Roscommon Mart

Pics and prices: Ewe lambs in demand at Roscommon Mart

Pics and prices: Ewe lambs in demand at Roscommon Mart

A strong showing of 1,110 sheep was presented for sale at Roscommon Mart on Wednesday (August 12), with a noticeable...

August 15, 2021

‘Lamb prices improved by €3-4/head on last week’ – Maura Quigley

‘Lamb prices improved by €3-4/head on last week’ – Maura Quigley

Lamb prices improved by €3-4/head on last week at Roscommon Mart, according to the mart’s manager, Maura Quigley. Agriland spoke...

June 13, 2021

Pics from the mart: Lambs make up to €159/head at Roscommon

Pics from the mart: Lambs make up to €159/head at Roscommon

Agriland headed out west once again this week, to take in the trade at Roscommon Mart’s weekly sheep sale on...

June 13, 2021

‘The poor weather played its part in smaller spring lambs being on offer’

‘The poor weather played its part in smaller spring lambs being on offer’

The poor weather of late played its part in the reason why spring lamb numbers were back at Roscommon Mart...

May 10, 2021

Pics from the mart: Spring lambs make up to €160/head at Roscommon Mart

Pics from the mart: Spring lambs make up to €160/head at Roscommon Mart

Agriland made the trip out west this week to Roscommon Mart, to check in and see what the trade was...

May 8, 2021

Cattle marts: Strong trade for cull cows continues

Cattle marts: Strong trade for cull cows continues

With cull cow factory prices rising week-on-week, it is leaving the dry cow trade at marts in an even better...

April 28, 2021

Roscommon Mart sees hoggets make up to €196

Roscommon Mart sees hoggets make up to €196

On Wednesday, April 14, Roscommon Mart held its weekly sheep sale, consisting of spring lambs, hoggets, cull ewes and ewes...

April 18, 2021

Cattle marts: Wet weather fails to dampen the trade

Cattle marts: Wet weather fails to dampen the trade

The wet weather failed to put much of a dampener on the trade for cattle last week, as prices reported...

March 16, 2021

Sheep marts: Hogget prices continue to climb upwards

Sheep marts: Hogget prices continue to climb upwards

Last week saw marts report record prices at sales for finished hoggets, with top prices reaching as high as €170-175/head....

March 9, 2021

Sheep marts: Prices of €150-155/head for hoggets seen regularly at sales

Sheep marts: Prices of €150-155/head for hoggets seen regularly at sales

Over the past week, mart managers have been reporting a stronger trade for well-fleshed hoggets in excess of 50kg. One...

February 23, 2021

Cattle marts: No setbacks reported in demand for ‘factory-fit’ cattle

Cattle marts: No setbacks reported in demand for ‘factory-fit’ cattle

The drive and competition between factory agents to get their hands on ‘factory-fit’ cattle continued last week, with little or...

February 2, 2021

Wednesday’s sheep sale at Roscommon Mart cancelled

Wednesday’s sheep sale at Roscommon Mart cancelled

Roscommon Mart has announced that its first sheep sale of 2021, scheduled for this Wednesday, January 6, is cancelled. The...

January 4, 2021

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs top €130-134/head

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs top €130-134/head

It was another strong week of trading at sheep marts across the country, with many mart managers reporting price increases...

December 15, 2020

Mart report: Increase in cattle numbers brought forward, as farmers return ringside

Mart report: Increase in cattle numbers brought forward, as farmers return ringside

As Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions were eased last week, marts across the country recorded increasing numbers of cattle brought forward...

December 8, 2020

Sheep marts: Boost in factory lamb prices

Sheep marts: Boost in factory lamb prices

Speaking to mart managers over the past week, it is clear that the strong factory prices of late are helping...

September 8, 2020

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs remain scarce

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs remain scarce

Similar to the previous week, mart managers noted that farmers continue to drive the store lamb trade, while heavy lambs...

September 1, 2020

Sheep marts: Tight supplies lead to an improved trade once again for finished lambs

Sheep marts: Tight supplies lead to an improved trade once again for finished lambs

Overall, the sheep trade last week was positive, with mart managers reporting a strong demand for all classes of sheep....

August 25, 2020

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

Over the past fortnight, there seems to be a bit more life coming back into the finished lamb trade. Mart...

August 18, 2020