Mart Reports – 4th September

Roscommon Mart report

Saturday, August 29

Breeding ewes There was another large entry of excellent quality breeding ewes on offer this week.

There was a brisk trade for hoggets with the average prices similar to last week and a top price of €212. There was also a good trade for breeding ewes with a top price €187 for a pen of 2 year old Ewes.

Saturday sales continue weekly, with gates opening at 8 am. The sale will commence at 11 am. Hoggets ranged from €120 to €212 per head; two-year-old ewes made from €145 to €187 per head; three-year-old ewes made from €130 to €182 per head.

Wednesday, September 2

Sheep sale There was another large entry of sheep. There was a good trade for lambs, with ewe lambs fetching as high as €132.

There was a brisk demand with a good attendance customers and a high clearance of lots. There was a similar trade for cast ewes, with all lots cleared with all lots sold. Weekly sales for Sheep continue on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Please note ewe lambs will be sold separately to wether/ram lambs. Draw for 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.

Dates for your diary: show and sale of lambs – Wednesday, September 8. Breeding ewes sales continue weekly on Saturdays at 11 am. Gate opens at 8 am.

Sale of pedigree Suffolk Sheep – this Saturday September 5, at 1.30 pm.

Sample Prices: ram lambs: 45.10 kgs – €86, 43.70 kgs – €89, 45.70 kgs – €87, 50 kgs – €100, 45.60 kgs – €96.50, 53.60 kgs – €102, 51 kgs – €105.

Ewe lambs: 52.40 kgs – €105, 50 kgs – €101, 46.50 kgs – €101, 46.20 kgs – €95, 49.50 kgs – €110, 52.80 kgs – €132, 45.50 kgs – €110, 47.80 kgs – €105.

Mixed lambs: 49 kgs – €100, 35.60 kgs – €67.50.

Wether Lambs: 39.60 kgs €85, 42.20 kgs €83, 43.20 kgs €90, 56.50 kgs.

Cast Ewes made from €65 to €122 per lot Friday August 28 There were good numbers on offer this week.

There was a brisk trade for bullocks, with prices holding firm and a full clearance of lots. Bullocks sold for between €1.91 a kilo up to a maximum price of €3.16 per kilo.

There was also a good trade for heifers with an average price of €2.36 per kilo and a top price of €2.85 per kilo.

Prices for dry cows were similar to last week. 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 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.

Sales as usual for bullocks, heifers and dry cows each Friday – 11 am. Autumn/fall sale of heifers, Friday September 4. One hundred pens of heifers on offer.

Weanling Show and Sale: Tuesday, September 8 at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up until 5 o’clock on Thursday, Septmber 3. Autumn/fall sale of bullocks, Friday, September 11. Bookings accepted up until 5 pm on Thursday, September 3.

Dry Cows made from €800 to €1750 per head. Sample prices: AA X 650 kgs €1170, Char X 905 kgs €1750, Lim 740 kgs €1415, Lim X 535 kgs €800, Char X 690 kgs €1400, AA 775 kgs €1570, Lim X 625 kg €890.

Heifers made from €395 to €825 over. Sample Prices 4 Char X 485 kgs €1310, Char X 535 kgs €1290, Lim X 565 kgs €1255, AAX 460 kgs €1000, Lim X 415 kgs €1185, Char X 445 kgs €1000, Lim X 390 kgs €1005, BBX 395 kgs €940.

Bullocks made from €440 to €845 over. Sample Prices: Lim X 655 kgs €1500, Char X 645 kgs €1400, 2 AAX 648 kgs €1440, AA X 745 kgs €1560, 2 Char X 430 kgs €1230, Lim 640 kgs €1320, Char X 435 kgs 1160, 2 Lim X 593 kgs 1220, Char X 370 kgs €1020, Char X 430 kgs €930, Lim X 295 kgs €735.

Castlerea Mart Report

650 cattle on offer this week and despite the recent heavy rainfall trade remained firm for most categories of stock on offer.

Demand for quality forward store cattle was on par with previous weeks with prices slightly improved for the top quality lots. Weanling numbers continue to grow while breeding stock reported a good clearance.

Sample prices BULLOCKS: Chx 485kgs €1325 Ch 440kgs €1260 Ch 500kgs €1340 Lim 530kgs €1300 Lim 570kgs €1335 Lim 605kgs €1440 Sim 800kgs €1830.

HEIFERS: Ch 415kgs €1110 Lim 405kgs €1050 Lim 485kgs €1305 Lim 500kgs €1270 Ch 520kgs €1215 Lim 430kgs €1160.

DRY COWS: Ch 800kgs €1740 Lim 715kgs €1615 Ch 730kgs €1430 Chx 825kgs €1675 Lmx 695kgs €1280.

Cows with calves @ foot made from €1210 to €2460 for a lim cow and her BB bull calf at foot. Springers made from €960 to €1600 per head.

CALVES: Calves ranged in price from €200 to €810 for a stronger continental-type.

WEANLING BULLS: Ch 280kgs €850 Lim 225kgs €790 Ch 250kgs €850 Ch 450kgs €1200 Lim 450kgs €1150.

WEANLING HEIFERS: Lim 290kgs €990 AA 250kgs €765 Lim 350kgs €985 Lim 330kgs €940 Lim 300kgs €875. Sales continue at Castlerea Mart on Thursday next (3rd) with a sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation.

FORTCOMING SALES: On Saturday 5th September at 12 noon there will be a Sale of 50 springing heifers. Please note as and from Monday 7th September bullock sales will resume on Mondays.