from the start of November to end of December.

All have AI cert and are export tested. Tuesday, October 27 – usual weanling sale. Also for sale of 40 excellent quality springing heifers red and black Lim X Simm X, in calf to a Ped, Reg Lim Bull.

All heifers scanned and guaranteed in calf, calving from November 1 onwards. All Heifers calving down 30 months to 36-months-old scanning certs available on night of sale. All are vaccinated for lepto and BVD. Full details: Michael Cuddy – 083-8420400.

Friday, October 30 – special sale of heifers

Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Tuesday, October 20, Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22. Weanling Heifers made from €420 to €930 over.

Sample Prices: 535 kgs €1420, Char X 440 kgs €1370, BBX 330 kgs 1150, Lim X 345 kgs €1000, Char X 385 kgs €1045, BBX 255 kgs €990, Simm X 380 kgs €955, BBX 320 kgs €950, Char X 330 kgs €955, AAX 460 kgs €1050, Char X 350 kgs €1050.

Weanling Bulls made from €525 to €910 over. Sample Prices BBX 565 kgs €1400, AAX 650 kgs €1400, Char X 490 kgs €1385, Lim X 595 kgs €1350, Char X 420 kgs €1250, AAX 485 kgs €1150, 2 Lim X 372 kgs €1140, Char X 380 kgs €1105, Char X 440 kgs €1370, Char X 340kgs €1065, Char X 335 kgs €1060, Lim X 320 kgs €1100, Lim X 335 kgs €1080.

Special Entry of Springers made from €1900 up to €2600

Sheep Sale – Wednesday October 21

There were smaller numbers on offer this week. There was improved trade for lambs with prices slightly better than the previous week.

The trade for cast ewes was on par to last week. Sample Prices: Ewe Lambs: 52.2 kgs €109, 44.50 kgs €96, 45.60 kgs €110, 53 kgs €105 47.40 kgs €104. 52.50 kgs €115.50.

Mixed Lambs: 50.4 kgs €104, 44 kgs €90, 52.10 kgs €102, 44.50 kgs €90, 53.47 kgs €102, 48.30 kgs €102, 45.4 kgs €94, 48.69 kgs €95,

Wether Lambs: 56 kgs €102, 42.5 kgs €86, 43.66 kgs €89.50 43.77kgs €92, 42.3 kgs €95, 49.30 kgs €100, 38.50 kgs €81.50.

Ram Lambs: – 44.16 kgs €85, 51.83 kgs €102. Cast Ewes made from €73 to €115 per lot.