Roscommon People Mart Watch – April 13th


Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were good numbers of excellent quality stock on offer this week despite the inclement weather. There was a brisk trade for bullocks with prices averaging from €2.51 per kilo up to €3.43 per kilo.

  “There was an improved trade for heifers with prices ranging from €2.43 per kilo up to €3.16 per kilo resulting in a good clearance of lots. There was a large number of dry cows on offer with a full clearance of lots with averages of €1.72 per kilo up to €2.38 per kilo.

  “There was a good demand from a large attendance of customers all anxious for stock. There will be a special sale of heifers this Friday (13th) at 11 am with 52 pens of Heifers on offer as well as bullocks and dry cows.  There will also be an extra special sale of bullocks on Friday, April 20th at 11 am. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (12th) April 12th, heifers and dry cows also available.

  “We had a slightly smaller entry of sheep at last week’s sale. There was a similar trade for hoggets with prices topping €135. We had a bigger entry this week of spring lambs with a top price of €150. The trade for cast ewes was similar to the previous week with prices ranging from €80 to €150. There was a smaller entry of ewes with lambs at foot on offer this week however, there was a brisk trade for them with a very high percentage of lots sold.       

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot. A sheep scanning service is available every Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Lim X 710kgs €1570, Lim 725kgs €1540, BBX 605kgs €1440, Lim X 735kgs €1410, AAX 730kgs €1350, AAX 700kgs €1340, Char X 690kgs €1310, Char 680kgs €1285, Lim X 690kgs €1230, Simm X 625kgs €1220, BBX 660kgs €1200, Fr 670kgs €915, BBX 530kgs €865, FRX 660kgs €1105, Fr 595kgs €830.


Lim 560kgs €1640, Char X 610kgs €1600, Char X 530kgs €1580, Char X 555kgs €1570,

Lim X 590kgs €1550, Lim X 425kgs €1515, Simm X 610kgs €1350, Lim X 520kgs €1350, Lim 495kgs €1360, 2 Char X 575kgs €1365, Lim X 525kgs €1405, Char X 530kgs €1350, Simm X 605kgs €1345, Lim 490kgs €1335, Simm 475kgs €1225, 2 Lim X 452kgs €1180, Lim X 425kgs €1140, 2 Char X 402kgs €1060, Char X 400kgs €1020, Lim X 390kgs €1105, Lim X 330kgs €930.


Char 640kgs €1795, Char X 715kgs €1790, 2 Char X 777kgs €1700, 3 Char X 645kgs €1655, Char X 580kgs €1600, 3 Char X 555kgs €1520, 3 Lim X 603kgs €1515, 2 Char X 557kgs €1500, Char X 545kgs €1500, 4 Lim X 476kgs €1430,Char X 510kgs €1400, 2 Char X 435kgs €1365, Lim X 585kgs €1300, Simm X 500kgs €1300, AAX 615kgs €1310, 2 Char X 587kgs €1335, 2 Char X 442kgs €1325, 8 Char X 398kgs €1230, Char X 545kgs €1635, Char X 580kgs €1600, 3 Char X 555kgs €1520.

Spring lambs

48kgs €150, 50kgs €135, 41.3kgs €130, 46.50kgs €128, 48kgs €128, 40kgs €125.     


49kgs €135, 49.9kgs €135, 58kgs €132, 54kgs €130, 86kgs €125, 48kgs €115, 51kgs €115.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Despite the very poor weather conditions, lack of grass growth and fodder scarcity demand for stock has remained strong again this week with buyers out and very active trying to source stock.

  “Demand this week was strongest for the quality stores with feeders, agents, exporters and farmers very active. The heifer and cow trade remained strong while breeding stock reported a good clearance. The calf trade was improved with better quality calves on offer this week.Cows with calves at foot made from €1050 to €1800 per foot. Springers made from €800 to €1500 per head.

  “There were 180 bullocks on offer with bullocks making form €300 to €880 over their weight with an average of €633 over paid. Trade and prices was maintained for the quality stores but plainer lots tended to be a little harder sold this week.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday) with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings and also a dispersal sale of dairy cows”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices


Lmx 410kgs €1020, Lm 360kgs €970, Lmx 495kgs €1245, Lm 445kgs €1110, Lm 675kgs €1610, Ch 580kgs €1465, Ch 595kgs €1535, Lm 705kgs €1640.

Dry cows

Chx 870kgs €1700, Lm 720kgs €1445, BBx 740kgs €1455, AA 820kgs €1430, Lm 800kgs €1590.


Her bull €325, Her hfr €295, Ch bull €600, AA hfr €355, AA bull €200, AA hfr €190, Jrx bull €55.

Weanling bulls

Lmx 180kgs €615, Ch 295kgs €940, Ch 260kgs €915, Lm 240kgs €840, Lm 550kgs €1355, Lm 445kgs €1255, Ch 355kgs €1150.

Weanling heifers

Lm 290kgs €870, Lm 350kgs €1140, Ch 295kgs €1350, Ch 360kgs €1025, Ch 390kgs €1065, Lm 275kgs €850.


Ch 460kgs €1295, AA 495kgs €1250, Lm 470kgs €1185, Ch 520kgs €1380, Ch 515kgs €1360, Ch 565kgs €1420, Ch 645kgs €1525.