Roscommon People Mart Watch – June 7th



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were good numbers on offer at last Friday’s sale with a brisk trade for all classes of stock resulting in a high clearance of lots. Bullocks averaged from €2.33 per kilo up to €3 per kilo. Heifers ranged from €2.21 per kilo up to €2.72 per kilo. Dry cows averaged from €1.74 per kilo up to €2.22 per.

  “Sale as usual this Friday at 11 am for bullocks, heifers, weanling heifers, weanling bulls, dry cows and suckler cows.

  “There were smaller numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. There was a similar trade for spring lamb with prices fetching €114 for 54.5kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €85 up to €102. There was a smaller entry of ewes with lambs at foot on offer this week, however there was a brisk trade for them with a full clearance. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices


Dry cows

PTX 840kgs €1865, BAX 615kgs €1330, Lim X 730kgs €1310, Char X 635kgs €1280, Char X 725kgs €1280, Lim 690kgs €1250, Lim X 745kgs €1120, Lim X 645kgs €1115, Lim X 430kgs €850, Lim X 570kgs €795.



Char X 625kgs €1530, Char X 790kgs €1500, Char X 560kgs €1380, Simm X 600kgs €1360, Char X 535kgs €1285, Lim X 475kgs €1145, Lim X 385kgs €1050, 3 AAX 450kgs €995, BBX 405kgs €970, Lim X 275kgs €700, Lim X 305kgs €720.


Char X 740kgs €1600, AAX 735kgs €1590, Char X 620kgs €1500, 2 Char X 622kgs €1465, 2 Simm X 650kgs €1440, Char X 570kgs €1430, Char X 460kgs €1170, Char X 430kgs €1240, Lim 335kgs €1005, Char X 335kgs €835, PTX 380kgs €1025, Sim X 410kgs €1055.


Spring lamb

54.5kgs €114, 64.5kgs €114, 51.3kgs €113.50, 49.8kgs €112, 48.6kgs €112, 48kgs €112, 50.5kgs €110, 45.4kgs €110, 44.1kgs €107, 43.8kgs €100.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“There were 650 cattle on offer this week with trade and prices maintained for the top quality short keep stock. Both the bullock and heifer rings reported good demand for the quality stores with a variance in price for the plainer type stock.

  “The weanling rings reported strong demand also this week while prices for the top quality dry cows were similar to previous weeks but plainer type cows were a harder sell. Suck calves and breeding stock continue to see good demand, with numbers on offer remaining strong.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, June 6th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Ch 420kgs €1225, Ch 435kgs €1220, Lm 425kgs €1170, Lm 515kgs €1380, Lmx 595kgs €1380, Ch 530kgs €1360, Ch 605kgs €1450.


Lmx 410kgs €1085, Lm 420kgs €1090, BBx 440kgs €1355, Ch 480kgs €1195, Ch 650kgs €1590, AA 650kgs €1470, Ch 590kgs €1570.

Dry cows

BBx 830kgs €1655, Lm 850kgs €1650, Lm 680kgs €1445, Lm 775kgs €1500, Ch 735kgs €1405, Lm 480kgs €890.

Weanling bulls

Lmx 270kgs €820, Ch 250kgs €770, AA 420kgs €1035, Shx 395kgs €990, Ch 315kgs €990, Ch 330kgs €900, Ch 375kgs €945.

Weanling heifers

Lmx 270kgs €845, Lm 285kgs €840, Ch 250kgs €715, Lm 370kgs €1005, Ch 320kgs €910, Lm 330kgs €940, Ch 400kgs €1000.