Roscommon People Mart Watch – September 13th




 Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart


“There were good numbers of excellent quality cattle on offer at Friday’s sale. There was a positive trade for bullocks with the majority of lots sold. Prices ranged from €2.09 per kilo up to €2.60 per kilo. There were plenty of customers in attendance who were anxious for stock. The numbers of heifers on offer was small due to the large entry for next week’s special sale (81 pens on offer) with prices ranging from an average of €2.02 per kilo up to €2.36 per kilo. Prices for dy cows averaged from €1.42 per kilo up to €1.59 per kilo.

  “This Friday (13th) the mart will host its usual sale of bullocks and dry cows from at 11 am. There will also be a special sale of heifers with 81 pens on offer.

  “On Friday, September 20th, there will be a Harvest Special Sale of bullocks, heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (12th).

  “There was a very good entry of top-quality weanlings on offer at the show and sale held on Tuesday. There was a brisk trade for weanling bulls with lots averaging from €2.30 up to €3.16 per kilo. There was a strong trade for weanling heifers with lots fetching from €2.21 per kilo up to €2.98 per kilo.

  “Again, this week exporters and agents were very active, with farmers also anxious for stock. In comparison to the same sale last year, weanling bulls were back on average 5 cents per kilo or an average of €20 per head on a 400 kilo animal with weanling heifers back 12 cents per kilo or an average of €48 per head on a 400 kilo animal. There is no sale of weanlings on Tuesday, September 17th. A Harvest Special of Weanlings will take place on Tuesday, September 24th at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up until 5 pm on Thursday 19th.

  “There was a large entry of sheep at this week’s sale. There was a steady trade for finished lambs with prices fetching €102 for 50.7kgs. There were plenty of excellent quality ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €135 for 55kgs. There was a good trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €70 up to €115. 

  “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

Simm X 845kgs €1300, Char 780kgs €1230, Lim X 800kgs €1200, HEX 785kgs €1175, Lim X 715kgs €1140, Fr 630kgs €750, AAX 625kgs €670, Char X 695kgs €1080.


Lim X 615kgs €1285, Char X 500kgs €1115, Char X 500kgs €1020, Lim X 355kgs €840, 3 Lim X 363kgs €850, Char X 380kgs €885, 2 Lim x 422kgs €900, Char X 445kgs €925.


Char X 710kgs €1550, Char X 675kgs €1545, Lim X 625kgs €1540, 3 Char X 626kgs €1470, 2 Char X 572kgs €1425, 2 Char X 565kgs €1400, 2 Char X 547kgs €1400, Char X 575kgs €1380, 3 Char X 548kgs €1360, BBX 555kgs €1300, Lim X 570kgs €1250, Simm 560kgs €1190, Lim 495kgs €1150, Char X 430kgs €1120, Lim X 465kgs €1120, Lim X 390kgs €945.

Weanling heifers

Lim X 435kgs €130 – €2.98 per kilo, BBX 470kgs €1160- €2.46 per kilo, Char X 415kgs €1040 – €2.50 per kilo, Char x 445kgs €1000 – €2.24 per kilo, Lim X 390kgs €920 – €2.35 per kilo, 2 Lim X 360kgs €870 – €2.41 per kilo, Lim X 335kgs €825 – €2.46 per kilo, Lim 345kgs €800 – €2.31 per kilo, Simm X 270kgs €680 – €2.51 per kilo, Char X 335kgs €800 – €2.38 per kilo.

Weanling  bulls

Lim X 505kgs €1400 – €2.77 per kilo, BBX 425kgs €1190 – €2.80 per kilo, Char X 490kgs €1180 – €2.40 per kilo, Lim X 410kgs €1100 – €2.68 per kilo, Lim X 385kgs €1005 – €2.61 per kilo, Lim X 455kgs €1055 – €2.31 per kilo, 3 Char 430kgs €1050 – €2.44 per kilo, Char X 385kgs €990 – €2.57 per kilo, 2 Char X 375kgs €950 – €2.53 per kilo, Lim X 395kgs €915 – €2.31 per kilo, Lim X 295kgs €845 – €2.86 per kilo, Lim X 320kgs €835 – €2.60 per kilo.

Finished lambs

50.7kgs €102, 54.8kgs €102, 51.1kgs €102, 52.4kgs €100, 51.7kgs €97, 48.8kgs €95, 51.8kgs €95, 48.3kgs €95, 50.3kgs €95.

Ewe lambs

55kgs €135, 52kgs €125, 55.4kgs €125, 48.3kgs €118, 46.1kgs €113, 47.4kgs €111, 43.6kgs €110, 44.4kgs €110, 49.8kgs €101, 44kgs €99, 41.2kgs €98.


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart


“600 cattle presented for sale on Thursday last, as numbers continue to increase due to poor weather conditions. Trade and prices were similar to previous weeks with prices remaining steady and demand on par with previous weeks.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €750 to €1,550 per head. Young calves made from €130 to €390 per head with runners making from €300 to €700 for continental lots on offer.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 12th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation.

  “Please note bullock sales will resume as and from Monday, September 16th”.


Castlerea Mart sample prices



Ch 470kgs €1170, Ch 445kgs €1120, Lm 510kgs €1220, Ch 500kgs €1090, Ch 575kgs €1280, Lm 560kgs €1175, 630kgs €1430, Hex 730kgs €1450, Ch 770kgs €1400.

Dry cows

Lmx 750kgs €1490, Lm 850kgs €1445, Lm 720kgs €1365, Lm 680kgs €1290, BBx 785kgs €1345.

Weanling bulls

PTX 295kgs €760, Ch 295kgs €720, Ch 405kgs €900, Ch 425kgs €860, Lm 320kgs €750.

Weanling heifers

BBX 300kgs €835, Lm 340kgs €800, Ch 370kgs €875, Lm 260kgs €625, Ch 270kgs €630, Lm 340kgs €800, Ch 360kgs €830.



Lmx 390kgs €880, Lmx 350kgs €845, Lm 490kgs €1090, Lm 450kgs €1035, Lm 505kgs €1430, Ch 665kgs €1350, Lm 665kgs €1320, Ch 630kgs €1320.