Michael Fitzmaurice

Roscommon Mart Price Reports March 9th

Michael Fitzmaurice
Numbers on offer at this morning’s (Wednesday’s) Sheep Sale at Roscommon Mart were small again this week but there was a better trade for Hoggets, with a full clearance of lots with prices averaging from €49 to €81 over their weight.

There was also a lift in the trade for Cast Ewes with the tops making €140. Ewes and with twin lambs at foot made up to €250.
The weekly sheep sales at Roscommon Mart continue next Wednesday at 11am, with the Yard opening at 8:30am. A Sheep Scanning Service is available every Wednesday from 9 to 10am. Sharp!

Sample Sheep Prices

Ewe Hoggets: 54.40 kgs €135, 49.30 kgs €120, 41.50 kgs €97, 45 kgs €101,
Hoggets Rams: 46 kgs €95, 56 kgs €125, 46.30 kgs €105
Mixed Hoggets 40.80 kgs €100. Wether Hoggets : 54.40 kgs €128, 60 kgs €130,
Cast Ewes made from €70 to €140 per lot
Ewe with Twin lambs at foot made up to €250 per unit

Report from Roscommon Mart Show and Sale of Weanlings

There was a very big entry of excellent quality stock on offer at the Show and Sale of Weanlings held yesterday (Tuesday March 8th). There was a brisk trade for Weanling Bulls with prices ranging from an average of €2.55 per kilo up to a maximum of €3.33 per kilo. There was a very lively trade for Weanling Heifers with prices ranging from €2.65 per kilo up to a high of €3.74 per kilo. There was a good attendance of customers actively bidding for stock resulting in a high clearance of lots.

Springing Cows made from €1490 to €1570. Cows with calves at foot made from €1390 to €2150. Usual Sale for Weanlings and Suckler Cows, Tuesday next March 15th at 5 p.m. The next Special Sale of Weanlings will be held on Tuesday March 29th at 5 p.m. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm. on Tuesday March 22nd, Wednesday March 23rd and Thursday March 24th.

Weanling Heifers made from €440 to 1160 over
Sample Prices: BBX 440 kgs €1600, Char X 435 kgs €1300, 2 Lim X460 kgs €1260, BBX 360 kgs €1200, Char X 400 kgs €1250,BBX 360 kgs €1050, Char X 325 kgs €990, Char X 340 kgs €975,BBX 315 €930, Lim X 325 kgs €910, 2 Lim X 300 kgs €850.

Weanling Bulls made from €530 to €885 over
Sample Prices BBX 505 kgs €1390, Char X 420 kgs €1305,BBX 430 kgs €1300, Char X 395 kgs €1245,BB 395 kgs €1200,2 Lim X 402 kgs €1075, AAX 470 kgs €1040, 2 Lim X 395 kgs €1030,2 BBX 345 kgs €1015, Lim X 330 kgs €1020, SA 425 kgs €975.

Weanling Show Results

Best Weanling Bull born in 2015
1st: Tommy Maloney, Kiltevna, Dunmore, Galway
2nd : Joe Davis, Carraweeney, Williamstown, Galway
3rd:James Brady, Ballindollaghan, Lisalway, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Best Heifer Weanling born in 2015
1st; Joe Davis, Carraweeney, Williamstown, Co. Galway
2nd; Ger Lannon, Ballinafad, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
3rd: Gabriel Wallace, Graffogue, Scramogue, Co. Roscommon