Roscommon People Mart Watch – March 1st




Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There was a good turnout of excellent quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a lively trade for bullocks with plenty of customers anxious for cattle resulting in a very high clearance of lots. 

  “Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.30 per kilo up to €2.76 per kilo. Heifer numbers were small due to the large entry for next Friday’s sale with lots fetching from €1.95 per kilo up to €2.10 per kilo. Dry cows prices averaged from €1.55 per kilo up to €1.80 per kilo.  

  “Sales continue on Friday’s weekly for bullocks, heifers and dry cows – full details on our Facebook and website. There will be a special sale of bullocks this Friday (March 1st) including 45 pens of heifers as well as bullocks and dry cows. There will also be a special springtime sale of Bullocks on Friday, March 8th at 11 am. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this Thursday (28th).

  “There was a lively trade for weanling bulls at Tuesday’s sale with prices averaging from €2.50 per kilo up to €3.30 per kilo. There was a solid  trade for weanling heifers with average prices ranging from €2.40 per kilo up to €3.14 per kilo.

  “The mart wil host a show and sale of weanlings next Tuesday (March 5th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (28th). Included in the sale will be six excellent quality springer cows in calf to Lim Bull due March onwards. Enquiries to 090-6626352.

  “There were larger numbers on offer this week. Prices for finished hoggets peaked at €124 for 56.1kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €65 up to €117. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char 920kgs €1475, Char X 695kgs €1250, Lim X 710kgs €1135, Simm X 695kgs €1040, Lim X 580kgs €1040, AAX 680kgs €940, Lim X 535kgs €900, Lim X 560kgs €895.


Char X 655kgs €1630, SAX 700kgs €1615, 5 Char X 576kgs €1500, Char X 545kgs €1505, Lim X 535kgs €1275, Lim X 495kgs €1290, Lim X 480kgs €1300, 2 Char X 510kgs €1285, Lim X 425kgs €1105, Char X 430kgs €1100, AAX 420kgs €1020, Lim X 355kgs €930.


Simm 765kgs €1380, AAX 510kgs €1000, AAX 395kgs €830, AAX 400kgs €830, AAX 390kgs €800, Char X 425kgs €800.

Weanling heifers

Lim X 420kgs €1165 – €2.77 per kilo, Lim X 430kgs €2.67 per kilo, Char 405kgs €1105 – €2.72 per kilo, Lim X 375kgs €1055 – €2.81 per kilo, 2 Char X 310kgs €905 – €2.91 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €875 – €3.01 per kilo, Char X 265kgs €805 – €3.03 per kilo,

Char X 250kgs €785 – €3.14 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €835 – €2.87 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

BBX 475kgs €1200- €2.52 per kilo, Char X 440kgs €1200 – €2.72 per kilo, Char X 375kgs €1150 – €3.06 per kilo, Bax 375kgs €1080 – €2.88 per kilo, Lim X 355kgs €1080 – €3.04 per kilo, Lim X 365kgs €1145 – €3.13 per kilo, Bax 320kgs €1035 – €3.23 per kilo, BBX 355kgs €900 – €2.53 per kilo, Lim X 340kgs €885 – €2.60 per kilo, 2 Char X 257kgs €830 – €3.22 per kilo, 2 Char X 215kgs €710 – €3.30 per kilo.

Finished hoggets

56.1kgs €124, 53.3kgs €124, 54.2 kgs €123, 55.6kgs €122, 52.5kgs €120, 52.5kgs €115, 46.7kgs €115, 42.5kgs €107.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“Larger numbers of stock presented for sale this week and trade remained strong with a good attendance of farmers and agents active for all categories of stock.

  “The forward store bullocks and heifers were a very lively trade while the quality weanlings continue to increase in price also. The cow trade remained firm this week while the calf ring reported a better trade this week with better quality lots on offer and increased demand evident.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,200 to €1,510 per head. Springers made from €900 to €1,250 per head.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 28th) 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 490kgs €1245, Lm 475kgs €1165, Chx 445kgs €1150, Lmx 515kgs €1340, Lm 500kgs €1295, Lm 580kgs €1395, Lm 560kgs €1360, AA 640kgs €1385, Ch 635kgs €1425.


Chx 380kgs €975, Chx 425kgs €1070, Ch 370kgs €950, BBX 435kgs €1490, Ch 495kgs €1265, Lmx 430kgs €1170, Chx 740kgs €1580, Lmx 555kgs €1390, Chx 530kgs €1390.

Dry cows

BBx 725kgs €1300, Ch 885kgs €1490, Lm 790kgs €1380, Lm 695kgs €1485, Fr 490kgs €540.


AA hfr €290, Si Bull €215, Lm hfr €295, Fr bull €60, AA bull €170, Hex hfr €150, Fr bull €80.

Weanling bulls

Chx 275kgs €775, Chx 290kgs €765, Chx 320kgs €1060, Ch 385kgs €1055, Ch 355kgs €1040, Ch 410kgs €1045.

Weanling heifers

Chx 290kgs €970, Chx 270kgs €835, Lmx 330kgs €1075, Ch 325kgs €1000, Lm 370kgs €950, Lm 295kgs €855.