Mart Reports – 27th May

Roscommon Mart Report

Cattle prices – Friday, May 20th: There was an improved trade for bullocks this week with prices averaging from €2.47 up to a maximum of €3.19 per kilo. There was no significant change in the trade for heifer. The average prices ranged from €2.46 per kilo up to €2.96 per kilo. There was a brisk trade for dry cows with prices improved from last week with lots making from an average of €1.81 per kilo up to €2.17 per kilo.

  This Friday, May 27th there will be a special sale of bullocks and heifers and dry cows. All stock must be penned by 10.30 am. Cattle not penned by this time will not be included in the draw.

  Dry cows made from €855 to €1405 per head. Sample prices: Char X 720 kgs €1405, Lim X 610 kgs €1200, Char X 655 kgs €1150, Lim X 525 kgs €1140,BBX 610 kgs €1115, Simm 530 kgs €1050, Lim X 560 kgs €1010, AA 505 kgs €900.

  Heifers made from €330 to €835 over. Sample prices: Char X 565 kgs €1400, 2 Lim X 590 kgs €1400, Char X 480 kgs €1225, Lim X 405 kgs €1170, BBX 390 kgs €1000, Lim X 330 kgs €925, 2 Char X 377 kgs €920, Lim X 345 kgs €1020, HEX 480 kgs €1000.

  Bullocks made from €335 to €950 over. Sample prices: Lim X 570 kgs €1520, Lim X 590 kgs €1455, AAX 680 kgs €1420, Lim X 535 kgs €1415, AAX 590 kgs €1340, 2 Char X 440 kgs €1285, Simm X 405 kgs €1200, 2 Char X 365 kgs €1060, 3 Char X 288 kgs €920, Lim X 390 kgs €1200. Simm X 380 kgs €1200, 2 Char  X 367 kgs €1070.

  Tuesday, 24th May: There were similar numbers on offer at last Tuesday’s sale. There was an improved trade for weanling heifers with prices ranging from €2.59 per kilo up to €3.26 per kilo. The trade for bulls was on par to last week. Prices for bulls averaged from €2.52 per kilo up to €3.17 per kilo. Special sale of weanlings on Tuesday next (May 31st) at 5 pm. 

  Weanling heifers made from €365 to €730 over. Sample prices: Char X 360 kgs €1090, Sh 430 kgs €1000, BBX 300 kgs €920, 2 Lim X 250 kgs €600, Simm X 275 kgs €660, BBX 280 kgs €765, Lim X 250 kgs €815, Char X 165 kgs €530, Char X 295 kgs €805, Lim X 295 kgs €810.

  Weanling bulls made from €345 to €730 over. Sample prices: Char X 465 kgs €1100, Char X 390 kgs €1095, AAX 185 kgs €530, Lim X 295 kgs €810, Char X 315 kgs €905, 2 Char X 322 kgs €960, Lim X 300 kgs €950, Lim X 310 kgs €870.

  Sheep sale, Wednesday May 25th: There were good numbers on offer this week. Prices for lambs were slightly better than last week. The trade for cast ewes was a little easier. Once again there was a good entry of ewes with lambs at foot with the tops for a ewe with 2 lambs making €299 while ewes with single lambs at foot made up €208. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.

  Sample prices: Spring lambs: 45.2 kgs €112, 43.10 kgs €106, 38 kgs €90, 54 kgs €119, 52 kgs €117, 48 kgs €115, 46 kgs €110. Cast ewes made from €60 to €110 per lot. Ewes with twin lambs at foot made up to €299 per unit. Ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €208 per unit.

Castlerea Mart Report

May 19th: 850 cattle on offer with a very lively trade reported from all three rings. Store cattle in particular were a very strong trade on the day with increased grass buyers in attendance. Breeding stock were also an improved trade this week resulting in an excellent clearance.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Ch 390kgs €1230, Ch 330kgs €1220, Ch 505kgs €1390, AA 545kgs €1350, Lm 550kgs €1335, Lm 600kgs €1420.

  Heifers: Ch 420kgs €1120, Lm 420kgs €1130, AA 425kgs €1065, Ch 480kgs €1285, Ch 460kgs €1255, Lm 580kgs €1400.

  Dry cows: Lm 680kgs €1425, Ch 700kgs €1325, Lm 775kgs €1465, Hr 480kgs €870, Lm 680kgs €1355.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €900 to €2000 for a Ch cow and her bull calf at foot. Springer cows made from €920 to €1620 per head.

  Calves: Numbers have remained strong with trade holding firm and demand strongest for the continental lots. Sample prices: Lm hfr €345, Hr bull €300, BB bull €400, Lm bull €430, Fr bull €370.

  Weanling bulls: Lmx 290kgs €1070, Ch 240kgs €930, Ch 260kgs €900, Ch 380kgs €1155, AA 290kgs €890, Ch 340kgs €1105.

Weanling heifers: Ch 260kgs €895, BB 265kgs €810, Lim 295kgs €830, Ch 365kgs €1140, Ch 345kgs €1030, Lim 300kgs €980, BBx 440kgs €1315.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.