Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There were increased numbers on offer at last Friday’s cattle sale with a flying trade for all classes with a good demand for stock resulting in a high percentage clearance of lots.
“There was a brisk trade for bullocks with averages of €2.34 per kilo up to €3.02 per kilo. There was a lively trade for heifers with average prices ranging from €2.44 per kilo to up €2.96 per kilo. Dry cows ranged from €1.75 per kilo up to €2.05 per kilo. Weanling heifers averaged from €2.75 per kilo up to €3.18 per kilo. Weanling bulls fetched from €2.73 per kilo up to €3.38 per kilo.
“This Friday (29th), will see the usual sale for bullocks and heifers as well as dry cows, suckler cows and weanlings. Our 59th Anniversary Special Sale will take place on Friday, July 6th at 11 am (bullocks and heifers as well as weanlings, suckler cows and dry cows will be on offer). Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday, 28th).
“There will also be a free customer draw with first prize a €200 voucher donated by Roscommon Mart, and second prize is a €100 voucher donated by Roscommon Veterinary Supplies. Customers who buy or sell cattle on the day will be entered into the draw.
“There was a similar entry of sheep in last Wednesday’s sale. There was a buoyant trade for spring lambs with a top price of €131.50. The trade for cast ewes was similar to previous weeks with prices ranging from €78 to €139, with a full clearance of lots. There was a similar entry of ewes with lambs at foot on offer this week; there was a good trade for them, with prices on par to previous weeks. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am. for lambs and cast ewes”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
AAX 820kgs €1555, Char X 735kgs €1430, Lim X 690kgs €1340, Lim 650kgs €1330, Char X 665kgs €1300, Lim X 675kgs €1290, Lim X 695kgs €1220, Lim X 605kgs €1185, Char X 600kgs €1130, Char X 595kgs €1085, Lim X 565kgs €1000, Char X 555kgs €860.
Char X 625kgs €1575, Char X 670kgs €1550, 2 Char X 620kgs €1545, Char 585kgs €1545, 3 Char X 545kgs €1435, Char X 530kgs €1425, AAX 610kgs €1380, Lim X 480kgs €1340, ShX 505kgs €1135, 2 Char X 355kgs €1035, 2 Lim X 375kgs €1070, BBX 470kgs €1060, Simm X 455kgs €1065, HEX 385kgs €830, Char X 335kgs €920. 2 Lim 290kgs €805.
Char X 365kgs €1160, 2 Char X 325kgs €880, Char X 300kgs €815, Char X 285kgs €760, Char X 305kgs €750.
3 Char X 601kgs €1610, Char X 635kgs €1540, Char X 645kgs €1510, 2 Char X 527kgs €1460, 4 Lim X 547kgs €1440, ShX 640kgs €1390, BBX 590kgs €1340, Char 540kgs €1330, 2 Char X 522kgs €1250, BBX 475kgs €1235, Lim X 380kgs €985, Char X 345kgs €890, Lim 320kgs €880, Lim 295kgs €800, Char X 260kgs €785.
Char X 420kgs €1420, 2 Char X 457kgs €1260, Char X 350kgs €1005, Char X 425kgs €1000, Char X 400kgs €910.
50.2kgs €131.50, 61kgs €131, 53.5kgs €130, 50kgs €127, 48kgs €125, 47.5kgs €125, 45.7kgs €122, 45kgs €115, 43.9kgs €115, 45.5kgs €114, 42.8kgs €111, 46.4kgs €111, 42kgs €106.50, 41.1kgs €108, 40kgs €99, 39kgs €100.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“Bigger numbers of stock presented for the time of year and overall trade has remained strong, especially for the quality stores.
“In the case of weanlings, trade was improved with renewed export demand and better quality lots on offer aided by strong farmer activity prices were improved this week. Breeding stock reported good clearances with good demand especially for the top quality lots, while the dry cows still remained a good trade despite a slight drop in prices.
“Cows with calves at foot made from €1100 to €2320 for a Lim Cow and her Ch Bull calf at foot. Springers made from €1150 to €1225 per head. Young calves made from €135 to €285 with continentals making up to €460 with good numbers on offer and trade holding firm.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (28th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Ch 435kgs €1240, AA 385kgs €1090, Ch 480kgs €1235, Ch 508kgs €1180, Ch 595kgs €1410, Lim 550kgs €1300, AA 550kgs €1270.
Chx 845kgs €1750, AA 860kgs €1540, BBx 710kgs €1445, Lim 445kgs €990, Ch 775kgs €1455.
Ch 265kgs €1030, Ch 270kgs €935, Lim 230kgs €820, Lim 255kgs €740, Ch 330kgs €1000, Ch 340kgs €985, Lim 320kgs €905.
Ch 280kgs €1030, Lim 255kgs €960, Ch 285kgs €865, Sim 275kgs €815, Ch 500kgs €1245, Lim 430kgs €1200, Ch 405kgs €1185.
Lim 415kgs €1295, Lim 400kgs €1085, Lim 395kgs €1080, Lim 480kgs €1320, BBx 445kgs €1290, Ch 450kgs €1250, Ch 730kgs €1670, Ch 590kgs €1560, Lim 590kgs €1485.