Roscommon People Mart Watch – September 1st


Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart          

“There were bigger numbers of stock presented for sale this week due to the recent spell of wet weather. Feeders and farmers along with agents and exporters continue to be active for good quality feeding type lots. 

  “The bullock and heifer trade remained firm, while the dry cow and breeding stock reported good clearances. In the weanling rings, the top quality lots commanded some fancy prices.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,000 to €1,960 per head. Young calves made from €275 to €355 per head with stronger runner types making up to €730 per head.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. Please note that the bullock sale will resume next Monday (4th).”

Castlerea Mart sample prices


Ch 398kgs €1295, Lim 430kgs €1150, AA 455kgs €1125, Ch 515kgs €1310, Ch 595kgs  €1345, Chx 655kgs, €1700, AAx 685kgs  €1430, Lim 560kgs €1320.


Ch 410kgs €1170, Lim 395kgs €1095, Lim 405kgs €1050, LimX 490kgs €1260, Lim 445kgs €1150, Lim 570kgs €1330, Lim 580 kgs €1405.

Dry cows

Chx 665kgs €1365, Lim 690kgs €1500, Lim 705kgs €1470, Lim 695 kgs €1455, AA 810kgs €1415.

Weanlings bulls

Ch 275kgs €985, Lim 295kgs €925, Ch 265kgs €940, Ch 420kgs €1175, Ch 380kgs €1105, Ch 365kgs €1100, Sim 465 kgs €1095.

Weanling heifers

Ch 250kgs €770, Ch 265kgs €805, Chx 380kgs €980, Ch 335kgs €925, BBx 310kgs €885.

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

“There were larger numbers on offer this week with good demand for all classes of stock and high percentage clearance of lot. There were better prices for bullocks with lots averaging from €2.01 per kilo up to €2.68 per kilo. Heifer prices ranged from €2.34 per kilo up to €3.08 per kilo. Dry cows fetched from €1.65 per kilo up to €1.94 per kilo.

  “In last week’s sheep sale, there was a dip in trade for breeding ewes with two-year-olds fetching as high as €175. The trade for breeding hoggets was similar with the tops making €212.

  “Sales continue on Saturday at 11 am. Gates open at 8 am. This Saturday (September 2nd) there is a show and sale of pedigree Vendeen rams as well as a show and sale of pedigree Lleyn sheep.

  “Also, this Friday (1st) at 11 am will see a special sale for heifers with 92 pens on offer as well as the usual sales for bullocks and dry cows.

  “Finally, don’t miss out on a special sale for bullocks on Friday, September 8th at 11 am. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, 31st).”

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char 875kgs €1700, Char X 770kgs €1420, AAX 660kgs €1200, Lim X 680kgs €1060, Lim X 630kgs €1050, Lim X 675kgs €1045, Lim X 625kgs €980, Lim X 610kgs €950,

SA 610kgs €940, Lim X 480kgs €870.


Lim 575kgs €1335, Lim X 550kgs €1305, BBX 540kgs €1265, Lim X 530kgs €1250, SHX 405kgs €1100, Lim X 425kgs €1100, 3 Char X 435kgs €1040, Lim X 400kgs €1000, AAX 370kgs €975, 2 Char X 382kgs €920, Lim X 260kgs €800.


Char X 650kgs €1380, Char X 620kgs €1375, Char X 600kgs €1340, Char X 565kgs €1305, Simm 535kgs €1195, AAX 535kgs €1120, Lim x 280kgs €750, Lim X 505kgs €1180.

Weanling heifers

Lim X 385kgs €1100, Lim X 405kgs €1100,

Char X 405kgs €1090, BBX 445kgs €1065, Char X 390kgs €1040, 3 Char X 300kgs €870, Char X 320kgs €925, BBX 365kgs €960, Char X 285kgs €800, Lim X 285kgs €760, BAX 250kgs €660.

Weanling bulls

BBX 485kgs €1360, Char X 585kgs €1315, Char X 480kgs €1250, Simm X 490kgs €1245, Lim X 445kgs €1200, Char X 390kgs €1110, Char 365kgs €1060, 2 BBX 360kgs €1080, Char X 315kgs €970, Simm X 385kgs €1000, BAX 310kgs €870, AAX 445kgs €950, Lim X 240kgs €770, 2 AAX 320kgs €800.

Finished lambs

49.5kgs €107, 49.7kgs €105, 47.70kgs €103, 51kgs €101, 48.1kgs €98, 45.7kgs €92.

Ewe lambs

46.7kgs €126, 44kgs €120, 49.3kgs €120, 45.9kgs €115, 47.7kgs €110, 43kgs €110, 48.9kgs €108, 44.5kgs €106, 44.8kgs €106, 47kgs €102.

Store lambs

37.8kgs €90, 44kgs €90, 40kgs €84, 42kgs €83.5, 40.3kgs €80, 37.9kgs €80, 37.6kgs €78.