Mart Reports – 18th September

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, September 11 There was another large entry of excellent quality cattle on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a special sale of Bullocks.

Sales continue weekly on Fridays for bullocks, heifers and dry cows. Special sale of bullocks on Friday, September 18. Eighty-two Pens on offer. Also heifers and dry cows.

As a result of the high volume of stock being offered for sale, an extra special sale for heifers will be held on Friday, September 25, at 11 am. (Bookings accepted up to 5 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 15th, Wed. Sept 16th and Thurs. Sept. 17th) Bookings by phone (0906626352). By email, roscommonmart@gmail.com or by calling to the office.

New booking arrangements: please note, bookings for all special sales will be accepted up to 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the week prior to the sale. The draw for the pens will take place on Thursday at 5 pm.

Draw System for starting pen on sale days: The draw for the starting pen will be made at 10.45 am on Friday’s and 4.45 pm on Tuesday’s.

The first number drawn will be the starting pen and a second draw will be made to determine whether the draw will go up or down.

Breeding ewes – Saturday, September 12 There was another large entry of breeding ewes and hoggets on offer at last Saturday’s sale. There was a similar trade for breeding ewes. Saturday sales continue weekly. Gates open at 8 am. Sale commences at 11 am.

Sale of pedigree texel rams – Saturday, September 19, at 1 pm. Also show and sale of Lleyn pedigree sheep. Show at 11.30 am. Sale at 1 pm.

Show and Sale Weanlings Tuesday Septemer 15th 2015

There was a nice entry of Weanlings on offer at Tuesday’s weekly sale. Tuesday sale continue weekly at 5pm for weanlings and suckler cows.

Tuesday, September 29: special entry of 21 excellent third and fourth calvers, calving end of October onwards.

Next show and sale of weanlings, Tuesday, October 6, at 5 pm. Details of all sales on www.roscommonmart.ie or Facebook. Live streaming of sales from ring 1.

Sheep Sale – Wednesday, September 16 There was another large entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale.

The trade for finished lambs remains solid with no major change in prices. Weekly sales for sheep continue on Wednesdays at 11 am. Please note ewe lambs will be sold separately to Wether/Ram lambs. Draw for the starting pens.

The draw for the starting pen will be held at 10.45 am. A second draw will take place to determine whether the draw will go up or down. Breeding ewes sales continue weekly on Saturdays at 11 am. Gate opens at 8 am.

Sale of Pedigree texel rams this Saturday, September 19. Also show and sale of lleyn sheep show at 11.30 a.m. Sale at 1 p.m.

Castlerea Mart Report

Cattle Sale, 10/9/15: There were 600 cattle on offer with bigger numbers of weanlings on offer and a strong demand for the quality weanlings – especially the lighter lots – with strong farmer and exports buying.

Heifers and dry cows were similar in price to the previous weeks with prices for the quality lots maintained and plainer lots a little easier.

Sample prices HEIFERS: Lim 400kgs €1150 Ch 425kgs €1070 Ch 490kgs €1275 Ch 445kgs €1240 Ch 480kgs €1255 Ch 650kgs €1485 Lim 565kgs €1390.

DRY COWS: Ch 670kgs €1850 Lim 835kgs €1695 Lim 770kgs €1685 Lim 660kgs €1255 Sim 855kgs €1555. Cows with calves @ foot made from €980 to €2200 for a Ch cow and her bull calf at foot. Springers made from €1000 to €1880. Calves made from €310 to €850 for stronger continental types.

WEANLING BULLS: Lim 285kgs €950 Ch 290kgs €895 Ch 385kgs €1200 Lim 480kgs €1195 Lim 525kgs €1295.

WEANLING HEIFERS: Ch 270kgs €870 Ch 265kgs €810 Ch 325kgs €925 BBx 400kgs €1190. Bullock Sale, 7/9/15: 190 bullocks on offer with bullocks making from €400 to €860. Sample prices Ch 480kgs €1340 Lim 460kgs €1290 Lim 545kgs €1390 Ch 555kgs €1400 Ch 705kgs €1555. Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday 17th with a sale of heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.