Roscommon People Mart Watch – November 17th

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

“There were good numbers on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a special sale of heifers. There was a firm trade and a good demand for bullocks with the majority of lots sold. Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.24 up to €2.78 per kilo. There was a brisk trade for heifers with plenty of customer in attendance. Heifer prices fetched from an average of €2.32 per kilo up to €3.05 per kilo for a very good quality Limousin heifer suitable for breeding weighing 590kgs and making €1800. There was a good entry entry of dry cows on offer with lots averaging from €1.53 per kilo up to €2.08 per kilo.

  “Tomorrow (Friday 17th) sees a special sale of bullocks at Roscommon Mart with 60 pens on offer as well as heifers, and dry cows. Sales commence at 11 am and cattle must be penned by 10 am. There will also be a special sale of Continental cross heifers on Friday, November 24th at 11 am as well as heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 16th).”

“There were good numbers on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a special sale of heifers. There was a firm trade and a good demand for bullocks with the majority of lots sold. Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.24 up to €2.78 per kilo. There was a brisk trade for heifers with plenty of customer in attendance. Heifer prices fetched from an average of €2.32 per kilo up to €3.05 per kilo for a very good quality Limousin heifer suitable for breeding weighing 590kgs and making €1800. There was a good entry entry of dry cows on offer with lots averaging from €1.53 per kilo up to €2.08 per kilo.

  “Tomorrow (Friday 17th) sees a special sale of bullocks at Roscommon Mart with 60 pens on offer as well as heifers, and dry cows. Sales commence at 11 am and cattle must be penned by 10 am. There will also be a special sale of Continental cross heifers on Friday, November 24th at 11 am as well as heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 16th).”

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char X 855kgs €1575, Char X 745kgs €1550, Simm X 820kgs €1470, BBX 600kgs €1200, Lim X 685kgs €1175, AAX 585kgs €1090, Lim X 780kgs €1240, Char X 745kgs €1300, BBX 620kgs €1000, Simm X 585kgs €900, AAX 640kgs €1040, AAX 585kgs €1090.

Heifers

Lim 590kgs €1800, Char X 670kgs €1760, Lim X 605kgs €1600, Lim 595kgs €1565, Char X 555kgs €1400, Char X 515kgs €1365, Lim X 570kgs €1495, Char X 465kgs €1285, AAX 560kgs €1280, 2 Char X 472kgs €1250, Lim X 435kgs €1105, BBX 475kgs €1240, 5 Char X 516kgs €1220, Simm X 505kgs €1040, Lim X 480kgs €950, Lim X 420kgs €1070, Simm X 345kgs €905.

Bullocks

Char X 760kgs €1510, BAX 675kgs €1500, AAX 595kgs €1300, 3 Lim X 433kgs €1200, 2 Char X 477kgs €1170, Char X 415kgs €1140, 2 Char X 422kgs €950, AAX 460kgs €1110, Char 470kgs €1110, Char X 425kgs €1075, 2 Char X 462kgs €1050, Lim X 440kgs €900, Lim X 490kgs €1360, 4 Char 447kgs €1220.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“There were 850 cattle on offer this week with trade and prices improved all round.

“Weanlings in particular were a very lively trade and aided by increased farmer activity and export demand prices were improved by €30 – €40 per head. The heifer and cow trade also reported good clearances while the recent suckler sale also recorded excellent clearances with strong demand on offer.

 “Cows with calves at foot made form €920 to €1700 per head. Springers made form €1050 to €1540 per head. Young calves made from €70 to €300 per head with stronger runner types making from €300 to €705 for continental lots.

“There were also 350 bullocks on offer this week and with better quality lots on offer prices and trade was also improved this week with excellent demand for the quality continental store bullocks on offer.

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

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

Heifers

Lm 400kgs €1045, Ch 405kgs €1015, AA 425kgs €1000, Lm 470kgs €1185, Ch 550kgs €1270, BB 515kgs €1255, Lm 535kgs €1265.

Dry cows

BBx 735kgs €1480, Lm 695kgs €1340, Lm 490kgs €1000, Ch 450kgs €790, Lm 675kgs €1290.

Weanling bulls

Chx 190kgs €680, Lm 170kgs €595, Chx 295kgs €1035, Ch 290kgs €1000, Ch 290kgs €990, Hex 580kgs €1275, Ch 360kgs €1140, Lm 350kgs €1040.

Weanling heifers

BBX 270kgs €985, Lm 280kgs €840, Ch 250kgs €785, Ch 300kgs €950, Ch 310kgs €940, Ch 400kgs €1080.

Bullocks

Lm 485kgs €1285, Cj 435kgs €1195, Ch 460kgs €1195, Lm 505kgs €1295, Lm 540kgs €1355, Lm 595kgs €1385, Lm 625kgs €1420, Shx 660kgs €1450, AA 630kgs €1330.