Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was no cattle sale last week due to Good Friday.
“There were smaller numbers on offer at Wednesday’s sheep sale with prices for spring lamb fetching €135 for 48.3kgs. Prices for finished hoggets peaked at €135 for 65.8kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €50 up to €132. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.
“Cast ewes made from €50 to €132 per lot.
Ewe with two lambs at foot made up to €256, while ewe with one lamb at foot made up to €200. In lamb ewes made up to €175”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
65.8kgs €135, 62.7kgs €124, 48.6kgs €119, 56kgs €116, 56.8kgs €110.
48.3kgs €135, 50.1kgs €130, 48.7kgs €130, 48.5kgs €126, 43kgs €125, 40kgs €120.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“900 cattle presented for sale last Thursday with trade and prices maintained again this week and in some cases prices were improved by €20 to €30 per head. The heifer ring reported a very strong trade with good quality lots on offer and prices were reflective of the good attendance of customers present. The weanling rings reported good clearances also this week while the breeding stock, sucks and dry cows were similar in price to last week.
“Cows with calves at foot made from €980 to €1,840 for a Limousin cow and her Limousin heifer calf at foot. Springers made from €1,100 to €1,760 per head.
“There were large numbers of calves on offer with cairy cross calves making from €20 to €115, with the Angus cross and Hereford cross types making from €150 to €320 and continentals types making from €280 to €390.
Runners made from €430 to €785 per head.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 25th) with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Lm 420kgs €1235, Ch 425kgs €1120, Lmx 490kgs €1295, Si 480kgs €1235, Ch 650kgs €1400, Ch 570kgs €1380, Lm 660kgs €1500.
Ch 960kgs €1770, BB 795kgs €1705, Lm 845kgs €1595, Si 725kgs €1415, Lm 680kgs €1370.
Ch 275kgs €945, Lmx 270kgs €840, Ch 460kgs €1150, Lm 405kgs €1125, Lm 305kgs €905, Ch 315kgs €965.
Lmx 235kgs €800, BBx 265kgs €780, Ch 285kgs €885, Lm 355kgs €990, Ch 415kgs €1040, Ch 260kgs €755, Ch 365kgs €925.
Lmx 470kgs €1365, Ch 485kgs €1250, Si 450kgs €1195, Ch 545kgs €1450, Ch 525kgs €1380, Lm 575kgs €1360, AA 570kgs €1295, Ch 610kgs €1420.