Roscommon People Mart Watch – September 29th

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

“There was a huge entry of top quality cattle on offer this week. There was a lively trade for bullocks with averages ranging from €2.35 per kilo up to €2.97 per kilo and a clearance rate of 89.5%. Once again there was a big attendance of customers who were actively sourcing stock.

  “While the numbers of heifers on offer were smaller there was a brisk trade with lots fetching from €2.19 per kilo up to €2.60 per kilo with 92% of the lots sold. There was also a good trade for dry cows with a full clearance of lots and averages of €1.67 per kilo up to €1.96 per kilo.

  “Special sale of heifers tomorrow (Friday, 29th) with 104 pens on offer including bullocks and dry cows.

  “Date for your diary: Special Sale of Bullocks on Friday, October 6th  at 11 am including heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, September 28th.”

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char X 745 kgs €1450, Char X 740 kgs €1440, Char X 740 kgs €1420, Lim X 715 kgs €1400, Lim 735 kgs €1370, Lim X 660 kgs €1250, HEX 695 kgs €1190, Char X 725 kgs €1190, HEX 735 kgs €1175, Lim X 730 kgs €1050, Char X 640 kgs €1030, Char X 620 kgs €800.

Heifers

Char X 670 kgs €1290, Lim X 510 kgs €1210, BBX 480 kgs €1205, AAX 560 kgs €1135, 3 Char X 496 kgs €1105, Char X 420 kgs €1070, Char X 370 kgs €945, Lim X 350 kgs €905, Char X 400 kgs €1040, 2 Char X 350 kgs €900, SAX 290 kgs €685, 2 AAX 385 kgs €800.

Bullocks

Char X 730 kgs €1700, Char X 700 kgs €1685, BBX 690 kgs €1680, Char X 590 kgs €1660, Char X 555 kgs €1650, 2 Simm X 725 kgs €1630, Char X 540 kgs €1560, 4 Lim X 588 kgs €1545, 2 Char X 535 kgs €1490, 3 Lim X 560 kgs €1500, AAX 520 kgs €1180, AAX 620 kgs €1300, HEX 670 kgs €1415, 2 Simm X 655 kgs €1345, Simm X 585 kgs €1300, Simm X 570 kgs €1365, Lim X 475 kgs €1185, Char X 485 kgs €1235, BBX 475 kgs €1105, 4 Lim X 441 kgs €1200, Lim X 365 kgs €940, Char X 485 kgs €1405.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“On Thursday last we held our Annual Show and Sale of Weanlings in conjunction with our usual sale. A large entry of top quality weanlings met a very lively trade with some very fancy prices paid for the top quality lots. Bull calves made up to €4.15 a kilo with heifer calves making up to €4.50 a kilo.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €720 to €1640 per head.

Springers made from €700 to €1510 per head. Runners made from €375 to €775 for continental lots.

  “Earlier in the week, there were 200 bullocks on offer with prices ranging from €400 to €845 over their weight with an average price of €549 over paid. Trade remained steady for the young quality store bullocks while the plainer older type lots tended to be harder sold.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, 28th) with our Annual Continental Heifer Show and Sale and our Show and Sale for Belgian Blue Weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.”

Castlerea Mart sample prices

Dry cows

BBx 765kgs €1420, Ch 600kgs €1300, Chx 495kgs €1140, Lm 715kgs €1100, Fr 580kgs €665.

Weanling heifers

Ch 250kgs €1030, Lm 300kgs €1350, Ch 330kgs €1080, Ch 300kgs €1250, Ch 410kgs €1105, Ch 290kgs €865.

Heifers

Lm 420kgs €995, Lm 475kgs €1135, Ch 480kgs €1095, Lm 500kgs €1315, AA 600kgs €1260, Lmx 575kgs €1270.

Weanling bulls

Ch 295kgs €985, Ch 285kgs €945, Ch 405kgs €1380, Ch 395kgs €1325, Ch 315kgs €1240, Lm 415kgs €1210, Lm 280kgs €930.

Bullocks

Ch 490kgs €1250, Lm 475kgs €1190, AA 495kgs €1180, Lm 430kgs €1165, AA 560kgs €1315, AA 555kgs €1205.