Mart Reports – 13th November

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, November 6

There was a good entry of stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. Prices for quality stock are holding firm while the plainer lots are slightly easier.

  The trade for bullocks was in line with last week’s prices. There was also a good trade for heifers, with a good clearance of lots. There were large numbers of dry cows on offer, with prices similar to last week.

  Dates for your diary: Tuesday, November 10 – usual sale of weanlings and suckler cows at 5 pm; Friday, November 13 – special sale of continental bullocks, with 100 pens on offer, also heifers and dry cows; Saturday, November 14 – Irish Shorthorn Premier Beef Shorthorn Show and Sale. The show will take place from 9.30 am, with the sale from noon; Tuesday, November 17 – special sale of weanlings at 5 pm.

  Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, November 12.

  Tuesday November 17 – special entry of 24 cows, second, third and fourth calvers in calf to PB Char Stock Bull calving February/March. Bull will be on display on the evening of sale. Photos of stock on website and Facebook.

  Friday, November 20 – special sale of continental heifers, and bullock and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, November 12.

  Dry Cows made from €930  to €1645 per head. Sample Prices: Char X 915 kgs €1645, Char x 825 kgs €1590, BAX 865 kgs €1580, Lim 725 kgs €1480,

Lim 710 kgs €1360, BB 745 kgs €1220, Lim X 690 kgs €1130, AA 650 kgs €1060, Lim 710 kgs €1360, Char X 580 kgs €1185, Char X 690 kgs €1245.

  Heifers made from €578   to €858 over. Sample Prices: Simm 580 kgs €1380, Char X 550 kgs €1380, Char X 525 kgs €1350, 4 Char X 492 kgs €1350,Lim 515 kgs €1250,  Char X 490 kgs €1350, Lim X 460 kgs €1160, Lim X 400 kgs €1090,  Char X 420 kgs €1030, Char X 350 kgs €980, AAX 490 kgs €1000, 3 AAX 411 kgs €950, Simm X 500 kgs €1190.

  Bullocks made from €590 to €1010  over. Sample Prices: Char X 620 kgs €1630, Char X 585 kgs €1445, 3 Char X 526 kgs €1400, Simm X 555 kgs  €1320, Lim X 585 kgs €1360, Char X 515 kgs €1360, Char 505 kgs €1300,  Char X 475 kgs €1245, Char X 455 kgs €1215, Lim X 530 kgs €1220, 2 Char X 462 kgs €1200, 2 Lim X 475 kgs €1205, Lim X 445 kgs €1190.

Tuesday November 10

  There was a good entry of stock on offer again this week. The trade is holding well, with no significant chane in prices for weanling heifers. Average prices for heifers were €2.59 a kilo, with a maximum price of €3.75 a kilo. 

  There was an improved trade for weanling bulls, with a good clearance of lots. Prices for bulls ranged from an average of €2.56 a kilo up to a top price of €3.46 a kilo.

  Farmers were more active this week, with some exporters also in attendance. Special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, November 17. Entries accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, November 12.

  Also special entry 24 excellent quality young cows – second, third and fourth calvers – in calf to PB CH stock bull, due February and March.

  Bulls will be on display on the night of sale. Photos of the stock on our website and Facebook.

  Friday, November 13 – special sale of continental bullocks and heifers and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, November 5.

  Saturday November 14 – Irish Shorthorn Premier Beef Shorthorn Show and Sale. Tuesday, November 17 – Special Sale of weanlings. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday November 12.

  Friday, November 20 – Special Sale of Continental heifers, also bullocks and dry cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday November 12.

Weanling Heifers made from €455 to €750 over. Sample Prices: BBX 375 kgs €1125, Lim 345 kgs €1030, Lim X 365 kgs €1000, Char X 385 kgs €990, Char X 290 kgs €905, 2 Lim 260 kgs €795, 2 Char X 265 kgs €800, AAX 305 kgs €765, AAX 360 kgs €760, Char X 245 kgs €760, Char X 200 kgs €750.

Weanling Bulls made from €505 to €830. Sample Prices Char X 470 kgs €1300, Char X 455 kgs €1180, BBX 375 kgs €1065, Char X 340 kgs €1050, BBX 380 kgs €1030, Char X 375 kgs €1015, Lim X 360 kgs €995, Lim X 370 kgs €975, BBX 340 kgs €920, Char x 330 kgs 935, Char X 310 kgs €890, BBX 270 kgs €990.

  Special Entry of Springers made from €1000 to €1770.

Sheep Sale –

There were similar numbers on offer this week. There was a better trade for mambs with prices improved from last week. There was also an increase in the average price for Cast Ewes with a full clearance of lots.

  Sample Prices: Ewe Lambs:   52.50 kgs €105, 44.80 kgs €96.50,55 kgs €115, 50.50 kgs €120. Mixed Lambs: 48 kgs €102, 42.50 kgs €92, 41.70 kgs €92, 45.10 kgs €94,

Wether Lambs: 38.90 kgs €80, 39.60 kgs €86.50, 48.80 kgs €105, 45.30 kgs €95.50 51.60 kgs €103, 42.30 kgs €92. Ram Lambs: 49 kgs €98.50, 50 kgs €99. Cast Ewes made from €45 to €125 per lot.

Castlerea Mart Report

 

Good numbers of stock presented for sale again this week with prices maintained and in some cases improved upon from last week.   

  Weanling bulls were a lively trade with strong demand from feedlot agents and exporters while the heifer and dry cow also reported good clearances.

  Breeding stock was also in demand with springers and cows with calves at foot attracting renewed interest.

  Sample prices – Heifers: Lm 490kgs €1255, AA 490kgs €1175, BBx 620kgs €1590, Ch 595kgs €1535, Lm 550kgs €1390.

  Dry cows: Ch 760kgs €1410, Lim 840kgs €1560, Ch 755kgs €1470, Lim 620kgs €1130, Ch 765kgs €1370.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €1180 to €2180 per head. Springers made from €1110 to €2150 per head.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 290kgs €940, Ch 235kgs €885, Ch 480kgs €1175, Ch 425kgs €1055, Lm 330kgs €1015.

  Weanling heifers: Lim 275kgs €955, Ch 290kgs €900, Sim 370kgs €1115, Ch 330kgs €970, Sim 330kgs €985.

  Bullock sale Monday, 2nd November:  250 bullocks on offer with strong demand especially for the lighter store bullocks. Bullocks made from €400-€860 with their weight, with an average of €636 over paid.

  Sample prices: AA 465kgs €1300, Lm 450kgs €1215, Lm 525kgs €1325, Lm 595kgs €1455, AA 640kgs €1400, Ch 555kgs €1360.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.