Mart Reports – 25th March

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, March 18th: There were increased numbers on offer this week as there was a special sale for both bullocks and heifers with a very good entry of excellent quality stock on offer.

  There was also a brisk trade for heifers and bullocks with a good attendance of customers and a high clearance of lots. Heifer prices ranged from €1.96 per kilo up to €3.24 per kilo and bullock prices ranged from €1.59 per kilo up to €3.16 per kilo. There was a smaller entry of dry cows with prices ranging from €1.06 per kilo up to €1.96 per kilo.

  There is no sale on Good Friday (March 25th). Sales continue weekly on Fridays at 11 am for bullocks, heifers and dry cows. There is also special sale of breeding heifers next Friday (April 1st) at 11 am with bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, March 24th).

  There is also a mid-spring special sale of weanlings next Tuesday, March 29th at 5 pm with bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, March 24th). For further enquiries phone 090 6626352, email roscommonmart@gmail.com or call into the office. There is also a list of sales on our website with live streaming of our sales from Ring 1.

  This past week dry cows made from €900 to €1600 per head. Sample prices: CHX 835 kgs €1600, CHX 845 kgs €1445, CHX 765 kgs €1240, Lim X 585 kgs €1150, SHX 635 kgs €1005, LimX 645 kgs €1100, AAX 630 kgs €950,

AAX 595 kgs €900.

  Meanwhile, bullocks made from €540 to €1015 over. Sample prices: Char X 580 kgs €1595, 4 Char X 557.5 kgs €1555, 6 Char X 537.5 kgs €1500, BB X 765 kgs €1685, BBX 645 kgs €1530, Lm X 770 kgs €1520, Lm X 685kgs €1500, SIX 605kgs €1460, 4 Char X 625kgs €1490, 3 Lm X 613kgs €1460, 2 SIX 650 kgs €1450, 6 Char X 608.3 kgs €1450, 2 Char X 480 kgs €1245, Lm X 510kgs €1315, AA 545kgs €1180, Lm X 550 €1405, Char X 595 kgs €1500.

  Heifers made from €500 to €920 over. Sample prices: Ch 590 kgs €1510, Lim 640 kgs €1535, Char X 550 kgs €1410,

Lim X 550 kgs €1410, Char X 575 kgs €1415, Lim X 630 kgs €1455, Char X 620 kgs €1400, 2 SIX 445 kgs €1320, Lm 500 kgs €1240, Char X 530 kgs €1345, Lm X 535kgs €1355 AA X 520 kgs €1170, BBX 430 kgs €1050.

  Tuesday, March 22nd: There was a small entry of weanlings on offer this week. There was an excellent trade for weanlings with a very high clearance of lots. Prices for heifers ranged from €2.28 per kilo up to €3.08 per kilo.  Prices for bulls ranged from €2.04 per kilo up to €3.20 per kilo.

  Weanling heifers made from €300 to €725 over. Sample prices: Char X 475 kgs €1200, Lim X 430 kgs €1070, Char X 390kgs €965, Lim X 325 kgs €960, Lm X 285 kgs €880, Lm X 350kgs €930, 2 AA X 322.5kgs €800, SIX 285kgs €720.

  Weanling bulls made from €360 to €615 over. Sample prices: Char X 470 kgs €1085, Char X 340 kgs €950, Lim x 510 kgs €1100, Lim X 250 kgs €800, Char X 280 kgs €815, Char X 305 kgs €835, Char X 285 kgs €765.

  Sheep sale, Wednesday March 23rd: There were smaller numbers on offer this week with a similar trade for hoggets. There were also small numbers of spring lambs on offer with lots fetching up to €140. However, there was a steady trade for cast ewes with a full clearance of lots. There were better numbers of ewes with lambs presented for sale.

  Sheep sales continue weekly on Wednesdays at 11 am. The yard opens at 8.30 am. There is also a sheep scanning service every Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am.

  Sample prices: Spring lambs: 65 kgs €140, 48 kgs €140, 52 kgs €140, 44kgs €135. Ewe hoggets: 53.6kgs €132. Mixed hoggets: 48.8 kgs €134. Hogget rams: 41.7kgs €100, 53kgs €133. Wether hoggets: 57.30 kgs €134, 54.1kgs €133.

  Cast ewes made from €46 to €146.50 per lot, ewes with twin lambs at foot made up to €275 per unit, ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €200, ewes with three lambs at foot made €265.