Friday, 18 April 2014

Mart report

CASTLEREA

There were 850 cattle on offer at Castlerea Mart on October 4th. Trade was unchanged with a good attendance of buyers present. Prices were similar to the previous week, with increased umbers of farmers at the weanling rings. Plain stick were still hard sold. The springer sale at 7 pm attracted a very large crowd with a 90 percent clearance. Heifers: Ch 455 kgs €750, Ch 510 kgs €738, AA 405 kgs €740, Ch 540 kgs €790, Ch 530 kgs €775, Lim 480 kgs €730, B. Her 460 kgs €670, BB 450 kgs €750. Dry cows: Ch 565 kgs €690, Sim 790 kgs €985, Ch 670 kgs €710, Sim 625 kgs €655, AA 700 kgs €840, AA 590 kgs €570, B. Her 580 kgs €420. Cows with calves at foot made from €645 to €1,400 per head. A special sale of springers took place at 7 pm Springers on offer made from €820 to €1,580 with an average price of €1,200 and a 90 percent clearance. Weanling bulls: Red Lim 305 kgs €590, Bl Lim 290 kgs €485, Ch 380 kgs €692, B. Lim 340 kgs €680, Ch 420 kgs €840, Red Lim 380 kgs €650. Weanling heifers: Ch 260 kgs €480, Ch 345 kgs €555, Ch 320 kgs €615, Ch 230 kgs €720, B. Blue 285 kgs €510, Red Sim 290 kgs €450.

Sheep: 53 kgs €86, 51 kgs €79, 48 kgs €75.50, 60 kgs €84.50, 51 kgs €81. Cast ewes made from €20 to €53 per head.


ELPHIN

Weanling bulls made from €410 to €860. Prices: 510 kgs €860, 345 kgs €700, 505 kgs €740, 325 kgs €690. Weanling heifers made from €220 to €750. Prices: 420 kgs €750, 335 kgs €595, 280 kgs €525. Dry cows made from €540 to €855. Prices: 645 kgs €855, 600 kgs €540, 735 kgs €832, 595 kgs €710. Cows and calves at foot made from €710 to €1,055. Lambs made from €50 to €82.50. Prices: 53 kgs €82, 54 kgs €82.50, 51 €79. Hogget ram €140.


MOUNTBELLEW 

There was a very large number of cattle on offer compared to the previous week. Slightly easier trade. Good demand for quality lots on offer. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Two Limousin bullocks ‘06 510 kgs €800, Ch Bullock ‘05 680 kgs €1,000, three Lim bullocks ‘06 470 kgs €780, Hereford bullock ‘05 535 kgs €785, Ch bullock ’05 745 kgs €1,020, Lim bull weanling ’07 300 kgs €575, Hereford ’07 330 kgs €540, BB bull weanling ’07 385 kgs €685. Heifers/heifer weanlings: Ch heifer ’06 385 kgs €645, Her heifer ‘06 380 kgs €555, two Lim heifer ’05 510 kgs €725, Lim weanling heifer ’07 190 kgs €345, Lim heifer weanling ’07 215 kg  €370, Ch weanling heifer ’07 270 kgs €470, two Her weanling heifer ’07 300 kgs €515, two Ch weanling heifer ’07 280 kgs €510.

Sheep: Very large number of sheep on offer. Easier trade to previous week. Good demand for store lambs and ewe lambs. Lambs: five lambs at 41 kgs €67.50, 20 lambs at 48 kgs €75, 12 lambs at 51 kgs €79, 20 ewe lambs at 51 kgs €84, 16 lambs at 46 kgs €74, 15 lambs at 40 kgs €66.50. Store lambs ranged in price €50 to €68.50. Stag ewes: Similar trade to previous week. Prices ranged from €30 to €59. Breeding ewes: Hogget ewes ranged in price from €90 to €128, first crop ewes ranged in price from €75 to €93, second crop ewes ranged in price from €70 to €86 and third crop ewes ranged in price from €55 to €68.