Mart Report – 18th December

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday December 11th: There was a large entry of quality stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was an excellent trade for bullocks with prices improved from the previous week. There was a very strong trade for heifers with a very high percentage of lots sold. There were better numbers of dry cows on offer with improved prices.

  Dry cows made from €800 to €1530 per head. Sample prices: Lim X 860 kgs €1530, Char X 820 kgs €1455, AAX 700 kgs €1400, BBX 690 kgs €1220, Lim X 650 kgs €1100, Char X 725 kgs €1245, HEX 655 kgs €975, AAX 675 kgs €1040, BBX 570 kgs €1100.

  Heifers made from €495  to €1135 over. Sample prices: Lim X 545 kgs €1680, Lim 575 kgs €1660, Lim X 490, Char X 485 kgs €1340, AAX 510 kgs €1250, Char X 460 kgs €1220, AA 510 kgs €1250, 3 Char X 486 kgs €1200,Char X 440 kgs €1180, Lim X 440 kgs €1165, Lim X 500 kgs €1285, Char X 660 kgs €1575.

  Bullocks made from €485 to €950 over. Sample prices: Char X 985 kgs €1800, Char X 700 kgs €1600, Char X 560 kgs €1460, 5 Lim X 612 kgs €1450, 2 Lim X 587 kgs €1380, AAX 570 kgs €1375, Char X 530 kgs €1340, Lim X 450 kgs €1290, Char X 440 kgs €1220, Lim X 445 kgs €1225, 2 Char X 425 kgs €1200, Simm X 495 kgs €1100, Char X 380 kgs €1105.

  Tuesday, December 15th: There was a good entry of stock on offer at the last weanling sale of the year. There was a lively trade for weanling heifers with prices improved from the previous week with average prices ranging from 2.65 per kilo up to €3.29 per kilo. The trade for weanling bulls was a little easier. Prices ranged from €2.40 up to a maximum of €3.53 per kilo.

  Weanling heifers made from €390 to €675. Sample prices: Lim X 325 kgs €1000, BBX 315 kgs €960, Char X 385 kgs €955, 2 Lim X 365 kgs €930, BAX 290 kgs €905, Lim X 260 kgs €805, AAX 255 kgs €700, Lim x 255 kgs €685, Simm X 335 kgs €830.

Weanling bulls made from €395 to €660 over. Sample prices: Lim X 455 kgs €1095, Char 340 kgs €1000, Char 275 kgs €970, Simm X 350 kgs €800, Lim X 290 kgs €740, Char X 320 kgs €850, Char  X 290 kgs €850. Char X 290 kgs €950.

  Sheep sale: There were good numbers on offer again this week. There was a strong trade for lambs with improved prices. There was an easier trade for cast ewes. The special entry of hoggets made from €160 to €190. No further sheep sales until Wednesday January 6th 2016.

  Sample prices: Ewe lambs: 52. Kgs €116, 50 kgs €111.50, 45.30 kgs €102.50 46.30 kgs €105.50, 45.16 kgs €110.

  Mixed lambs: 49.62 kgs €108,55.57 kgs €115.50 49.60 kgs €113, 54.10 kgs €114.50, 7.10 kgs €108, 44.30 kgs €104, 36 kgs €81 51.40 kgs €115.50.

  Wether lambs: 52 kgs €113.50, 50 kgs €112, 50.50 kgs €112.50.

  Ram lambs: 52.50 kgs €114, 45.50 kgs €103. Cast ewes made from €68 to €123  per lot.

  Wishing all our customers a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas. Thank you for your custom during 2015 and we look forward to your continued support in the coming year.