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Prices remain firm at Roscommon despite Covid-19 concerns

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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