Roscommon People Mart Watch – November 23rd




Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart



“There was another good entry of top quality stock on offer at our sale on Friday last. Again this week quality lots were fetching good prices with a strong demand in particular for the forward store types, while plainer lots were a lot more difficult to clear.

  “This Friday (23rd) at 11 am, there will be a special sale of heifers with 70 pens on offer. There will also be bullocks and dry cows. On Friday, November 30th there will be an end month special sale of bullocks. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (22nd).

  “There were smaller numbers on offer at this week’s weanlings and suckler cow sale with a steady trade for all classes, and with quality lots selling well and plainer cattle more difficult to clear. Prices for bull weanling ranged from an average of €2.42 per kilo up to €3.26 per kilo. Heifer weanlings fetched from an average of €2.23 up to €3.06 per kilo. Springing cows made up to €1,300 while cows with calves at foot made up to €1,660.

  “There will be an end of month special sale of weanlings next Tuesday (27th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 22nd). There will also be springers/suckler cows available and included in the sale in the sale will be nine excellent quality Simm X springing heifers on the point of calving to easy calving P.B. Char bull.

  “Meanwhile, there were smaller numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. Prices for finished lambs peaked at €110 for 58kgs. Store lambs fetched up to €87.50. The trade for cast ewes was similar to the previous week with prices ranging from €60 up to €115. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices


Dry cows

Char X 760kgs €1235, Simm X 655kgs €1230, Lim 660kgs €1185, Char 865kgs €1140, BBX 610kgs €1070, ShX 695kgs €1070, Simm X 600kgs €1010, Lim X 625kgs €1005.


Char X 1200kgs €2450, Char X 815kgs €1640, Char X 595kgs €1600, 2 Lim X 565kgs €1470, Char X 535kgs €1400, Char X 500kgs €1380, 2 Lim X 535kgs €1340, 2 Char X 497kgs €1315, AAX 565kgs €1250, AAX 375kgs €800, Lim 300kgs €800, AAX 490kgs €1050, Char X 410kgs €1220, Lim X 550kgs €1350, Char X 615kgs €1510, 2 Char X 475kgs €1105, Char X 470kgs €1305, Char X 410kgs €1220.


Lim X 640kgs €1525, Lim X 575kgs €1430, Char X 510kgs €1240, Lim X 510kgs €1150, Char X 420kgs €1045, Char X 505kgs €1240, Lim X 395kgs €880, 2 Char 377kgs €880.

Weanling heifers

Lim X 435kgs €1000 – €2.29 per kilo, BAX 385kgs €950 -€2.46 per kilo, Char X 315kgs €880 – €2.79 per kilo. 3 Char X 288kgs €825 – €2.86 per kilo, Lim X 255kgs €780 – €3.06 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €830 – €2.59 per kilo, Lim X 230kgs €645 – €2.80 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €760 – €2.34 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 420kgs €1200 – €2.86 per kilo, Lim X 445kgs €1150 – €2.58 per kilo, Lim X 390kgs €1080 – €2.77 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €900 – €3.05 per kilo, Lim X 300kgs €875 – €2.92 per kilo, BAX 310kgs €940 – €3.03 per kilo, Lim X 280kgs €865 – €3.09 per kilo, Char X 265kgs €865 – €3.26 per kilo, Lim X 310kgs €835kgs €2.69 per kilo, Lim X 260kgs €730 – €2.92 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €750 – €2.54 per kilo.

Finished lambs

58kgs €110, 61kgs €110, 49.4kgs €107.50, 49.7kgs €106, 51kgs €105, 51.9kgs €104, 50.6kgs €104, 49.6kgs €103.50.

Store lambs

40kgs €87.50, 43kgs €87, 40kgs €85.50, 42.4kgs €83.50, 33kgs €69, 32.3kgs €67.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Large numbers of stock presented for sale again this week as the weather conditions deteriorated. There were better quality heifers on offer and demand was improved with an excellent clearance reported. In the weanling rings demand remained strongest for the quality lots and the plainer lots still unchanged.

  “The dry cow trade, despite a dip in prices, reported a good trade while breeding stock and the runners witnessed good demand. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,080 to €1,740 per head. Springers made from €890 to €1,720 per head. Large numbers of runners presented with prices ranging from €225 to €660 for continental lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday when we have our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Lmx 400kgs €1040, Chx 405kgs €1000, Lm 480kgs €1285, Lm 450kgs €1160, Ch 530kgs €1335, Lm 580kgs €1385, Ch 480kgs €1115.


Dry cows

BBX 815kgs €1550, Lmx 770kgs €1395, Lm 860kgs €1320, AA 730kgs €1290, Lm 595kgs €1160.


Weanling bulls

Ch 295kgs €955, Ch 280kgs €900, Ch 360kgs €1165, Lm 360kgs €1130, Ch 310kgs €1000, Lm 380kgs €960.


Weanling heifers

Lmx 260kgs €765, Ch 265kgs €710, BBx 315kgs €1015, Ch 370kgs €990,Ch 300kgs €800.



Lm 490kgs €1250, Ch 460kgs €1125, Lm 540kgs €1370, BBx 555kgs €1400, Ch 610kgs €1415, Lmx 685kgs €1435.