Mart Reports – 3rd June 2016

Roscommon Mart Report

Cattle prices – Friday, May 27th: There was an exceptional trade for bullocks with improved prices from the previous week. Prices averaged from €2.49 per kilo up to €3.35 per kilo. Bidding was brisk from the large attendance of customers resulting in 97.80 % of the lots being sold. Prices for heifers also recorded an increase with averages ranging from €2.56 per kilo to a maximum of €2.99 per kilo. There was a similar trade for dry cows with prices averaging from €1.70 up to €2.09 per kilo. Sale as usual for bullocks, heifers and dry cows on Friday next June 3rd at 11 am. Weanling sale this Tuesday (May 31st) – 2 rings commencing at 5 pm.

  Dry cows made from €860 to €1380 per head. Sample prices: Char X 730 kgs €1380, Lim X 700 kgs €1370, BAX 630 kgs €1265, Lim X 630 kgs €1225, Simm X 665 kgs €1070, Lim X 525 kgs €1035, AAX 600 kgs €900. HEX 615 kgs €930.

  Heifers made from €480 to €950 over. Sample prices: 3 Char X 595 kgs €1520, Char  X 550 kgs €1500, Lim 530 kgs €1305, Char X 485 kgs €1300, Char X 440 kgs €1215, Char 395 kgs €1145, Lim X 435 kgs €1130, Simm X 395 kgs €1100, Lim  X 350kgs €985, AAX 355 kgs €960, BBX 365 kgs €940, Char X 380 kgs €1135.

  Bullocks made from €525 to €1095 over. Sample prices: Char X 605 kgs €1700, Char X 675 kgs €1760, 3 Char X 563 kgs €1520, Lim X 555 kgs €1490,Simm X 575 kgs €1390, Char X 485 kgs €1440, 2 AAX 585 kgs €1380, Sh 500 kgs €1315, 3 Char X 413 kgs €1300, Char X 370 kgs €1240, Char X 385 kgs €1255, Lim X 370 kgs €1160, 2 Lim X 450 kgs €1160.

  Weanlings and suckler cows  – Tuesday, May 31st: There were bigger numbers of stock on offer at last Tuesday’s sale. There was a brisk trade for weanling heifers with a 96% clearance of lots. Averages ranged from €2.67 per kilo up to a high of €3.18 per kilo. There was a lively trade for lighter weanling bulls while the heavier type one was a little more difficult to sell. Prices ranged from €2.59 per kilo up to €3.43 per kilo.

  Weanling heifers made from €350  to €735 over. Sample prices: Char X 470 kgs €1165, Char X 430 kgs €1120, BBX 400 kgs €1075, Lim X 360 kgs €1060, Lim X 340 kgs €1000, BBX 300 kgs €900, Lim X 295 kgs €900, Char X 225 kgs €715, Lim X 245 kgs €760. Lim X 295 kgs €830, BBX 265 kgs €835.

  Weanling bulls made from €305 to €805 over. Sample prices: BBX 495 kgs €1300, Lim X 365 kgs €1155, Lim X 365 kgs €1140, AAX 495 kgs €1140, Char X 375 kgs €1115, Char X 325 kgs €1060, Lim X 305 kgs €970, Char X 290 kgs €950, Char  245 kgs €835, Lim X 230 kgs €790, Char X 565 kgs €1300, BBX 475 kgs €1200.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, June 1st: There was a good entry of sheep on offer this week. There was an improvement in the trade for lambs with prices improved from €3 to €4 per head on last week. There was also a lift in the trade for cast ewes. There was a good demand for ewes with lambs at foot with prices ranging for ewes with twins making up €216 while a pen of 1st crop ewes with single lambs fetched up to €218. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.

  Sample prices – Spring lambs: 46.70 kgs €113.50, 43.50 kgs €105, 55 kgs €120, 38 kgs €95, 39.7 kgs €100, 53.50 kgs €120, 46.20 kgs €115, 49 kgs €118. Cast ewes made from €70 to €120 per lot,  ewes with twin lambs at foot made up to €216 per unit and ewes (1st crop) with single lambs at foot made up to €218 per unit.

Castlerea Mart Report

850 cattle on offer this week and trade has been helped by good grass growth and improved weather conditions.

  Demand remains very strong for all quality stores presented for sale with renewed interest in breeding stock and calves this week with improved prices on offer.

  Bullocks, heifers, and weanlings also reported excellent clearances.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Ch 460kgs €1275, AA 470kgs €1235, Ch 500kgs €1310, Lm 590kgs €1395, Lm 620kgs €1445, Sim 680kgs €1490. Heifers: Ch 410kgs €1165, Lm 400kgs €1050, Lm 480kgs €1290, Lm 475kgs €1235, BB 535kgs €1300, Ch 520kgs €1280, Ch 480kgs €1245. Dry cows: Lm 470kgs €1060, Lm 740kgs €1540, Lm 545kgs €1360, Lm 730kgs €1350. Cows with calves at foot made from €1100 to €1820 per head. Springers made from €1060 to €1500 per head.

  Calves: Bigger numbers presented this week with increased farmer buying especially for the continental cross calves. Sample prices: Lm bull €450, AA hfr €325, Lm hfr €575, Hr bull €345, Ch bull €525.

  Weanling bulls: Lm 275kgs €890, Ch 270kgs €815, AAX 420kgs €1135, Ch 385kgs €1100, Ch 310kgs €940. Weanling heifers: Lm 270kgs €815, Lm 240kgs €800, Lm 355kgs €1025, Ch 305kgs €935, Lm 410kgs €1100.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.