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Well-priced townhouses!

 

 

 

Hughes & Company of Abbey Street, Roscommon have confirmed that they have a number of townhouses for sale which are in need of renovations and ranging in price from €100,000 to €150,000.

  For further information or to make an appointment to view, contact the office on 090-6627003 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Government stands over massive underspend in rural scheme – Murphy

 

 

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has said that overspending in the Town and Village Renewal Scheme prior to 2019 will leave many projects across Roscommon and Galway in doubt.

  “Under figures revealed to Fianna Fáil, and despite announcements and photo opportunities, under the town and village scheme 2018 Galway only received 28% of their allocation while Roscommon only received 22%. What is promised by government is clearly not what is delivered in communities,” he said.

  “It is not good enough for Minister Michael Ring to simply show up and announce projects, he needs to take the initiative and review the expenditure rules which would allow the funds to be drawn down more efficiently.

  “Information received by Fianna Fáil recently, shows that nationally there was an underspend of over €20 million in the town and village renewal scheme for monies allocated in 2017 and 2018,” Deputy Murphy added.

  The Fianna Fáil TD took a swipe at Minister Ring, saying there was a “major difference” between what was in Government press releases and launches and what was being delivered on the ground.

  “Instead of laying blame at the feet of the local authorities, the Minister should try taking a proactive approach and review the expenditure rules,” he said.

 

 

Sinéad is ‘Queen of the Land’

 

 

Elphin Macra na Feirme member Sinéad Conry from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon was crowned this year’s Queen of the Land after participating at a three-day event hosted by Macra na Feirme in Tullamore, Co. Offaly last weekend.

  The contest, which sees young people compete for the title based on appearance, personality, confidence and rural knowledge, is in its 55th year and draws thousands of people from all over the country.  

 

Planning Your Future in Farming…

 

 

Teagasc Roscommon/Longford and Macra na Feirme held a very successful Alumni Event in the Teagasc Office, Roscommon last Monday night titled ‘Planning Your Future in Farming’. Pictured at the event were Tom Kellegher, Regional Manager, Teagasc Roscommon/Longford; Diarmuid Murray, Chairperson, Roscommon Macra na Feirme; Seán Doorley, Drystock Advisor, Longford and Seán Finan, CEO of The Irish Bioenergy Association, who was the main speaker on the night.

 

Roscommon People Mart Watch - November 15th

 

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

Dry cows

Lim X 875kgs €1610, Lim 800kgs €1490, Lim 740kgs €1320, Lim 740kgs €1320, Lim X 810kgs €1210, Lim 705kgs €1200, Lim X 720kgs €1170, Lim X 650kgs €1125, Char X 700kgs €1125, Lim X 585kgs €920.

Heifers 

Char X 605kgs €1710, Lim X 515kgs €1510, Lim X 560kgs €1510, Lim X 540kgs €1400, Lim X 490kgs €1285, Simm X 525kgs €1240, Lim X 485kgs €1200, 2 Char X 490kgs €1160, Lim X 485kgs €1120, Lim X 465kgs €1100, 2 AAX 480kgs €1080, Char X 470kgs €1080, Char X 445kgs €1075, Lim X 440kgs €1055, Simm 495kgs €1040, SAX 440kgs €1025, Char X 385kgs €965.

Bullocks 

Lim X 745kgs €1300, Lim X 750kgs €1300, Char X 695kgs €1200, SAX 725kgs €1200, Char X 520kgs €1140, Char X 585kgs 1100, Char X 505kgs €1080, Lim  X 540kgs €1080, Char X 285kgs €600.

Weanling heifers

BBX 325kgs €1640 - €5.04 per kilo, Lim X 365kgs €1420 - €3.89 per kilo, Char X 420kgs €1280 - €3.04 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €1200 - €3.42 per kilo, Char X 315kgs €990kgs - €3.14 per kilo, Char X 280kgs €855 - 3.05 per kilo, 2 Char X 317kgs €855 - €2.69 per kilo, BAX 375kgs €920 - €2.45 per kilo, Simm X 345kgs €830 - €2.40 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €820 - €2.77 per kilo, 2 Char X 280kgs €750 - €2.67 per kilo, Lim X 240kgs €700 - €2.91 per kilo, Char X 245kgs €710 - €2.89 per kilo,Char X 250kgs €695 - €2.78 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

BBX 435kgs €1365 - €3.13 per kilo, BBX 475kgs €1350 - €2.84 per kilo, Char X 465kgs €1270 - €2.73 per kilo, Lim X 390kgs €1120 - €2.87 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €1070 - €3.62 per kilo, Char 335kgs €1100 - €3.28 per kilo, BBX 350kgs €1015 - €2.90 per kilo, BBX 375kgs €970 - €2.58 per kilo, BBX 330kgs €950 - €2.87 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €900 - €2.81 per kilo, 3 Lim X 378kgs €910 - €2.40 per kilo, Char X 245kgs €865 - €3.53 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €850 - €2.88 per kilo, Lim X 325kgs €835 - €835 - €2.56 per kilo, Lim X 260kgs €790 - €3.03 per kilo.

Finished lambs

52.4kgs €102, 54kgs €100, 53kgs €100, 48.8kgs €100, 46.2kgs €98.50, 48.1kgs €97, 46kgs €97.

Store lambs

43.60kgs €88, 40.8kgs €87.5, 41.1kgs €87, 40kgs €86, 37.6kgs €78.5, 39.3kgs €76.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

 

“There was a lively trade for heifers at last Friday’s sale with prices ranging from an average of €2.07 per kilo up to a max of €2.93 per kilo for a Lim X heifer weighing 515kgs and fetching €1,510.

  “There was a good selection of breeding heifers on offer with lots making up to €1,710. Numbers of bullocks were small due to next week’s special sale. Prices for bullocks ranged from €1.83 per kilo up to €2.19 per kilo. Dry cows made from an average of €1.35 per kilo up to €1.86 per kilo.

  “This Friday there will be a special sale of bullocks at 11 am with 70 pens on offer as well as heifers and dry cows. On Friday, November 22nd there will be a special sale Continental cross heifers. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this evening (Thursday 14th).

  “There was a very large entry of top-quality weanlings on offer at our final show and sale of the year held on Tuesday evening last. There was a brisk trade for weanling heifers with a super price of €1,640 (€5.04 per kilo) for a BBX weighing 325 kilos. Heifers averaged €2.36 per kilo but a good deal of them fetched well over €3 per kilo. There was an improved trade for bull weanlings with lots averaging from €2.34 per kilo up to €3.62 per.

  “A special sale of weanlings will take place on Tuesday next (19th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this evening (14th).

  “There was a smaller entry of sheep on offer on Wednesday with a strong demand for both lambs and cast ewes. Ewe lambs made as high as €114. Finished lambs made up to €102 for 52.40 kilo. Sheep sales continue on Wednesdays at 11 am”.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“700 cattle were presented for sale on Thursday last with trade maintained and in most cases improved driven by extra farmer activity.

  “The heifer ring reported a good clearance with similar numbers presented for sale while in the weanling rings numbers are starting to fall but demand has increased, especially for the quality lots on offer. Breeding stock, runners and the dry cow rings also reported good clearances.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,140 to €1,240 per head. Springers made from €600 to €1,500 per head. Friesian bull calves made from €5 to €30 per head, young calves made from €185 to €210 per head. Runners made from €350 to €800 for the continental lots.

  “There were 200 bullocks on offer on Monday last with a sharper tone to the trade. In-spec young stock were in strong demand with more customers out trying to source stock. Older plainer stock attracted a little more attention also resulting in a good clearance.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea today (Thursday, 14th) with our weekly sale of heifers, cows, runners, and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

Heifers

Lmx 410kgs €940, Lm 400kgs €910, Lmx 435kgs €1400, Ch 480kgs €1075, Ch 470kgs €1060, Lm 505kgs €1385, Lm 595kgs €1360, Lm 645kgs €1340.

 

Dry cows

Lm 865kgs €1455, Ch 810kgs €1415, Lm 785kgs €1415, Ch 795kgs €1325, Six 475kgs €700, Fr 535kgs €600.

 

Weanling bulls

Ch 295kgs €880, BB 290kgs €850, BBx 295kgs €1030, Lmx 335kgs €970, Lm 425kgs €940, Ch 350kgs €935, Ch 340kgs €935.

 

Weanling heifers

Ch 285kgs €950, Ch 240kgs €880, Ch 280kgs €880, Ch 270kgs €800, Lm 310kgs €855, Six 360kgs €830, Ch 305kgs €780, Ch 275kgs €755.

 

Bullocks

Ch 465kgs €1135, Ch 430kgs €1110, Lm480kgs €1110, Lmx 510kgs €1265, Ch 520kgs €1210, Lm 515kgs €1155, Ch 555kgs €1325, Lm 610kgs €1300, Ch 685kgs €1455, AA 600kgs €1210.

 

IFA President attends Leddy retirement event…

 

 

Pictured at Adrian Leddy’s retirement party in Hannon’s Hotel on Saturday night were Roy O’Brien, IFA Regional Development Officer for Galway and Mayo, IFA President Joe Healy, Adrian Leddy, and Roscommon IFA Chairperson, Jim O’Connor.

 

ICMSA briefs minister on Sustainable Beef Production Scheme

 

 

 

 

ICMSA have continued its promotion of its proposed Sustainable Beef Production Scheme through what was described as a very positive meeting with Minister Creed last week to discuss the proposal being supported by the state’s specialist dairy farmer organisation.

  Emphasising that their scheme addresses a range of challenges across the spectrum, ICMSA President Pat McCormack said that much thought had gone into it and the initial responses have been “hugely positive”.

  “We designed the scheme and have based our proposal on the basis that we have to tackle a multitude of issues including economic volatility in the livestock sector, social sustainability, animal welfare and climate change” said Mr. McCormack.

Latest Chinese approval must bear fruit for farmers – Fitzmaurice

 

 

 

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says the latest round of approvals for 14 additional meat factories in Ireland to begin exporting beef to China must bear fruit for farmers.

  He said: “While it is important to welcome this advancement, farmers finally need to begin seeing the benefit of these markets.

  “The importance of the Chinese market has been underlined consistently by the Department of Agriculture, Bord Bia and Meat Industry Ireland.

  “We now have over twenty factories in this country which are allowed to export beef to China, which is a vast market.

  “While it is a good news story, farmers need to start seeing a real benefit coming from the growing presence of Irish beef in the Chinese market.

  “They need to start seeing extra value. Hopefully this will be the start of the beef price in Ireland beginning on an upward trajectory, as beef farmers have been forced to survive on their knees for far too long”.

Free health checks for Roscommon farmers

 

 

 

 

The Irish Farmers Journal is offering farmers the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked, receive exercise and lifestyle advice, a completed personal record card and educational materials while nurses will be on hand to answer any questions from farmers about their health.

  Nurses from Croí will visit Roscommon Mart on Wednesday, the 20th of November to offer free health checks and advice for farmers. This will also be available within marts in Kerry, Mayo, Cavan, Clare and Donegal.

  This is part of the Irish Farmers Journal mart demo series ‘Health, housing, breeding and feeding – getting it right this winter’. The nurses will be available to carry out the consultations from 5-7 pm at each event.

  With housing taking place on many farms over the last few weeks this month’s mart demo series aims to update farmers with key points around winter management and making sure that all targets are met with stock on farms over the next few months. There will also be talks provided about health and housing for animals, feeding and breeding.

 

Roscommon People Mart Watch - November 8th

 

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There were good numbers of top-quality stock on offer again this week. There was a brisk trade for quality bullocks with a 92% clearance of lots and prices improved from the previous special sale with lots making from an average of €2.09 per kilo up to max of €2.79 per kilo. On the other hand, plainer and older cattle were more difficult to sell. 

  “Heifer numbers were small due to next week’s special sale of 60 pens. Prices for heifers fetched from an average of €1.89 per kilo up to €2.22 per kilo. Again, this week there was a large attendance of customers actively sourcing stock.

  “There was a complete clearance of dry cows with prices ranging from €1.29 per kilo up to €1.64 per kilo. This Friday (8th) will see a special sale of heifers at 11 am with 60  pens on offer as well as bullocks and dry cows. On Friday, November 15th, there will be a mid-winter special sale of bullocks and heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 7th).

  “There was a good entry of sheep on offer this week with a strong demand for both lambs and cast ewes. Ewe lambs made as high as €105. Finished lambs made up to €100 for 53.80kilos. Sheep sales continue on Wednesdays at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set.

  “There was a slightly smaller entry of weanlings at this week’s sale. Weanling bulls met with a steady trade with prices fetching from an average of €2.35 up to a max of €3.17 per kilo. There was a livelier trade for weanling heifers this week with prices ranging from €2.38 per kilo up to €3.39 per kilo. A special entry of cows with calves at foot made from €1,440 up to €2,500. Springers made from €980 up to €1,700.

  “The mart will host a mid-winter show and sale of weanlings on Tuesday next (12th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 7th)”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

Char X 825kgs €1325, Lim X 750kgs €1230, Lim X 800kgs €1190, BBX 860kgs €1120, BAX 735kgs €1120, BA 740kgs €1100, BBX 735kgs €1020, Sh 750kgs €950, AAX 670kgs €870, Lim X 545kgs €805.

Heifers

Char X 680kgs €1150, Lim X 565kgs €1145, Simm X 640kgs €1100, Lim X 565kgs €980, Char X 480kgs €930, Lim X 505kgs €920, Char X 435kgs €905, Char X 405kgs €870, Char X 415kgs €855, 2 Lim X 382kgs €850.

Bullocks

Char X 570kgs €1555, Char X 630kgs €1510, 2 Lim X 607kgs €1510, Lim X 570kgs €1500, Char X 565kgs €1500, Char X 560kgs €1475, 4 Char X 591kgs €1450, 2 Char X 507kgs €1420, 3 Lim X  515kgs €1410, Lim X 500kgs €1350, Char X 495kgs €1270, Char X 450kgs 1130, SAX 480kgs €1110, Lim X 475kgs €1110, Lim X 460kgs €1105, Char X 420kgs €1070, Lim X 445kgs €1065, 2 Char X 455kgs €1035, 2 Lim X 420kgs €960, Char X 325kgs €805.

Weanling heifers

Char X 375kgs €1040 - €2.77 per kilo, Char X 415kgs €1040 - €2.50 per kilo, 2 Simm X 357kgs €920 - €2.57 per kilo,Char X 310kgs €890 - €2.87 per kilo, Char X 340kgs €830 - €2.44 per kilo, Simm X 305kgs €820 - €2.68 per kilo, Lim X 310kgs €775 - €2.50 per kilo, 2 Lim X 240kgs €750 - €3.12 per kilo, Char  X 210kgs €635 - €3.02 per kilo Char X 215kgs €730 - €3.34 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Char X 460kgs €1300 - €2.82 per kilo, Char X 470kgs €1145 - €2.43 per kilo, Char X 380kgs €1045 - €2.75 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €1000 - €2.85 per kilo, Lim X 370kgs €920 €2.48 per kilo, Char X 325kgs €905 - €2.78 per kilo, Char X 300kgs €900 - €3.00 per kilo, Simm X 370kgs €860 - €2.32 per kilo, Lim X 315kgs €760 - €2.41 per kilo, Char X 260kgs €680 - €2.51 per kilo, Simm X 240kgs €660 - €2.75 per kilo, Char X 280kgs €890 - €3.17 per kilo.

Finished lambs

53.8kgs €100, 55.8kgs €100, 50.40kgs €98, 48.4kgs €98, 48.6kgs €96, 47.6kgs €96, 47.8kgs €95.

Store lambs

43.70kgs €88, 39.6kgs €86.50, 40.2kgs €84, 37.1kgs €82, 42.6kgs €81.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“There were 750 cattle on offer and the weanling rings reported strong demand this week with a good attendance of customers present. Bull calves fetched as high as €3.86 a kilo while the heifer calves topped out at €3.31 a kilo.

  “In the heifer ring, trade remained firm with better quality lots a better trade this week. The cow trade and breeding stock along with the runners reported a good clearance.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,140 to €1,500 per head, while springer cows made from €730 to €1,150 per head. Young calves made from €190 to €310 per head with Friesian bulls a difficult sell. Runners made from €330 to €775 for continental lots.

  “Sales continue today (Thursday 7th) with our weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer. Sales commence at 11 am”.

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

Heifers

Lm 425kgs €980, Ch 415kgs €890, Lm 490kgs €1155, Ch 430kgs €1055, Ch 710kgs €1355, Lm 500kgs €1285, Sim 560kgs €1290, Lm 595kgs €1280.

Weanling heifers

Ch 275kgs €835, Lm 280kgs €700, Sim 330kgs €1095, Sim 300kg €950, Ch 325kgs €825, Lm 330kgs €860.

Bullocks

Lm 465kgs €1140, Ch 480kgs €1130, Ch 530kgs €1245, Lm 545kgs €1170, Ch 505kgs €1185, Lm 590kgs €1240, Ch 630kgs €1340, Ch 620kgs €1200.

Dry cows

Ch 880kgs €1430, Ch 840kgs €1385, Lm 810kgs €1320, Lm 770kgs €1285ags €935.

Weanling bulls

Ch 290kgs €915, Ch 225kgs €870, Lm 285kgs €820, Ch 330kg €1090, Ch 325kgs €1000, Ch 315kgs €970, Lm 290kgs €840.

 

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