Roscommon People Mart Watch – January 19th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

“There were small numbers on offer for the first cattle sale of 2018 (Friday, January 12th). There was a lively trade for all classes with a 100% clearance of lots. Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.33 up to €2.72 per kilo, while heifers averaged from €1.86 per kilo up to €2.09 per kilo. Dry cows made from €1.62 per kilo up to €1.91 per kilo. There will be a special sale of heifers tomorrow (Friday 19th) at 11 am as well as bullocks and dry cows.

  “We had a small entry of lambs for our first sale of 2018 (Wednesday, January 10th). There was similar trade for the finished lambs with lambs making as high as €116.5. The trade for cast ewes was similar to the previous sale before Christmas with prices ranging from €75 to €133. Cast ewes made from €75 to €133 per lot.

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Scanned in lamb to P.B. Charollais ram, due from 22nd January onwards”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char X 725kgs €1240, Lim 640kgs €1225, Lim X 685kgs €1220, Char X 715kgs €1190, Lim X 535kgs €950, AAX 600kgs €930, Char X 615kgs €920, Lim X 465kgs €765, Char X 535kgs €700.


Simm X 500kgs €1045, BBX 475kgs €900, Char X 415kgs €750, AAX 400kgs €750, AAX 335kgs €700.


Lim X 520kgs €1100, Lim X 305kgs €830.

Finished lambs

61.4kgs €116.50, 54.8kgs €115, 59.3kgs €115, 50.8kgs €113, 49.7kgs €110.50, 49.5kgs €107, 47.5kgs €106.

Store lambs

40.6kgs €92.50, 43kgs €92, 41.9kgs €91, 41.5kgs €85, 37.8kgs €74.50.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“There were 350 cattle on offer at our first sale for 2018. Trade in general was similar to pre-Christmas with good demand for all categories on offer.

  “Forward store bullocks and heifers were the strongest trade on the day while the top quality weanlings were slightly improved in price. The dry cow trade is holding firm with better quality cows making over €2 a kilo while the first of this year’s calves met a lively trade.

  “Cows with calves at foot made up to €2100. Springer cows made from €850 to €1365. Young calves made form €130 to €340 per head with stronger runner lots making from €370 up to €745 for the continental type lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (18th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.”

Castlerea Mart sample prices


Lm 480kgs €1280, BBx 440kgs €1040, Ch 520kgs €1275, Ch 550kgs €1350, Lm 560kgs €1325, Lm 635kgs €1445, Six 605kgs €1290.


Lmx 425kgs €1100, AAx 385kgs €1095, Ch 365kgs €1065, Lm 460kgs €1170, AA 450kgs €1050, BBx 600kgs €1580, Lm 535kgs €1255.

Dry cows

Lm 920kgs €1865, Si 820kgs €1590, Chx 695kgs €1380, Fr 495kgs €630, Lm 745kgs €1350.

Weanling bulls

AA 295kgs €815, Ch 290kgs €790, Lm 255kgs €740, Lm 410kgs €1165, Ch 460kgs €1135, Ch 415kgs €1115, Ch 385kgs €1075.

Weanling heifers

Lm 285kgs €900, Lm 255kgs €750, BBx 315kgs €990, Lm 355kgs €985, Ch 340kgs €940, Lm 305kgs €830.