Mart Reports – 5th August

Roscommon Mart Report

Cattle prices – Friday July 29th: There was a nice entry of stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a firm trade for bullocks with all lots sold. Bullock prices ranged from €2.15 per kilo up to €2.74 per kilo. Trade for heifers was also livelier than the previous week with lots fetching from €2.51 per kilo up to €3.06 per kilo. Dry cows averaged from €1.63 per kilo up to €1.81 per kilo. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,145 up to €1,500.

  Sales continue on Friday weekly for bullocks, heifers, suckler cows, dry cows and weanlings. Weanling Show & Sale for calves born 1st July to 31st December 2015 on Tuesday, August 9th at 5 pm. Entries accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday August 4th. Special autumn sales for heifers and bullocks on Friday, August 12th at 11 am, also dry cows accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, August 4th.

  Dry cows made from €970 up to €1,415 per lot. Sample prices: Lim x 600 kgs €970, Char 780 kgs €1,415, Char X 800 kgs €1,285, Char X 760 kgs €1,180,Char X 675 kgs €1,030.

  Heifers made from €400 to €648 over. Sample prices: Char X 535 kgs €1,145, 2 Lim X 382 kgs €1,030, BBX 425 kgs €980, Lim X 385 kgs €940, 6 Lim X 363 kgs €920, 3 Char X 325 kgs €900, 2 Char X 245 kgs €750,

Lim X 310 kgs €710.

  Bullocks made from €455 to €730 over. Sample prices: Lim X 620 kgs €1,200, Lim 420 kgs €1,150, Char X 460 kgs €1,145, Char X 425 kgs €1,135, Char X 470 kgs €1,105, Lim X 475 kgs €1,020, AAX 450 kgs €940,

Lim 400 kgs €920. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,145 up to €1,500.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, Aug 3rd: There were similar numbers on offer this week. The trade for lambs was on a par with the previous week. Again this week there were good numbers of store lambs presented for sale. The trade for cast ewes was on a par with the previous week with a pen of stag ewes fetching as high as €112.50. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note that as and from yesterday (Wednesday, August 3rd) ewe lambs will be sold separately.

  Sample prices – Mixed lambs: 54 kgs €109, 50.20 kgs €105, 56.80 kgs €104, 50.60 kgs €103, 49.5 kgs €103, 47.90 kgs €100.

  Store lambs: 42 kgs €95, 43.80kgs €90, 43 kgs €90, 40.50kgs €90, 41.90 kgs €90, 39.4kgs €86, 41.60kgs €88, 40.5 kgs €89, 39.50 kgs €85, 39kgs €80, 37.7 kgs €83.50.

  Ewe lambs: 66kgs €130, 48.50kgs €107, 51kgs €106, 48.60kgs €100, 39.30kgs €92. Cast Ewes made from €44 to €112.50 per lot.

Castlerea Mart Report

Sale – Thursday, July 28th: 380 cattle on offer this week and with increased demand and recent better growth conditions, improved prices were noted at Thursday’s sale.

  Quality store bullocks and heifers were in strong demand while the start of this year’s weanlings met a lively trade especially for the top quality lots, with prices better than recently expected.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Chx 360kgs €1,005, Lim 370kgs €975, Ch 545kgs €1,300, Lm 575kgs €1,365, AA 570kgs €1,340, Ch 635kgs €1,400.

  Heifers: Lm 375kgs €935, Lm 460kgs €1,115, AA 470kgs €1,085, Lm 560kgs €1,260, Lm 610kgs €1,330.

  Dry cows: BBX 800kgs €1,395, Lm 740kgs €1,345, Lm 640kgs €1,160, Lm 680kgs €1,165, Si 725kgs €1,265. Cows with calves at foot made from €850 to €1,780 for a Simmental cow and her Ch heifer calf at foot.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 260kgs €820, Si 285kgs €815, Ch 320kgs €960, Lm 200kgs €710, Lmx 440kgs €1,110, Ch 430kgs €1,035.

  Weanling heifers: Lm 275kgs €740, Lm 245kgs €690, Lm 310kgs €825, Lm 300kgs