Roscommon People Mart Watch – October 13th


Roscommon Mart

Manager’s Report…Maura Quigley

“There was another large entry of weanlings on offer last Tuesday week (3rd). There was a flying trade for weanling bulls with prices improved from the previous week and lots ranging from €2.70 per kilo up to €3.91 per kilo. There was a good attendance of agents, exporters and farmers all very anxious for stock.

  “There was also a better trade for weanling heifers with prices averaging from €2.58 per kilo up to €3.90 per kilo. Springers made from €1360 up to €1520 while cows with calves at foot fetched up to €1480.

  “Roscommon Mart will host classes for the Best Pair of Bull Weanlings and Best Pair of Heifer Weanlings on Tuesday, October 17th as well as the Peter Foley Memorial Perpetual Cup which is sponsored by Peter’s colleagues and will be awarded for the Overall Champion Pair of Weanlings.

  “Last Friday’s sale (8th) saw outstanding trade for quality lots of bullocks and prices fetching from €2.32 per kilo up to €3.10 per kilo. There was a slightly easier trade for plainer lots and average prices for heifers ranged from €2.15 per kilo up to €2.50 per kilo. There was a similar trade for dry cows with lots averaging from €1.56 per kilo up to €1.94 per kilo.

  “There is a special sale of heifers taking place today (Friday) at 11 am with 92 pens on offer as well as bullocks and dry cows.

  “Friday, October 20th will see a special Fall Sale of bullocks at 11 am and a special sale of breeding heifers as well as dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, 12th).”

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Weanling heifers

Lim X 440kgs €1290, Char X 380kgs €1215, Lim X 310kgs €1210, BBX 365kgs €1100, BBX 350kgs €1045, Char X 325kgs €965, Char X 295kgs €935, Lim X 325kgs €965, Char X 350kgs €970, Char X 340kgs €980, Lim X 330kgs €1000, Char X 350kgs €935, Char X 280kgs €920, Lim X 315kgs €795, Lim 345kgs €800, Lim X 235kgs €600.

Weanling bulls

BBX 385kgs €1500, Char X 425kgs €1380, Char X 395kgs €1275, Lim X 560kgs €1200, BBX 460kgs €1180, Char X 365kgs €1190, BLX 475kgs €1150, 2 Char X 295kgs €1145, Char X 345kgs €1070, 2 Char X 340kgs €1050, Char X 330kgs €1050, Char X 325kgs €1200.

Dry cows

BBX 755kgs €1445, Char X 775kgs €1400, Lim X 710kgs €1340, Lim X 670kgs €1300, Lim X 665kgs €1240, Lim X 650kgs €1200, Char 640kgs €1200, AAX 725kgs €1150, BBX 630kgs €1100, Lim X 620kgs €1100, Lim X 630kgs €1100, AAX 665kgs €870, AAX 640kgs €835.


Lim X 680kgs €1400, Char X 515kgs €1270, Lim X 485kgs €1120, Char X 490kgs €1085, Simm X 475kgs €1025, 2 Char X 412kgs €950, 2 Char X 380kgs €950, 3 Char X 365kgs €890, 3 Lim 375kgs €860, 2 AAX 378kgs €830, Simm X 330kgs €750, Lim X 305kgs €700, Lim X 410kgs €1000, Lim X 465kgs €1080.


5 Char x 598kgs €1740, Char X 790kgs €1725, Char X 610kgs €1700, 5 Char X 600kgs €1690, 3 Char X 566kgs €1675, 3 Char X 575kgs €1645, Lim X 705kgs €1600, Char X 595kgs €1590, Char X 625kgs €1585, Char X 595kgs €1585, Lim X 575kgs €1580, Char X 550kgs €1530, 4 Char X 547kgs €1505, AAX 495kgs €1070, AAX 590kgs €1245, Simm X 635kgs €1220, Simm X 705kgs €1390, Char X 470kgs €1270, Lim X 485kgs €1180 Lim X 510kgs €1370.

Castlerea Mart

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“Castlerea Mart held its annual show and sale of Aberdeen Angus Heifers last Thursday with a large entry of stock on offer with good demand especially for the top quality lots and prize winners.

  “In the weanling rings, the recent spell of poor weather has impacted on the quality of calves on offer but prices for the quality calves were maintained with plainer lots a little harder sold. In the dry cows, suckler cows and runners’ rings, prices were maintained with a good clearance reported.

  “Cows with calves at foot made form €1100 to €1910 for a 4-year-old Simmental cow and her Limousin heifer calf at foot. Springers made from €1000 to €1700 per head. Runners on offer made from €265 up to €710 per head for continental lots.

  “There were 350 bullocks on offer at our sale on Monday, October 2nd with lots making from €300 to €885 over with an average price of €533 over paid.

  “Sales continue today (Thursday, 12th) with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.”

Sample prices for Castlerea Mart


Ch 375kgs €950, Lm 455kgs €1225, AA 465kgs €1090, AA 600kgs €1380, AA 540kgs €1295, Lm 645kgs €1490, Ch 540kgs €1285.

Dry cows

Lm 790kgs €1790, Lm 840kgs €1585, Ch 730kgs €1505, Lm 745kgs €1455, Ch 810kgs €1440.

Weanling bulls

Lm 295kgs €910, Ch 250kgs €900, Ch 355kgs €1115, Lm 465kgs €1085, Ch 395kgs €1080.

Weanling heifers

lm 295kgs €915, Ch 270kgs €890, Ch 360kgs €1020, Ch 315kgs €995, Ch 300kgs €920.


AA 490kgs €1255, Chx 485kgs €1210, AA 540kgs €1305, AA 500kgs €1270, Ch 555kgs €1285, Lmx 640kgs €1525, AAx 605kgs €1345, AA 625kgs €1365.