Mart Reports – 5th February 2016

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, January 29th: There were increased numbers on offer this week. There was a lively trade for bullocks with plenty of customers in attendance with good prices and a high clearance of lots. Prices for bullocks averaged from €1.80 per kilo up to a max of €2.71 a kilo. There was a small entry of heifers. Heifers prices ranged from €2.14 up €2.75 per kilo. Dry cows averaged from €1.41 per kilo up to €1.87 per kilo. There was a good entry of dry cows on offer with a steady trade for quality lots and a full clearance. Dry cows made from €800 to €1680 per head.

  Sample prices: Char X 895 kgs €1680, Lim x 825 kgs €1440, SIX 755 kgs €1330, Lim 710 kgs €1315, LIM 680 kgs €1270, SIX 700 kgs €1260, LIM X 710 kgs €1200.

  Bullocks made from €520 to €855 over. Sample prices: Char X 720kgs €1575, Char X 580kgs €1480, AAX 775kgs €1570, SIX 720kgs €1520, Char X 710kgs €1500, Char X 540kgs €1310, Char X 590kgs €1340, 4 AA 449kgs €900, Lm X 550kgs €1350, Lm X 495 kgs €1240, 3 AAX 562kgs €1255, B.W.H 645kgs €1165, Char 485kgs €1180, BBX 620kgs €1330.

  Heifers made from €350 to €675 over. Sample prices: Char X 590kgs €1265, Lm X 510kgs €1160, Lm 495kgs €1090, Char X 350kgs €950, Char X 340kgs €840, BB X 370kgs €870, Char X 200kgs €550.

  There was a good entry of both weanling bulls and heifers on offer. The average prices for weanling heifers ranged from €2.24 per kilo up to a maximum of €3.16 per kilo. Bulls averaged from €2.20 per kilo up to €2.85 per kilo. 

  Weanling heifers made from €330 to €635 over. Sample prices: Char X 405kg €1040, Char 395kg €1025, Char X 315kg €905, LM X 310kg €795 LM X 275kg €720, LM X 305kg €965, Char X 325kgs €840.

  Weanling bulls made from €350 to €675 over. Sample prices: Char X 465 kgs €1140, Char X 320 kgs €865, Char X 310 kgs €855, 2 AAX 292 kgs €700, Lim 300 kgs €855, 3 BBX 402 kgs €820, Char X 355 kgs €935, Char X 465 kgs €970, Lim X 370 kgs €805.

  Sheep sale: There was a greater number of sheep on offer this week. There was a steady trade for hoggets with a high clearance of lots. There was a better trade for cast ewe. Sheep scanning service every Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am.

  Wednesday February 10th: Reduction sale of 65 excellent quality 2nd and 3rd crop Belclare X ewes in lamb to Belclare and Suffolk rams lambing early March. All scanned in lamb. Enquiries to the Mart or 087-2738711.

  Sample prices: Ewe hoggets: 53.2 kgs €125, 40.4 kgs €90, 42.20 kgs €110, 45.6 kgs €110, 41.4 kgs €105, 51.30 kgs €125.

  Mixed hoggets 58.5 kgs €130, 56 kgs €130, 52 kgs €125, 46 kgs €110, 42 kgs €100, 50.2 kgs €120, 42.9 kgs €112.

  Cast ewes made from €65 to €130 per lot. Ewe with twin lambs at foot made up to €300 per unit. In lambs ewes made from €150 to €180.

 Castlerea Mart Report

Bigger numbers of stock presented for sale this week with trade reported to be similar to last week with the weanling bulls featuring the most improvement this week.

  Bullocks, heifers, and breeding stock reported good demand, resulting in a good clearance while the dry cows and calves attracted similar prices to last week.

  Sample prices – bullocks: Ch 440kgs €1190, Lm 350kgs €960, AA 520kgs €1135, Ch 515kgs €1215, BHer 425kgs €1015.

  Heifers: AA 420KGS €1000, Her 420KGS €860, Lm 460kgs €1185, Ch 590kgs €1365, Lm 510kgs €1320, Sim 470kgs €1100.

  Dry cows: BBX 820kgs €1600, Ch 780kgs €1490, Lm 760kgs €1430, Sim 640kgs €1070, Fr 620 kgs €880.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €1000 to €1710 per head. Springers made from €800 to €1750 per head. Calves: Stronger type lots made form €370 to €680 per head.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 275kgs €920, AA 250kgs €740, Lm 285kgs €760, Ch 430kgs €1130, Ch 410kgs €1085, Lm 390kgs €1105.

  Weanling heifers: Chx 250kgs €840, Lm 260kgs €830, AA 250kgs €810, BBX 360kgs €1090, Ch 335kgs €970.