Prices remain firm at Roscommon despite Covid-19 concerns


Bullocks made up to €3.39/kg.

Prices remain firm at Roscommon despite Covid-19 concerns

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Bullocks made up to €3.39/kg.

Last Friday’s sale (March 20th) at Roscommon Mart seen a good number of cattle on offer with prices holding firm, according to Maura Quigley.

Bullocks averaged from €2.32/kg up to €3.39/kg while heifer prices ranged from €2.08/kg up to €2.60/kg. The number of dry cows were smaller, with lots earning from €1.49/kg up to €1.70/kg.

Quigley said farmers and agents were very active, resulting in a good clearance of lots.

Dry cows - €750-€1275/lot:

  • AAX - 750kg - €1275;

  • HEX - 745kg - €1110;

  • SIX - 725kg - €1100;

  • SI - 635kg - €1050;

  • BBX - 710kg - €990;

  • LMX - 610kg - €950;

  • FR - 630kg - €940;

  • LMX - 570kg - €860.

Heifers - €2.08-€2.60/kg:

  • LMX - 565kg - €1130;

  • CHX - 540kg - €1050;

  • LMX - 470kg - €1000;

  • LMX - 345 - €890;

  • CHX - 340kg - €885;

  • LMX - 430kg - €950.

Bullocks - €2.32-€3.39/kg:

  • CHX - 775kg - €1700;

  • LMX - 725kg - €1680;

  • 2 CHX - 567kg - €1620;

  • 3 CHX - 635kg - €1570;

  • 3 LMX - 693kg - €1565;

  • CHX - 555kg - €1450;

  • 2 CHX - 575kg - €1430;

  • LMX - 560kg - €1415;

  • BBX - 550kg - €1400;

  • 4 LMX - 593kg - €1370;

  • 2 CHX - 440kg - €1360;

  • 6 CHX - 511kg - €1325;

  • 3 CHX - 450kg - €1310;

  • 8 LMX - 408kg - €1260;

  • SIX - 535kg - €1250;

  • AAX - 545kg - €1225;

  • 2 CHX - 487kg - €1180;

  • 8 CHX - 350kg - €1100;

  • 9 CHX - 323kg - €1100.

Covid-19 restrictions

  • No sellers will be allowed into the chutes to read their cattle;
  • You are requested to hand the cards to the yard staff along with instructions to how you want them numbered;

  • Sellers will only be allowed in the sales ring for the duration of the sale of their stock or, if they wish, they can have their animals sold subject;

  • Sales are confined to buyers and sellers;

  • No children allowed;

  • No canteen in operation;

  • Rings will be limited to numbers and are marked out for the purpose of physical distancing;

  • All customers are requested to use gloves and sanitisers, which will be available at various points throughout the mart.

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