Friday, 24 October 2014

Mart Report

 

 

ROSCOMMON

Friday, March 23rd,

The big numbers arrived at Roscommon on Friday last. There was a big number of very good quality bullocks for the special continental bullock sale, with an excellent trade all round and a hundred percent clearance. The heifer quality was a bit weaker due to a big entry for next week’s special continental heifer sale. A big entry of cows with calves at foot is in for this week’s sale. There were 700 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from 280 to 725 over. Prices 5 Ch 573 kgs €1115, Lim 510 kgs €885, 3 Ch 582 kgs €970, 1 Ch 825 kgs €1550. Store bullocks up to 50 kgs made from €295 to €1182 over. Prices Ch 490 kgs €930, Sim 435 kgs €839, 2 Ch 425 kgs €900, 2 Ch 403 kgs €885. Beef heifers made from €300 to €315 over. Pries Ch 570 kgs €700, AA 420 kgs €730. Store heifers made from €225 to €445 over. Prices Ch 510 kgs €790, 2 Lim 375 kgs €700, AA 450 kgs €800, Ch 575 kgs €1,020. Dry cows €400 to €1,095 per head. Prices: Lim cow 575 kgs €630, AA 845 kgs €1,095, Ch cow 495 €400, Lim 700 kgs €820. Weanling heifers €150 to €352 over. Prices: AA 290 kgs €492, Ch 300 kgs €585, Ch 350 kgs €702, Ch 320 kgs €575kgs. Weanling bulls €230 to €385 over. Pries Lim 525 kgs €800, Lim 450 kgs €760, Ch 395 kgs €770, Ch 210 kgs €505.

 

CASTLEREA

March 22nd,

550 cattle on offer with an improved trade for all classes of stock. A good attendance of buyers was present with increased number of farmers and feeders anxious for quality store cattle. Weanling trade was also improved with some very fancy prices paid for top quality lots. Sample price bullocks Ch 600 kgs €1,145, Red Lim 560 kgs 907, AA 530 kgs 935, B. Blue 605 kgs €1,200, B. Her 465 kgs €720. Cows: Dry cow prices: AA 690 kgs €735, Ch 740 kgs €950, Red Lim 675 kgs €885. B. Her 455 kgs €420. R. Sim 470 kgs €630. Cows with calves at foot made from €950 to €1,500 per head and the springers on offer made from €600 to €1,270 per head. Weanlings. Special sale of weanlings. Weanling bulls: Ch x bull 445 kgs €1,290, Ch 340 kgs €800, Ch 365 kgs €850, Weanling heifers sample prices: Ch 380 kgs €735, Ch 210 kgs €507. Ch 380 kgs €900, Red Lim 355 kgs €652. AA 245 kgs €440. Suck calves: 85 calves on offer. Sample prices: Belgian Blue bull €302, B. Blue heifer €172, Black Lim heifer €192, Fr. Bull €145. AA bull €320. Sheep sale on Thursday night at 7 pm.

 

MOUNTBELLEW

Cattle

Thursday, 22nd March

There were a similar number of cattle on offer to previous week. Quality lots of cattle met with strong trade. Bullocks/Bull Weanlings: Lim bullock ’05, 500 kgs €860, Char bullock ’05 575 kgs €900, Hereford bullock ’05 475 kgs €700, Hereford bullock ’05 475 kgs €700, Char bull weanling ’06 435 kgs €770,

Char bull weanling ’06 300 kgs €645, Lim bull weanling ’06 350 kgs €675, Bel. Blue Bull weanling ’06 395 kgs €730, Char heifer ’05 455 kgs €780, One Lim Heifer ’05 405 kgs €710, Char heifer ’05 460 kgs €770, Hereford heifer ’05 400 kgs €680, Two Lim weanling heifer ’06 225 kgs €420, Char weanling heifer ’05 420 kgs €745, Lim heifer ’05 500 kgs €790, Hereford heifer ’05 400 kgs €620, Char heifer ’06 290 kgs €600, Lim heifer ’06 360 kgs €640, Hereford heifer ’06 250 kgs €460. Hoggets: 10 at 48 kgs €89, 10 at 58 kg €94.50, 12 at 57 kgs €92, 11 at 53 kgs €93, four at 55 kgs €94.50.

Saturday, 24th March

Sheep

Stag Ewes: Brisk demand especially for heavier lots. Prices ranged from €45 - €71.50. Ewes with lambs at foot. A large number of ewes and lambs for sale:  Four 1st crop ewes with eight lambs at foot €140, six third crop ewes with six lambs at foot €100, three second crop ewes with six lambs at foot €125.