Roscommon People Mart Watch – November 8th




Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were good numbers of top-quality stock on offer again this week. There was a brisk trade for quality bullocks with a 92% clearance of lots and prices improved from the previous special sale with lots making from an average of €2.09 per kilo up to max of €2.79 per kilo. On the other hand, plainer and older cattle were more difficult to sell. 

  “Heifer numbers were small due to next week’s special sale of 60 pens. Prices for heifers fetched from an average of €1.89 per kilo up to €2.22 per kilo. Again, this week there was a large attendance of customers actively sourcing stock.

  “There was a complete clearance of dry cows with prices ranging from €1.29 per kilo up to €1.64 per kilo. This Friday (8th) will see a special sale of heifers at 11 am with 60  pens on offer as well as bullocks and dry cows. On Friday, November 15th, there will be a mid-winter special sale of bullocks and heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 7th).

  “There was a good entry of sheep on offer this week with a strong demand for both lambs and cast ewes. Ewe lambs made as high as €105. Finished lambs made up to €100 for 53.80kilos. Sheep sales continue on Wednesdays at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set.

  “There was a slightly smaller entry of weanlings at this week’s sale. Weanling bulls met with a steady trade with prices fetching from an average of €2.35 up to a max of €3.17 per kilo. There was a livelier trade for weanling heifers this week with prices ranging from €2.38 per kilo up to €3.39 per kilo. A special entry of cows with calves at foot made from €1,440 up to €2,500. Springers made from €980 up to €1,700.

  “The mart will host a mid-winter show and sale of weanlings on Tuesday next (12th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 7th)”.


Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char X 825kgs €1325, Lim X 750kgs €1230, Lim X 800kgs €1190, BBX 860kgs €1120, BAX 735kgs €1120, BA 740kgs €1100, BBX 735kgs €1020, Sh 750kgs €950, AAX 670kgs €870, Lim X 545kgs €805.


Char X 680kgs €1150, Lim X 565kgs €1145, Simm X 640kgs €1100, Lim X 565kgs €980, Char X 480kgs €930, Lim X 505kgs €920, Char X 435kgs €905, Char X 405kgs €870, Char X 415kgs €855, 2 Lim X 382kgs €850.


Char X 570kgs €1555, Char X 630kgs €1510, 2 Lim X 607kgs €1510, Lim X 570kgs €1500, Char X 565kgs €1500, Char X 560kgs €1475, 4 Char X 591kgs €1450, 2 Char X 507kgs €1420, 3 Lim X  515kgs €1410, Lim X 500kgs €1350, Char X 495kgs €1270, Char X 450kgs 1130, SAX 480kgs €1110, Lim X 475kgs €1110, Lim X 460kgs €1105, Char X 420kgs €1070, Lim X 445kgs €1065, 2 Char X 455kgs €1035, 2 Lim X 420kgs €960, Char X 325kgs €805.

Weanling heifers

Char X 375kgs €1040 – €2.77 per kilo, Char X 415kgs €1040 – €2.50 per kilo, 2 Simm X 357kgs €920 – €2.57 per kilo,Char X 310kgs €890 – €2.87 per kilo, Char X 340kgs €830 – €2.44 per kilo, Simm X 305kgs €820 – €2.68 per kilo, Lim X 310kgs €775 – €2.50 per kilo, 2 Lim X 240kgs €750 – €3.12 per kilo, Char  X 210kgs €635 – €3.02 per kilo Char X 215kgs €730 – €3.34 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Char X 460kgs €1300 – €2.82 per kilo, Char X 470kgs €1145 – €2.43 per kilo, Char X 380kgs €1045 – €2.75 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €1000 – €2.85 per kilo, Lim X 370kgs €920 €2.48 per kilo, Char X 325kgs €905 – €2.78 per kilo, Char X 300kgs €900 – €3.00 per kilo, Simm X 370kgs €860 – €2.32 per kilo, Lim X 315kgs €760 – €2.41 per kilo, Char X 260kgs €680 – €2.51 per kilo, Simm X 240kgs €660 – €2.75 per kilo, Char X 280kgs €890 – €3.17 per kilo.

Finished lambs

53.8kgs €100, 55.8kgs €100, 50.40kgs €98, 48.4kgs €98, 48.6kgs €96, 47.6kgs €96, 47.8kgs €95.

Store lambs

43.70kgs €88, 39.6kgs €86.50, 40.2kgs €84, 37.1kgs €82, 42.6kgs €81.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“There were 750 cattle on offer and the weanling rings reported strong demand this week with a good attendance of customers present. Bull calves fetched as high as €3.86 a kilo while the heifer calves topped out at €3.31 a kilo.

  “In the heifer ring, trade remained firm with better quality lots a better trade this week. The cow trade and breeding stock along with the runners reported a good clearance.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,140 to €1,500 per head, while springer cows made from €730 to €1,150 per head. Young calves made from €190 to €310 per head with Friesian bulls a difficult sell. Runners made from €330 to €775 for continental lots.

  “Sales continue today (Thursday 7th) with our weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer. Sales commence at 11 am”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Lm 425kgs €980, Ch 415kgs €890, Lm 490kgs €1155, Ch 430kgs €1055, Ch 710kgs €1355, Lm 500kgs €1285, Sim 560kgs €1290, Lm 595kgs €1280.

Weanling heifers

Ch 275kgs €835, Lm 280kgs €700, Sim 330kgs €1095, Sim 300kg €950, Ch 325kgs €825, Lm 330kgs €860.


Lm 465kgs €1140, Ch 480kgs €1130, Ch 530kgs €1245, Lm 545kgs €1170, Ch 505kgs €1185, Lm 590kgs €1240, Ch 630kgs €1340, Ch 620kgs €1200.

Dry cows

Ch 880kgs €1430, Ch 840kgs €1385, Lm 810kgs €1320, Lm 770kgs €1285ags €935.

Weanling bulls

Ch 290kgs €915, Ch 225kgs €870, Lm 285kgs €820, Ch 330kg €1090, Ch 325kgs €1000, Ch 315kgs €970, Lm 290kgs €840.