Mart Reports – 29th January

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, January 22nd: There were increased numbers on offer this week. There was a lively trade for heifers with plenty of customers in attendance with good prices and a high clearance of lots. Prices for heifers averaged from €2.31 per kilo up to a max of €2.70 a kilo.

  Bullock prices ranged from €1.98 up €2.51 per kilo. Dry cows averaged from €1.68 per kilo up to €1.88 per kilo. There was also a good demand for bullocks. There was a good entry of dry cows on offer with a steady trade for quality lots.

  Dry cows made from €875 to €1445 per head. Sample prices: Lim X 780 kgs €1445, Lim x 790 kgs €1425, BAX 720 kgs €1305, Lim 755 kgs €1300, BBX 640 kgs €1200, Simm X 660 kgs €1200, Char 665 kgs €1055.

  Heifers made from €385  to €950 over. Sample prices: Char X 610 kgs €1560, Lim X 695 kgs €1440, BBX 625 kgs €1430, Char 570 kgs €1385, Lim X 575 kgs €1350, 3 Char X 546 kgs €1215, Lim X 485 kgs €1260, Char X 480 kgs €1240, BBX 315 kgs €700, Char X 325 kgs €770, Char X 385 kgs €910, Char X 380 kgs €1025, Char X 415 kgs €1100.

  Bullocks made from €400 to €680 over. Sample prices: Char X 290 kgs €690, Char X 370 kgs €755, 4 AAX 442 kgs €1005, Char X 490 kgs €1170, Simm X 615 kgs €1220,  Char X 335 kgs €840.

  Sheep Sale, Wednesday, 27th January: There were slightly smaller numbers on offer this week. There was a steady trade for hoggets with all lots sold. There was an easier trade for cast ewes, however, with a complete clearance of lots. Sample prices – Ewe hoggets: 35 kgs €78, 33 kgs €75, 47.60 kgs €115, 41 kgs €97, 45.70 kgs €113, 39.60 kgs €87.50.

  Mixed hoggets: 53 kgs €123, 48 kgs €120, 46 kgs €115, 41.80 kgs €101, 35.70 kgs €84.

  Cast ewes made from €50 to €120 per lot. Ewes with single lambs at foot made up to €200 per unit. In lambs ewes made from €161 to €170.           

  Sheep scanning service commencing on Wednesday next (February 3rd) from 9 am to 10 am and each Wednesday thereafter.

Castlerea Mart Report

400 cattle on offer this week and the increased numbers met a much-improved trade with heifers in particular a very strong trade while the forward bullocks also met improved prices.  

  Weanling numbers were also increased and the weanling heifers in particular were a flying trade. Good numbers of breeding stock on offer with prices similar to last week.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Lm 465kgs €1180, Lm 440kgs €1080, Lm 505kgs €1135, Lm 570kgs €1340, Lm 625kgs €1380, Lm 690kgs €1445.

  Heifers: Chx 365kgs €1045, Lm 390kgs €1010, Ch 455kgs €1170, Lm 450kgs €1140, AA 520kgs €1465, Lm 500kgs €1375.

  Dry cows: Lm 760kgs €1515, Lm 840kgs €1605, Fr 580kgs €800, Ch 760kgs €1390, BBx 690kgs €1370. Cows with calves at foot made from €1730 to €1840 per head. Springer cows made from €800 to €1630 per head.

  Weanling bulls: Lm 270kgs €865, Ch 440kgs €1120, Ch 370kgs €1015, Ch 380kgs €1055, RLm 370kgs €890.

  Weanling heifers reported an excellent clearance with excellent prices paid for the top quality lots. Ch 280kgs €880, Lm 280kgs €840, Ch 360kgs €1095, Ch 320kgs €930, Lm 315kgs €915.

  Calves – dairy type lots made from €120 to €185 per head. BB bull €420, AA hfr €300, while the stronger type lots made from €350 to €695 per head.