Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“The numbers on offer were slightly increased from the last Tuesday’s weanling sale. There was a brisk trade for weanling heifers with prices ranging from €2.52 per kilo up to €3.08 per kilo. Weanling heifers made from €305 to €615 over.
“There was a very lively trade for weanling bulls with a full clearance of lots. Prices ranged from an average of €2.54 per kilo up to €3.34 per kilo. Weanling bulls made from €395 to €880 over.
“There was a good attendance of customers all anxious for stock. Roscommon Mart will host a spring special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, February 13th at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, February 8th”
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Char X 425kgs €1040, Lim X 365kgs €900, Lim X 310kgs €900, BAX 345kgs €850, Char X 310kgs €845, Lim X 330kgs €830, Simm X 280kgs €830, AAX 315kgs €620, HEX 390kgs €760, Simm X 290kgs €800, Char X 195kgs €600.
Char X 480kgs €1360, Lim X 665kgs €1345, Char X 500kgs €1285, Lim 445kgs €1240, Lim 425kgs €1230, Lim 410kgs €1200, Char X 350kgs €1085, BBX 365kgs €1060, 2 Lim X 337kgs €980, AAX 435kgs €935, Simm X 365kgs €930, Char X 250kgs €835, 2 Lim X 260kgs €720, AAX 320kgs €800.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“There were 500 cattle on offer this week with numbers steadily increasing. In general, trade was similar to previous weeks, with the usual spring trade starting to kick in as customers tried to source quality stores for feeding.
“Weanling bulls in particular were a very strong trade with a good selection of quality calves on offer resulting in an excellent clearance.
“Likewise in the heifer and heifer weanling rings quality lots were in strong demand also while the dry cow trade and breeding stock remained firm.
“Cows with calves at foot made from €780 to €1560 per head while springer cows made from €950 to €2000 per head. Young calves on offer made form €130 to €380 per head with stronger runner lots making from €360 to €810 for top continental lots.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (8th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am and there will be three rings in operation”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Lm 470kgs €1250, Ch 400kgs €1130, Lm 485kgs €1230, Ch 525kgs €1350, Ch 505kgs €1290, Ch 595kgs €1435, Lm 605kgs €1485, Lm 585kgs €1325.
Ch 820kgs €1685, Ch 610kgs €1360, Ch 810kgs €1360, Hex 470kgs €775, AA 430kgs €755.
Lm 295kgs €900, BBX 280kgs €845, Lm 265kgs €840, Lm 395kgs €1285, Ch 440kgs €1225, Lm 395kgs €1095.
Lm 260kgs €765, Lm 240kgs €760, Lm 330kgs €1160, Lm 360kgs €955, Lm 390kgs €1035.
Lm 405kgs €1215, Lm 380kgs €1075, Ch 310kgs €1920, Ch 490kgs €1140, Ch 445kgs €1080, Ch 515kgs €1245, AA 450kgs €1070.