Mart roundup

  MOUNTBELLEW Friday, March 16th Large number of cattle on offer, increased demand for quality lots. Bullocks/Bull Weanlings: Two Hereford bullocks ’05, 515 kgs €765; 1 Ch bullock ’05, 575 kgs €860; 1 Ch bull ’06, 360 kgs €540; 1 Lim bull weanling ’06, 400 kgs €755. Heifers: 1 Ch heifer ’05, 430 kgs €710; 1 Lim heifer ’05, 350 kgs €605.   ROSCOMMON Friday, March 16th There was a good firm trade for all classes of cattle, with a good clearance. There was a big number of springer cows on offer with good demand for good quality cows. Bullock numbers were small but there is a very big entry for this week’s special continental bullock sale. There were 280 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €260 over to €500 over. Prices: Ch 525 kgs €970, AA 615 kgs €985, 2 Ch 540 kgs €925, 1 Lim 525 kgs €1,025. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €250 to €415 over. Prices: 3 Ch 455 kgs €850, 1 Ch 475 kgs €885, 1 Sim 455 kgs €795, Ch 535 kgs €850. Store heifers made from €200 to €380 over. Prices: Ch 335 kgs €580, 2 Ch 385 kgs €730, Lim €410 kgs €740, Ch 515 kgs €895. Dry cows made from €532 to €825 per head. Prices: Ch 1 calf 540 kgs €810, AA cow 715 kgs €820, AA cow 655 kgs €785, Lim cow 625 kgs €650. Springer cows made from €700 to €1,420 per head. Prices: 2nd Ch cow €1,420, third calf AA cow €850, Springer heifer Sim. €930. Weanling heifers made from €150 to €310 over. Prices: Ch 210 kgs €450, Sim 275 kgs €500, Ch 330 kgs €585, Ch x 320 kgs €600. Weanling bulls: €200 to €390 over. Prices: AA 435 kgs €755, Ch 370 kgs €625, Ch 380 kgs €690, Ch 260 kgs €635.   CASTLEREA Thursday, March 15th There were 520 cattle on offer with a good trade for all classes of stock on offer. Quality store bullocks tended to be €30 to €40 dearer than previous weeks, while the heifer trade and weanlings were also improved. Increased numbers of cows with calves at foot on offer with good demand for quality lots. Prices: Ch 470 kgs €870, Bl. Lim 490 kgs €930, Ch 610 kgs €995, Ch 580 kgs €975, AA 535 kgs €995, AA 480 kgs €845. Heifers: B. Blue 555 kgs €870 kgs, R. Sim 465 kgs €885, AA 390 kgs €750, Red Lim 530 kgs €1,000, B. Lim 515 kgs €970, B. Blue 495 kgs €1,015. Cows: dry cow sample prices: Red Lim 665 kgs €825, Ch 620 kgs €930, Ch 510 kgs €805, B. Her. 645 kgs €785, Red Her 560 kgs €590. Ch 570 kgs €725. Cows with calves at foot made from €835 to €1,560 per head, while springer cows made €72 to €1,420 per head. Weanlings: Bulls Ch 365 kgs €805, Ch 320 kgs €675, Ch 275 kgs €692, Red Lim 320 kgs €#415, Bl. Lim 275 kgs €560. Weanling heifers: Ch 290 kgs €580, Ch 310 kgs €625, Ch 232 kgs €472, Ch 197 kgs €455, Ch 212 kgs €440, B. Lim 295 kgs €615. Suck calves: B. Blue bull €362, B. Blue heifer €272, Lim heifer €150, B. Blue heifer €182, Fr. Bull €125, Fr. Bull €112.   ELPHIN Wednesday, March 21st Cattle Store bullocks made from €350 to €520 over the weight. Prices 615 kgs €1,100, 560 kgs €1,065, 580 kgs €1,100, 418 kgs €885. Store heifers made from €315 over to €420 over the weight. Prices: 615 kgs €995, 460 kgs €900, 390 kgs €645.