Roscommon Mart Report
Cattle Prices – Friday, September 23rd: There was another good entry of top quality cattle on offer at Friday’s sale. Prices for bullocks averaged from €2.30 per kilo up to €3.19 per kilo with an 85% clearance of lots. There was no significant change in the trade for heifers with prices fetching from €2.19 per kilo up to €2.63 per kilo. There was also an improved trade for dry cows with prices averaging from €1.59 up to €1.88 per kilo.
There is a special sale of heifers tomorrow (Friday 30th) at 11 am. There will also be a special sale for AAX and HEX bullocks in conjunction with the usual bullocks sale. Cattle must be penned by 10 am to be included in the draw.
Next Friday (October 7th), there will be a Harvest Special sale of bullocks with bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, 29th). There will also be a special sale for AAX & HEX heifers in conjunction with usual sale for heifers and dry cows.
Dry cows made from €700 to €1500 per lot last week. Sample prices: Char 800 kgs €1500, Lim 785 kgs €1335, Char X 740 kgs €1205, Char 690 kgs €1100, Lim X 650 kgs €1060, Hex 670 kgs €970, BBX 535 kgs €920.
Heifers made from €390 to €775 over. Sample prices: Char X 645 kgs €1410, Lim X 575 kgs €1265, Lim X 510 kgs €1250, AAX 480 kgs €1200, Lim X 480 kgs €1200, 2 Char X 462 kgs €1100, Char X 395 kgs €980, Simm x 395 kgs €960, Lim X 435 kgs €1050, Lim X 405 kgs €980, Char X 475 kgs €1250.
Bullocks made from €465 to €1050 over. Sample prices: Char X 655 kgs €1625, Char X 550 kgs €1550, Char X 480 kgs €1530, 5 Char X 535 kgs €1525, SHX 565 kgs €1490, Lim X 545 kgs €1460,Char X 615 kgs €1515, 6 Char X 571 kgs €1480, Simm X 605 kgs €1395, AAX 465 kgs €1085, 2 AA 558 kgs €1125, AAX 560 kgs €1110, Char X 460 kgs €1240, Char X 485 kgs €1300, Simm X 605 kgs €1395,
Simm X 570 kgs €1250, Lim X 340 kgs €1030, Lim X 585 kgs €1390, Lim X 460 kgs €1100.
Breeding ewes – Saturday, September 24th: There was an improved trade for breeding ewes while prices for hoggets were on par to last week. Prices for 2-year-old ewes fetched up to €165 with hoggets making up to €180. Sales continue weekly on Saturdays at 11 am. Gates open at 8 am. Shows and sales of Belclare and Beltex pedigree sheep this Saturday (October 1st).
Hoggets ranged from €120 to €180 per head, 2-year-old ewes made from €127.50 to €165 per head and 3-year-old ewes made from €110 to €135 per head.
Weanlings and suckler cows – Tuesday, September 27th: There was an excellent turnout of weanlings at last Tuesday’s sale with prices ranging from €2.50 per kilo up to €3.59 per kilo and a 84% clearance of lots. There was also a lively trade for weanling heifers with prices fetching from €2.55 per kilo up to €3.38 per kilo with a 91.13% clearance.
There will be a show and sale of weanlings next Tuesday (October 4th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today.
On Tuesday, October 4th at 6 pm, there will be a special entry of 20 excellent quality Simm X Springers in calf to easy calving Pirate Charolais Bull due end of October/early November. (Photos on our website and Facebook pages)
Weanling Heifers made from €485 to €845 over. Sample Prices: Lim X 355 kgs 1200, Char X 440 kgs €115,
BBX 420 kgs €1100, Char X 385 kgs €1090, Char X 335 kgs €1080, Char X 350 kgs €900, Lim X 370 kgs €1090, Char X 260 kgs €825, Lim X 280 kgs €800, Char X 255 kgs €815.
Weanling bulls made from €410 to €840 over. Sample prices: Lim X 420kgs €1260, Char X 475 kgs €1245,
Char X 460 kgs €1230, Lim X 390 kgs €1150, Char X 385 €1100, BAX 380 kgs €1085, Char X 390 kgs €1050, Char X 355 kgs €975, Simm X 455 kgs €920. BBX 325 kgs €930, Char X 320 kgs €1150, AAX kgs €750.
Show and Sale weanlings prize winners on Tuesday, September 6th. Best Weanling Heifer – 1st: Mr. Seamus Walsh, Moher, Ballyleague, Co. Roscommon; 2nd: Padraig Morris, Coolouger, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon; 3rd: Michael Carr, Cloonshivna, Newbridge.
Best Pen of Heifers – 1st: Dan Raftery, Moher, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway; 2nd: Olivia Hynes, Jamestown, Ballyforan.
Best Weanling Bull – 1st: David Dolan, Errick, Four Roads, Co. Roscommon; 2nd: Denis Smyth, Brackloon, Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon 3rd: Mary Dunne, Curraghroe, Co. Roscommon.
Best Pair of Weanling Bulls – 1st: Anthony Moran, Tibarney, Four Roads, Co. Roscommon; 2nd: James Brady, Ballindollaghan, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Champion Weanling of the Show – Seamus Walsh, Moher, Ballyleague, Co. Roscommon.
Sheep sale – Wednesday, September 28th: We had a larger entry of lambs for sale this week. There were excellent quality ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €124. The trade for finished lambs was the same as the previous week with lambs making as high as €108. There was a good trade for cast ewes. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note that ewe lambs will be sold separately.
Sample prices – Mixed lambs: 48.4kgs €108, 64.2kgs €107, 52kgs €108, 49.10kgs €104, 51.7kgs €104, 50.1kgs €103, 50.3 kgs €103, 50.3 kgs €102, 51.2 kgs €103, 48.4kgs €97, 47.2kgs €95.5. Ewe lambs: 52.30kgs €124, 50.40kgs €122, 53.90kgs €120, 49.7kgs €112, 48.40kgs €110, 51.4kgs €108, 51kgs €105, 47.7kgs €103, 47.30kgs €102, 43kgs €103, 44.90kgs €100, 43.3kgs €101, 44.2kgs €101. Cast Ewes made from €45 to €106 per lot.
Castlerea Mart Report
Sale – September 22nd: Castlerea Mart held its annual show and sale of weanlings on Thursday last. A large entry of top quality calves were on offer and a very lively trade existed, especially for the top quality lots. Bulls made from €2.50 a kilo up to a top price of €4.58 a kilo for the Overall Champion Weanling bull. Heifer weanlings made from €2.60 a kilo to €4.43 a kilo over and a good clearance took place.
Sample prices – bulls: Chx 255kgs €1050, Lm 280kgs €940, Ch 360kgs €1650, Ch 340kgs €1200, Ch 335kgs €1135.
Weanling heifers: Ch 220kgs €975, Ch 290kgs €920, ch 355kgs €1145, Lm 320kgs €990, Ch 410kgs €1105.
Dry cows: Ch 940kgs €1715, Sm 825kgs €1400, Ch 750kgs €1340, Lm 495kgs €835, Ch 800kgs €1400. Cows with calves at foot made from €1170 to €1720 per head. Springers made from €1190 to €1450 per head. Calves – young lots made from €130 to €270 with stronger types making from €400 to €700.
Heifers: Lm 405kgs €1010, Lm 390kgs €980, Ch 485kgs €1225, Ch 480kgs €1175, Lm 535kgs €1350, BBX 655kgs €1525.
Bullocks sale – Monday, September 19th: 300 bullocks on offer with bullocks making from €300 to €870 over their weight with an average of €541 over paid. Trade was similar to previous weeks with older plainer type stock getting more difficult to sell. Younger quality lots were similar to previous weeks with good demand.
Sample prices: Ch 485kgs €1195, Chx 500kgs €1250, Lm 500kgs €1175, Ch 595kgs €1350, Ch 750kgs €1620, Sim 605kgs €1300.
Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 29th). All sales commence at 11 am. Please note that the Saturday weanling sales will commence at 11 am on Saturday, October 1st.