Roscommon People Mart Watch – June 21st



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“Numbers this week were slightly back on the previous week. However, there was a firm trade for all stock. Bullocks ranged from €2.23 per kilo up to €2.84 per kilo, while heifers fetched from €2.28 per kilo up to €2.53 per kilo. Dry cows made from €1.85 per kilo up to €2.11 per kilo. There was a good number of customers sourcing stock resulting in a high clearance of lot.

  “There will be a Midsummer Special Sale this Friday (21st) at 11 am for bullocks, heifers, dry cows, weanlings and suckler cows.

  “There was a bigger entry of sheep on offer at Wednesday’s sale. Prices for spring lamb remained consistent was the previous week with prices fetching €115 for 51.1kgs.

  “There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €65 up to €116. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am. for lamb and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

BBX 835kgs €1370, Simm X 625kgs €1170, Lim 575kgs €1115, Lim X 565kgs €1100, Lim X 510kgs €1080, Lim X 625kgs €1070, Lim X 490kgs €1020, Lim X 530kgs €1000, Lim X 570kgs €950.


Lim X 570kgs €1285, BBX 595kgs €1255, Char X 545kgs €1240, Char 585kgs €1230,

Lim X 485kgs €1075, SHX 485kgs €1000, Lim X 480kgs €970, SAX 435kgs €930, Char X 295kgs €700, Lim X 315kgs €800, 3 Lim 348kgs €880.


Lim X 465kgs €1100, Lim X 500kgs €1100, Lim X 425kgs €965, Lim X 330kgs €940, 2 Char X 407kgs €930, Lim 400kgs €920, Lim X 335kgs €890, Lim x 275kgs €775, Lim X 335kgs €890.

Spring lamb

51.1kgs €115, 48.2kgs €115, 51.5kgs €112, 46.4kgs €111, 50kgs €110, 47.4kgs €109, 45kgs €107, 43.6kgs €105, 46.7kgs €105, 43.1kgs €102, 42.9kgs €100, €41.3 €94, 40.4kgs €90.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“There were similar numbers of stock presented for sale again this week with trade and demand relatively unchanged and in the case of both the lighter stores in both the bullocks and heifer rings demand was actually stronger this week.

  “The cow trade has remained firm also while the weanlings rings reported a good clearance. Cows with calves at foot made form €1,050 to €1,660 per head.

  “Springers made from €940 to €1,800 per head. Young calves made from €40 to €355 while runner type lots made form €350 to €700 for the continental lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (20th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



BBx 475kgs €1290, Lm 465kgs €1200, AA 470kgs €1070, Lm 525kgs €1295, Lm 700kgs €1500, Lm 690kgs €1495, Fr 600kgs €1080.



BBx 400kgs €1190, Lm 350kgs €1020, Lm 380kgs €990, Chx 475kgs €1370, Lm 460kgs €1220, Lm 465kgs €1200, Ch 680kgs €1565, Lm 620kgs €1445, Lm 540kgs €1285.

Dry cows

Ch 870kgs €1680, Ch 780kgs €1525, Ch 725kgs €1415, Si 810kgs €1445, Ch 680kgs €1355, Lm 625kgs €1205.


Weanling bulls

Chx 355kgs €950, Ch 410kgs €1140, Lm 220kg €960, Lm 325kgs €940, Lm 385kgs €990, Lm 210kgs €650, AA 240kgs €620.