Roscommon People Mart Watch – June 28th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were good numbers on offer this week with prices holding firm in particular for quality stock. Bullocks averaged from €2.15 per kilo up to €3 per kilo. Prices for heifers ranged from €2.21 per kilo up to €2.61 per kilo. Dry cows ranged from €1.61 per kilo up to €2.21 per kilo. There was a good demand for stock with a high clearance of lots. 

  “This Friday (28th) at 11 am there will be the usual sale for bullocks, heifers, dry cows weanlings and suckler cows.

  “On Tuesday (July 2nd), the start of our 60th Anniversary Special Sales will take place for weanlings and sucklers. Bookings accepted until 5 pm today (Thursday).

  “Customers who sell or buy cattle or sheep on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday of next week will be included in a draw with a first prize of €200 and second prize a €100 voucher for Roscommon Veterinary Supplies.

  “On Wednesday (July 10th) there will be sales for lambs and cast ewes and on Friday, 12th there will be the usual cattle sales. Bookings for the cattle sales accepted up until 5 pm next Thursday.

  “Meanwhile, there was a similar entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale. There was  a dip in trade for lambs from the previous week with prices fetching €106 for 47.5kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €77 up to €128.

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am but please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices


Dry cows

Lim 665kgs €1475, Char X 830kgs €1470, Lim X 700kgs €1340, Simm X 740kgs €1165, Char X 685kgs €1160, Lim X 600kgs €1155, Simm X 710kgs €1100, Lim 605kgs €1060, Lim X 670kgs €1050, Char X 590kgs €890.



Char X 600kgs €1545, Char X 730kgs €1520, Char X 605kgs €1480, Char X 665kgs €1450,

Char X 605kgs €1390, Char X 625kgs €1370, Char X 685kgs €1350, Lim X 620kgs €1325, 4 Char X 578kgs €1280, AAX 550kgs €1160, Char X 465kgs €1100, 2 Char X 420kgs €1040, AAX 435kgs €975, 2 Lim 352kgs €920, SHX 400kgs €1000.



Char X 725kgs €1800, 2 Char X 675kgs €1480, BBX 605kgs €1400, 2 Char X 490kgs €1355, 2 Char X 435kgs €1305, 2 Char X 472kgs €1300, Simm X 535kgs €1275, 2 Lim x 470kgs €1250, Char X 510kgs €1230, Char X 470kgs €1200, Lim X 435kgs €1000, AAX 375kgs €835.


Spring lamb

47.5kgs €106, 49.5kgs €106, 52kgs €105, 46.8kgs €105, 45.3kgs €105, 46.4kgs €105, 57kgs €105, 46.5kgs €98, 42.7kgs €95.50, 43.5kgs €95, 41.5kgs €93, €41.5 €93.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“There were 450 cattle on offer this week with prices and trade similar to previous weeks. Demand for the quality store cattle still remains strong, while the weanling rings reported good demand this week with better quality lots on offer. 

  “The cow trade reported a good clearance this week while breeding stock attracted a lot of interest and the calf and runner lots were a good trade also. Springers made from €810 to €1,650 per head. Young calves made form €50 to €310 with stronger runner type lots making from €250 to €735 for continental lots.

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


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Ch 435kg €1140, Lim 470kg €1140, Ch 363kg €1020, BAx 545kg €1270, Lim 530kg €1200, Lim 588kg €1420, AA 565kg €1390, Lim 605kg €1385, AA 635kg €1410.


Dry cows

Sim 770kg €1500, Lim 745kg €1465, BA 800kg €1500, Lim 785kg €1465, Ch 860kg €1540, Fr 450kg €615.


Weanling bulls

Ch 280kg €930, Ch 280kg €805, Lim 275kg €740, Lim 405kg €1100, Ch 415kg €1100, Lim 385kg €1050, Ch 375kg €1050.



Lim 370kg €915, Ch 465kg €1250, BBx 440kg €1150, Lim X 480kg €1115, AAx 695kg €1475, AA 635kg €1390, Lim 495kg €1190.


Weanling heifers

Ch 400kg €1210, BB 380kg €1250, Ch 310kg €985, Lim 340kg €950, Ch 360kg €925.