Mart roundup

CASTLEREA CATTLE Thursday, February 8th There were 550 cattle on offer, with trade unchanged. Farmers showed a little more interest in quality weanlings, while the heifer trade remained strong. There was an increased numbers of suck calves on offer, with good demand. Bullocks: AA 570 kgs €908. Red Lim 540 kgs €940, B. Her 455 kgs €860; Ch 575 kgs €1,040, Ch 480 kgs €880, Ch 395 kgs €800; AA 545 kgs €880. Heifers: B. Lim 357 kgs €695, AA 395 kgs €775, Ch 455 kgs €750, B. Her 440 kgs €585, R. Lim 405 kgs €637, Ch 5335 kgs €800, Ch 560 kgs €990. Dry Cows: Ch 685 kgs €815, Ch 735 kgs €1,075, Sim 655 kgs €790, AA 530 kgs €670, Fr 505 kgs €450, Ch 505 kgs €715, Sim 600 kgs €620. Cows with calves at foot made from €700 to €1,290 per head, while springer cows made from €630 to €1,070 per head. Weanling bulls: Ch 360 kgs €750, Ch 285 kgs €612, B. Lim 285 kgs €545, Red Lim 355 kgs €625, Ch 320 kgs €698, Sim 250 kgs €600. Weanling heifers: Red Lim 240 kgs €475, AA 262 kgs €475, Ch 342 kgs €600, Ch 240 kgs €535, B. Lim 365 kgs €650, Red Lim 315 kgs €580. Suck calves: AA heifer €160, Sim bull €280, AA bull €170, Lim heifer €240, Ch bull €320, AA bull €210, B. Blue bull €300.   ROSCOMMON CATTLE Friday, March 9th There were a smaller number of cattle on offer, with a good trade for all cattle. There were plenty of customers around. Springers and cows with calves were in short supply but there is a very big entry of springing heifers and cows for the sale on March 16th. There were 240 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €270 to €485 over the weight. Ch 535 kgs €870, Ch 665 kgs €1,140, Ch 600 kgs €1,020, AA 640 kgs €980. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €250 to €425 over. Ch 510 kgs €815, AA 480 kgs €800, Ch 600 kgs €940. Store heifers made from €225 over to €320 over, with up to €500 over for excellent breeding. Two Lim breeding heifers 448 kgs €925, Sim 505 kgs €750, Fr. X 575 kgs €870, AA 440 kgs €6770. Dry cows made from €400 to €1,050 per head. AA 605 kgs €620; Fr. 675 kgs €600, Ch, in calf, 730 kgs €1,050, AA 645 kgs €640. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,005 to €1,070 per head. Lim and heifer calf €1,060, AA and bull calf €1,070, AA and bull calf €1,005. Weanling heifers made from €200 to €305 over. Ch 315 kgs €590, Ch 355 kgs €635, AA 3745 kgs €675. BB 465 kgs €770. Weanling bulls made from €205 over to €400 over the weight. Ch 445 kgs €650, Ch 325 kgs €530, Ch 315 kgs €640, Ch 350 kgs €740.   MOUNTBELLEW CATTLE Thursday, March 8th There were a large number of cattle on offer with increased demand for quality lots. Bullocks/bull weanlings: 2 Her bullocks ’05 – 380 kg €600, Ch bullock ’05 540 kg €885, Lim bullock ’05 530 kgs € 875, Ch bull ’06 255 kgs €550, Lim bull weanling ’06 300 kgs €620. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Ch heifer ’05 455 kgs €780, Lim heifer ’05 405 kgs €710, Ch heifer ’05 460 kgs €770, Her. heifer ’05 400 kgs €680, 2 Lim weanling heifers ’06- 225 kgs €420, Ch weanling heifer ’06 270 kgs €500. SHEEP Saturday, March 10th SHEEP SALE: There was a smaller number of sheep on offer than the previous week, but increased demand for quality lots of hoggets, stag ewes and ewes and lambs. Hoggets: 10 hoggets 51 kgs €86.50, 11 hoggets 52 kgs €89.50, 2 hoggets 46.5 kgs €84.50, 1 hogget 33 kgs €57, 10 hoggets 54 kgs €89.50, 18 hoggets 53 kgs €90, 9 hoggets 57 kgs €94.50. Stag Ewes: Brisk demand especially for heavier lots. Prices ranged from €45 – €76.50. In-lamb ewes and ewes with lambs at foot: 3 third crop ewes with six lambs at foot €80, 3 first crop ewes with five lambs at foot €115, 4 second crop ewes with six lambs at foot €116, 8 second crop ewes with eight lambs at foot €100. ELPHIN CATTLE Monday, March 12th Dry cows made from €545 to €915. Prices: 730 kgs €915, 600 kgs €885, 585 kgs €776, 560 kgs €545. Weanling bulls made from €630 to €990. Prices: 305 kgs €630, 350 kgs €802, 515 kgs €990, 420 kgs €815. Weanling heifers made from €415 to €690. Prices: 200 kgs €415, 290 kgs €655, 400 kgs €690, 420 kgs €830. SHEEP Hoggets made from €70 to €99. Prices: 52.5 kgs €90, 54 kgs €99, 59.5 kgs €95. Dry ewes made from €50 to €71.