Roscommon People Mart Watch – July 19th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

“There were good numbers of excellent quality stock on offer at our 60th Anniversary Special Sale held on Friday last. There was a firm trade for bullocks with lots averaging from €2.27 per kilo up to €2.74 per kilo. The trade for heifers was strong with averages of €2.16 per kilo up to €2.61 per kilo. Dry cows ranged from an average of €1.67 per kilo up to €2.01 per kilo. 

  “With the continued good grass growth, farmers were actively sourcing stock resulting in a good clearance of lots.

  “This Friday (19th) at 11 am we will host our usual sale for bullocks, heifers, weanlings, dry cows and suckler cows. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of you for your support over the past 60 years and we look forward to serving you long into the future.

  “Meanwhile, there was a bigger entry of sheep on offer at Wednesday’s sale. There was dip in trade for lambs from the previous week with prices fetching €102.50 for 55kgs. There was a good trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €70 up to €128.50.

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Lim X 980kgs €1850, Lim 885kgs €1785, Lim X 920kgs €1690, Lim X 900kgs €1650, Lim 725kgs €1435, Lim 745kgs €1325, Char X 710kgs €1300, Lim X 635kgs €800, SHX 635kgs €905, Simm X 625kgs €1000.


Char X 700kgs €1540, Lim X 655kgs €1470, Char X 625kgs €1470, Lim X 665kgs €1465, BBX 585kgs €1400, Char X 565kgs €1340, Char X 535kgs €1200, Char X 475kgs €1185, Lim X 495kgs €1160, 4 Char X 473kgs €1140, Char X 445kgs €1100, 2 Lim X 400kgs €1030, Simm X 430kgs €995, Char X 435kgs €1020.


Char X 810kgs €1720, Lim X 725kgs €1655, Lim 770kgs €1590, Char X 700kgs €1550, 3 Char X 553kgs €1470, 2 Char X 527kgs €1450, 2 Char X 532kgs €1425, 3 Char X 465kgs €1250, 4 Lim X 493kgs €1250, Lim X 500kgs €1150, Char X 460kgs €1165, Char X 480kgs €1145, 2 Lim X 473kgs €1135, 2 Simm X 457kgs €1040, Lim X 330kgs €750, Char X 370kgs €890.

Spring lamb

55kgs €102.50, 51.4kgs €101, 53.7kgs €101, 52kgs €100,

49.5kgs €100, 48.6kgs €99.50, 45.4kgs €95, 43.2kgs €94, 43.7kgs €91, 40.4kgs €90.50, 38.9kgs €86.50, 36.6kgs €82.50, 34.9kgs €74.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Similar numbers of stock presented for sale again last week and despite all the disquiet about Brexit, Mercosur and beef prices, trade in general has held up well. There was a good attendance of customers present, and prices and trade were similar to previous weeks, aided by the abundance of grass.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €950 to €2,010 per head. There were bigger numbers of calves/runners on offer with young calves making from €40 to €280 per head with stronger runner type lots making from €260 to €640 for the continental types.

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


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Lmx 495kgs €1195, Chx 465kgs €1100, AA 470kgs €1050, Lm 590kgs €1280, Lm 605kgs €1355, Ch 655kgs €1400, Ch 450kgs €1025.


Lm 400kgs €920, Ch 350kgs €850, Lm 485kgs €1220, Lm 450kgs €1085, AA 445kgs €1070, Lm 590kgs €1420, AA 520kgs €1175, Lm 610kgs €1360.

Dry cows

Si 780kgs €1485, Ch 950kgs €1625, Lm 740kgs €1365, Ch 650kgs €1210, BBX 730kgs €1300.

Weanling bulls

Lm 445kgs €1030, Lm 445kgs €995, Lm 420kgs €985, Ch 420kgs €970, Ch 335kgs €865.

Weanling heifers

Lm 290kgs €710, Lm 360kgs €890, Lm 290kgs €645, Chx 370kgs €800.