Roscommon Mart Watch – January 18th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“The numbers on offer were small for the first weanling sale of the year, held on Tuesday last. There was a firm trade for all lots with a good clearance.

  “Weanling heifers averaged from €2.18 per kilo up to €2.42 per kilo. Bull weanlings ranged from €2.53 per kilo up to €2.86 per kilo.

  “The next sale of weanlings takes place on Tuesday, January 29th at 5 pm. All enquiries to 090-6626352.

  “There was an increase in numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. Prices for finished lambs peaked at €126 for 60kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €56 up to €130. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Cast ewes made from €56 to €130 per lot”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Weanling heifers

Char X 400kgs €890 – €2.22 per kilo, Char X 315kgs €700kgs – €2.22 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €700 – €2.41 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €700 – €2.18 per kilo, Char X 315kgs €700 – €2.22 per kilo, Lim X 310kgs €750 – €2.42 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Lim 435kgs €1135 – €2.61 per kilo, Lim 425kgs €1080 – €2.54 per kilo, Lim 400kgs €1055 – €2.64 per kilo, Char 355kgs €925 – €2.61 per kilo, 3 Lim 221kgs €625kgs – €2.81 per kilo, Char X 245kgs €700 – €2.86 per kilo.

Finished hoggets

60kgs €126, 52kgs €125, 54kgs €123, 55kgs €121, 49.5kgs €121, 50.7kgs €120, 51.8kgs €120, 50.7kgs €117, 48.4kgs €115.50, 48.9kgs €115, 47.6kgs €114, 44kgs €111.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“There were 240 cattle on offer at our first sale of 2019. Younger stock in particular noticed the most improvement in price with strong demand on offer the quality lighter stores.

  “The bullocks and heifers reported good clearances also while in the weanling rings, even though the numbers presented were small, demand was improved. Our first calves of the season met a very strong trade while the dry cow trade reported a similar trade to pre-Christmas.

  “Springers made from €710 to €1,300 per head, young calves made from €150 to €370 per head, and runners made from €400 to €745 for the continental lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 17th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer. Sales commence at 11 am”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices


Chx 460kgs €1100, Lm 450kgs €1035, Ch 555kgs €1280, Lm 400kgs €895, AA 425kgs €945, AA 560kgs €1145.


Ch 420kgs €1000, BBx 435kgs €1095, Ch 470kgs €1090, Sim 490kgs €1080, Lm 600kgs €1380, Ch 545kgs €1290.

Dry cows

Si 830kgs €1590, BA 820kgs €1640, BAx 775kgs €1520, BBx 770kgs €1450, Fr 440kgs €440, AAx 455kgs €600.

Weanling bulls

Ch 275kgs €775, Lm 265kgs €695, Chx 395kgs €945, Lm 330kgs €795, Lm 255kgs €725.

Weanling heifers

Chx 375kgs €1000, Chx 375kgs €895, Hex 345kgs €625, AA 280kgs €650, AA 215kgs €520.