Mart Reports – 11th December

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, December 4th: There was a good entry of stock this week. Plainer-type bullocks were back with quality lots holding firm. There was no significant change in the trade for heifers. There was a better trade for dry cows with a full clearance of lots. Sales continue this Friday December 11th with a Christmas Cracker sale of bullocks and heifers – 23 pens of bullocks and 43 pens of heifers. Also dry cows.

  Dates for your diary: Tuesday, December 15th – Usual sale of weanlings and suckler cows at 5 pm. Friday, December 18th – Usual sale for bullocks, heifers and dry cows at 11 am.

  Dry cows made from €825  to €1325 per head. Sample prices: SAX 730 kgs €1325, BBX 715 kgs €1280, Char X 715 kgs €1270, Lim X 765 kgs €1230, Lim X 670 kgs €1185, BBX 650 kgs €1035, HEX 565 kgs €855, Lim X 55 kgs €825.

  Heifers made from €400  to €745 over. Sample prices: Char X 620 kgs €1300, Lim X 575 kgs €1280, Char X 460 kgs €1185, Lim X 450 kgs €1195, Simm X 490 kgs €1100, 2 Lim 457 kgs €1100, AAX 425 kgs €1050, Lim X 390 kgs €1110, 2 Lim X 415 kgs €1040. Char X 395 kgs €1010.

  Bullocks made from €415 to €850 over. Sample prices: Char X 710 kgs €1500, Lim X 715 kgs €1500, Char X 570 kgs €1325, Simm X 480 kgs €1265, Lim X 475 kgs €1125, AAX 510 kgs €1180, AAX 460 kgs €1075, 2 Lim X 417 kgs €1000, Char X 570 kgs €1325, Char X 450 kgs €1155.    

  Tuesday, December 8th: There was a big entry of weanlings on offer this week considering the time of the year. Prices remain strong for quality weanling bulls. Lesser quality lots are more difficult to sell. Prices for bulls ranged from €2.48 per kilo up to a maximum of €3.61 per kilo. The trade for weanling heifers was slightly improved with prices ranging from €2.57 per kilo up to a top price of €3.58 per kilo. A special entry of in calf springing heifers fetched from €1600 to €1950.

  Weanling heifers made from €475 to €793 over. Sample prices: Simm X 450 kgs €1100, 2 Lim X 307 kgs €1100, BBX 400 kgs €1050, 2 Lim X 315 kgs €1000, Char X 320 kgs €980, Char X 310 kgs €1025, BBX 330 kgs €920, BBX 305 kgs €955, BA 290 kgs €880, ShX 290 kgs €830, Char X 255 kgs €820, Char X 230 kgs €795,ShX 355 kgs €970.

  Weanling bulls made from €395 to €820 over. Sample prices: Char X 550 kgs €1320, BBX 410 kgs €1230, 2 Lim X 417 kgs €1070, BBX 375 kgs €1065, Char X 355 kgs €1040, Char X 345 kgs €1025, Lim 385 kgs €1015, BBX 325 kgs €1005, 2 Lim 370 kgs €985, Char X 275 kgs €955, Lim X 300 kgs €980, 3 SAX 366 kgs €900. Springers made from €1200 to €1950. Cows with calves at foot made from €1980 to €2000.

   Sheep Sale: There were good numbers on offer this week despite the recent inclement weather. The trade is holding firm for lambs with prices slightly better than last week. There was a big entry of cast ewes with improved prices and a good clearance of lots. Sheep sale as usual Wednesday, December 16th: 140 hoggets consisting of 110 Suffolk X, 20 Lleyn and 10 Zwartbles all in lamb to Charolais ram due end of February. Stock can be viewed on our website/facebook.

  Sample prices: Ewe lambs: 39.60 kgs €99.50, 47.50 kgs €109, 43.10 kgs €100, 47.90 kgs €108, 48.66 kgs €122, 48.40 kgs €115, 47.14 kgs €110.

  Mixed lambs: 48.23 kgs €113, 32.60 kgs €71.50, 47.10 kgs €107.50 49.1 kgs €109.50, 62 kgs €123, 39.80 kgs €85, 46.10 kgs €112.

  Wether lambs: 49 kgs €104, 52.50 kgs €118, 45.80 kgs €104, 50.90 kgs €114.50, 52.10kgs €113, 51.60 kgs €116,    

  Ram lambs: 52.50 kgs €115, 45.50 kgs €10. Cast ewes made from €66 to €137.50  per lot.           

 Castlerea Mart Report

Sale, 3rd December

There were 560 animals on offer this week with trade remaining strong for all classes on offer.

  In the heifer and heifer weanlings classes demand was stronger this week. Prices improved, especially for the quality lots. There were good numbers of weanling bulls on offer with trade holding firm.

  Sample prices – heifers: Lm 385 kgs €1050, Ch 460kgs €1180, Lm 600kgs €1585, Ch 480kgs €1170, Lim 425kgs €1100.

  Dry cows: AA 785kgs €1345, Lm 715kgs €1235, Sim 925kgs €1590, Ch 720kgs €1260, Lm 750kgs €1380. Cows with calves at foot made from €1200 to €1750 per head. Springers made from €720 to €2000 per head.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 280kgs €860, Ch 420kgs €1145, Lm 275kgs €835, Ch 300kgs €1040, Ch 460kgs €1170.

  Weanlings heifers: Ch 280kgs €885, Sim 230kgs €830, Lm 330kgs €1180, BBx 350kgs €1140, Lm 310kgs €1005.

Bullock sale, Monday 30th November: There were 200 bullocks on offer and a strong trade prevailed, especially for the quality stores on offer.

  Smaller lots of heavier lots on offer this week with prices similar to previous weeks.

  Bullocks made from €400-€825 over with an average of €595 over paid, resulting in a good clearance.

  Sample prices: Lim 465kgs €1230, Ch 510kgs €1270, Ch 515kgs €1260, Lim 570kgs €1395, Ch 550kgs €1390, Ch 615kgs €1390. 

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.