Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Mart Report

Castlerea

There were 950 cattle on offer with the trade unchanged. There were big numbers of suck calves and cows and calves on offer. Heifers: Ch 490 kgs €800, B. Lim 575 kgs €1,080, Ch 580 kgs €950, Ch 495 kgs €790, AA 520 kgs €740, B. Blue 430 kgs €820, AA 415 kgs €590. Dry cows: B. Blue 690 kgs €995, AA 690 kgs €930, Fr 640 kgs €715, B. Her 620 kgs €805, B. Lim 590 kgs €765, AA 550 kgs €640. Cows with calves at foot made from €710 to  €1,400 per head. Springer cows made from €530 to €850 per head. Calves: Ch Heifer €300, Fr bull €120, Ch bull €295, B. Her bull €170, B. Her heifer €138, Red Her heifer €105, Her bull €170, AA heifer €115. Weanling bulls: R. Lim 355 kgs €680, Ch 350 kgs €650, R. Lim 430 kgs €750, Ch 390 kgs €760, R. Liim 500 kgs €800, B. Liim 275 kgs €595. Weanling heifers: AA 360 kgs €640, Red Lim 260 kgs €440, Ch 205 kgs €370, Red Lim 153 kgs €300, Ch 385 kgs €730. Bullock sale on Monday, May 11th: 250 bullocks on offerw tih good demand for the forward store bullock while other lots remain unchanged. Sheep trade holding firm with good demand for the numbers on offer.

Mountbellew

Cattle: There was a larger number of cattle on offer. The bad weather is having a negative impact on prices.  However, there was a good demand for quality lots with plainer cattle slower. Dry cows made up to €700 and were back on previous weeks. Heifers: 2 Lim X 342 kgs €620, Her X 390 kgs €600, 2 Lim X 355 kgs €630, two Lim X 303 kgs €580, Lim X 375 kgs €695. Bullocks: Lim X 595 kgs €880, Ch X 390 kgs €750, Lim X 455 kgs €685, Lim X 380 kgs €800, Ch X 400 kgs €765. Large number of cattle required weekly to satisfy demand from new and existing buyers.

Sheep: Larger numbers of spring lambs on offer to previous week. Strong demand for all sheep on offer with especially firm trade for stag ewes and ewes with lambs at foot. Spring lambs: Five lambs at 47 kgs €107; 17 lambs at 43 kgs €100; 20 lambs at 45 kgs €102.50; three lambs at 54 kgs €110; 35 lambs at 44 kgs €105; 12 lambs at 51 kgs €109. Hoggets: 14 ewe hoggets at 56 kgs €102.50, two hoggets at 50.5 kgs €92; nine hoggets at 49 kgs €91; five hoggets at 46 kgs €78. Stag ewes: Firm trade for all lots on offer. Prices ranged from €50 to €105. Ewes with lambs at foot: Three second crop ewes with four lambs at foot €150; four second crop ewes with eight lambs at foot €164; eleven hogget ewes scanned in lamb on point of lambing €102; one third crop with single lamb at foot €92.