Mart Reports – 19th August

Roscommon Mart Report

Cattle prices – Friday, August 12th: There was a large entry of excellent quality cattle on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a brisk trade for bullocks with average prices up slightly on the comparative sale last year. Prices for bullocks averaged from €2.44 per kilo up to €2.84 per kilo with 93% of the lots sold.

  There was also a lively trade for heifers with prices averaging from €2.34 per kilo up to €2.86 per kilo. There was a good number of dry cows on offer with prices ranging from €1.65 per kilo up to €1.99 per kilo. There was a good attendance of customers actively sourcing stock.   

  Sales as usual tomorrow (Friday 19th) at 11 am. Special Sale of Heifers on Friday, September 2nd – Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, August 26th. Sale of Weanlings on Tuesday, August 23rd at 5 pm.

  Dry cows made from €870 up to €1605 per lot. Sample prices: Char X 880 kgs €1,605, Lim X 770 kgs €1,450, Lim X 715 kgs €1,420, Simm X 760 kgs €1,240, Char X 690 kgs €1,225, AAX 685 kgs €1,065, AAX 645 kgs €965,

HEX 610 kgs €870.

  Heifers made from €535 to €965 over. Sample prices: Lim X 680 kgs €1,600, BBX 635 kgs €1,600, Char X 600 kgs €1525, Char X 625 kgs €1,500, Lim X 580 kgs €1,380, 2 Lim X 595 kgs €1,365, Lim X 485 kgs €1,300, 3 Char X 520 kgs €1,280, BBX 495 kgs €1,250, AAX 530 kgs €1,230, Lim X 455 kgs €1,205, Simm X 505 kgs €1,200, Char X 370 kgs €1,040, 2 Char X 392 kgs €1,095.

  Bullocks made from €550 to €1,025 over. Sample prices: Char X 745 kgs €1,770, 6 Char X 557 kgs €1,560, Lim X 670 kgs €1,500, Char X 595 kgs €1,480, Char X 525 kgs €1,465, BBX 470 kgs €1,415, Char X 575 kgs €1,400,

3 Lim X 550 kgs €1,390, 2 Char X 502 kgs €1,380, Char X 490 kgs €1,320, SAX 540 kgs €1,335, Char X 500 kgs €1,310, AAX 565 kgs €1,300, HEX 445 kgs €1,040, Char X 370 kgs €920, 2 Char X 468 kgs €1,285.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, August 17th: There were larger numbers on offer again this week. The trade for lambs was on a par with the previous week. There was a large number of ewe lambs present with a pen of ewe lambs making as high as €134. The trade for cast ewes was on a par with the previous week. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for Lambs and cast ewes. Please note that ewe lambs will be sold separately.

  Sample prices – Mixed lambs: 49.20kgs €109, 49.2 kgs €107, 56.60kgs €106, 53.20 kgs €106, 51kgs €103, 48.90kgs €103, 50 kgs €102, 48 kgs €100, 47.6 kgs €100. 

  Store lambs: 46.2kgs €94, 43.8 kgs €90, 46.40kgs €90, 45.10kgs €90, 43.20 kgs €89, 42 kgs €89.50, 40.30 kgs €86, 42.10kgs €83.50, 40kgs €80, 39.10 kgs €81.50.

  Ewe lambs: 3 pens of Blue Leicester X ewe lambs made €134, €127, and €106. 46.8kgs €115, 45.90kgs €110, 53.30kgs €110, 42.2kgs €110, 42kgs €101, 48kgs €102, 45kgs €100, 45.30kgs €97. Cast ewes made from €50 to €117 per lot.

Castlerea Mart Report

Sale, August 11th: 600 cattle on offer this week with improved demand for the increased number of bullocks presented for sale. Stronger forward store bullocks were a lively trade with improved quality on offer this week. Heifers and weanlings were also in strong demand with prices similar to last week, overall a good clearance took place with a good attendance of customers present.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Lim 415kgs €1,185, Ch 485kgs €1,230, Ch 520kgs €1,245, Ch 570kgs €1,385, Lm 640kgs €1,435, AA 645kgs €1,430, Ch 685kgs €1,510, Lm 780kgs €1,695.

  Heifers: BBX 390kgs €1,190, Ch 390kgs €1,085, Lim 460kgs €1,140, BBx 590kgs €1,380, Ch 580kgs €1,315, Ch 625kgs €1,440.

  Dry cows: Ch 695kgs €1,215, Lm 615kgs €1,175, Lm 650kgs €1,050, Lm 690kgs €1,210.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €800 to €1,910 for a Ch cow and her bull calf at foot.

  Weanling bulls: Lim 265kgs €860, Ch 250kgs €880, Ch 235kgs €785, Lm 490kgs €1,200, Ch 370kgs €1,135.

  Weanling heifers: BBX 290kgs €815, AA 290kgs €720, BBx 350kgs €955, Ch 330kgs €905, Ch 405kgs €1,090.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, 18th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation.

  Please note as and from the 5th of September the Monday Bullock Sale will resume.