Mart Reports – 20th November

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, November 13

There was a large entry of stock on offer at last Friday’s sale, which included a special sale of top quality bullocks. There was a strong trade for bullocks with prices holding well, with a 95 per cent clearance of lots. The average price for heifers was better, with most lots getting sold. There was a good number of dry cows on offer again this week, with prices generally in line with last week.

Dates for your Diary: Tuesday, November 17 – usual sale of weanlings and suckler cows at 5 pm 53 pens of bull weanlings and 44 pens of heifer weanlings.  Also special entry of 24 excellent quality second, third and fourth calvers in calf to excellent PB CH stock Bull. Bulls will be on display on the night of sale

Calving in February and March. Photos on website and Facebook.

  Friday, November 20 – special sale of Continental heifers at 11 am – 85 pens on offer, also bullocks and dry cows.

  Tuesday, November 24 – usual sale for weanlings and suckler cows at 5 pm.

  Friday November 27 – special sale of Continental X bullocks, at 11 am. 

  Bookings accepted on Tuesday, November 17, Wednesday, November 18, and Thursday, November 19, also heifers and dry cows.

  Dry cows made from €945  to €1500 per head. Sample Prices: BBX 795 kgs €1500, Char 800 kgs €1470, Lim 830 kgs €1465, Simm X 875 kgs €1460, Char X 700 kgs €1300, Lim X 765 kgs €1420, Lim X 615 kgs €1130, Simm X 670 kgs €1060,

AAX 625 kgs €1040, Fr 680 kgs €1070, BAX 690 kgs €1050.

  Heifers made from €420  to €730 over. Sample Prices: Char X 605 kgs €1335, Char X 525 kgs €1200, Lim X 445 kgs €1175, BBX 555 kgs €1150, AAX 465 kgs €1075, BBX 415 kgs €1000, AAX 465 kgs €1075, Lim X 375 kgs €980, Char X 450 kgs €1140, Char X 435 kgs €1130.

  Bullocks made from €590 to €970  over. Sample Prices: Char 720 kgs €1680, Char X 630 kgs €1600, 2 Char X 595 kgs €1500, 2 Lim X 537 kgs €1490, 2 Lim X 585 kgs €1500, Char X 610 kgs €1475, 2 BBX 527 kgs €1430, Char X 515 kgs €1400,

AAX 540 kgs €1199, AAX 455 kgs €1115, AAX 725 kgs €1450, AAX 580 kgs €1255, BBX 430 kgs €1040, BBX 505 kgs €1230, BBX 535 kgs €1220, Lim X 540 kgs €1280, Lim X 525 kgs €1380, Lim X 490 kgs €1140, Simm X 580 kgs €1380, Simm X 580 kgs €1360, Simm X 560 kgs €1375, 2 Simm X 560 kgs €1365.

Tuesday, November 17

Weanlings and suckler cows

There was a very big entry of excellent quality weanlings on offer.  There was a brisk trade for weanling heifers, with prices ranging from an average of €2.64 a kilo up to a maximum of €3.71 per kilo.

  There was a good demand and an improvement in prices with farmers more active this week resulting in a high clearance of lots. 

  Prices for weanling bulls were in line with last week. Prices ranged from €2.56 a kilo up to €3.47 a kilo. Farmers and agent were very active with exporters a little quieter this week. 

  There was a good interest for springers, with prices ranging from €1,000 to €2,450. Sales continue on Tuesdays for weanlings and suckler cows at 5 pm.

  Special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, December 8, also special entry of excellent quality springing cows.

  Full details later: special sale of heifers this Friday, November 20 – 86 pens on offer, also bullocks and dry cows.

  Weanling Heifers made from €485 to €890 over. Sample Prices: Char X 395 kgs €1285, Char X 310 kgs €1150, Lim X 375 kgs €1145, BBX 330 kgs €1100, BBX 315 kgs €1100, 2 Char X 370 kgs €1005, BBX 300 kgs €1000, Char X 285 kgs €1045, BBX 275 kgs €860, 2 Lim X 312 kgs €865, Char X 350 kgs €1085.

Lim X 375 kgs €990.

Weanling Bulls made from €575 to €835 over. Sample Prices Char X 565 kgs €1400,Lim X 575 kgs €1300, Char  495 kgs €1290, Char X 410 kgs €1200, Simm X 495 kgs €1200, Lim X 405 kgs €1140, Char X 360 kgs €1100, 2 Lim X 367 kgs €1055. BBX 395 kgs €1040, BBX 315 kgs €1000, Char X 320 kgs €1000, Char X 320 kgs €960.

Special Entry of Springers made from €1000 to €2450

Sheep Sale – Wednesday November 18

The numbers on offer were similar to last week.  There was a brisk trade for finished lambs with lots fetching up €60 over their weight. 

  There was a better trade for lighter lambs with a full clearance of lots. The average price for cast ewes was also improved with all lots sold.

  Sample prices: ewe lambs:   42.80 kgs €100, 45.30 kgs €98, 40 kgs €90, 46 kgs €100, 51 kgs €108.50, 49.6 kgs €110, 50.50 kgs €114. Mixed Lambs: 46.90 kgs €97, 56 kgs €110, 55 kgs €110, 45.60 kgs, 49.40 kgs €109, 45.6 kgs €99.50, 40.4 kgs €85. Wether Lambs: 41.87 kgs €85, 52 kgs €110, 50.30 kgs €110, 58.20 kgs €110, 40.46 kgs €87, 41.07 kgs €87. Ram lambs: – 43.73 kgs €90, 48.75 kgs €100. Cast Ewes made from €62 to €112.50 per lot            

 Castlerea Mart Report

Bullock Sale Monday, 9th November: Good numbers presented again this week with better quality stock on offer and extra customers in attendance.

  Bullocks made from €400 to €840 over their weight with an average of €615 over paid.

  Sample prices: Lim 490kgs €1330, Lm 450kgs €1255, Ch 500kgs €1305, BBX 590kgs €1430, Ch 660kgs €1475, Chx 620kgs €1395, Ch 650kgs €1465.

Sale, Thursday 12th November: Big numbers of stock presented for sale again this week and despite the recent downturn in weather conditions prices remained firm where quality lots were presented.

  Plainer-type lots proved to be a little easier while the heifer and breeding stock reported good clearances.

  Sample prices – Heifers: Lm 380kgs €1080, Lm 400kgs €1045, BBX 480kgs €1250, Lm 460kgs €1340, Sim 545kgs €1600, Lim 535kgs €1460, Ch 390kgs €1070, Ch 530kgs €1225.

  Dry cows: Lim 610kgs €1135, Sim 690kgs €1250, Fr 620kgs €760, Ch 735kgs €1230, Bl Her 660kgs 1250.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €1080 to €1880 per head. Springers made from €850 to €1700 per head.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 290kgs €925, Ch 250kgs €860, BS 350kgs €1120, BBX 330kgs €1095, Ch 330kgs €1000.

  Weanling heifers: Lm 250kgs €840, Ch 280kgs €835, Lm 300kgs €920, Ch 380kgs €1020, Lim 270kgs €800.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.