Roscommon People Mart Watch – October 11th


Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There was a large entry of excellent quality stock on offer at Friday’s weekly sale. The trade for bullocks was steady with lots fetching from an average of €2.14 up to €2.59 per kilo with plenty of customers actively sourcing stock. Heifers made from an average of €2.01 per kilo up to €2.30 per kilo. Prices for dry cows averaged from €€1.44 per kilo up to €1.84 per kilo

  “This Friday (11th), the mart will host a special sale of heifers at 11 am with 130 pens on offer as well as bullocks  and dry cows.

  “On Friday, October 18th there will be a special Harvest sale of bullocks and bookings will be accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 10th). There will also be a special sale for breeding heifers with bookings also accepted up to 5 pm today (10th).

  “There was another big entry of weanlings on offer at Tuesday’s weekly sale. There was a steady trade for both bulls and heifers with exporters, agents and farmers in attendance. Prices for bulls ranged from an average of €2.34 up to €3.42 per kilo. Weanling heifers fetched from an average of €2.30 per kilo up to €3.06 per kilo. Springers made from €1,340 up to €1,400. 

  “There is a Fall show and sale of weanlings on Tuesday next (15th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this evening (10th). There will also be 40 super in-calf Limousin X Heifers. All were scanned in calf and due in November and 20 are 4 and 5 Star, average calving age 32 months and calving to hyper-easy calving 5 Star Lim Bulls (2.9-3.20% calving difficulty). Robust vaccine policy, IBR, Lepto and BVD. Enquiries to 086-3037189.

  “There was a smaller entry of sheep at this week’s sale. There was a steady trade for finished lambs with prices fetching €100 for 49.7kgs. There was a similar trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €60 up to €100. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

BBX 785kgs €1445, Char X 805kgs €1335, Char X 800kgs €1310, AAX 785kgs €1305, AA 900kgs €1220, Char X 770kgs €1150, He 765kgs €1060, Lim X 710kgs €1045, Lim 625kgs €920.



Char X 615kgs €1270, Simm X 635kgs €1220, AAX 660kgs €1200, Lim X 590kgs €1140, Char X 585kgs €1120, Char X 490kgs €1020, Lim X 450kgs €975, 2 Lim X 430kgs €970, Lim x 410kgs €945, Lim X 390kgs €880, Lim X 410kgs €945, Lim X 410kgs €945.



Char X 660kgs €1550, 5 Char X 585kgs €1505, 2 Lim X 660kgs €1480, Lim X 570kgs €1480, 2 Char X 595kgs €1395, Char X 550kgs €1390, Char X 555kgs €1400, Char X 580kgs €1330, Char X 520kgs €1320, Lim X 525kgs €1290, 2 Char X 500kgs €1270, Char X 490kgs €1200,

Char X 465kgs €1115, AAX 485kgs €1065, Char X 450kgs €1050, 2 Char X 390kgs €905.


Weanling heifers

Lim X 385kgs €1105 – €2.87 per kilo, Lim X 410kgs – €2.41 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €960 – €2.74 per kilo, Lim X 300kgs €845 – €2.81 per kilo, Char X 385kgs €830 – €2.91 per kilo, Char X 265kgs €775 – €2.92 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €815 – €2.54 per kilo, Char X 300kgs €800 – €2.66 per kilo, Char X 305kgs €760 – €2.49 per kilo, 2 Char X 247kgs €630 – €2.54 per kilo, 3 Char X 233kgs €640 – €2.74 per kilo, Simm 280kgs €705kgs €2.51 per kilo.                                                                                                                                           

Weanling bulls

Char X 445kgs €1175 – €2.64 per kilo, Lim 415kgs €1060 – €2.55 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €1045 – €2.67 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €1045 – €2.67 per kilo, 2 Lim 385kgs €915 – €2.37 per kilo – Char X 325kgs €1000 – €3.07 per kilo, Char X 305kgs €1015 – €3.32 per kilo, Lim X 285kgs €975 – €3.42 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €920 – €3.17 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €870 – €2.94 per kilo, Char X 260kgs €840 – €3.23 per kilo, Lim 335kgs €840 – €2.50 per kilo, Lim X 235kgs €760 – €3.23 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €735 – €2.67 per kilo.


Finished lambs

49.7kgs €100, 51kgs €100, 51.9kgs €100, 50.5kgs €98, 50kgs €95, 58kgs €95, 53.4kgs €95, 51.7kgs €94, 44.3kgs €94, 45.5kgs €92.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“Castlerea Mart held its Annual Show and Sale of Aberdeen Angus heifers on Thursday last in conjunction with its usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. A large entry of Angus heifers were presented for sale and a firm trade prevailed with a good clearance reported. There was a good attendance of customers on the day trying to source heifers for further feeding.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,210 to €1,410 per head. Springers made from €940 to €1,450 per head. Young calves made from €150 to €345 per head. Runners made from €320 to €770 for continental types.

  “Other categories of stock reported prices similar to previous weeks but adverse weather conditions are starting to take affect on stock.

  “Breeding stock and runners were in good demand and the weanling heifers reported a stronger trade this week. The weanling bull trade is dominated by export trade at the moment with farmers competing at the ringside.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, October 10th) with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices



Lm 420kgs €1000, AA 417kgs €870, AA 485kgs €1085, AA 495kgs €1050, Ch 480kgs €1050, Lm 540kgs €1300, Lm 625kgs €1290, AA 750kgs €1450.


Dry cows

Ch 890kgs €1680, AA 775kgs €1400, Sim 765kgs €1300, Lm 655kgs €1280, Lm 815kgs €1480.


Weanling heifers

Lm 300kgs €825, Lm 270kgs €840, Ch 275kgs €840, Ch 290kgs €865, AA 330kgs €745, Lmx 210kgs €895.


Weanling bulls

Ch 275kgs €985, Lm 280kgs €820, Ch 275kgs €750, Ch 305kgs €995, Ch 315kgs €1015.



AA 495kgs €1125, AA465kgs €1125, Ch 470kgs €1100, AA 470kgs €1095, AA 530kgs €1180, AA 555kgs €1260, AA 655kgs €1365, AA 560kgs €1180.