Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was a bigger entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale. There was similar trade for lambs from the previous week with prices fetching €105 for 52.4kgs. There was a good trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €40 up to €103.
“Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set.
“This Friday (12th) the mart will host a special 60th anniversary sale of bullocks, heifers, weanlings, dry cows and sucklers from 11 am. Customers who sell or buy cattle on the day will be included in a draw. First prize is €200, 2nd prize is €100 (donated by Veterinary Supplies Roscommon). There will also be refreshments on the day”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
54.8 kgs €105, 52.4kgs €105, 49.8kgs €105, 53.2kgs €103, 49.2kgs €102, 47.1kgs €99, 45.9kgs €95, 44kgs €93, 41.4kgs €89, 40kgs €87, 37.4kgs €84, 34.4kgs €82, 34.6kgs €76.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“There were 350 cattle on offer this week with trade and prices holding firm. Trade was helped by extra farmer activity at the ringside and demand has remained strong for store cattle.
“Suckler pairings topped out at €1,700 while the dry cow trade reported a good clearance. In the weanling rings demand was strong also even though numbers on offer remain small.
“Cows with calves at foot made from €800 to €1,700 for a Charolais cow with her Simmental heifer calf at foot. Springers made from €980 to €1,300 per head.
“There were smaller numbers of calves on offer this week with lots making from €140 to €320 and runners making from €315 to €590 per head.
“Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 11th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Lm 425kgs €1045, Ch 365kgs €950, AA 470kgs €1095, Lm 450kgs €1020, Ch 665kgs €1500, Lm 640kgs €1455, Lm 605kgs €1335.
BBx 800kgs €1600, BBx 735kgs €1500, Ptx 780kgs €1465, BBx 730kgs €1400, Ch 770kgs €1390, Fr 420kgs €710.
Ch 420kgs €1110, Six 460kgs €1055, Lmx 395kgs €1050, Lm 440kgs €1090.
Chx 320kgs €955, Lmx 320kgs €895, Lmx 360kgs €945, Lmx 310kgs €785, Lm 350kgs €850.
Lmx 435kgs €950, Shx 545kgs €1335, Ch 510kgs €1140, Lm 565kgs €1175, Ch 630kgs €1330, Lm 640kgs €1290, Si 400kgs €865.