Roscommon People Mart Watch – February 8th





Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were slightly better numbers on offer this week with prices holding firm and a good clearance of lots. Prices for heifers ranged from €2.09 per kilo up to €2.70 per kilo. Dry cows ranged from €1.53 per kilo up to €1.89 per kilo.


  “Sales continue on Fridays for bullocks, heifers and dry cows. Full details on our Facebook page and website.

  “There will be a special sale of heifers on Friday, February 15th and bookings will be accepted up to 5 pm today (7th).

  “There were similar numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. Prices for finished lambs peaked at €132 for 68.7kgs and there was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €43 up to €120.

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am and a sheep scanning service is available from Wednesday, February 13th from 9 am to 10 am”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices


Dry cows

Lim X 815kgs €1515, Char X 780kgs €1415, Char X 830kgs €1365, Lim X 740kgs €1365, Lim X 690kgs €1305, Char X 710kgs €1235, BBX 760kgs €1205, Simm X 755kgs €1200, AAX 640kgs €1065, BBX 660kgs €1000, AAX 600kgs €750.




Char 700kgs €1615, Char 680kgs €1550, Char X 640kgs €1385, Lim X 535kgs €1335, AAX 455kgs €900, Lim X 480kgs €1120, Lim X 470kgs €1270, Char X 490kgs €1000, AAX 470kgs €980.

Finished hoggets


68.7kgs €132, 60.5kgs €130, 58.9kgs €130, 51.3kgs €130, 53.2kgs €128, 48.8kgs €122, 40.5kgs €120, 48.1kgs €120, 48.6kgs €119.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart



“The recent inclement weather conditions impacted on numbers presented this week but the ones that braved the elements met with a good trade and a good clearance overall.

  “Bullocks and heifers were similar in price to previous weeks while the weanlings are steadily increasing in price with the top quality calves recording fancy prices.

  “Cows with calf at foot made €1,190 with a springer cow making €985. Young calves made from €65 to €100 per head with runners making from €500 to €800 per head.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings

All sales commence at 11 am”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Lmx 465kgs €1110, Chx 470kgs €1080, Ch 545kgs €1385, Ch 515kgs €1270, Ch 540kgs €1285, Ch 550kgs €1355, AAx 600kgs €1200.



Lm 460kgs €1035, Ch 590kgs €1345, Ch 560kgs €1250, AAx 455kgs €1000, Lm 530kgs €1175.


Dry cows

Lmx 700kgs €1260, Lm 675kgs €1180, Ch 695kgs €1070, Lm 685kgs €1035.

Weanling bulls

Chx 275kgs €800, Lm 245kgs €725, Lm 370kgs €1025, Lm 380kgs €1000, Ch 440kgs €1000.

Weanling heifers

Ch 260kgs €785, Ch 275kgs €845, Lm 290kgs €870, Lm 310kgs €940, Ch 275kgs €780.