Mart Reports – 16th September

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, September 9th: There was a large entry of top quality cattle on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a special sale of bullocks. There was a flying trade for bullocks with plenty of customers in attendance anxious for stock. Average prices for bullocks ranged from €2.34 per kilo up to €2.93 per kilo and a 94% clearance of lots.

  There was a brisk trade for heifers in particular for quality lots. Prices averaged from €2.19 per kilo up to €2.89 per kilo. Prices for dry cows averaged from €1.53 per kilo up to €1.82 per kilo.

  Special sale of heifers tomorrow at 11 am. 92 pens on offer. Cattle must be penned by 10 am to be included in the draw. Autumn extra special sale of bullocks on Friday, September 23rd. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday September 15th.

  Dry cows made from €835 to €1330 per lot. Sample prices: Simm X 805 kgs €1330, Lim 730 kgs €1325, Char 765 kgs €1275, Lim X 725 kgs €1230,Lim 730 kgs €1225, HEX 770 kgs €1200, Char X 705 kgs €1100, AAX 680 kgs €1070,Fr 605 kgs €860, Char X 595 kgs €850.

  Heifers made from €410 to €720 over. Sample prices: Char X 545 kgs €1260, 2 Hex 657 kgs €1200, Char X 495 kgs €1180, BBX 420 kgs €1020, 2 Char X 395 kgs €1000, Lim 410 kgs €940, Simm X 475 kgs €1000, Char X 380 kgs €1100, SHX 355 kgs €860, Lim X 320 kgs €855, 2 HEX 435 kgs €860.

  Bullocks made from € 475 to €990 over. Sample prices: Char X 765 kgs €1710, 2 Char X 6320 kgs €1600, Char  X 585 kgs €1555, 4 Lim  X 576 kgs €1530, Char X 585 kgs €1530, 3 Char X 548 kgs €1520, Simm X 650 kgs €1500,

Char X 530 kgs €1405, Char X 490 kgs €1420, Char X 555 kgs €1495, Char X 485 kgs €1275, 3 Lim X 387 kgs €1075, 2 Lim X 470 kgs €1100, 3 Char X 548 kgs €1520, Lim X 420kgs €1045, 2 Char X 385 kgs €960, 2 Char X 345 kgs €1005, 2 Char X 578 kgs €1460, 2 Char X 520 kgs €1390, AAX 525 kgs €1000.

  Breeding ewes – Saturday, September 10th: There was another large entry of breeding sheep on offer this week. The trade for breeding ewes slightly back on the previous week. Two-year-old ewes made up to €160. Prices for breeding hoggets were also less with the tops making €198. Breeding sheep continue weekly on Saturdays at 11 am. Gates open at 8 am. Sale of pedigree charollais rams on Saturday next September 17th. Sale at 1.30 pm.

  Hoggets ranged from €115 to €198 per head, 2-year-old ewes made from €126 to €160 per head, 3-year-old ewes made from €105 to €130 per head.

  Weanlings and suckler cows – Tuesday, Sepetember 13th: There were good numbers on offer at sale of weanlings and suckler cows on Tuesday last. Weanling bulls averaged from €2.30 per kilo up to €2.95 per kilo while average prices for weanling heifers ranged from €2.48 per kilo up to €3.17 per kilo. Cows with calves at foot made from €1250 up to €1480. Usual sale of weanlings and suckler cows on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm.

  Weanling heifers made from €305 to €650 over. Sample prices: BBX 400 kgs €950, BBX 300 kgs €950, Char X 375 kgs €920, BBX 375 kgs €900, Char 300 kgs €855, Char X 285 kgs €800, BBX 350 kgs €800, Char X 245 kgs €690.

  Weanling bulls made from €425 to €675 over. Sample prices: Lim X 590 kgs €1150, Char X 535 kgs €1150,

BBX 425 kgs €1100, Char X 430 kgs €1025, BBX 350 kgs €975, AUX 385 kgs €920, BBX 340 kgs €870, Char X 300 kgs €850, Char X 255 kgs €730.

  Springing heifers made from €1100 and cows with calves at foot made up to €1480.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, September 14th: We had a very large entry of lambs for sale again this week. There was a lively trade for lambs with a large attendance of customers. There were excellent quality ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €146. The trade for finished lambs was back on the previous week with finished lambs making as high as €102. The trade for cast ewes was on a par with the previous week. Sales continue each Wednesdays at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note that ewe lambs will be sold separately.

  Sample prices – Mixed lambs: 47.80kgs €102, 51kgs €100, 51.4kgs €100, 48.75kgs €100, 52.6 kgs €96.50, 51.4 kgs €96, 49.7 kgs €95, 46.18kgs €95.

  Store Lambs: 43.4kgs €85, 43.80kgs €84.5, 45.3kgs €85, 42.2 kgs €82, 39.7kgs €81, 38.42kgs €80.

  Ewe lambs: 56.30kgs €146, 50.90kgs €145, 54.3kgs €128, 48.60kgs €125, 54kgs €120, 50.8kgs €120, 47kgs €118, 46.6kgs €115, 54.70kgs €114, 46.60kgs €111, 47kgs €110, 47.7kgs €110, 54.6kgs €105.5, 45.8kgs €104. Cast Ewes made from €50 to €105 per lot.

  Show and Sale weanlings – Tuesday, September 6th – Best Weanling Heifer: 1st: Mr. Seamus Walsh, Moher, Ballyleague, Roscommon; 2nd: Padraig Morris, Coolouger, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon; 3rd: Michael Carr, Cloonshivna, Newbridge.

  Best pen of heifers – 1st: Dan Raftery, Moher, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway; 2nd: Olivia Hynes, Jamestown, Ballyforan.

  Best weanling bull – 1st: David Dolan, Errick, Four Roads, Roscommon; 2nd: Denis Smyth, Brackloon, Ballintubber, Castlerea; 3rd: Mary Dunne, Curraghroe, Roscommon.

  Best pair of weanling bulls – 1st: Anthony Moran, Tibarney, Four Roads, Roscommon; 2nd: James Brady, Ballindollaghan, Lisalway, Castlerea.

  Champion weanling of the show – Mr. Seamus Walsh, Moher, Ballyleague, Roscommon.

Castlerea Mart Report

Thursday, September 8th: Due to the recent inclement weather and poor ground conditions bigger numbers of stock presented for sale this week with prices holding firm for quality lots and slight increases in some cases with extra farmer activity in the weanling classes. Plainer type stock are tending to be harder sold at the moment but breeding stock and runners reported good clearances.

  Sample prices – heifers: AA 400kgs €1,005, Lm 380kgs €1,045, Lm 460kgs €1,185, BBx 510kgs €1,295, Lm 585kgs €1,365, Lm 475kgs €1,150.

  Dry cows: Ch 760kgs €1,425, Lm 690kgs €1,260, Lm 620kgs €1,095, Hr 765kgs €1,300, Lmx 480kgs €815.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €875 to €2,000 for a Ch heifer and her Charolais heifer calf at foot. Springer cows made from €975 to €1,410. Calves young lots made from €160 to €465 with runners making up to €700.

  Weanling bulls: Chx 290kgs €890, Lm 250kgs €855, Ch 245kgs €835,Lmx 330kgs €1,085, Ch 420kgs €1,035. Weanling heifers: Lm 280kgs €840, Ch 285kgs €800, Lm 360kgs €1,020, Lm 320kgs €825, Ch 430kgs €1,060.

  Bullock sale – Monday, September 5th: 180 bullocks on offer making from €350 to €930 over with an average of €556 over paid. Trade similar to previous weeks with big difference in price depending on quality.

  Sample prices: Ch 475kgs €1,245, Lm 450kgs €1,185, Lm 510kgs €1,130, Ch 550kgs €1,340, Ch 620kgs €1,425, Ch 755kgs €1,685.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart: Today (Thursday 15th) we hold our Anniversary Sale celebrating 40 years in business. All sales commence at 11 am.