Mart Reports – 25th November

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, November 18th: There was a big entry of stock on offer at last Friday’s sale. There was an improved trade for Bullocks with brisk selling and a good demand from a large volume of customers. Prices ranged from €2.20 per kilo up to €2.69 per kilo. There was a lively trade for heifers with prices holding firm resulting in the majority of lots being sold. There was a good number of dry cows on offer with prices similar to the previous week. There will be a special sale of heifers tomorrow (25th) at 11 am.

  There will also be a Christmas Cracker special sale of heifers and bullocks next Friday (December 9th) at 11 am.

  Dry cows made from €750 to €1320 per lot. Sample prices: Char X 775 kgs €1320, Char 880 kgs €1260, Lim X 650 kgs €1225, Char X 685 kgs €1185,AAX 615 kgs €1120, He 735 kgs €980, Lim X 560 kgs €815, Lim X 640 kgs €1135,Char X 610 kgs €1025.

  Heifers made from €355 to €755 over. Sample prices: Lim X 705 kgs €1300, Char X 505 kgs €1260, Lim X 560 kgs €1260, AAX 705 kgs €1250, AAX 570 kgs €1140, Lim X 475 kgs €1080, Char 435 kgs €1000, Simm X 465 kgs €1030, Char X 490 kgs €1180, Char X 410 kgs €960, Lim X 370 kgs €870.

  Bullocks made from €440 to €895 over. Sample prices:   Char X 710 kgs €1540, 2 Lim x 630 kgs €1500, Char 630 kgs €1465, SHX 725 kgs €1465, Char X 580 kgs €1415, SHX 560 kgs €1380, Char X 545 kgs €1350, BAX 515 kgs €1340, AAX 610 kgs €1325, Lim X 570 kgs €1300, 2 Lim X 520  kgs €1290, Char X 405 kgs €975, Char X 485 kgs €1250, Char X 430 kgs €1030.

  Tuesday, November 22nd: There was a large entry of stock on offer at last Tuesday’s sale. Prices for heifer weanlings ranged from an average of €2.32 per kilo up to €3.03 per kilo. Quality lots sold well while the plainer type heifer was more difficult to clear. There was a solid trade for weanling bulls with exporters and farmers actively sourcing stock. Prices for bull weanlings ranged from €2.45 per kilo up to €3.25 per kilo. A large entry of springers met with a good demand with prices ranging from €1100 up to €2100.

  Usual sale for weanlings and suckler cows on Tuesday next (29th) at 5 pm. Christmas Bonanza special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, December 6th at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, December 1st.

  Weanling heifers made from €395 to €705 over. Sample prices: BBX 395 kgs €1100, BBX 355 kgs €1020, Lim X 315 kgs €910, Char X 290 kgs €880, Lim X 295 kgs €770, Char X 280 kgs €805, Simm X 345 kgs €750, Lim 280 kgs €730, BBX 275 kgs €680, Lim X 245 kgs €680, Char X 275 kgs €705

  Weanling bulls made from €400 to €720 over. Sample prices: Char X 575 kgs €1230, Char X 510 kgs €1180, BBX 350 kgs €1050, Char X 345 kgs €1030, Lim X 355 kgs €1030, AAX 455 kgs €970, 2 Char X 327 kgs €940, Lim X 290 kgs €935, Char X 310 kgs €920, Lim X 345 kgs €915, Char X 310 kgs €905, Char X 260 kgs €845. Springers made from €1100 up to €2100.

  Sheep sale – Wednesday, November 23rd: We had a larger entry of lambs for sale this week. The top price for ewe lambs was €122. There was similiar trade for the finished lambs with lambs making as high as €108. There was an improvement in trade for cast ewes compared to the previous week. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes.

  Sample prices – Mixed lambs: 52.3kgs €108, 54.9kgs €107, 53.2kgs €105.5, 52.6kgs €105, 53.5kgs €105, 52.3kgs €103, 47.1kgs €102, 50.5kgs €102, 54.2 €101.   

  Store lambs: 41.8kgs €85.5, 41.3kgs €85, 40.7kgs €81, 41.5kgs €81, 39.8kgs €77, 37.6kgs €74.

  Ewe lambs: 52.3kgs €122, 53kgs €115, 48.9kgs €109, 50.1kgs €106, 49.5kgs €105, 52.3kgs €105, 53kgs €104, 51.6kgs €102. Cast ewes made from €47 to €115 per lot.

Castlerea Mart Report

There were big numbers on offer again this week with quality cattle in demand, especially the short keep store heifers. In the weanling rings this week, quality was not as good as previous weeks, but prices were similar to last week. In the dry cow section, numbers are increasing with prices holding firm.

  Sample prices for heifers: Lm 395kgs €1025, Ch 400kgs €1020, Lm 480kgs €1170, Ch 465kgs €1095, Ch 600kgs €1330, Ch 555kgs €1290, BBx 555kgs €1310.

  Dry cows: Lm 700kgs €1320, BBx 700kgs €1235, Si 420kgs €630, Ch 640kgs €1010, Ch 750kgs €1140. Cows with calves at foot made from €1010 to €1280 per head. Springers cows made from €1100 to €1360 per head. Calves made from €170 to €680 per head for stronger types.

  Weanling bulls: Lmx 290kgs €880, Ch 280kgs €845, Ch 260kgs €805, Ch 375kgs €1100, Ch 425kgs €1170. Weanling heifers: BBx 270kgs €900, Ch 250kgs €820, Lm 275kgs €805, Lm 345kgs €950, Ch 300kgs €845.

  Bullocks sale – Monday, 14th: 300 bullocks on offer with good quality stores on offer. Demand was stronger this week especially for the lighter stores. Prices ranged from €300 to €755 with an average of €509 over paid.

  Sample prices: Lm 480kgs €1180, Lm 410kgs €1130, Ch 505kgs €1195, AA 510kgs €1180, AA 590kgs €1370, Ch 630kgs €1375, Ch 600kgs €1295, Ch 665kgs €1365.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart. All sales commence at 11 am.