Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was another large entry of excellent-quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a brisk trade for heifers with plenty of customers in attendance which resulted in a very high clearance of lots. Prices for heifers ranged from an average of €2.09 per kilo up to €2.57 per kilo.
“Bullocks made from an average of €1.87 per kilo up to €2.32 per kilo. Dry cows averaged from €1.27 per kilo up to a high of €2.52 per kilo for a Lim X 540kgs fetching €1,365.
“This Friday (November 1st), the mart will host a special sale of bullocks at 11 am, with heifers and dry cows. On Friday, November 8th, there will be a winter special sale of heifers with bullocks and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 31st).
“There was another good entry of excellent quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s sale for weanlings and suckler cows. There was an improved trade for weanling heifers with lots averaging from €2.31 per kilo up to €3.63 per kilo There was a brisk trade for bulls with prices ranging from an average of €2.28 per kilo up to €3.74 per kilo.
“There was a good clearance for the special entry of springers with lots fetching from €1,600 up to €1,920.
“There will be a special sale of weanlings next Tuesday (November 5th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this evening (October 31st). Included in the sale are 20 excellent quality cows with strong calves at foot and eight top-quality springer heifers approximately five months in calf to pure bred Limousin bull.
“There was a good entry of sheep on offer with a good demand for both lambs and cast ewes. There was a nice selection of ewes lambs with lots fetching up to €125. Finished lambs made up to €98 for 49.50 kilo.
“Sales continue Wednesdays at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Lim X 540kgs €1365, PTX 870kgs €1320, Lim 755kgs €1300, BBX 910kgs €1245, Char X 740kgs €1195, Simm X 775kgs €1150, Char X 770kgs €1095, Lim X 625kgs €1030, Lim X 640kgs €970, Lim X 540kgs €815.
Char X 760kgs €1590, Char X 685kgs €1520, BAX 670kgs €1500, Char X 650kgs €1430, Char X 580kgs €1340, 2 BBX 530kgs €1300, Char X 520kgs €1270, Lim X 535kgs €1240, Char X 510kgs €1200, 3 Char X 523kgs €1230, Lim X 515kgs €1255, 2 Char X 480kgs €1195, Char X 450kgs €1160, Lim 455kgs €1135, Char X 460kgs €1115, Char X 435kgs €1000, Lim X 430kgs €990.
2 Lim X 650kgs €1300, BAX 530kgs €1175, Lim X 485kgs €1130, Char X 540kgs €1120, Char X 530kgs €1115, Lim X 520kgs €1090, Char X 480kgs €1025, Char X 435kgs €980, SAX 372kgs €840, Lim X 465kgs €950, Lim 380kgs €840, Lim X 445kgs €920, Char X 400kgs €895.
Lim X 345kgs €965 - €2.79 per kilo, Char X 330kgs €945 - €2.86 per kilo, Lim X 280kgs €900 - €3.21 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €860 - €3.12 per kilo, Char X 355kgs €860 - €2.42 per kilo, Char X 280kgs €820 - €2.92 per kilo, Char X 250kgs €820 - €2.56 per kilo, Char X 340kgs €840 - €2.47 per kilo, Char 220kgs €800 - €3.63 per kilo, 2 Char X 292kgs €770 - €2.63 per kilo, AAX 300kgs €730 - €2.43 per kilo.
Lim X 420kgs €1260 - €3 per kilo, Lim X 400kgs €1100 - €2.75 per kilo, Char X 330kgs €1050 - €3.18 per kilo, Char X 380kgs €1035 - €3.72 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €1030 - €3.74 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €905 - €2.32 per kilo, BAX 330kgs €940 - €2.84 per kilo, Char X 315kgs €925 - €2.93 per kilo, Lim X 370kgs €900 - €2.43 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €855 - €3.10 per kilo, SAX 325kgs €785 - €2.41 per kilo, SAX 300kgs €755 - €2.51 per kilo, Char X 225kgs €745 - €3.31 per kilo, 2 Char X 237kgs €650 - €2.73 per kilo.
49.5kgs €98, 56kgs €95, 49.40kgs €94, 49kgs €95, 50.30kgs €95, 46.90kgs €90, 48.20kgs €94.
43.60kgs €82, 42.70kgs €83, 39.60kgs €84, 40.90kgs €85, 42kgs €82.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“Large numbers of stock presented for sale again this week with extra farmer activity at the ringside resulting in better demand especially for the weanlings and younger stock.
“The heifer trade reported a steady trade with a good clearance reported while the dry cow trade and breeding stock were similar to last week.
“Cows with calves at foot made from €1,000 to €1,220 per head. Springer cows made from €800 to €1,030 per head. Runners made from €250 to €680 per head.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, 31st) with our weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Lm 425kgs €1000, Lm 385kgs €905, Ch 405kgs €915, Lm 495kgs €1140, Ch 465kgs €1095, Lm 470kgs €1075, Ch 475kgs €1455, Sim 550kgs €1350, Ch 600kgs €1260, Lm 610kgs €1285.
Ch 905kgs €1395, Lm 830kgs €1350, Lm 780kgs €1295, Lm 770kgs €1280, Sh 485kgs €520.
Ch 295kgs €810, Lm 295kgs €765, BBx 325kgs €1040, Ch 370kgs €990, Ch 310kgs €895, Ch 330kgs €1075, Ch 365kgs €935.
Chx 270kgs €795, Ch 285kgs €795, Ch 310kgs €815, Ch 370kgs €1090, Lm 310kgs €770, Ch 330kgs €820, Ch 430kgs €1025.
Chx 495kgs €1175, Chx 455kgs €1105, Lm 470kgs €1085, Ch 520kgs €1220, Lm 500kgs €1160, Lm 595kgs €1335, Ch 620kgs €1330, Ch 665kgs €1340, Lm 615kgs €1270, Ch 570kgs €1260.