Mart Reports – 22nd July

Roscommon Mart Report

Cattle prices – Friday, July 15th: There was a small entry of cattle on offer on Friday last. There was a lively trade for bullocks with all lots sold. Bullock prices ranged from €2.10 per kilo up to €2.45 per kilo. Bull weanlings made from €2.26 per kilo up to €2.38 per kilo. The trade for heifers were similar to the previous week with prices averaging from €2.24 per kilo up to a max of €2.77 per kilo. The trade for dry cows was on a par with the previous sale with all lots sold. Sales continue on Friday weekly for bullocks, heifers, suckler cows, dry cows and weanlings.

  Dry cows made from €890 up to €1,085 per lot. Sample prices: Lim X 645 kgs €1,085, Lim X 575 kgs €1,060, BBX 590 kgs €1020 Char X 685 kgs €1,000,  Lim X 565 kgs €975, AAX 520 kgs €890.

  Heifers made from €420 to €695 over. Sample prices: Char X 560 kgs €1,255, Char X 500 kgs €1,190,  Lim X 520 kgs €1,040, 2 BA X 330 kgs €825, Char X 265 kgs €735, Char X 275 kgs €700.

  Bullocks made from €495 to €700 over. Sample prices:  Lim X 585 kgs €1,285, Lim X 500 kgs €1,105, 2 Char X 452.5 kgs €1,090, 2 Char X 450 kgs €1,090, Lim X 445 kgs €1,070, LimX 415 kgs €950, Si X 415 kgs €950.

  Bull weanlings made from €530 to €640 over. Sample prices: Char X 415 kgs €990, Char X 420 kgs €950, AA X 390 kgs €925, AA X 390 kgs €885.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, July 20th: There were smaller numbers on offer this week due to the fine weather. The trade for lambs was on a par with the previous week with all lots sold. Again this week there were good numbers of store lambs presented for sale. There was a better trade for cast ewes due to a small entry. 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: 50.30 kgs €112, 48.40 kgs €111, 56.50 kgs €111, 52.50 kgs €108.50, 48.50 kgs €107, 46.70 kgs €105, 46.70 kgs €104, 45 kgs €104.

  Store lambs: 41.30 kgs €90, 40.8 kgs €92, 41.10 kgs €92.50, 37.20 kgs €76, 42.20 kgs €83, 41.40 kgs €92, 32.60 kgs €71. Cast ewes made from €95 to €115 per lot.

Castlerea Mart Report

Sale, July 14th: 450 cattle on offer with prices holding firm for quality lots. Plainer type lots have noticed price reduction in recent weeks, as has the dry cows, but store bullocks and heifers were a firm trade with good demand also for the weanlings on offer.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Ch 450kgs €1170, Lm 450kgs €1,140, Lm 520kgs €1,255, Lm 570kgs €1,315, Lm 730kgs €1,565.

  Heifers: Ch 410kgs €1,075, Lm 370kgs €1,025, Ch 470kgs €1,165, BBX 440kgs €1,150, Si 555kgs €1,235, Ch 600kgs €1,315.

  Dry cows: Lm 765kgs €1,300, AA 770kgs €1,180, Ch 650kgs €1,160, Ch 440kgs €780, Lm 650kgs €1,160. Cows with calves at foot made from €990 to €1,900 for a Limousin cow and her heifer calf at foot. Springer cows made from €1,100 to €1,340 per head.

  Calves: Dairy lots made from €30 to €165 per head with beef breeds making from €230 to €550 per head.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 230kgs €750, Lm 275kgs €750, Ch 370kgs €1,070, Lm 450kgs €1,100, Lm 385kgs €1,025.

  Weanling heifers: Ch 270kgs €810, Ch 250kgs €805, Lm 225kgs €750, AA 350kgs €920, Ch 345kgs €840.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, July 21st) with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings on offer. All sales commence at 11 am, with three rings in operation.