Roscommon People Mart Watch – August 16th





Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart



“There was a good entry of top-quality cattle on offer at last Friday’s sale with a plenty of buyers sourcing stock. Bullocks averaged from €2.12 per kilo up to €2.71 per kilo. Heifers ranged from an average of €2.04 per kilo up to €2.38 per kilo


  “There was a small entry of dry cows which fetched from €1.69 per kilo up to 1.81 per kilo. Quality cattle sold well while plainer lots were more difficult to clear.


  “This Friday (16th) at 11 am, the mart will host its usual sale for bullocks, heifers, weanlings, dry cows and suckler cows. On Friday, August 23rd there will be a special sale for bullocks and heifers at 11 am, including dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 15th).


  “There was a large entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale. There was a steady trade for lambs with prices fetching €104 for 55.2kgs. There were also plenty of ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €104 for 46.4kgs There was a good trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €40 up to €105. 


  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.




Roscommon Mart sample prices




Dry cows


Lim X 765kgs €1390, Char X 750kgs €1310, SHX 640kgs €960.






Lim X 645kgs €1460, Char X 660kgs €1420, Lim X 650kgs €1400, Char X 655kgs €1400, Char X 570kgs €1260, Lim X 605kgs €1225, SAX 540kgs €1175, Char X 520kgs €1150, Char X 440kgs €1050, Lim X 395kgs €940.






Char X 845kgs €1615, Char X 730kgs €1540, 4 Char X 566kgs €1510, Lim X 550kgs €1495, 5 Char X 545kgs €1440, Char X 565kgs €1435, BBX 535kgs €1300, Lim X 545kgs €1305, Lim X 520kgs €1270, 2 Char X 470kgs €1150, Lim X 430kgs €1030, Char X 425kgs €1000, Char X 425kgs €965, Simm X 435kgs €980.




Spring lambs


55.2kgs €104, 51.2kgs €103, 54.1kgs €98, 48kgs €98, 49kgs €95, 47.9kgs €95, 49.7kgs €94, 48.3kgs €92.




Ewe lambs


46.4kgs €104, 47.9kgs €102, 47.8kgs €100, 43.2kgs €100, 45.7kgs €98, 46.5kgs €95, 46.9kgs €94, 42.8kgs €93, 45.2kgs €90.



Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart






“Similar numbers of stock presented for sale this week with trade and prices unchanged from last week. Better quality stock was on offer this week and in general this helped the trade with good demand for the stores on offer. Heavier forward cattle are under pressure at the moment but breeding stock and the dry cows reported good clearances.


  “Cows with calves at foot made from €860 to €1,740 for a Charolais cow and her Charolais heifer calf at foot. Springers made from €1,230 to €1,560 per head.


  “Smaller numbers of sucks on offer this week with young calves making from €200 to €220 per head and runners made from €350 to €700 for the continental types on offer.


  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.




Castlerea Mart sample prices






Ch 475kgs €1100, AA 465kgs €1085, Ch 435kgs €1050, Lmx 545kgs €1200, Ch 525kgs €1100, Ch 565kgs €1390, Ch 635kgs €1270, Lm 580kgs €1200.






Lmx 390kgs €950, BBx 420kgs €935, Lm 425kgs €895, Ch 400kgs €885, Lm 455kgs €1060, BBX 440kgs €1030, Ch 645kgs €1375, Ch 640kgs €1335, Ch 640kgs €1330, Lm 570kgs €1250.




Dry cows


Lm 690kgs €1310, Lm 705kgs €1270, Lm 715kgs €1280, AA 795kgs €1285, Hex 650kgs €1090.




Weanling bulls


Chx 375kgs €1045, Lm 390kgs €1000, Lm 365kgs €940, Lm 335kgs €835, Ch 295kgs €725.




Weanling heifers


Lm 340kgs €835, Ch 340kgs €805, Ch 425kgs €980, Ch 305kgs €765, Lm 310kgs €750.