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Roscommon People Mart Watch - March 29th

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There was another good entry of excellent quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a special sale of bullocks. There was a brisk trade for all stock with a strong demand in particular for bullocks from the large number of customers present.   Bullocks fetched from an average of €2.31 per kilo up to €3.19 per kilo. Heifers prices ranged from an average of €2.27 per kilo up to €2.52 per kilo. There were good numbers of dry cows on offer with prices ranging from €1.56 per kilo up to €1.87 per kilo.

  “There will be a special sale of heifers this Friday (29th) at 11 am with 40 pens on offer as well as bullocks and dry cows.

  “There were similar numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. Prices for finished hoggets peaked at €122 for 72kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €40 up to €125. Ewe with two lambs at foot made up to €252, ewe with one lamb at foot made up to €190 and in-lamb ewes made from €200 to €228 per lot.

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. There is a sheep scanning service each Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

 

Dry cows

AAX 960kgs €1585, BBX 795kgs €1490, AAX 795kgs €1480, AAX 810kgs €1340, HEX 935kgs €1335, BBX 675kgs €1230, AA 855kgs €1290, Lim X 645kgs €1000, AAX 685kgs €1010, BBX 735kgs €1105.

Heifers

Lim X 490kgs €1150, Lim X 505kgs €1100, BBX 465kgs €1100, Lim X 505kgs €1060,

Char X 445kgs €1000, Lim X 420kgs €1000, BAX 440kgs €950, Lim X 360kgs €910.

Bullocks

Lim X 775kgs €1700, Char X 690kgs €1625, 4 Char X 640kgs €1575, 2 Lim X 557kgs €1570, 2 Char X 532kgs €1490, Lim X 490kgs €1490, 2 Char X 595kgs €1460, SHX 550kgs €1445, 3 Lim X 578kgs €1405, Char X 480kgs €1385, Char X 500kgs €1400, 8 Char X 320kgs €1025, Lim X 495kgs €1330.

Weanling heifers

Char X 495kgs €1240 - €2.50 per kilo, Lim X 460kgs €1200 - €2.60 per kilo, Simm X 400kgs €1010 - €2.52 per kilo, 2 Lim X 365kgs €1010 – €2.76 per kilo, 3 Char X 415kgs €1035 - €2.49 per kilo, 3 Lim X 356kgs €955 - €2.67 per kilo, Char X 260kgs €830 - €3.19 per kilo, Char X 210kgs €715 - €3.40 per kilo, Char X 345kgs €875 - €2.53 per kilo, Char X 355kgs €1020 - €2.87 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Char X 495kgs €1325 - €2.67 per kilo, Char X 580kgs €1305 - €2.25 per kilo, Char 460kgs €1200 - €2.60 per kilo, Lim X 455kgs €1175 - €2.58 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €1100 - €3.14 per kilo, Char X 345kgs €995 - €2.88 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €965 - €2.75 per kilo, Lim X 330kgs €920 - €2.78 per kilo, Lim X 285kgs €900 - €3.15 per kilo, 2 Lim X 280kgs €845 - €3.01 per kilo, Lim X 260kgs €710 - €2.73 per kilo.

Finished hoggets

72kgs €122, 57.5kgs €121, 53kgs €121, 60kgs €121, 52kgs €121, 53.3kgs €120, 50.3kgs €118, 50.6kgs €115.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“Numbers presented for sale continue to grow with a large entry of stock on offer and despite the recent inclement weather conditions trade remained firm for all categories of stock on offer.

  “The bullock and heifer rings reported good demand this week while the weanling rings have been boosted by strong export demand while the calf ring had increased numbers on offer with improved prices on offer. The breeding stock and dry cows reported good clearances also.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €750 to €1,570 per head. Springers made from €900 to €1,390 per head. Dairy cross type calves made from €5 to €55, Fr Bulls €30 to €110, with Hereford and Angus calves making from €155 to €300 and continentals making up to €510 per head.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 28th) with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

Bullocks

Ch 425kgs €1220, Lmx 480kgs €1275, AA 495kgs €1195, Lm 530kgs €1355, Ch 520kgs €1345, AAx 520kgs €1275, Chx 570kgs €1355, Sim 630kgs €1410, Lm 605kgs €1345.

 

Heifers

AAx 425kgs €1010, Lm 410kgs €970, Ch 480kgs €1310, Chx 485kgs €1265, Lm 440kgs €1140, Ch 505kgs €1310, Lm 680kgs €1475 AA 590kgs €1265.

Dry cows

Lmx 695kgs €1375, Lm 710kgs €1330, Ch 840kgs €1465, Lm 775kgs €1355, Fr 680kgs €765.

Weanling bulls

Ch 275kgs €830, Ch 380kgs €1040, Lmx 380kgs €1315, Ch 470kgs €1130, Chx 425kgs €1055, Lm 320kgs €1050.

Weanling heifers

Ch 275kgs €830, Ch 380kgs €1040, Lmx 360kgs €1000, BBx 365kgs €1265, Lm 335kgs €930, Lm 260kgs €980.

 

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