Mart Reports – 15th July

Roscommon Mart

Cattle prices – Friday, July 8th : There was a large entry of excellent quality cattle on offer for the 57th Anniversary sale held on Friday last. There were improved prices for bullocks in particular for quality lots; however the plainer lots were a little easier and more difficult to sell. Bullock prices ranged from €2.27 per kilo up to €2.82 per kilo.The trade for heifers was similar to the previous week with prices averaging from €2.28 per kilo up to a max of €2.87 per kilo. There was a better trade for dry cows with a large percentage of them sold. Sales continue on Friday weekly for bullocks, heifers, suckler cows, dry cows and weanlings.

  Dry cows made from €820 up to €1720 per lot. Sample prices: Lim X 915 kgs €1720, Simm X 905 kgs €1520, Char X 810 kgs €1460, Char X 740 kgs €1350, Simm X 735 kgs €1180, Char X 670 kgs €1100, Lim X 685 kgs €1070, AAX 705 kgs €1045, BBX 670 kgs €970, Simm X 515 kgs €820.

  Heifers made from €475 to €990 over. Sample prices: Lim X 530 kgs €1520, Lim X 580 kgs €1465, 2 Char X 505 kgs €1200, Char X 450 kgs €1190, 2 Lim X 445 kgs €1145, Char X 395 kgs €1105, Simm X 405 kgs €1060, Char X 370 kgs €1050,  Simm X 450 kgs €1020.

  Bullocks made from €450 to €1005 over. Sample prices: AA 670 kgs €1450, AA 845 kgs €1750, AAX 680 kgs €1410, AAX 415 kgs €810, Char X 775 kgs €1750, 5 Lim X 725 kgs €1730, 3 Char X 702 kgs €1700, Char X 555 kgs €1380, 2 Char X 515 kgs €1370, 2 Simm X 532 kgs €1340, Char X 485 kgs €1340, 7 Char X 487 kgs €1335, BBX 505 kgs €1330, 3 Char X 455 kgs €1280, Char 355 kgs €930, 4 Lim X 538 kgs €1250, Lim X 485 kgs €1245.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, July 13th: There were similar numbers on offer this week. There was no major change in the trade for lambs. Again this week there were good numbers of store lambs presented for sale with prices on par to last week. There was a slightly easier trade for cast ewes. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note that as and from Wednesday August 3rd ewe lambs will be sold separately.

  Sample prices – Spring lambs: 44.40 kgs €90, 45.10 kgs €95, 48.30 kgs €116 (ewe lambs), 46.80 kgs €100, 45.7 kgs €99, 51 kgs €108, 49.6 kgs €111, 48.80 kgs €112. Store lambs: 37 kgs €80.50, 36.2 kgs €79, 40.50 kgs €85, 35.80 kgs €81, 33.20 kgs €79.50, 40.30 kgs €86,38.22 kgs €81.50. Cast ewes made from €70 to €100 per lot.

Castlerea Mart

Thursday, July 7th: 500 cattle on offer with demand remaining strong for quality stores while plainer type lots have seen a dip in prices. In the weanling classes demand for the lighter type calves remained strong especially the heifer calves while in the dry cow section even though prices have taken a hit a good clearance took place.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Ch 430kgs €1,205, Lm 445kgs €1,150, Lmx 510kgs €1,335, Ch 550kgs €1,325, Si 645kgs €1,360, Lmx 720kgs €1,550.

  Heifers: Lmx 425kgs €1,155, Ch 420kgs €1,045, BBx 490kgs €1,275, Lm 440kgs €1,150, Lm 575kgs €1,380, Ch 640kgs €1,425,

Dry cows: Lm 680kgs €1,275, Ch 710kgs €1,380, Si 750kgs €1,265, Chx 555kgs €1,060. 

  Cows with calves at foot made from €1,020 to €1,940 for a Lm heifer and her heifer calf at foot. Springer cows made from €1,070 to €1,350 per head.

  Calves: Smaller numbers on offer this week with demand and prices similar to previous weeks.

  Weanling heifers: Chx 270kgs €835, Ch 265kgs €805, Lmx 310kgs €930, Ch 320kgs €920, ch 275kgs €835.

  Weanling bulls: Lm 270kgs €810, Ch 275kgs €800, Ch 380kgs €985, Ch 400kgs €960, Lm 285kgs €835.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, July 14th) with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am, with three rings in operation.