Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was another large entry of excellent quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. Trade for heifers was brisk with prices averaging from €2.29 per kilo up to €3.86 per kilo for a super Char X Heifer weighing 560kgs and fetching €2,160 (€1,600 over its weight).
“Prices for bullocks ranged from €2.17 up to €2.57 per kilo. There was a big entry of dry cows with lots averaging from €1.57 per kilo up €1.96 per kilo. Again this week there was a large attendance of buyers anxiously sourcing stock resulting in a very high clearance of lots.
“This Friday (November 2nd) sees a Fall Special Sale of Bullocks with 118 pens on offer as well as heifers and dry dows. On Friday, November 9th there will be a special winter sale of heifers. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, November 1st)
“There were increased numbers on offer at the weekly sale of weanlings and suckler cows. Quality lots were to the fore again this week with good prices achieved. Bull weanlings averaged from €2.50 per kilo up to €3.57 per kilo. Prices for weanling heifers were improved this week with lots ranging from an average of €2.46 per kilo up to €3.32 per kilo. A special entry of springing heifers made from €1,650 up to €2,400. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,750 up to €1,880.
“The mart will host a winter special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, November 6th at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, November 1st.
“There were larger numbers on offer at yesterday’s (Wednesday) sheep sale. Prices for finished lambs peaked at €106 for 50.3kgs while store lambs fetched up to €86. The trade for cast ewes was the same as the previous week with prices ranging from €11 up to €90. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Char X 785kgs €1535, AAX 910kgs €1500, Lim X 765kgs €1435, Lim 685kgs €1250, BBX 690kgs €1120, Lim X 710kgs €1310, Lim X 635kgs €1000, BBX 645kgs €1050, Char X 570kgs €950, AAX 520kgs €910.
AAX 660kgs €1415, Char X 595kgs €1400, 2 Lim X 632kgs €1360, 3 AAX 583kgs €1320, Char X 525kgs €1275, 3 Char X 468kgs €1150, Lim 465kgs €1140, 2 Lim X 562kgs €1250, Char X 445kgs €1115, Lim X 455kgs €1060, HEX 390kgs €890, Lim X 455kgs €1060, Char X 445kgs €1050, 3 Char 446kgs €1020, Char X 330kgs €770.
Char X 560kgs €2160, Lim X 615kgs €1750, Char X 700kgs €1700, BBX 590kgs €1610, BBX 535kgs €1600, Char 575kgs €1560, Lim X 535kgs €1490, Char X 525kgs €1450, BAX 475kgs €1355, 2 Lim X 490kgs €1330, Char X 470kgs €1300, Lim 480kgs €1230, Char X 475kgs €1200, AAX 540kgs €1185, 2 Char X 450kgs €1135, Lim X 405kgs €1065, 3 Char X 430kgs €975, Char X 385kgs €955, Lim X 375kgs €955.
Char X 410kgs €1100 - €2.68 per kilo, Char X 325kgs €1080 - €3.32 per kilo, Lim X 325kgs €1045 - €3.21 per kilo, Char X 335kgs €1000 - €2.98 per kilo, Char X 255kgs €805 - €3.15 per kilo, 2 Char X 265kgs €770 - €2.91 per kilo, BBX 260kgs €715 - €2.75 per kilo, Lim X 220kgs €700 - €3.18 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €970 - €2.49 per kilo.
Lim 450kgs €1225 - €2.72 per kilo, Lim X 420kgs €1200 - €2.86 per kilo, BAX 380kgs €1190 - €3.13 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €1050 - €2.69 per kilo, Lim 340kgs €1050 - €3.08 per kilo, BBX 385kgs €915 - €2.38 per kilo, Lim X 325kgs €915 - €2.82 per kilo, 2 BAX 322kgs €890 - €2.76 per kilo, BBX 330kgs €875 - €2.65 per kilo, Lim X 330kgs €870 - €2.64 per kilo, Char X 245kgs €875 - €3.57 per kilo.
50.3kgs €106, 52.5kgs €106, 54kgs €105, 51.5kgs €104, 56.5kgs €104, 51.3kgs €103, 51.1kgs €102, 48.5kgs €100.
40.7kgs €86, 40.6kgs €84, 41.4kgs €84, 40.5kgs €83, 40kgs €82, 39.8kgs €81.5, 38.6kgs €78.50.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“Similar numbers of stock presented for sale this week with both prices and trade similar to last week. There were large numbers of heifers on offer with a good clearance reported.
“In the weanling rings, heifer calves were a stronger trade this week with better quality lots on offer, while the top quality bull calves remain a very strong trade and the lesser quality plainer type lots were harder sold.
“Breeding stock and the cull cows reported good clearances also. Cows with calves at foot made from €1,050 to €1,940 per head, and springer cows made from €750 to €1,550.
“Big numbers of calves/runners presented again this week with lots making from €300 to €795 for continental lots.
“There were 300 bullocks on offer at this week’s sale with better quality store cattle on offer. Prices were improved this week with good demand for the quality stock on offer.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, November 1st) with our weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Ch 415kgs €1050, Lm 395kgs €1025, Sax 380kgs €950, Lm 490kgs €1420, Ch 445kgs €1145, Ch 580kgs €1465, Ch 700kgs €1575, Ch 580kgs €1465.
BBx 890kgs €1770, Lm 835kgs €1625, Ch 755kgs €1490, Lm 725kgs €1470, Ch 700kgs €1360.
Lmx 290kgs €1070, Ch 290kgs €935, Ch 270kgs €865, Ch 380kgs €1190, Lm 460kgs €1170, Ch 350kgs €1130, Ch 320kgs €995, Lm 355kgs €840.
Lm 290kgs €855, Ch 280kgs €770, Chx 375kgs €1160, Chx 320kgs €995, Lm 355kgs €840.
Ch 490kgs €1365, Lmx 485kgs €1290, Lm 540kgs €1390, Lm 505kgs €1355, Lm 560kgs €1395, Ch 645kgs €1400, Lm 610kgs €1370, AAX 660kgs €1450.