Roscommon People Mart Watch May 24th




Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There was a good entry of cattle this week with excellent stock on offer. There was a very lively trade for bullocks with prices ranging from €2.32 per kilo up to €2.79 per kilo. Numbers of heifers on offer were small. There was a big number of dry cows on offer with nearly a full clearance of lots. Prices for dry cows ranged from €1.72 per kilo up to €2.15 per kilo. There were plenty of customers sourcing stock resulting in a very high clearance of lots. The mart will host a special sale of heifers this Friday (24th) at 11 am.

  “On Friday, May 31st, there will be a special sale of bullocks and heifers and bookings will be accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, May 24th).

  “There was a small entry of excellent quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s weanling sale. Weanling bulls with prices fetched from €2.45 to €3.20 per kilo. There was also a brisk trade for heifer weanlings with lots averaging from €2.41 to €3.13 per kilo.

  “The final spring special sale of weanlings takes place next Tuesday (28th) at 5 pm.

  “Finally, there were smaller numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale and a dip in trade for spring lamb with prices fetching €115 for 60kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €33 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”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

BBX 785kgs €1690, Simm 875kgs €1625, Lim X 825kgs €1605, Char X 700kgs €1285, Lim X 680kgs €1190, Lim 615kgs €1175, Char X 555kgs €1130, AAX 655kgs €1075, Char X 655kgs €1030, Simm X 540kgs €1000, Lim X 555kgs €940.


Char X 785kgs €1675, Char X 690kgs €1535, Lim X 695kgs €1500, 2 Char X 570kgs €1490, Char X 605kgs €1440, Lim X 650kgs €1440, 2 Lim X 540kgs €1420, Lim X 560kgs €1405, Char X 565kgs €1380, Lim X 550kgs €1380, Char X 535kgs €1300, Char X 485kgs €1250, 2 Lim X 470kgs €1230, Char X 470kgs €1100, Char X 455kgs €1060, AAX 455kgs €1025, Lim X 385kgs €1015, BBX 370kgs €860.

Weanling heifers

Char X 435kgs €1110 – €2.55 per kilo, Char 350kgs €1025 – €2.93 per kilo, Lim X 380kgs €1010 – €2.66 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €1000 – €3.13 per kilo, AAX 440kgs €975 – €2.22 per kilo, BAX 385kgs €935 – €2.43 per kilo, Lim X 370kgs €895 – €2.42 per kilo, 2 Char X 300kgs €805 – €2.68 per kilo, AAX 295kgs €750 – €2.54 per kilo, Lim X 280kgs €720 – €2.57 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 515kgs €1260 – €2.45 per kilo, Lim 340kgs €1070 – €3.15 per kilo, Char X 360kgs €1050 – €2.92 per kilo, AAX 380kgs €1000 – €2.63 per kilo, 2 Char 340kgs €960 – €2.82 per kilo, Char X 310kgs €940 – €3.03 per kilo, Lim 350kgs €920 – €2.63 per kilo, Lim X 280kgs €895 – €3.20 per kilo, Simm X 325kgs €875kgs – €2.69 per kilo, 2 Char X 318kgs €755 – €2.38 per kilo.

Spring lamb

60kgs €115, 50.2kgs €112, 52.1kgs €112, 50kgs €112, 59.7kgs €110, 58.5kgs €110, 52kgs €110, 45.4kgs €109, 44.3kgs €109, 41.8kgs €107.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Large entry of stock again this week with trade remaining similar to previous weeks even though there has been a slight fall off in the quality of stock presented for sale.

  “Demand has remained strong for the bullocks, heifers, weanlings and breeding stock with quality lots attracting the fancy prices. The dry cow trade and calf trade also reported good clearances.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,110 to €1,810 for a Limousin Heifers and her Ch Bull calf at foot. Springer cows made from €1,080 to €1,235 per head.

  “Numbers of calves/runners on offer have remained good with demand and prices maintained this week.

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


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Ch 450kgs €1230, Lm 435kgs €1190, AA 460kgs €1170, Ch 510kgs €1160, Ch 570kgs €1300, AA 583kgs €1290, Lm 520kgs €1190.


Ch 410kgs €1080, Ch 420kgs €1055, Sim 365kgs €980, Lm 490kgs €1350, Lm 460kgs €1215, AA 600kgs €1480, Lm 555kgs €1445, Ch 590kgs €1400.

Dry cows

Ch 730kgs €1460, Lm 670kgs €1435, Lm 740kgs €1400, Lm 690kgs €1395, Lm 480kg €860.


AA bull €200, Hex hfr €190, Hex bull €275, Six hfr €250, Lm hfr €230, Fr bull €60, Ch bull €605.

Weanling bulls

Chx 295kgs €900, Si 245kgs €800, Ch 255kgs €750, Lmx 410kgs €1185, Lm 490kgs €1175, Ch 335kgs €990.

Weanling heifers

Ch 265kgs €840, Ch 255kgs €785, Lm 260kgs €765, Lm 330kgs €960, Ch 310kgs €930, Ch 430kgs €1030.