Roscommon People Mart Watch – February 12th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were increased numbers on offer this week with a strong trade for all classes. Prices for bullocks ranged from €1.90 per kilo up to €2.11 per kilo. Heifer prices averaged from €2.41 per kilo up to €2.82 per kilo.

  “There was a good number of dry cows on offer with lots fetching from €1.58 per kilo up to €2.18 per kilo. Roscommon Mart will host a special sale of bullocks this Friday (16th) at 11 am. There will be 30 pens on offer as well as dry cows and heifers. There will also be a special Cont X sale of heifers on Friday, 23rd at 11 am with dry cows and bullocks also available. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (15th).

  “We had a small entry of sheep at last week’s sale. There was an improvement in trade with hoggets making as high as €120. The trade for cast ewes was similar to the previous week with prices ranging from €70 to €130. In lamb ewes made from €120 to €172, ewe with one lamb at foot made up to €151 while ewe with two lambs at foot made up to €165.

  “Sheep sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. A sheep scanning service will take place each Wednesday from 9 to 10 am”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char 870kgs €1685, Char 715kgs €1520, Simm X 730kgs €1425, Simm X 700kgs €1420, 2 Lim X 597kgs €1300, Char X 660kgs €1300, Sh 675kgs €1110, AAX 635kgs €940, Fr 630kgs €700, HEX 575kgs €700


Lim X 590kgs €1550, Lim X 590kgs €1550, Lim X 595kgs €1450, Lim X 600kgs €1450, 3 Char X 640kgs €1450, Lim X 580kgs €1450, 2 Char X 555kgs €1365, BBX 580kgs €1340, Char X 540kgs €1335, 2 Lim X 545kgs €1300, 2 Char X 480kgs €1300, Simm X 585kgs €1265, 2 Char X 475kgs €1255, 2 AAX 537kgs €1150, Simm X 530kgs €1140, Char X 410kgs €1130.


AAX 550kgs €1160, Fr 635kgs €1000, AAX 505kgs €1000, Lim X 485kgs €960, Lim X 495kgs €950.


56.8kgs €120, 68.4kgs €112, 50.1kgs €111, 50.3kgs €108, 51kgs €105, 44.6kgs €104.5, 45kgs €100, 42.5kgs €95.50.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“There were similar numbers of stock presented for sale this week and despite the recent inclement weather conditions a lively trade prevailed for all classes of stock on offer.

  “Weanlings in particular, aided by strong export demand and feeders, reported an excellent clearance with some fancy prices paid for the top quality lots. Cows with calves at foot made from €1150 to €1270 per head. Springer cows made form €930 to €1450 per head and young calves made form €75 to €355 per head with stronger runner types making from €320 to €690 per head.

  “Bullocks, heifers and dry cows remained a firm trade also and there were increased numbers of calves and breeding stock 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”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices


Ch 420kgs €1105, Lm 410kgs €1025, Ch 370kgs €1025, Lm 465kgs €1250, Chx 440kgs €1290, Ch 500kgs €1280, Lm 520kgs €1245.

Dry cows

Lm 780kgs €1615, Lm 720kgs €1435, Lm 740kgs €1395, Fr 680kgs €1025, Fr 595kgs €820.

Weanling bulls

Lm 290kgs €905, Ch 205kgs €885, Lm 275kgs €855, BBX 380kgs €1280, Lm 495kgs €1430, Ch 360kgs €1085, Lm 280kgs €850.


Lm 465kgs €1220, Ch 480kgs €1255, Ch 540kgs €1390, Lm 520kgs €1310, Ch 635kgs €1570, Lm 690kgs €1640, Ch 650kgs €1545.

Weanling heifers

Ch 290kgs €945, Lm 265kgs €900, Ch 280kgs €860, Si 395kgs €1105, Ch 360kgs €1070, Lm 330kgs €960.