Saturday, 25 October 2014

Mart Round-up

Mountbellew

Cattle: Smaller number of cattle on offer than the previous week, the harsh weather conditions having an impact on the number on offer. Prices remained the same as previous week with good quality lots in strong demand. Plainer stock were harder to sell but with grass shortage farmers were anxious to sell. Heifers: Sim X 495 kgs 710, Sim X 545 kgs 700, Ch X 300 kgs 495, 2 Lim X 415 kgs 685. Bullocks: Ch X 520 kgs 910, Lim X 365 kgs 620, Lim X 500 kgs 865, Ch X 420 kgs 790. Large number of cattle required weekly to satisfy demand from new and existing buyers.

Sheep: Very large sale with large number of stag ewes and spring lambs on offer. Stag ewes remained firm trade with spring lambs and hoggets easier trade to previous week.

Spring lambs: Six lambs at 51 kgs 100, 13 lambs at 42 kgs 85; nine lambs at 38 kgs 76, 17 lambs at 45 kgs 91.50, two lambs at 53 kgs 105, nine lambs at 44 kgs 90.50, ten lambs at 41.5 kgs 83. Hoggets: Four ewe hoggets at 60 kgs 123, 14 wether hoggets at 51.5 kgs 85, 11 wether hoggets at 48 kgs 82.50. Stag ewes: Large numbers met with strong trade. Prices ranged from 50 to 104. Ewes with lambs at foot: Four second crop ewes with six lambs at foot 150. Three first crop ewes with three lambs at foot 124. Three third crop ewes with three lambs at foot 96.

Castlerea

There were 650 cattle on offer and an increased number of buyers present, resulting in a slightly improved trade for all classes of stock on offer. Heifers: B. Blue 455 kgs 1,220, Red Lim 510 kgs 900, Sim 480 kgs 815, B. Sim 455 kgs 860, B. Lim 555 kgs 900, R. Lim 415 kgs 750, AA 570 kgs 820, AA 420 kgs 595. Dry Cows: Sim 810 kgs 1,070, Ch 625 kgs 800, Fr 640 kgs 710, B. her 550 kgs 720, B. Her 680 kgs 870, R. Lim 725 kgs 965. Cows with calves at foot made from 610 to 1,410 per head. Springers made from 550 to 750 per head. Breeding bulls made from 800 to 1,800 per head. Calves: B. Her bull 285, Sim heifer 172, Fr bull 134, AA heifer 174, Ch bull 290, Sim heifer 232, Ch bull 335, AA bull 200. Weanling bulls: R. Lim 430 kgs 900, R. Lim 415 kgs 835, Ch 330 kgs 7800, B. Blue 315 kgs 660, Ch 215 kgs 535, Ch 220 kgs 460, Ch 310 kgs 565. Weanling heifers: B. Blue 310 kgs 900, Ch 340 kgs 600, AA 260 kgs 500, Lim 330 kgs 590, Sim 310 kgs 435, Lim 370 kgs 570, Ch 380 kgs 600. Bullock sale 18th May 2009P: 1560 bullocks on offer with prices similar to the previous weeks. The sheep trade remains firm with good demand for the numbers on offer.