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Roscommon People Mart Watch - February 15th

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

 

“There were better numbers on offer at this week’s cattle sale with prices holding up well with a good clearance of lots. Bullocks averaged from €2.31 per kilo up to €2.71 per kilo. Prices for heifers ranged from €2.29 per kilo up to €2.70 per kilo. Dry cows fetched from €1.49 per kilo up to €1.66 per kilo.

  “Sales continue on Fridays for bullocks, heifers and dry cows. Full details on our Facebook page and website. There will be a special sale of bullocks on Friday, 22nd and bookings will be accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 14th).

  “There was a brisk trade for weanling bulls last Tuesday with lots fetching from an average of €2.41 per kilo up to €3.69 per kilo. Prices for weanling heifers ranged from €2.33 per kilo up to €2.99 per kilo with a good clearance of lots. In-calf heifers made from €1,450 up to €2,120. No sale next Tuesday, but there is a special sale on Tuesday, 26th at 5 pm.

  “At this week’s sheep sale, prices for finished lambs peaked at €126 for 57.1kgs and there was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €30 up to €110. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Sheep scanning service next Wednesday (20th) from 9 am to 10 am”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Weanling heifers

BBX 390kgs €1165 - €2.99 per kilo, BBX 400kgs €1100 - €2.75 per kilo, Char X 310kgs €830 - €2.67 per kilo, Lim X 370kgs €1035 -€2.80 per kilo, BBX 335kgs €995 - €2.97 per kilo, Lim X 320kgs €815 - €2.54 per kilo, Lim X 320kgs €930 - €2.91 per kilo, 2 Lim X 365kgs €855 - €2.34 per kilo, Char 340kgs €815 - 2.39 per kilo.

 

Weanling bulls

Char X 325kgs €1200 - €3.69 per kilo, Char X 385kgs €1180 - €3.06 per kilo, Lim X 465kgs €1130 - €2.43 per kilo, Lim X 435kgs €1125 - €2.58 per kilo, BBX 390kgs €1055 - €2.70 per kilo, Lim X 380kgs €1050 - €2.76 per kilo, Char X 360kgs €1045 - €2.90 per kilo, Char X 340kgs €1100 - €3.23 per kilo, BBX 370kgs €970 - €2.62 per kilo, 2 Lim X 347kgs €900 - €2.59 per kilo.

 

Finished hoggets

57.1kgs €126, 50.8kgs €125, 55.7kgs €125, 50.8kgs €120, 50kgs €120, 49.5kgs €118, 48.6kgs €118, 46.4kgs €113, 45.7kgs €110.

Dry cows

Lim X 715kgs €1170, Char X 690kgs €1145, Lim 740kgs €1100, Lim X 690kgs €1050, Lim X 610kgs €975, Lim X 630kgs €955, Char X 640kgs €940, HEX 665kgs €925, BBX 575kgs €900, Lim X 655kgs €900, Lim 560kgs €800, HEX 640kgs €800.

 

Bullocks

Char X 700kgs €1505, Char X 680kgs €1500, Char X 700kgs €1460, 2 Char X 602kgs €1440, 4 Char X 570kgs €1370, 3 Char 586kgs €1370, 2 Lim X 562kgs €1345, Char X 495kgs €1185, 2 Lim  X 340kgs €920, Lim X €1125.

 

Heifers

Char X 590kgs €1355, Char X 495kgs €1220, Lim x 445kgs €1200, Char X 465kgs €1125,

2 Simm X 505kgs €1100, Char X 485kgs €1100, Lim X 435kgs €1085, Simm X 455kgs €1045, Lim X 260kgs €670, Lim X 415kgs €905, AAX 495kgs €910, Lim X 400kgs €950, Simm X 455kgs €1045.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“There were 500 cattle on offer at last week’s sale with an improved trade all round for all categories of stock presented. Improved farmer activity this week as well as feedlots, agents and customers from Northern Ireland led to an improved trade this week resulting in a good clearance.

 

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €970 to €1,510 per head while springer cows made from €780 to €1,500 per head and runners made from €330 to €825 for the continental lots.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (14th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

Bullocks

Chx 470kgs €1205, Lm 440kgs €1100, Ch 540kgs €1360, Ch 500kgs €1230, Ch 580kgs €1370, AAx 565kgs €1290 Ch 605kgs €1430 Sim 655kgs €1400.

Heifers

Lm 400kgs €960, Lm 380kgs €930, Ch 365kgs €915, Lm 470kgs €1385, BBX 480kgs €1130, Chx 450kgs €1095, Lm 570kgs €1320, Lm 550kgs €1250, Ch 630kgs €1355.

Weanling bulls

Lm 275kgs €860, Ch 290kgs €805, Ch 350kgs €970, Ch 320kgs €1000, Ch 405kgs €1135, Ch 415kgs €1190, Lm 255kgs €725.

Weanling heifers

Chx 275kgs €895, BBx 265kgs €985, Lm 265kgs €755 Chx 305kgs €990, Ch 380kgs €1025, Lm 370kgs €970, Ch 400kgs €1025.

Dry cows

Lm 735kgs €1345, Lm 695kgs €1300, Lm 750kgs €1300, Si 850kgs €1450, Lm 785kgs €1275.

Calves

AA bull €180, AA hfr €200, Sa hfr €325, AA hfr €240, Hex bull €220, Fr bull €100, AA bull €230.

 

 

 

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