Monday, 21 April 2014

Mart Round-up

Mountbellew

A small number of cattle on offer met with excellent trade with a full clearance of all stock. Dry Cows met with a strong trade. Heifers made up to 400 with their weight. Bullocks: Ch X 385 kgs 760, 2 Fr 352 kgs 675, Ch X 365 kgs 770, Ch X 570 kgs 1,050. Weanling Sale. Heifers made 2 per kg freely. Bulls: Ch X 345 kgs 700; Ch X 365 kgs 700, Lim X 390 kgs 820. Sheep: Smaller number of sheep on offer to previous week, Hoggets and stag ewes met with easier trade. Ewes with lambs at foot and in-lamb ewes met with strong trade. Hoggets: Eight wether hoggets at 48 kgs 102; 13 wether hoggets at 39 kgs 87; 12 ram hoggets at 44 kgs 91; 23 hoggets at 45 kgs 93; seven ewe hoggets at 51 kgs 112; five ewe hoggets at 42 kgs 91.50; ten ewe hoggets at 49 kgs 106.50; four ewe hoggets at 47 kgs 107. Stag ewes: Smaller number of ewes on offer. Slightly easier trade to previous week. Prices ranged from 64 to 110. In-lamb ewes and ewes with lambs at foot: Two second crop ewes carrying three lambs on point of lambing 176; two third crop ewes with single lambs at foot 170; three third crop ewes with single lambs at foot 180; two second crop ewes with twin lambs at foot 248.

Castlerea

There were 700 cattle on offer and with improved weather conditions the recent excellent cattle trade continued on Thursday last with all rings reporting excellent demand, resulting in a very good clearance. Bullocks: Ch 500 kgs 1,160; Lim 540 kgs 1,100; Lim 525 kgs 1,082; AA 472 kgs 980; Ch 583 kgs 1,220; AA 570 kgs 1,085; AA 625 kgs 1,120. heifers: B. Blue 420 kgs 975; Lim 400 kgs 870; Ch 420 kgs 855; Sim 440 kgs 1,035; Ch 450 kgs 995; Lim 610 kgs 1,140; Ch 590 kgs 1,095. Cows: Sim 1,040 kgs 1,610; Lim 840 kgs 1,230; B. Her 660 kgs 950; Lim 650 kgs 1,095; AA 470 kgs 580; Lim 815 kgs 1,180; B. Blue 700 kgs 1,080. Cows with calves at foot made from 1,150 to 1,800 per head. Springer cows made from 850 to 1,620 per head. Calves: Suck calves: B. Blue heifer 380; Fr bull 140; AA bull 280; B. Her heifer 212; AA bull 290; Fr bull 142; B. Her. heifer 185. Weanling bulls: Ch 290 kgs 695; Ch 260 kgs 720; B. Blue 380 kgs 1,025; B. Her 330 kgs 692; AA 385 kgs 710. Weanling heifers: B. Blue 295 kgs 740; Lim 290 kgs 650; Sim 220 kg 490; Ch 255 kgs 580; B. Lim 195 kgs 472; Ch 250 kgs 600.