Mart Report

Castlerea Mart April 12th, 2007 1000 cattle on offer. Prices for bullocks and heifers remained steady. Increased number of cows and calves on offer met a very good trade while the quality weanlings on offer attracted a lot of interest from the good attendance of buyers present. Bullocks: R. Lim 477 kgs €828, AA 530 kgs €930, B. Lim 580 kgs €960, Ch 660 kgs 1,140, Ch 595 kgs €1,100, Ch 650 kgs €1,175. Heifers: AA 470 kgs €875, Lim 470 kgs €880, Lim 420 kgs €845, Ch 545 kgs €1,000, Ch 605 kgs €1,125, AA 465 kgs €805. Cows: Dry cows: Ch 785 kgs €1,080, Fr 665 kgs €730, Ch 660 kgs €900, AA 460 kgs €590, Sim 610 kgs €670, R Lim 530 kgs €690. Cows with calves at foot made from €720 to €1,600 per head while springers made from €600 to €1,250. Weanlings: 400 weanlings on offer, with bulls making from €300 to €450 over their weight and heifers making from €250 to €350 over. Suck calves: Sample prices: AA heifer €222, B. bull €335, Ch bull €280, Fr. Bull €130, Lim heifer €192, Fr bull €105. Sheep Spring lambs on offer made from €70 to €110 per head while cast ewes made from €40 to €70 per head.   Elphin Cattle Monday 16th April Dry cows made from €€520 to €985. Prices 770 kgs €985, 750 kgs €945, 550 kgs €825. Weanling bulls made from €550 to €860. Prices: 420 kgs €840, 435 kgs €800, 295 kgs €710, 385 kgs €790. Weanling heifers made from €440 to €845. Prices: 380 kgs €845, 242 kgs €474, 400 kgs €600. In-calf heifers from €1,140 to €1,400. Pure bred sale: bulls from €1,100 to €5,500. Heifers from €1,500 to €2,500. Sheep Spring lamb from €86 to €105. Dry ewes from €36 to €70.   Mountbellew Cattle There was a larger number of cattle on offer to the previous week, with increased demand for all lots on offer and a 92 percent clearance of animals on offer. Bullocks/bull weanlings: Lim bullock ’05, 540 kgs €885, Lim bullock ’05 580 kgs €910, 2 bullocks ’05 480 kgs €710, 2 Lim bull weanlings ’06, 390 kgs €700, 2 Lim bull weanlings ’06 360 kgs €690, Char bull weanling ’06 345 kgs €720. Heifers: 1 Char heifer ’05 590 kgs €985, Char heifer ’05, 555 kgs €930, Char heifer, ’05 485 kgs €850, Bel. Blue heifer weanling ’05 470 kgs €850, Char heifer weanling ’06 300 kgs €610, Lim heifer weanling ’06, 260 kgs €545. Special sale of suckler cows with calves at foot met with brisk demand. Cows were second, third and fourth calvers with strong calves at foot. Prices ranged from €910 to €1,260. Sheep There was a very large number of sheep on offer. Spring lambs met with good demand. Slightly easier trade for hoggets. Also, there was a strong demand for stag ewes with lambs at foot. Spring lambs: 12 at 43 kgs €97.50, 3 at 48.5 kgs €103.50, 12 at 41 kgs €94.50, 2 at 37 kgs €81.50, seven at 47 kgs €100.50, 8 at 50 kgs €104. Hoggets: 11 at 51 kgs €87.50, 11 at 54 kgs €89, 14 ewe hoggets at 55 kgs €93.50, ten ewe hoggets at 53 kgs €90. Stag ewes: There was a brisk demand and prices ranged from €46 to €76.50. Ewes with lambs at foot: 11 third crop ewes with single lambs at foot €80. Five second and third crop ewes with twin lambs at foot €100.   Roscommon Friday 13th April There was a very strong trade for all classes of cattle. Cows with calves at foot met with a very strong demand. Big numbers are coming out and farmers are advised to come early this Friday due to a huge entry for the special continental bullock sale. Gates open at 7 am. Last Friday, there were 740 cattle on offer. Heavy bullocks 500 kgs and over made from €250 to €580 over. Prices: Sim bullock 600 kgs €1,020, 2 Ch 580 kgs €1,110, Ch 625 kgs €1,100, 3 Sim 640 kgs €1,060. Store bullocks up to 500 kgs made from €270 to   €460 over. Prices: Sim 495 kgs €880, Ch 345 kgs €750, 2 Ch 433 kgs €890, 5 Ch 414 kgs €850. Beef heifers made from €300 to €440 over. Prices AA 500 kgs €940, Ch 600 kgs €900, Bl Wh 490 kgs €825. Store heifers made from €250 to €510 over. Prices: AA 510 kgs €955, Ch 395 kgs €760, Lim 415 kgs €910, Ch 540 kgs €1,050. Dry cows made from €430 to €975 per head. Prices: Her 605 kgs €650, Fr 685 kgs €780, Ch 735 kgs €850, BBx 760 kgs €975. Cows with calves at foot made from €970 to €1,750 per head. Prices: Third calf Ch cow with heifer calf €1,100. Ch third calf with bull calf €1,750. Third calf lim with heifer calf €1,300. Fourth calf AA with bull calf €1,000. Weanling heifers made from €200 to €365 over. Prices Ch 315 kgs €540, Lim 300 kgs €500, AA 435 kgs €720, 2 Ch 285 kgs €570. Weanling bulls made €215 to €400 over. Prices: AA 390 kgs €650, Lim 320 kgs €600, Ch 320 kgs €652. BB 470 kgs €850.