Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart
“There was another large entry of top-quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s sale of weanlings and suckler cows. Prices for bulls averaged from €2.30 per kilo up to a top price of €4 per kilo for a Char X weighing 290kgs and fetching €1,160.
“Prices for weanling heifers were improved this week with lots making from an average of €2.33 per kilo up to €3.15 per kilo.
“Once again this week, farmers and exporters were very active. A special entry of springers made from €1,780 up to €2,450.
“The mart will host a special sale of weanlings on Tuesday (29th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this evening (Thursday 24th).
“Also next Tuesday (29th), there will be a special entry of 48 excellent-quality in-calf heifers. All heifers are calving down 30 to 36 months old in calf to pedigree Limousin bull, and calving from November 1st onwards. All vaccinated for Lepto and IBR and some heifers with stars. Scanning dates available at the sale. Contact Michael Cuddy on 083-8420400 or Roscommon Mart on 090-6626352”.
Roscommon Mart sample prices
Char 365kgs €935 - €2.56 per kilo, BBX 305kgs €905 - €2.96 per kilo, Lim X 340kgs €875 - €2.57 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €855 - €2.89 per kilo, PTX 320kgs €800 - €2.50 per kilo, Lim X 295kgs €740 - €2.50 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €740 - €2.69 per kilo, Char X 285kgs €900 - €3.15 per kilo, BBX 310kgs €820 - €2.64 per kilo, Char X 255kgs €705 - €2.76 per kilo.
Char X 390kgs €1180 - €3.02 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €1100 - €4 per kilo, Char X 330kgs €1145 - €3.46 per kilo, Char X 365kgs €1055 - €2.89 per kilo, Lim X 385kgs €980 - €2.54 per kilo, Lim X 340kgs €925 - €2.72 per kilo, Char X 310kgs €895 - €2.88 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €880 - €2.98 per kilo, 2 Char X 360kgs €865 - €2.40 per kilo, Lim X 285kgs €845 - €2.96 per kilo, Char X 250kgs €800 - €3.20 per kilo, AA 330kgs €790 - €2.31 per kilo, Char 285kgs €700 - €2.45 per kilo.
49.6kgs €98, 61.5kgs €98, 48.3kgs €97, 48.2kgs €97, 50.2kgs €96, 50.2kgs €96, 46kgs €95.50, 51.4kgs €95, 48.5kgs €95.
Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart
“Large numbers of stock presented for sale again this week with trade remaining steady and prices holding especially for the quality lots on offer.
“The heifer ring reported a good clearance with the better quality heifers slightly improved and in the weanling rings demand was strongest for the quality lots, with plainer type lots a little harder sold.
“Breeding stock and the cry cows reported a good clearance with prices and trade similar to last week.
“Sales continue today (Thursday 24th) with our weekly sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.
Castlerea Mart sample prices
Lim 410kg €985, Ch 400 €880, Ch 440kg €1085, Lim 475kg €1120, Lim 495kg €1040, Ch 670kg €1420, Ch 610kg €1280, Ch 635kg €1325, Lim 495kg €1040.
BBx 905kg €1560, Lim 805kg €1395, Ch 760kg €1370, Ch 805kg €1350, AA 965kg €1525, Sim 730kg €1190.
Ch 295kg €855, Ch 285kg €840, Ch 285kg €800, Ch 350kg €1180, BBx 325kg €1040, Ch 360kg €1000, Ch 305kg €980, Ch 480kg €995.
Ch 295kg €870, Ch 270kg €820, Ch 265kg €800, Chx 320kg €950, Ch 300kg €940, Ch 310kg €840, Ch 315kg €835.