Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was a large entry of excellent quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a much improved trade all-round with a good attendance of customers and a very high clearance of lots.
“Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.35 per kilo up to €2.87. Heifers averaged from €2.31 up to €3.07 per kilo. Dry cows fetched from €1.72 per kilo up to €2.03 per kilo.
“This Friday (31st), the mart will host its usual sale for bullocks, heifers and dry cows at 11 am. On Friday, September 7th Roscommon Mart will host a fall/autumn special sale of bullocks as well as heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (30th).
“Dates for your diary in September include the weanling show and sale of 2018 calves on Tuesday, September 4th with bookings accepted up to 5 pm today. Also, a show and sale of lambs will take place on Wednesday, September 5th.
“There were similar numbers on offer at the sheep sale this week. Prices for finished lambs peaked at €104 for 52kgs while store lambs fetched up to €90 and ewe lambs made up to €100.50. There was a similar trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €30 up to €128.
“Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. There will be a breeding ewes and hoggets sale this Saturday (1st) at 11 am and a show of pedigree Lleyn sheep at 11.30 am with sale at 1 pm”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Lim X 740kgs €1500, Lim X 755kgs €1370, Lim X 690kgs €1330, Lim X 725kgs €1320, Char X 730kgs €1150, Char X 640kgs €1140, ShX 615kgs €1030, HEX 590kgs €975, Lim X 670kgs €950, BBX 640kgs €1050.
Char X 785kgs €1750, Char X 770kgs €1700, 5 Char X 554kgs €1590, 3 Char X 573kgs €1480, Lim 655kgs €1495, 2 Lim X 692kgs €1490, Simm X 670kgs €1510, 2 Lim X 530kgs €1470, 3 Lim X 565kgs €1410, AAX 660kgs €1400, 2 Simm X 592kgs €1385, 3 Char X 568kgs €1300, Char X 495kgs €1300, 3 Char X 468kgs €1220, 4 Lim X 505kgs €1275, Char X 475kgs €1200, 2 Char X 460kgs €1200.
Char X 725kgs €1750, Char X 655kgs €1680, Lim X 605kgs €1570, Lim 620kgs €1570, BAX 595kgs €1500, Lim X 560kgs €1430, 2 Lim 537kgs €1300, Lim X 500kgs €1345, AAX 565kgs €1130, ShX 510kgs €1125, Char X 470kgs €1240, 3 Lim X 480kgs €1100.
52kgs €104, 47.4kgs €102, 51kgs €101, 47.5kgs €100, 48.9kgs €98.
41.6kgs €100.5, 43.2kgs €100, 43.1kgs €100.
40.3kgs €90, 41.9kgs €84.5, 42kgs €84, 40.7kgs €83, 40kgs €82, 38.1kgs €80.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“Bigger numbers of stock presented for sale this week, and the store trade for both bullocks and heifers is holding firm with good demand on offer in both rings.
“Weanling numbers are increasing also with good demand for the quality lots while plainer quality weanlings are experiencing a harder sell. The cull cow trade is holding firm also with trade best for the forward lots.
“Cows with calves at foot made form €1030 to €1390 per head with springers making from €980 to €1360 per head. Young calves made from €100 to €325 per head, with runners making from €290 to €580 for the continental lots.
“While breeding stock and runners reported good clearances, buyers are becoming more selective with a variance between the plainer lots and the quality stock.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (30th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Ch 465kgs €1260, Lmx 445kgs €1150, Ch 410kgs €1200, Lm 540kgs €1350, AA 520kgs €1155, BBx 560kgs €1460, Lm 600kgs €1420, Ch 620kgs €1395, Chx 650kgs €1450.
Lmx 420kgs €1150, Ch 405kgs €1105, Lm 420kgs €1000, Ch 490kgs €1175, Ch 490kgs €1175, Ch 450kgs €1160, Lm 600kgs €1545, Lm 575kgs €1465, Lm 410kgs €1430.
Ch 900kgs €1770, Lm 750kgs €1565, Lm 730kgs €1485, Lm 710kgs €1395, Lm 660kgs €1360.
Ch 285kgs €850, Lm 275kgs €750, Lm 445kgs €1175, Lm 430kgs €1150, Lm 455kgs €1115, Ch 295kgs €835.
Lm 240kgs €635, Lm 360kgs €970, Ch 370kgs €840, Lm 320kgs €830, Lm 300kgs €790.