Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was a very large entry of stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a brisk trade for bullocks with a good demand from a large attendance of customers. Prices for bullocks ranged from €2.54 per kilo up to €3.59 per kilo. There was also a lively trade for heifers with prices ranging from €2.41 per kilo up to €3.02 per kilo.
“There was a good entry of dry cows with an improved trade resulting in a very high percentage clearance rate. Prices for dry cows averaged from €1.87 up to €2.30 per kilo.
“This Friday (27th) will see a special sale of bullocks at 11 am with 50 pens on offer as well as bullocks and dry cows. Bealtaine There will also be a special sale of bullocks (also dry cows and heifers) on Friday, May 4th at 11 am with ookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, April 26th.
“Due to the new Health and Safety rules, Friday’s yard opens at 7.30 am. Only mart staff will be allowed into the sales yard from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. All stock must be penned by 10 am. The draw for the starting pens will take place at 9.50 am. The yard will open to allow stock to be viewed by purchasers from 10.30 am to 11 am sharp. After 11 am the yard will be closed again to the public except for staff only. Cattle that are not penned by 10 am will have to wait to be penned until after the viewing period is over. We thank you for your co-operation and patience as we implement these changes. Stock that is not penned before 10 am will not be viewed. We thank you for your co-operation and patience as we implement these changes”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Char 835kgs €1860, Char X 795kgs €1655, HEX 695kgs €1600, Lim X 800kgs €1500, Lim X 670kgs €1455, Char 685kgs €1400, Lim X 665kgs €1355, Lim X 695kgs €1345, BBX 645kgs €1340, BBX 580kgs €1270, AAX 645kgs €1190, SHX 615kgs €1075, Simm X 625kgs €1205, Fr 615kgs €925, AAX 565kgs €1040, SAX 610kgs €1050.
AAX 640kgs €1365, Lim X 480kgs €1280, Char X 485kgs €1270, AAX 465kgs €1120, 2 Char X 357kgs €1020, Char X 420kgs €1070, Char X 405kgs €1225, Lim X 390kgs €825, Char 335kgs €890, 2 Char X 357kgs €1020, Lim X 430kgs €1230, Char X 335kgs €970, Char X 425kgs €1080, Char X 385kgs €1000.
Char X 780kgs €1880, 2 Char X 662kgs €1720, Char X 670kgs €1690, 4 Char X 530kgs €1630, Lim 620kgs €1595, 4 Char X 475kgs €1550, 2 Lim X 540kgs €1550, 4 Lim X 541kgs €1520, AAX 630kgs €1475, 4 Char X 567kgs €1460, BBX 620kgs €1440, Lim X 490kgs €1430, Lim X 470kgs €1205, Simm X 460kgs €1100, Char 570kgs €1610, Lim X 475kgs €1155, Lim X 450kgs , 2 Lim X 460kgs €1285, Lim X 520kgs 1405, Char X 455kgs €1500, Lim X 490kgs €1300, Char X 390kgs €1300.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“There was a large turnout of stock again last week and, aided by improved weather conditions and grass growth, trade remained strong and in the case of the quality stores, breeding stock and calves prices were improved.
“Cows with calves at foot made form €1040 to €1640 per head. Trade improved for the weanling bulls with strong export and farmer activity.
“Meanwhile, there were 200 bullocks on offer at last Monday’s sale with prices ranging from €300 to €1030 over with an average of €638 over paid. Trade was very strong on the day especially for the quality forward store bullocks and there was an excellent clearance.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves/runners and weanlings today (Thursday). Sellers are reminded to have all stock penned by 10.30 am in order to facilitate viewing prior to commencement of the sale at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Lm 420kgs €1295, Ch 415kgs €1130, Ch 425kgs €1275, Lm 460kgs €1340, Lm 455kgs €1220, Ch 570kgs €1500, Lm 515kgs €1385, Ch 515kgs €1370.
Lm 495kgs €1000, Lm 725kgs €1750, Lm 710kgs €1630, Ch 755kgs €1670, Lm 715kgs €1505, Ch 850kgs €1440.
Ch bull €590, Ch hfr €450, Ch hfr €410, AA hfr €190, AA bull €265, BB hfr €280, Fr bull €125, Lm hfr €370.
Lm 285kgs €1000, Lm 280kgs €970, Ch 265kgs €950, Lm 450kgs €1220, Ch 405kgs €1185, Lm 365kgs €1165.
Chx 280kgs €940, Ch 280kgs €850, Ch 370kgs €1150, Ch 315kgs €975, Lm 395kgs €1040, Ch 400kgs €1075, AA 400kgs €960.
Ch 435kgs €1305, Ch 435kgs €1280, AAx 495kgs €1250, Lm 515kgs €1360, Ch 540kgs €1350, Lm 550kgs €1560, Ch 640kgs €1670, Ch 715kgs €1680.