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Roscommon People Mart Watch - May 18th

  • Written by Dan Dooner
  • Published in Farming



Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart 

“There was another good entry of top quality stock on offer on Tuesday, May 8th. There was a lively trade for weanling bulls with a good demand from both exporters and farmers resulting in an excellent clearance of lots. Lots averaged from €2.57 per kilo up to €3.50 per kilo.

  “There was a good trade for weanling heifers and for quality lots in particular, while plainer lots were more difficult to clear. Prices for weanling heifers ranged from €2.64 per kilo up to €3.23 per kilo. Cows with calves at foot made from €1350 up to €2200 and springer cows made up €1150. Springing cows made up to €1150. Cows with calves at foot made from €1350 up to €2200.

  “We had a smaller entry of sheep at last Wednesday’s (9th) sale. There was a dip in trade for hoggets with prices topping €140. We had a large entry this week of spring lambs with a top price of €150. The trade for cast ewes was similar to the previous week with prices ranging from €60 to €150. There was a smaller entry of ewes with lambs at foot on offer this week however, and there was a brisk trade for them with all lots sold. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs, cast ewes and ewes with lambs at foot.

  “There was a good entry of cattle on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was a good demand for all classes with plenty of interest from the large numbers of customers in attendance. Prices for bullocks averaged from €2.58 per kilo up to €3.15 per kilo. Heifer prices ranged from €2.50 per kilo up to €3.07 per kilo. Dry cows fetched from an average of €1.83 per kilo up to €2.34 per kilo. 

  “The mart will host a special sale of bullocks today (Friday) at 11 am with 36 pens on offer as well as heifers and dry cows. There are also special sales of bullocks and heifers on Friday, 25th at 11 am. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (17th).

  “The mart will also host a special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, May 22nd at 5 pm including springers and suckler cows”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Weanling heifers

Lim X 430kgs €1130, Lim X 360kgs €1100, BAX 405kgs €1070, Char X 335kgs €1050, Lim X 370kgs €960, 2 Char X 285kgs €850, BBX 340kgs €810, 2 Char X 320kgs €950, BAX 370kgs €1005, 2 AAX 272kgs €700, Char X 215 ks €680, Char X 255kgs €745, 2 Char X 275kgs €840, BAX 295kgs €875, Lim X 340kgs €970,  Char X 335kgs €1050.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 445kgs €1240, Lim X 500kgs €1200, Char X 460kgs €1200,Lim X 435kgs €1140, Char X 330kgs €1065, Char 370kgs €1050, Char X 325kgs €1040,AAX 455kgs €985, Lim X 370kgs €1000, Lim X 300kgs €1005, 3 Char X 366kgs €970, AAX 340kgs €870, AAX 310kgs €780, Char X 295kgs €885, 2 Lim 302kgs €905, Lim X 315kgs €690.

Dry Cows

Lim X 735kgs €1570, Char X 670kgs €1500, Lim X 725kgs €1475, Lim X 650kgs €1450, Simm X 675kgs €1180, Lim 650kgs €1135, Fr 600kgs €820, BBX 590kgs €950, Lim X 600kgs €1325, Lim X 470kgs €920, Lim 650kgs €1135, Lim X 460kgs €1075.


Char X 620kgs €1635, Lim X 615kgs €1620, Lim X 560kgs €1620, Char X 535kgs €1560, BBX 585kgs €1410, 6 Lim X 575kgs €1440, 2 Char X 547kgs €1520, AAX 570kgs €1510, Char 470kgs €1235, Simm X 655kgs €1400, Char X 440kgs 1200, AAX 465kgs €1180, Lim 325kgs €930, Lim X 385kgs €1030, Simm X 490kgs €1080, Lim X 470kgs €1305.


AAX 575kgs €1410, HEX 645kgs €1305, Lim X 535kgs €1300, Lim X 480kgs €1265, HEX 580kgs €1210, 3 Char X 373kgs €1175, Char X 375kgs €980, AAX 415kgs €1000, 3 Char X 366kgs €1155, Char X 405kgs €1110, Char X 425kgs €1135.

Spring lambs

53.5kgs €150, 54kgs €150, 49.8kgs €148, 52kgs €148, 47kgs €146, 47kgs €145, 52.5kgs €143, 40.8kgs €140, 42.3kgs €133.50.    


58.9kgs €140, 61kgs €138, 52.5kgs €133, 49.3kgs €120.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“There were 900 cattle presented for sale on Thursday last. A strong trade prevailed for all the quality continental store cattle on offer with plainer quality lots similar in price to last week.

  “The weanling trade, boosted by buyers sourcing stock for the Turkish market, recorded some very fancy prices while the dry cow remained a strong trade also especially for the forward lots. Breeding stock reported a good clearance while the calf trade remains strong despite fewer numbers on offer last week.

  “Dairy cross calves made form €20 to €125 Hereford and Angus cross made from €150 to €325 with continental types making up to €450. Cows with calves at foot made from €950 to €2270 for a Simmental cow and her Limousin bull calf at foot. Springers made from €1010 to €1350 per head.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, 17th of May, and bullocks will be sold on Thursdays in conjunction with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings.

  “All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation. Sellers are advised to have stock penned before 10.30 am in order to facilitate viewing prior to sale”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices


BBX 425kgs €1360, Lm 380kgs €1200, Ch 370kgs €1065, Lm 490kgs €1320, AA 485kgs €1245, Ch 580kgs €1665, Lm 515kgs €1495, Ch 570kgs €1470.

Dry cows

Lm 760kgs €1820, Lm 720kgs €1715, Ch 770kgs €1655, Si 730kgs €1535, Lm 700kgs €1615, lm 490kgs €1060.

Weanling bulls

BBx 295kgs €1090, Lm 275kgs €1010, Lm 290kgs €965, Lm 425kgs €1255, Ch 385kgs €1190, lm 355kgs €1180.

Weanling heifers

Lm 280kgs €870, Lm 260kgs €800, Ch 355kgs €1100, Lm 350kgs €1050, Ch 280kgs €810, Lm 370kgs €1055.


AA 530kgs €1340, Lm 470kgs €1470, Ch 568kgs €1445, Ch 305kgs €910, Ch 400kgs €1090, Her 555kgs €1350.



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