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Roscommon People Mart Watch - March 8th

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There was a good entry of stock at last Friday’s sale with a solid trade all-round. Heifer prices averaged from €2.34 per kilo up to €2.88 per kilo. The number of bullocks on offer was small due to the large entry booked for this week’s special springtime sale. Prices for dry cows ranged from an average of €1.56 up to €1.83 per kilo.

  “Sales continue on Fridays for bullocks, heifers and dry cows. There will be a special sale of bullocks tomorrow (Friday 8th) with 50 pens on offer. On Friday, March 15th there will be a mid-March special sale of heifers at 11 am. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (7th).

  “There was a great show of top quality weanlings on offer at the spring show and sale on Tuesday. The next weanling sale will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 5 pm.

  “There were similar numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €45 up to €120.

  “Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Sheep scanning service continues this Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

 

Dry cows

BBX 775kgs €1340, BBX 690kgs €1265, Lim 740kgs €1260, BBX 710kgs €1170, BBX 665kgs €1100, Lim X 695kgs €1080, Simm X 675kgs €1045, Lim X 685kgs €1020, BBX 630kgs €955, AAX 650kgs €950.

Heifers

Lim 560kgs €1605, Lim 545kgs €1570, Char X 635kgs €1495, 3 Lim X 608kgs €1490, Char X 525kgs €1470, 2 Char X 562kgs €1430, Char X 515kgs €1370, BBX 550kgs €1430, 2 Lim X 457kgs €1230, 2 Char X 417kgs €1200, 3 Char X 461kgs €1170, 2 Lim X 442kgs €1100, Lim X 385kgs €940.

Weanling heifers

Char 435kgs €1480 - €3.40 per kilo, Lim X 450kgs €1305 - €2.90, Char X 315kgs €1280 - €4.06 per kilo, BBX 375kgs €1080 - €2.80 per kilo, BBX 325kgs €1040 - €3.20 per kilo, Lim 335kgs €1060 - €3.16 per kilo, BBX 325kgs €1260 - €3.87 per kilo, AAX 300kgs €900 - €3 per kilo, Lim X 290kgs €840 - €2.89 per kilo, 3 Char X 390kgs €960 - €2.46  per kilo, Simm 240kgs €600 - €2.50 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Char X 375kgs €1375 - €3.66 per kilo, Char X 540kgs €1370 - €2.54 per kilo, Char X 490kgs €1340 - €2.73 per kilo, BBX 385kgs €1200 - €3.11 per kilo, 2 Lim X 432kgs €1150 - €2.65 per kilo, BBX 335kgs €1100 - €3.28 per kilo, Char X 505kgs €1265 - €2.50 per kilo, Char X 430kgs €1105 - €2.56 per kilo, Lim X 375kgs €1000 - €2.66 per kilo, Char X 325kgs €920 - €2.83 per kilo, Lim X 330kgs €930 - €2.81 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €840 - €2.89 per kilo.

Finished hoggets

52.8kgs €126, 52.1kgs €125, 51.5 kgs €125, 52.7kgs €124, 54.3kgs €123, 55.8kgs €120, 50kgs €115.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“There were increased numbers of stock present for sale this week with prices improved as a result of the recent spell of good weather and increased numbers of feeders and farmers out trying to source stock for further feeding.

  “Bullocks in particular met a very lively trade while heifers and breeding stock recorded some fancy prices on the day. In the weanling rings, prices continue to strengthen for the quality lots, while the increased numbers of suck calves recorded a good clearance with a big variance in price between the plainer lots and the better quality ones.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 7th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices

Bullocks

Chx 495kgs €1270, Ch 445kgs €1230, Lm 485kgs €1235, Ch 500kgs €1350, AA 540kgs €1290, Lm 595kgs €1390, Lmx 610kgs €1435, Ch 660kgs €1390, Lm 605kgs €1295.

Heifers

Lmx 400kgs €1005, Ch 415kgs €990, Ch 480kgs €1240, Lm 480kgs €1185, Chx 640kgs €1510, Ch 575kgs €1380, Ch 570kgs €1355, Ch 440kgs €1145.

Dry cows

Lmx 480kgs €865, Lm 710kgs €1220, Lm 720kgs €1260, Lm 680kgs €1190, Shx 590kgs €785.

Calves

AA hfr €170, AA hfr €200, Hex bull €300, Hex hfr €225, AA hfr €270, Fr bull €60, Fr bull €45, Hex hfr €170.

Weanling bulls

Ch 290kgs €940, AA 265kgs €740, Ch 275kgs €855, Lm 255kgs €740, Lmx 445kgs €1260, Ch 400kgs €1165, Lmx 390kgs €1100, Ch 315kgs €970.

Weanling heifers

Ch 280kgs €840, Si 290kgs €1155, Chx 315kgs €1130, Ch 370kgs €1050, Lm 330kgs €935, Lm 320kgs €925, Si 290kgs €980.

 

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