Mart round-up

CASTLEREA Cattle Thursday, March 29th There were 850 cattle on offer with very good demand for all classes of stock on offer. Bigger numbers of bullocks and suck calves presented for sale with a large attendance of buyers. Heifer and cow trade still remains strong while the quality weanlings on offer commanded some fancy prices. Bullocks: Lim 505 kgs €1050, Lim 485 kgs €1,070, AA 485 kgs €925, Ch 665 kgs €1,290, Ch 545 kgs €1,110, B. Her. 517 kgs €888. Heifers: Ch 470 kgs €825, Ch 590 kgs €1,000, Sim 460 kgs €800, Ch 470 kgs €935, AA 520 kgs €1,020, Red Lim 475 kgs €895. Cows: Dry cow sample prices: B. Her 715 kgs €915, R. Sim 665 kgs €750, Red Lim 505 kgs €630, Fr. 655 kgs €670, AA 580 kgs €735, Red Lim 505 kgs €650. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,160 to €1,500 per head while springer cows made from €620 to €1,410 per head. Weanlings: weanling bulls made from €280 to €475 over their weight while weanling heifers made from €180 to €340 over. Suck calves: 80 calves on offer. Sample prices: Lim heifer €282, b. Lim bull €305, Belgian Blue heifer €402, Sim. bull €320, Fr. Bull €120. Saturday, March 24th Castlerea Livestock Mart had a very successful dairy special sale of dairy stock on the farm of Noel Moran, Fuerty, Roscommon on Saturday, March 24th. A good selection of milking cows were on offer and they made from €900 to €2,000 per head. Springers made from €850 to €1,670 per head. A selection of 2007-born heifer calves all sold at an average price of €400 to complete a 100 percent clearance of all stock on offer. This was the first on-farm sale conducted by Castlerea Mart with a good attendance of buyers present on a beautiful spring-like day. A total of 57 animals were offered for sale with a 100 percent clearance. Sheep There was an increased number on offer with good demand. Hoggets made from €80 to €97 per head. Spring lambs made from €100 to 110.50 per head while the stag ewes made from €60 to €72 per head.   ELPHIN Cattle Monday, April 2nd. Dry cows made from €600 to €995. Prices: 805 kgs €995, 570 kgs €845, 650 kgs €835. Weanling bulls made up to €785. Prices: 355 kgs €785, 350 kgs €710, 455 kgs €750. Weanling heifers made from €495 to €830. Prices: 405 kgs €830. 375 kgs €620, 355 kgs €745. Cows with calves at food made from €1,050 to €1,810. Prices: Ch cow and Ch bull calf €1,810, Ch cow and Ch bull calf €1,460. Cow due to calf €1,310. Sheep Spring lamb made from €98 to €132. Prices: 45 kgs €132, 42 kgs €123, 40 kgs €121. Dry ewes made from €54 to €72.50.   MOUNTBELLEW Cattle Similar number of cattle on offer to previous week. Good demand for quality lots. Bullocks/Bull Weanlings: Limousin bullock ’05 615 kgs €1,025, Charolais bullock ’05 625 kgs €1,020, Limousin bullock ’05 450 kgs €770, two Hereford bullocks ’05 410 kgs €700, Charolais bull weanling ’06 300 kgs €635, Limousin bull weanling ’06 250 kgs €560. Heifers/weanling heifers: Charolais heifer ’05 480 kgs €780, Lim heifer ’05, 420 kgs €745, Charolais heifer weanling ’06, 250 kgs €540, Belgian Blue heifer ’05, 380 kgs €725, Limousin weanling ’06 280 kgs €590. Sheep Large number of sheep on offer, met with increased demand for quality lots. Spring Lambs: six at 47 kgs €106, ten at 40 kgs €95, two at 54 kgs €110. Hoggets: 11 at 53 kgs €90, nine hoggets at 58 kgs €93.50, 12 at 56 kgs €98, seven at 50 kgs €89, four hoggets at 47 kgs €82. Stag ewes: Brisk trade with increased demand for lots, prices ranged from €43 – €82.50. Ewes with lambs at foot: four first crop ewes with single lambs €110, three second crop ewes with twin lambs €135, five third crop ewes with seven lambs €121.   ROSCOMMON Friday, March 30th There were 720 cattle on offer and a very good trade for all classes of cattle. There was a big show of good quality heifers with some excellent prices. Cows with calves were in good demand making as high as €1,430. Bullocks met with a very strong trade. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €250 to €650 over. Prices: Ch 607 kgs €1,115, BB 560 kgs €1,200, Ch 620 kgs €1,120, 620 kgs €1,065. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €280 over to €480 over. Prices: Ch 500 kgs €940, Sim 380 kgs €725, BB 460 kgs €830, Ch 480 kgs €960. Beef heifers made from €340 to €500 over. Prices: Ch 620 kgs €1,120, Ch 490 kgs €805, AA 480 kgs €830. Store heifers made from €240 over to €550 with up to €750 for breeding heifers. Prices: Bl WH 510 kgs €770, Ch 650 kgs €1,200, Ch 480 kgs €950, Sim breeding 540 kgs €1,290. Dry cows €450 to €955 per head. Prices: Ch 700 kgs €955, Sim 710 kgs €870, Sh 475 kgs €600, AA 665 kgs €770. Springer cows €650 to €900 per head. Prices: Red wh and calf €650, Lim €900, AA €760. Cows with calves at foot €630 to €1,530 per head. Prices AA cow with bull calf €1,460, second calf CH cow with bull calf €1,530, Lim cow with heifer calf €1,000, Lim cow and bull calf €1,310. Weanling heifers €220 to €380 over. Prices Ch 370 kgs €735, AA 340 kgs €560, Ch 260 kgs €580, Ch 290 kgs €640. Weanling bulls made from €215 to €410 over. Prices: Ch 370 kgs €790, Ch 505 kgs €925, Sim 295 kgs €510, 2 Ch 380 kgs €790.