Roscommon People Mart Watch – January 25th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were slightly increased numbers on offer at last Friday’s sale with a firm trade for all classes.

  “Prices for bullocks ranged from €2.04 per kilo up to €2.29 per kilo. Heifer prices were improved from pre-Christmas with averages of €2.23 per kilo up to €2.96 per kilo. Dry cows fetched from an average of €1.54 per kilo up to €2.04 per kilo.

  “Sales continue each Friday for bullocks, heifers and dry cows. Full details are available on our Facebook page and website.  

  “There will be special sale of heifers on Friday, February 1st with bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday).

  “There were similar numbers to last week on offer at this week’s sheep sale. Prices for finished lambs peaked at €127 for 50.9kgs and there was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €76 up to €118. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices


Dry cows

Lim X 815kgs €1425, Lim X 680kgs €1385, Lim X 780kgs €1335, Simm 750kgs €1285, AAX 830kgs €1275, Lim X 660kgs €1245, BA 780kgs €1185, Lim X 680kgs €1125, Simm X 685kgs €1050.


Lim X 610kgs €1340, Char X 500kgs €1100, Lim X 465kgs €1065, AAX 530kgs €1025,

AAX 565kgs €955, AAX 480kgs €945.


Char 720kgs €1600, Char X 650kgs €1580, Lim 535kgs €1410, Simm X 440kgs €1305,

2 Char X 542kgs €1200, Simm X 415kgs €1170, BBX 505kgs €1020, Simm 390kgs €1015, Simm X 380kgs €1000.

Finished hoggets

50.9kgs €127, 50kgs €124, 48.6kgs €120, 46.3kgs €114.50, 42kgs €113.50, 42kgs €112, 39.4kgs €112.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Bigger numbers of stock presented for sale this week and despite all the uncertainty about Brexit, prices and trade held firm and were in some cases improved with more customers in attendance trying to source stock. Quality still remains a big factor in the prices obtained with some top prices recorded for the top quality lots on offer.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,570 to €1,870 per head. Springer cows made from €1,070 to €1,550 per head. Young calves made from €90 to €325 per head with runners making from €250 to €825 for continental lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (24th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Ch 540kgs €1385, Lm 510kgs €1090, Hex 485kgs €1065, Lmx 550kgs €1200, Chx 630kgs €1315, Hex 570kgs €1100.


Dry cows

Lm 875kgs €1655, Ch 810kgs €1485, Ch 805kgs €1445, Lm 685kgs €1320, BBx 785kgs €1355.


Weanling heifers

Lm 295kgs €820, Lm 295kgs €1050, Lm 260kgs €730, Chx 370kgs €880, Lm 330kgs €850, Chx 400kgs €990.



Lm 455kgs €1130, Lm 480kgs €1185, Chx 480kgs €1470, Chx 620kgs €1360, Lm 645kgs €1340, Lm 560kgs €1310, Ch 590kgs €1330.


Weanling bulls

Chx 265kgs €705, Lmx 385kgs €1000, Chx 385kgs €960, Chx 420kgs €975, AAx 290kgs €700.