Roscommon People Mart Watch – September 27th

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There was a good entry of top quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s weekly sale with a brisk trade for both bulls and heifers with the minimal of lots unsold.

  “Bull weanlings averaged from €2.33 per kilo up to €3.39 per kilo while heifer weanlings fetched from €2.28 per kilo up to €3.16 per kilo. A special entry of springer heifers made from €1300 up to €1700. Farmers were more active this week with exporters and agents also in attendance.

  “At our Sheep Sale on Wednesday (25th) there was a large entry. There was a steady trade for finished lambs, with prices fetching €100 for 51.2kgs. There was plenty of excellent quality ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €135 for 58.7kgs There was a similar trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €44 up to €110. 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.

  “Our Harvest Show and Sale of Weanlings will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up until 5 o’clock on Thursday, 26th – also suckler/springer cows”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Finished lambs

51.2 kgs €100, 50.3kgs €98, 54.9kgs €97, 51.7kgs €97, 50kgs €96.5, 50.3kgs €96, 49.3kgs €96, 49.1kgs €95.

Ewe lambs

58.7kgs €135, 54kgs €115, 49.3kgs €111, 47.6kgs €110, 48.5kgs €110, 49.5kgs €108, 48kgs €105, 50kgs €104, 46.3kgs €102.5, 42.7kgs €102, 52.7kgs €101. Cast ewes made from €44 to €110 per lot.

Weanling heifers

Char X 350kgs €865 – €2.47 per kilo, Char X 335 kgs €840 – €2.50 per kilo, Lim X 310 kgs €835 – €2.69 per kilo, Char 325 kgs €800 – €2.46 per kilo, Char X 345 kgs €790 – €2.28 per kilo, Char X 265 kgs €705 – €2.66 per kilo, Lim X 275 kgs €650 – €2.36 per kilo, 2 Char X 227 kgs €635 €2.79 per kilo, Char X 250 kgs €645 €2.58 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 460 kgs €1070 – €2.32 per kilo, Char 320 kgs €1040 – €3.25 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €990 – €2.53 per kilo, Char X 365 kgs €960 –  €2.63 per kilo, Lim X 350kgs €900 – €2.57 per kilo, Char X 280 kgs €950 – €3.39 per kilo, Char X 265 kgs €790 kgs €2.98 per kilo, Char X 275 kgs €770 €2.80 per kilo,SAX 270 kgs €630 – €2.33 per kilo. Springing heifers made from €1300 up to €1700.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“Castlerea Mart held its Annual Show and Sale of Weanlings on Thursday last with an excellent entry of almost 500 weanling on offer. Strong demand from both exporters and farmers as well as feedlots resulted in a good clearance with the top quality bulls making as high as €4 a kilo and heifer calves topping out at €3.75 a kilo.

  “It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector. Other categories of stock reported a good trade also with a good clearance taking place.

  “On Thursday, the 26th of September (today) we hold our Annual Show and Sale of Heifers and Belgian Blue Weanlings.

All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices

Heifers

Lmx 425kgs €945 Lm 405kgs €925 Lm 480kgs €1100 Ch 475kgs €1020 Ch 645kgs €1440 Ch 610kgs €1430 Lmx 510kgs 41305 Si 650kgs €1365 Ch 580kgs €1280.

 

Dry cows

Lm 735kgs €1445 Ch 715kgs 1375 BBx 770kgs €1370 Lm 790kgs €1360 Fr 470kgs €500. Cows with calves at foot made from €1080 to €1770 per head. Springer cows made up to €1080.

Weanling bulls

Ch 270kgs €1080 Ch 290kgs €900 Ch 245kgs €855 Lm 435kgs €1300 Ch 410kgs €1090 Ch 305kgs €1070 Ch 310kgs €1040 Ch 315kgs €900. Ch 290kgs €1090 Ch 265kgs €845 Ch 270kgs €765 Lmx 325kgs €975 Ch 315kgs €950 Lm 350kgs €930 Ch 310kgs €865.