Roscommon Mart Report
Friday, July 24th: There were increased numbers this week. Prices are holding well with the trade for dry cows and heifers slightly improved from the previous week. Quality-type bullocks were a good trade with lesser quality lots a little easier. There was a good demand and a high clearance of lots particularly for heifers and dry cows.
Date for your diary is the 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 arrangement: 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 €1100 to €1835 per head. Sample prices: Char X 900 kgs €1835, Simm X 770 kgs €1665, Lim X 7650 kgs €1640, HEX 770 kgs €1500, Lim X 720 kgs €1495, Char X 680 kgs €1480, 2 Lim X 660 kgs €1400, AAX 660 kgs €1355, Simm 650 kgs €1100.
Heifers made from €435 to €845 over.
Sample prices – Char X 665 kgs €1510, Char X 525 kgs €1300, 2 Char X 452 kgs €1200, 3 Char x 403 kgs €1080,Lim X 335 kgs €1025, Lim 305 kgs €1000, Char X 300 kgs €900, 2 AAX 265 kgs €700, 2 Char X 397 kgs €1110, 2 Char X 357 kgs €980, HEX 370 kgs €910, Lim X 458 kgs €1230.
Bullocks made from €540 to €1143 over. Sample prices: 2 Lim X 637 kgs €1780, Char X 750 kgs €1700, AAX 460 kgs €1000, 2 Char X 440 kgs €1055, 2 HEX 467 kgs €1090, BBX 580 kgs €1330, AAX 710 kgs €1530, Lim X 395 kgs €1100, Char X 380 kgs €1080,
Char X 420 kgs €1130, Lim X 680 kgs €1600. Springers made from €1410 to €1650.
Bull weanlings – sample prices: 475 kgs €1150, Char X 460 kgs €1120, Char X 480 kgs €1100, Char X 270 kgs €1020, Char X 1020,Lim X 260 kgs €730.
Sheep Sale, Wednesday 29th July: There was another large entry of sheep this week. The trade for lambs was a little easier with average prices back by €2 per head. The price for cast ewes was on par to last week. Weekly sales for sheep continue on Wednesdays at 11 am. Please note ewe lambs will be sold separately to wether/ram lambs.
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.
Dates for your diary: Breeding ewes sales commence on Saturday August 8th, show and sale of pedigree suffolk sheep on Wednesday August 12th, show and sale of pedigree charolais sheep on Saturday August 15th, show and sale of pedigree texel sheep on Saturday August 22nd, show and sale of pedigree vendeen sheep on Saturday August 29th.
Castlerea Mart Report
Thursday 23rd July: There were 700 animals on offer this week. The prices for the quality continental stores held firm, while the increased numbers of lesser quality stores coming for sale met a slightly easier trade.
Breeding stock and weanlings recorded prices similar to previous weeks with a very strong trade reported from the weanlings rings. The dry cow trade also remained firm.
Sample prices – bullocks: Lim 495kgs €1320 Ch 450kgs €1240 Ch 510kgs €1350 Ch 570kgs €1450 Ch 640kgs €1745 Ch 720kgs €1825 Ch 650kgs €1730.
Heifers: Ch 330kgs €1175 Lim 355kgs €1110 BBX 495kgs €1565 Ch 600kgs €1600 BAX 560kgs €1540 lim 460kgs €1280 Lim 580kgs €1565. Dry cows: Lim 760kgs 1750 lim 695kgs €1565 AA 750kgs €1720 Sim 745kgs €1490.
Cows with calves at foot made from €1230 to €2440 for a Ch cow and her bull calf at foot. Springers made from €1000 to €1400 per head. Calves: Calves made from €205 to €740 for stronger continental type calves.
Weanling bulls: Lim 270kgs €1005 Ch 265kgs €1005 Lim 295kgs €930 Ch 445kgs €1335 Lim 390kgs €1235. Weanling heifers: Lim 335kgs €1000 Lim 280kgs €975 Ch 320kgs €1135 Lim 330kgs €1030 Ch 410kgs €1435.
Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday next the 30th July with a sale of bullock, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am.