Mart Reports – 29th April

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday April 22nd: There were bigger numbers of stock on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a large entry of top quality bullocks. There was a flying trade for bullocks with a good attendance of buyers and the majority of lots sold. Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.52 per kilo up to a top of €3.27 per kilo. There was also a good trade for heifers with prices averaging form €2.25 per kilo up to €2.76 per kilo. There was a similar trade for dry cows with no significant change in prices from the previous week. Dry cows averaged from €1.66 per kilo up to €2.03 per kilo.

  Sale as usual on Friday (April 29th) with 56 pens of heifers on offer, also bullocks and dry cows. Yard opens at 7.30 am and all stock must be penned by 10.30 am, cattle not penned by this time will not be included in the draw.

  Special sale of bullocks next Friday (May 6th) at 11 am. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday April 28th. Also heifers and dry cows.

  Dry cows made from €820 to €1485 per head. Sample prices: Char X 825 kgs €1485, Lim 735 kgs €1420, Lim X 675 kgs €1280, AAX 660 kgs €1185,Lim X 615 kgs €1035, Fr 600 kgs €800, AAX 585 kgs €1020, Lim X 580 kgs €990.

  Heifers made from €425 to €850 over. Sample prices: Char X 580 kgs €1430, 2 AAX 487 kgs €1100, AAX 415 kgs €910, Char X 390 kgs €1075, Lim X 380 kgs €905, Char X 470 kgs €1165, Lim X 395 kgs €1050, Char X 385 kgs €1010, Lim X 395 kgs €1050.

  Bullocks made from €535 to €1035 over. Sample prices: Char 745 kgs €1720, Lim 685 kgs €1650, BBX 605 kgs €1640, Char X 590 kgs €1615, 2 Char X 567 kgs €1505, 2  Simm X 572 kgs €1440, 2 Char X 545 kgs €1430, 3 498 kgs €1405, 2 Char X 510 kgs €1405, Char X 460 kgs €1470, Lim X 495 kgs €1230, Char X 415 kgs €1100, 2 Char X 483 kgs €1300, Simm X 335 kgs €895.

  There was a good entry of stock on offer at Tuesday’s weanling sale. There was a slightly easier trade for weanling bulls with prices averaging from €2.36 per kilo up to €3.13 per kilo. There was an improved trade for weanling heifers with prices ranging from €2.60 per kilo up to €3.40 per kilo. Cows with calves fetched from €1400 up to €2400. Weanlings and cows as usual Tuesday next (May 3rd) at 5 pm.

  Weanling heifers made from €385 to €700 over. Sample Prices: Char X 360 kgs €1060, Lim X 445 kgs €1050, Char X 385 kgs €1010, Lim X 290 kgs €985, Char X 295 kgs €970, Char 340 kgs €950, Lim X 260 kgs €850, Lim X 315 kgs €950.

  Weanling bulls made from €375 to €840 over. Sample prices: Char X 395 kgs €1235, 2 Lim X 322 kgs €1005, Lim X 345 kgs €910, Lim X 295 kgs €875, Lim X 370 kgs €910, Lim X 355 kgs €920, Simm X 390 kgs €955, Simm X 270 kgs €765. Cows and calves at foot made from €1400 to €2400

  Sheep Sale, Wednesday, April 27th: There were bigger numbers on offer at Wednesday’s sale. The show and sale of lambs held in conjunction the Roscommon Lamb Festival attracted a good entry of spring lambs. Spring lambs made up to €84 over their weight. There was a small number of cast ewes on offer; however there was an improved trade for them. There was a large entry of ewes with lambs at foot. Ewes with 2 lambs at foot made up to €290 while ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €226. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.

  Sample prices – Spring lambs: 45.30 kgs €120, 43.70 kgs €120, 43.60 kgs €127, 53 kgs €120, 46.30 kgs €117, 49.30 kgs €118. Ewe hoggets 52.20 kgs €116, 50.10 kgs €130.

  Cast ewes made from €70 to €110 per lot. Ewes with twin lambs at foot made up to €290 per unit. Ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €226 per unit.

 

Castlerea Mart Report

900 cattle on offer and with increased exporter and farmer activity an improved trade all round was reported from last Thursday’s sale.

  With the recent improvement in weather conditions demand for store cattle was very strong with a good clearance.

  Weanling bulls and store heifers and quality weanling heifers were the best for the top quality lots.

  Sample prices – heifers: Lim 420kgs €1225, Ch 375kgs €1090, AA 495kgs €1295, Ch 470kgs €1225, Ch 590kgs €1470, Lim 580kgs €1400.

  Dry cows: Sim 840kgs €1600, Ch 765kgs €1405, AA 760kgs €1395, Lmx 450kgs €860, Her 640kgs €1075. Cows with calves at foot made from €1200 to €1850 per head. Springer cows made from €1200 to €1560 per head. Calves: Fr bull €110, Sim bull €370, Hr bull €340, AA hfr €255, Hr hfr €340.

  Weanling bulls: Lim 290kgs €990, Ch 260kgs €935, Lm 270kgs €905, Ch 325kgs €1240, Lm 365kgs €1160. Weanling heifers: Lm 295kgs €910, BBx 270kgs €840, Chx 360kgs €1100, Lm 320kgs €1010, Ch 310kgs €1015.

  Bullock sale – Monday, 18th of April: 220 bullocks on offer with bullocks making from €400 to €880 with their weight with an average of €662 over paid. Prices were improved all round with extra customers in attendance and the best demand on the day was for the younger quality lots. 

  Sample prices: Ch 480kgs €1280, AA 485kgs €1280, Ch 530kgs €1385, Ch 575kgs €1430, Lim 575kgs €1415, Ch 620kgs €1500, AA 690kgs €1455.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart. Please note that the Moyside/Croghan Shorthorn Breeders Club will hold their Annual Spring Sale at 7 pm today (Thursday, April 28th).