Mart Reports – 10th June

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, June 3rd: There were smaller numbers on offer this week; however there was an improved trade for bullocks with prices averaging from €2.78 per kilo up to a high of €3.23 per kilo. There was a good trade for heifers with prices ranging from €2.38 per kilo up to €2.91 per kilo. There was a brisk trade for dry cows with lots fetching from €1.92 per kilo up to €2.19 per kilo. Sales as usual for bullocks, heifers, weanlings and dry cows on Friday next (June 10th) at 11 am. Please note that weanlings and suckler cows will be sold on Fridays until further notice.

  Dry cows made from €950 to €1750 per head. Sample prices: Lim X 800 kgs €1750, AA 800 kgs €1540, Lim X 720 kgs €1415, Char X 715 kgs €1370, Char 615 kgs €1335, HEX 665 kgs €1180, Char X 670 kgs €1150, Lim X 575 kgs €1110, SHX 545 kgs €1015, SHX 560 kgs €950.

  Heifers made from €450 to €765 over. Sample prices: Lim X 605 kgs €1330, Char 520 kgs €1240, Char X 435 kgs €1185, Lim 405 kgs €1170, AAX 480 kgs €1080, Lim X 385 kgs €1050, Simm X 380 kgs €1045, FRX 405 kgs €1000, 3 Lim X 308 kgs €900.

  Bullocks made from €455 to €860 over. Sample prices: Lim X 780 kgs €1630, Char X 480 kgs €1340, 2 Char X 450 kgs €1320, 7 Lim X 437 kgs €1245, 6 Char X 366 kgs €1185, Lim X 280 kgs €870, 2 Lim X 372 kgs €1205, Char X 410 kgs €1230.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, June 8th: There were bigger numbers of sheep on offer this week. There was no significant change in the trade for lambs resulting in a 99.27% clearance. The trade for cast ewes was in line with last week. Ewes with lambs fetched up to €275 for lots with twins at foot while lots with single lambs at foot made up to €175. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.

  Sample prices: Spring lambs: 49 kgs €110, 44.90 kgs 114, 47.20 kgs €108.50 45.60 kgs €111

41.20kgs €100, 46.1 kgs 112, 52.80 kgs €117, 41.40 kgs €96.50, 44  kgs €108. Cast ewes made from €60 to €120 per lot, ewes with twin lambs at foot made up to €275 per unit and ewes (1st crop) with single lambs at foot made up to €175 per unit.

Castlerea Mart Report

June 2nd: 650 cattle on offer this week with a very good trade reported from all three rings. Quality stores in particular were a very strong trade this week, while the breeding stock reported excellent clearance. Trade has been aided by the recent spell of good weather and the abundance of grass.

  Sample prices – bullocks: AA 420kgs €1280, Ch 430kgs €1280, Ch 540kgs  €1420, AA 525kgs €1340, Ch 605kgs €1580, Lim 655kgs €1655, Ch 600kgs €1560.

  Heifers: Lim 410kgs €1120, Lim 380kgs €1035, Lim 480kgs €1245, Ch 585kgs €1435, Ch 600kgs €1475.

  Dry cows: Lim 875kgs €1770, Ch 800kgs €1560, Ch 650kgs €1520, Her 480kgs €890. Cows with calves at foot made from €980 to €2220 for a Ch cow and her Sim bull calf at foot. Springers made from €970 to €1570 per head.

  Calves: Good numbers of stock presented this week with demand remaining very strong for the quality lots on offer with a full clearance reported. Young dairy cross calves made from €95 to €230 per head. Her and AA cross-made from €180 to €375 with continental types making up to €570.

  Weanling bulls: Lim 280kgs €935, Ch 270kgs €935, Ch 310kgs €1070, Lim 360kgs €1120, Lim 365 kgs €1045. Weanling heifers: Lim 290kgs €945, Lim 240kgs €840, Ch 370kgs €1115, Ch 320kgs €980, Lim 420kgs €1090.

  Sales at Castlerea Mart continue on Thursday next (June 9th), with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation.