Roscommon People Mart Watch – December 1st



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were good numbers on offer at our sale last Tuesday week (21st)  of weanlings and suckler cows. Prices for weanling bulls ranged from an average of €2.54 per kilo up to €3.38 per kilo. Heifer weanlings averaged from €2.40 per kilo up to €3.03 per kilo. Springers made from €1000 up to €1580.There were a good number of customers in attendance all anxious for stock.

  “We had a similar entry of sheep last week. There was an improvement in trade for lambs with the tops fetching €112 for 52.5kgs. Prices for cast ewes ranged from €62.5 up to €112 per head. Sheep sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am.

  “There were also good numbers of cattle on offer again last Friday (November 24th). There was a strong trade for heifers with prices averaging from €2.25 per kilo up to €3.04 per kilo. There was a firm trade for bullocks with lots averaging from €2.08 up to €2.52 per kilo. There was a large number of dry cows on offer with prices ranging from €1.51 per kilo up to €2.06 per kilo. Once again this week there was a good demand from the large attendance of customers still actively sourcing cattle. 

  “This Friday (1st) will see our usual sale of bullocks, heifers and dry cows. Sales commence at 11 am and cattle must be penned by 10 am.

  “A date for your diary is Friday, December 8th when our Christmas Cracker sale for heifers and bullocks takes placer. Dry cows will also be on offer and bookings  will be  accepted until 5 pm today (Thursday, 30th).”


Roscommon Mart sample prices

Weanling heifers

BBX 400kgs €1100, Lim X 445kgs €1090, BBX 405kgs €1070, Lim X 390kgs €1060, Char X 425kgs €1030, BBX 395kgs €1000, 2 Lim X 335kgs €890, 2 BAX 362kgs €820, Char X 315kgs €775, Lim X 300kgs €770, HEX 295kgs €690, AAX 305kgs €690, Simm X 270kgs €720.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 355kgs €1200, Char X 435kgs €1180, Char X 340kgs €1110, Char X 375kgs €1070, Lim X 385kgs €950, Lim X 345kgs €945, Simm X 455kgs €945, Char X 380kgs €940, Char X 320kgs €1080, Char 305kgs €940, HEX 360kgs €860, 2 Char X 290kgs €850, Lim X 310kgs €895, AAX 390kgs €805.

Finished lambs

52.5kgs €112, 53kgs €111, 52.3kgs €110, 50.4kgs €110, 54.4kgs €110, 54kgs €109, 51.6kgs €109, 49.6kgs €108, 50.2kgs €107.5 51kgs €106.

Store lambs

42.5kgs €90, 41.7kgs €83, 40.7kgs €82, 39.6kgs €80, 38.2kgs €79, 37.8kgs €75.50.

Dry cows

Lim X 790kgs €1495, AAX 825kgs €1465, Char X 700kgs €1445, Simm X 760kgs €1365, Char X 755kgs €1340, AAX 850kgs €1340, Simm 710kgs €1260, BBX 680kgs €1200, Simm X 605kgs €1080, ShX 675kgs €950, AAX 660kgs €900, Simm X 610kgs €860, Lim X 560kgs €855, Char X 710kgs €1270.


Lim X 595kgs €1810, Char X 640kgs €1810, Lim X 540kgs €1640, Lim X 590kgs €1540, AAX 635kgs €1275, 2 Cha rX 517kgs €1280, BBX 485kgs €1255, 2 Char X 490kgs €1250, Simm X 500kgs €1260, Char X 465kgs €1160, Simm X 475kgs €1170, Char X 425kgs €1185, Char X 375kgs €950, Lim X 470kgs €1100, 3 Lim X 437kgs €1005, BAX 495kgs €1200.


AUX 690kgs €1600, Char X 690kgs €1500, Lim X 665kgs €1330, Lim X 595kgs €1280, 2 Char X 585kgs €1245, Simm X 560kgs €1200, Lim X 525kgs €1110, 3 AAX 491kgs €1060, 3 Char X 465kgs €1035, 3 Char X 465kgs €1035, Char X 685kgs €1500, Char X 390kgs €850, Char X 425kgs €975.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“There were 750 cattle on offer this week with demand holding up well and the top quality lots improved in price with a good showing of quality heifers on offer. Plainer quality lots are a slower sell at the moment especially the lighter types where the top quality weanlings were similar in price to last week.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1140 to €1670 per head. Springers made from €980 to €1240 per head. Young calves made from €290 to €300 per head with the runners making from €350 to €735 for the continental types on offer.

  “There were 210 bullocks on offer at our sale on Monday, November 20th, making from €300 to €890 over their weight and an average of €576 over paid. Trade was very strong on the day with a good selection of quality store cattle on offer. Demand has increased in recent weeks with some fancy prices appearing from the top quality lots while the forward bullocks were also noticing improved prices.

  “Sales continue on Monday for bullocks and our weekly sale on Thursdays for heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.”

Castlerea Mart sample prices


Ch 415kgs €1120, Lm 410kgs €1070, Lm 470kgs €1290, Ch 465kgs €1240, AA 480kgs €1165, Lm 550kgs €1560, Lm 510kgs €1370, Ch 470kgs €1560.

Dry cows

Lm 480kgs €875, Ch 755kgs €1405, Ch 765kgs €1400, Ch 710kgs €1315, Lm 735kgs €1275.

Weanling bulls

Ch 290kgs €990, Lm 290kgs €900, BBX 260kgs €800, Lm 275kgs €895, Ch 445kgs €1115, Ch 490kgs €1195.

Weanling heifers

Ch 340kgs €1000, Lm 300kgs €950, BBX 320kgs €885, Ch 280kgs €870, Ch 290kgs €880, Ch 270kgs €910.


Ch 495kgs €1385, Ch 440kgs €1125, Ch 525kgs €1290, BBx 505kgs €1265, Ch 570kgs €1455, Lm 630kgs €1445, Ch 600kgs €1400, AA 595kgs €1400.