Roscommon People Mart Watch – August 23rd



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There was a fair entry of cattle on offer at last Friday’s weekly sale for bullocks, heifers and dry cows with a good demand for all classes.

  “Bullocks averaged from €1.82 per kilo up to €2.21 per kilo. Heifers ranged from an average of €1.96 per kilo up to €2.14 per kilo. Prices for dry cows averaged from €1.62 per kilo up to €1.89 per kilo. 

  “This Friday (23rd), there will be a special sale of bullocks and heifers with 36 pens of bullocks and 25 pens of heifers on offer as well as dry cows. All stock must be penned by 10 am. Viewing from 10.30 am to 11 am and gates open at 8 am.

  “There was a good show of weanlings on offer at Tuesday’s sale with a steady trade for both bulls and heifers resulting in the majority of lots getting sold. Weanling bulls averaged from €2.22 per kilo up to €3 per kilo while weanling heifers ranged from an average of €1.90 per kilo up to €2.32 per kilo.

  “The main customers this week were exporters and agents with some farmers also active. There will be a special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, September 3rd at 5 pm as well as suckler cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, August 29th. There will also be a show and sale of weanlings on Tuesday, September 10th at 5 pm.

  “There was a similar entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale. There was a steady trade for lambs with prices fetching €104 for 54.6kgs. There were also plenty of ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €115 for 46.7kgs. There was a good trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €50 up to €114. 

  “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

Char 730kgs €1380, Char 780kgs €1345, Char X 760kgs €1300, Lim X 750kgs €1280, Lim X 725kgs €1215, AAX 740kgs €1160, BBX 625kgs €1120, Lim X 670kgs €1100, Lim X 745kgs €1070, Lim 510kgs €855.


Lim X 590kgs €1190, Char X 525kgs €1100, Char X 540kgs €1090, Simm X 635kgs €1065, BBX 600kgs €1045, Lim X 475kgs €1020, AAX 525kgs €1000, AAX 485kgs €985, Char X 460kgs €980, Lim X 450kgs €965, AAX 450kgs €965, AAX 365kgs €750.


BA 705kgs €1300, Char X 685kgs €1150, Lim X 595kgs €1140, Char X 625kgs €1125, Lim X 370kgs €750, Lim X 440kgs €900, Simm 410kgs €910.

Weanling heifers

Char X 505kgs €960 – €1.90 per kilo, Char X 415kgs €900 – €2.16 per kilo, Lim X 415kgs €850 – €2.04 per kilo, Lim X 355kgs €825 – €2.32 per kilo, SLX 400kgs €810 – €2.02 per kilo, Lim X 360kgs €800 – €2.22 per kilo, Lim X 285kgs €600 – €2.10 per kilo, Char X 325kgs €700 – €2.15 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 525kgs €1060 – €2.01 per kilo, BBX 370kgs €950 – €2.56 per kilo, Char X 345kgs €935 – €2.71 per kilo, Simm X 375kgs €935 – €2.49 per kilo, 2 AAX 382kgs €910 – €2.37 per kilo, Char X 340kgs €905 – €2.66 per kilo, Lim X 280kgs €840 – €3 per kilo, Lim X 390kgs €835 – €2.14 per kilo, BBX 340kgs €875 – €2.57 per kilo, AAX 230kgs €470 – €2.04 per kilo, Simm X 375kgs €800 – €2.13 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €770 – €2.80 per kilo.

Spring lamb

54.6kgs €104, 46.4kgs €100, 52.3kgs €99, 53.2kgs €93.50, 50.5kgs €92, 47.2kgs €90.

Ewe lambs

46.7kgs €115, 42.8kgs €105.50, 45.5kgs €102, 43.3kgs €100, 44kgs €100, 49kgs €95, 45.4kgs €93, 39.1kgs €88, 43.6kgs €87.50.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Similar numbers of stock presented for sale again this week with the quality store cattle remaining a good trade with the weanling ring reporting more activity this week even though the numbers remain small.

  “Breeding stock and dry cows reported good clearance this week while the runners were an improved trade. The bullock trade remained unchanged with prices similar to last week.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €880 to €1,460 per head. Young calves on offer made from €40 to €340 while runners made from €330 to €800 for continental lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 22nd) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Ch 465kgs €1120, Lim 410kgs €990, Ch 505kgs €1185, AA 515kgs €1105, Lim X 550kgs €1270, Lim 695kgs €1445, Ch 655kgs €1340, AA 705kgs €1405, Sim 580kgs €1185.



BBx 400kgs €1000, Ch 400kgs €850, Ch 370kgs €830, Lim 445kgs €1100, Lim 465kgs €1095, Ch 690kgs €1445, PTX 650kgs €1420, Ch 455kgs €1030.


Dry cows

AA 850kgs €1530, Lim 810kgs €1550, Lim 690kgs €1355, Shx 825kgs €1285, Ch 860kgs €1400.


Bull weanlings

Chx 175kgs €530, Ch 250kgs €650, Sax 390kgs €980, Ch 430kgs €1070, Lim 475kgs €1150.


Heifer weanlings

BBx 360kgs €900, Lim 290kgs €965, Lim 330kgs €845, Lim 320kgs €840, Ch 345kgs €890.