Mart Reports – 6th November

Castlerea Mart Report

Big numbers of stock presented for sale this week and trade remained solid for most categories of stock on offer, with the quality starting to dip a little. Bigger numbers of cull cows on offer this week with strong demand for feeding cows.

  In the weanling rings, trade was similar to the previous week, while the heifer trade, with better quality on offer this week, reported a lively trade.

  Sample prices – heifers: Ch 420kgs €1050, Lim 425kgs €1005, BB 470kgs €1330, Ch 475kgs €1230, Ch 610kgs €1445, Lim 570kgs €1385.

  Dry cows: Sim 620kgs €1230, Ch 810kgs €1410, Ch 750kgs €1395, Lm 805kgs €1495, Ch 780kgs €1440.

  Cows with calves at foot made from €1350 to €2250 for a Ch cow and her heifer calf at foot. Springers made form €900 to €2030.

  Weanling bulls: Ch 295kgs €930, Ch 260kgs €870, Ch 320kgs €1030, Ch 430kgs €1195, BBx 485kgs €1140.

  Weanling heifers: Ch 295kgs €935, Ch 260kgs €860, Lim 390kgs €1030, Ch 300kgs €990, Ch 400kgs €930.

  Bullock sale on Monday, October 26, October Bank Holiday – 350 bullocks with a lively trade for the stock on offer. Bullocks made from €400 to €950 over their weight, with an average of €630 over paid.

  Sample prices: Lim 365kgs €1350, Lim 510kgs €1395, Ch 510kgs €1345, Ch 580kgs €1440, Ch 605kgs €1550, Ch 650kgs €1430.

  Sales continue at Castlerea Mart.

Roscommon Mart Report

Friday, October 30th: There was another big entry of top quality on offer at last Friday’s sale which included a special sale of heifers.  There was a firm trade for bullocks with a good clearance of lots. Prices for bullocks ranged from an average of €2.29 a kilo up to a top price of €3.15 a kilo.

  There was a strong trade for heifers with a good attendance of customers including some farmers who were purchasing replacement heifers. Prices ranged from €2.38 a kilo up to a max of €3.36 a kilo. There was a very large entry of dry cows with prices improved from the previous week with prices ranging from €1.69 a kilo up to €2.20 a kilo.

  Dry Cows made from €990  to €1700  per head.

Sample Prices: Char X 1000 kgs €1700, BBX 785 kgs €1620, Char X 875 kgs €1605, Lim X 775 kgs €1600, Lim X 770 kgs €1600, Simm X 875 kgs €1500, Char X 720 kgs €1500, Lim X 605 kgs €1330, AAX 755 kgs €1230, HEX 740 kgs €1340. Lim 680 kgs €1170. BAX 525 kgs €1000.

  Heifers made from €590  to €1110  over.

Sample Prices: Char X 720 kgs €1700, Char X 675 kgs €1640, Lim X 470 kgs €1580, BBX 575 kgs €1500, Lim  X 480 kgs €1400, Char X 490 kgs €1345, Char X 475 kgs €1320, 5  Char x 452 kgs €1290, AAX 460 kgs €1055, HEX 480 kgs €1080, Simm X 420 kgs €1045, Simm X 585 kgs €1235, Char X 490 kgs €1225,

Simm X 350 kgs €900, BBX 435 kgs €990, Simm X 550 kgs €1300, Lim x 450 kgs €1220, Lim  x 510 kgs €1280, 2 Lim X 372 kgs 1005, Char X 665 kgs €1600.

  Bullocks made from €590 to €1093 over.

Sample Prices: 2 Lim X 592 kgs €1635, 2 Char X 507 kgs €1600, 4 Char X 546 kgs €1460, BBX 595 kgs €1425, Lim X 510 kgs €1550, Lim X 490 kgs, Lim X 600 kgs €1340, Char X 565 kgs €1220, Char X 520 kgs €1265, Char X 415 kgs €1100, Char X 510 kgs €1265, Char X 535 kgs €1370, Char X 510 kgs €1340

Weanling Sale, Tuesday November 3rd: There were good numbers on offer again this week. There was a firm trade for bull weanlings with no significant change in prices from the previous week. The average price of weanling bulls was €2.56 a kilo with a top price of €3.75 per kilo.

  There was also a lively trade for heifer weanling with prices on par to last week. Average price for weanling heifers was €2.61 a kilo with a max price of €3.48 a kilo.     There was an excellent demand and very high clearance of lots for the Special entry of springing heifers and cows, sales continue for weanlings and suckler cows on  Tuesdays at 5 pm.

  Weanling Heifers made from €420 to €700 over.

Sample Prices: Char X 500 kgs €1200, Char  X 440 kgs €1140, Char  X 355 kgs €1075, Char X 310 kgs €1000, BBX 340 kgs €960, Lim X 305 kgs €880, Char X 325 kgs €915, Char X 290 kgs 950, Char X 275 kgs €855, BX 285 kgs €795, Char X 245 kgs €790, Char X 265 kgs 770, Char X 290 kgs €950.

  Weanling Bulls made from €535 to €860 over.

Sample Prices: Char X 460 kgs €1285, Char 410 kgs €1270, Lim 410 kgs €1135, Char X 350 kgs €1120,

Simm X 485 kgs €104, Char X 370 kgs €1035, Lim X 335 kgs €1030, Lim X 325 kgs €990, 2 Lim 315 kgs €900, Char X 280 kgs €850, BBX 330 kgs €880, Char X 295 kgs €855, Lim X 305 kgs €1005, Char X 280 kgs €1070. Special entry of springers made from €1560 to €2170. Cows with calves at foot made from €2420 to €2750.

   Sheep Sale, Wednesday November 4th: There were slightly smaller numbers on offer this week. There was a steady trade for lambs with a large number of lots sold. There was an improved trade for cast ewes with a full clearance of lots.

  Sample prices: ewe lambs: 46.40 kgs €105, 49 kgs €107, 55 kgs €108, 46.90 kgs €105.

Mixed lambs: 53.60 kgs €100, 49.70 kgs €95, 49 kgs €102, 58.7 kgs €102, 42.30 kgs €91,

 54.30 kgs €102, 41.40 kgs €84, 47.60 kgs €102, 37.10 kgs €82.50.

Wether Lambs: 58.30 kgs €102, 47.10 kgs €98, 44.20 kgs €91, 54.40 kgs €104, 48.50 kgs €95, 54 kgs €100.

  Ram Lambs: 58.50 kgs €100, 44.50 kgs €95, 54.80 kgs €101, 43.60 kgs €85.50, 46 kgs €90, 42.70 kgs €82, 49.10 kgs €99.

Cast ewes made from €65 to €125 per lot.            

Dates for your Diary

Friday November 6th: Usual sale of bullocks, heifers and dry cows at 11 am.

Saturday November 7th: Premier show and sale of pedigree Simmentals. 54 Bulls and 107 Heifers. Show at 8.30 am and sale at 12 Noon.

Friday November 13th: Special sale of continental bullocks.

Saturday November 14th: Irish shorthorn premier beef shorthorn show & sale.

Tuesday November 17th: Special sale of weanlings – Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Tuesday November 10th, Wednesday November 11th and Thursday November 12th.

Friday November 20th: Special sale of continental heifers– Bookings accepted up to 5 pm. on Tuesday November 10th, Wednesday November 11th and Thursday November 12th. Also bullocks and dry cows.