Mart Reports – 13th May

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, May 6th: There was a good entry of top quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. The good weather brought with it a cracking trade for bullocks with excellent prices, plenty of customers and a near full clearance of lots. Average prices for bullocks ranged from €2.50 per kilo up to €3.11 per kilo. There was firm trade for heifers with prices similar to last week with averages of €2.41 per kilo up to €2.91 per kilo. There was also a good entry of dry cows with prices ranging from €1.71 per kilo up to €1.89 per kilo.

  Sale as usual Friday (May 13th) with 31 pens of heifers on offer, also bullocks and dry cows. All stock must be penned by 10.30 am. Cattle not penned by this time will not be included in the draw. Friday, May 13th Sale of 4 and 5 star heifers – please contact the office for details.

  Dry cows made from €805  to €1365  per head. Sample prices: Lim X 725 kgs €1365, Simm X 750 kgs €1340, Lim 740 kgs €1335, Char x 750 kgs €1335, Lim X 680 kgs €1200, HE  635 kgs €1055, AAX 585 kgs €1000, SAX 620 kgs €1100.

  Heifers made from €465 to €790 over. Sample prices: Char X 520 kgs €1310, Lim X 555 kgs €1310, Lim X 490 kgs €1205, 2 Char x 472 kgs €1200,BBX 440 kgs €1160, 3 Char X 415 kgs €1125, Lim X 470 kgs €1110, Char X 380 kgs €1105, Simm X 390 kgs €965, Char X 350 kgs €950, BBX 410 kgs €1090.

  Bullocks made from €425 to €1110 over. Sample prices: Lim X 820 kgs €1750, BBX 615 kgs €1725, Char X 600 kgs €1675, Lim X 630 kgs €1625, AAX 620 kgs €1475, Lim X 575 kgs €1540, Char X 520 kgs €1450,  4 Char X 511 kgs €1370, Lim X 490 kgs €1280, 4 Char X 407 kgs €1235, Lim X 460 kgs €1270, AAX 490 kgs €1190, AAX 605 kgs €1300, 2 Simm X 358 kgs €960, Simm X 540 kgs €1240, 2 HEX 488 kgs €1080, 2 Char X 453 kgs €1220, Lim X 420 kgs €1135.

  Tuesday, 10th May: There was a large entry of excellent quality weanlings on offer at last Tuesday’s sale. There was a lively trade for weanling heifers with prices averaging from €2.67 up to €3.47 per kilo. There was also a brisk trade for bull weanlings with prices averaging from €2.57 per kilo up to €3.46 per kilo. There was good attendance of both exporters and farmers resulting in a high clearance of lots. Cows with calves at foot made up to €1680. Sale of weanlings and suckler cows and cows with calves at foot as usual Tuesday next (May 17th) at 5 pm.

  Weanling heifers made from €295 to €875 over. Sample prices: BB X 400 kgs €1275, Char X 445 kgs €1230, BB X 375 kgs €1190,  Char X 355 kgs €1110,  Lim X 380 kgs €1030, Char X 330 kgs €990, Lim X 370 kgs €1000, BB X 430 kgs €985, Lm X 355 kgs €985, 2 AAX 365 €955, Char X 310 €945, BBX 280 kgs €880,Char X 320kgs 880, Lm X 245 kgs €760, 2 Lm X 210 kgs €730.

  Weanling bulls made from €305 to €775 over. Sample prices: Char X 480 kgs €1255, Char X 505 kgs €1230, BB X 415 kgs €1150, 2 Lim X 400 kgs €1100, Char X 355 kgs €1030, Char X 335 kgs €1030, Lm X 345 kgs €1025, Char X 335kgs €990, Lm X 330kgs €960, BAX 330 kgs €925, Char X 315kgs €900, Ch 330 kgs €900, Char X 280 kgs €875, Lm 275 kgs €860, Lm X 280 kgs €850, Char X 285kgs €825, Char X 225 kgs €780, Lm X 220 kgs €755. Cows and calves at foot made from €1500 to €1680.

  Sheep sale, Wednesday May 11th: There was a good entry of sheep on offer at Wednesday‘s sale. The price for spring lambs was on a par with the previous week. There was a small number of hoggets on offer with a pen of ewe hoggets making €145. The trade for cast ewes was a little better this week with a top price of €120. There were smaller numbers of ewes with lambs at foot presented for sale. Ewes with 2 lambs at foot made up to €230, while ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €170. Sales continue each Wednesdays at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.

  Sample prices – Spring lambs: 49.30 kgs €125, 52.1 kgs €123, 45.9kgs €120, 45kgs, €117, 50 kgs €120, 51 kgs €118, 43.7 kgs €116, 44.9 kgs €115, 44 kgs €117, 41.30 kgs €105. Ewe hoggets: 52.20 kgs €145, 54 kgs €120, 64 kgs €120. Mixed hoggets: 49.40 kgs €100. Cast ewes made from €70 to €120 per lot. Ewes with twin lambs at foot made up to €230 per unit. Ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €170 per unit.

 

Castlerea Mart Report

Sale on Thursday, May 5th: 850 cattle were on offer at the sale and trade was maintained for the quality lots presented for sale.

  There was an improved trade of heifers and heifer weanlings this week, with extra grass buyers in attendance, while breeding stock and weanling bulls also reported good clearances.

  Suck calves remained a strong trade while the first dairy clearance sale reported a 100 per cent clearance.

  Sample prices: Heifers: Ch 425kgs – €1,130; Lim 425kgs – €1,205; Ch 390kgs – €1,115; Lim 440kgs – €1275; AA 480kgs – €1,205; Ch 510kgs – €1470; Ch 530kgs – €1,330; Lm 540kgs – €1,425.

  Dry cows: Lm 495kgs – €960; Ch 860kgs – €1615; Ch 790kgs – €1,410; Lm 690kgs – €1,365; Lm 765kgs – €1,355.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €1050 to €1970 for a BBx cow and her limousin bull calf at foot.

  Springer cows: springer cows made from €1000 to €1520 per head; dairy cows (milkers) made from €700 to €1340; dairy springers made from €780 to €910, with dairy maiden heifers making from €620 to €900.

  Calves: a good number on offer again this week, with demand strongest for the continental lots.

  Sample prices: AA bull – €275; Hr bull – €305; AA hfr – €275; Fr bull – €120; Ch hfr – €445; Sim bull – €430.

  Weanling bulls: Chx 285kgs – €920; Lim 290kgs – €900; Ch 330kgs – €945; Ch 435kgs – €1,100; Chx 450kgs – €1175; Ch 305kgs – €980.

  Weanling heifers: Ch 260kgs – €895; Ch 275kgs – €830; Ch 330kgs – €1,010; Ch 390kgs – €1,095; Lm 445kgs – €1,125.

Bullock sale: Monday, May 2nd: 200 bullocks were on offer, with bullocks making from €400 to €980, with their weight and an average of €626 over paid.

  In general, prices were improved by €30 to €40 per head, with extra customers in attendance trying to source feeding stock.

  Sample prices: Ch 495kgs – €1,355; Lm 470kgs – €1,280; Ch 510kgs – €1,430; Lm 570kgs – €1,445; Ch 600kgs – €1,450; Lm 700kgs – €1,680.

  A bullock sale will take place today (Thursday, 12th of May) with a sale of heifers, cows, calves and weanlings on offer. All sales commence at 11 am.