Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There were large numbers on offer at the annual “Christmas Cracker” sale for bullocks and heifers. There was a flying trade for bullocks with prices ranging from €2.30 per kilo up to €2.92 per kilo. There was a firm trade for all classes. There was a cracking trade for heifers with prices averaging from €2.31 per kilo up to €3.14 per kilo. Dry cows made from €650 to €1380 per lot. Heifers made from €380 to €1135 over. Bullocks made from €395 to €1070 over.
“Once again this week there was a good number of dry cows on offer with lots averaging from €1.61 per kilo up to €2.13 per kilo. The final sale for 2017 will take place tomorrow (Friday 15th) for bullocks, heifers and dry cows.
“Thank you for your custom in 2017 and we look forward to your continued support in 2018. Wishing all our customers, shareholders and friends a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Lim X 670kgs €1380, Char 795kgs €1360, Char 705kgs €1355, Lim x 735kgs €1345, BBX 640kgs €1300, Sh 755kgs €1255, AAX 635kgs €1050, Simm 565kgs €920, Simm X 600kgs €850, HEX 600kgs €760, Lim X 640kgs €1055, Char X 515kgs €1095, Char X 495kgs €900, Lim X 570kgs €1020.
Char X 655kgs €1790, Char X 635kgs €1740, Lim x 635kgs €1690, 2 Lim X 627kgs €1465, Char X 580kgs €1430, 3 Lim X 566kgs €1335, BBX 540kgs €1300, 2 Char X 500kgs €1270, Lim X 505kgs €1245, AAX 535kgs €1230, HEX 595kgs €1145, 2 Char X 440kgs €1125, BBX 485kgs €1140, Char X 420kgs €1060, Char X 345kgs €850, Char X 385kgs €900, Lim X 405kgs €950.
Char X 790kgs €1790, Char 710kgs €1780, Char X 575kgs €1590, BAX 640kgs €1505, Lim X 585kgs €1390, AAX 700kgs €1385, Char 580kgs €1380, 2 Char X 485kgs €1360, Char X 550kgs €1300, AAX 550kgs €1265, 4 Char X 465kgs €1240, Lim X 435kgs €1225, Lim X 395kgs €1040, 2 Lim X 398kgs €1095, AAX 385kgs €925.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“There were 650 cattle on offer this week with trade remaining very strong for the quality lots on offer. Heifers in particular recorded a very good clearance with excellent demand on offer for the quality stores on offer, with prices as strong as €3.00 a kilo for the top quality lots. Weanlings were similar in price as last week with bulls making up to €3.30 a kilo and heifers making up to €3.58 a kilo, however quality has dipped in recent weeks.
“The dry cow and sucklers both reported good clearances with good numbers on offer again this week. Cows with calves at foot made from €1200 to €1550 with springers making from €910 to €1800 per head.
“There were 160 bullocks on offer with bullocks making €300 to €855 over their weight with an average of €570 over paid. Trade was similar to recent weeks with demand strongest for the quality store and the forward short keep lots.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday) with our normal sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Ch 420kgs €1155, Lm 410kgs €1140, Sim 460kgs €1390, Ch 450kgs €1180, Lm 560kgs €1365, Ch 555kgs €1305, Ch 580kgs €1345.
Lm 485kgs €850, Chx 815kgs €1580, AA 840kgs €1510, Ch 745kgs €1335, Lm 785kgs €1400.
Lm 180kgs €595, Ch 285kgs €870, AA 265kgs €800, Ch 250kgs €760, AA 470kgs €1380, Lm 455kgs €1045.
Ch 285kgs €920, Ch 205kgs €735, Ch 270kgs €845, Sim 320kgs €790, Sim 400kgs €1030.
Lm 480kgs €1265, Ch 460kgs €1175, Lm 535kgs €1390, BBx 545kgs €1270, Ch 610kgs €1430, AA 640kgs €1315.