Mart Reports – 24th July

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, July 17th: There was a good entry of stock at last Friday’s sale. The positivity is still very evident around the ring with prices for bullocks on par to last week. There was a similar trade for heifers and dry cows from the previous week.

  Date for your diary is a show and sale of autumn born weanlings which will be held on Tuesday August 11th at 5 pm. A special sale of bullocks and heifers takes place on Friday August 14th at 11 am. 

  New booking arrangements – please note as and from 1st August 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. e.g. bookings for weanling sale on 11th August will be accepted on Tuesday 4th August, Wednesday 5th August and Thursday 6th August. Draw for pens on Thursday August 6th.

  New draw system for starting pen on sale days: The draw for the starting pen will be made at 10.45 am on Fridays and 4.45 pm on Tuesdays. 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.

  Dry Cows made from €925 to €1700 per head. Sample prices: Simm X 545 kgs €925, Char X 575 kgs €1100, Char X 790 kgs €1700, Lim X 725 kgs €1555, AAX 780 kgs €1480, SAX 650 kgs €1390, Char X 655 kgs €1460. Lim X 575 kgs €1235.

  Heifers made from €420 to €930 over. Sample prices: Char X 630 kgs €1560, 2 Lim X 580 kgs €1475, 1 Lim X 550 kgs €1440, Lim 370kgs €1205, Lim X 340kgs €1050, 2 Simm X 300 kgs €910, 3 Sh 338 kgs €870, Char X 340 kgs €1050, Lim X 435 kgs €1255, Lim X 435 kgs €1255.

  Bullocks made from €420 to €1080 over. Sample prices: Char X 750 kgs €1830, HEX 630 kgs €1470, BBX 355 kgs €855, Char X 320 kgs €925, Char X 340 kgs €1090, Char X 470 kgs €1160, Char X 475 kgs €1200, 2 Char X 475 kgs €1300, Char X 450 kgs €1200.

Sheep Sale, Wednesday July 22nd: There was another big entry of sheep this week. Once again this week there was large entry of store lambs on offer with average prices a shade better than the previous week. The trade for the heavier type lamb was steady with no significant change in price.

  With continuing good grass growth farmers are very active for store lambs which is helping to keep a floor under the prices. The trade for cast ewes was similar to last week. Weekly sales for sheep continue on Wednesdays at 11 am. Please note commencing Wednesday July 29th ewe lambs will be sold separately to wether/ram lambs. Draw for starting pens commencing Wednesday August 5th, 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.

  Sample prices: ram lambs: 47.30 kgs €103, 41.30 kgs €87.50, 47.30 kgs €103, 49 kgs €101, 57.40 kgs €107, 39 kgs €87, 44.50 kgs €96, 52.1 kgs €105, 39.20kgs €84. Ewe lambs: 42.40 kgs €113, 38.80 kgs €93, 43.4 kgs €110, 49.90 kgs €104, 36 kgs €86.50, 39.30 kgs €89.50, 43.50 kgs €94, 50 kgs €111, 48.80 kgs €104, 40.50 kgs €98, 53.80 kgs €114.

  Mixed lambs: 44.40 kgs €88, 40.30 kgs €87, 49.60 kgs €105, 46.80 kgs €95, 48.60 kgs €95, 43.40 kgs €91, 45 kgs €93, 42.70 kgs €89, 38.90 kgs €87. Wether lambs: 35.70 kgs €80, 38.50 kgs €86, 43.50 kgs €91. Cast ewes made from €74 to €116 per lot.           


Castlerea Mart Report

Thursday 16th May: There were 600 cattle on offer with bigger numbers of bullocks and weanlings presented for sale this week.

  Trade remains very strong for the forward store bullocks and heifers while the lighter stores attracted huge farmer interest this week, resulting in a good clearance.

  Breeding stock and calves also reported excellent clearances with some fancy prices obtained for the top quality lots.

  Sample prices: bullocks: Ch 440kgs €1365 Lim 430kgs €1220 Ch 540kgs €1510 Ch 570kgs €1525 Sim 720kgs €1835 Lim 660kgs €1680 AA 725kgs €1670 Ch 700kgs €1730.

  Heifers: Ch 360kgs €1485 BBX 410kgs €1230 Lim 400kgs €1185 Lim 440kgs €1555 Ch 720kgs €1730 Sim 750kgs €1700. Dry cows: Lim 800kgs €1880 Lim 780kgs €1780 BBX 705kgs €1555 Lim 700kgs €1550. Cows with calves at foot made from €1080 to €2080 for a Ch cow and her BB bull calf.

  Springers made from €1250 to €1150 per head. Calves: Calves made from €210 to €775 for stronger continental types. Weanling bulls: Ch 290kgs €900 Lim 280kgs €865 Lim 250kgs €810 Lim 440kgs €1300 Ch 490kgs €1450. Weanling heifers: Lim 295kgs €945 BB 385kgs €1295 BB 340kgs €1070 Ch 340kgs €1050 Ch 250kgs €835.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday the 23rd July with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.