Quality Bullocks improve by €20-30/head at Headford Mart


Joe Wynne told That's Farming that 195 cattle went under the hammer, with a 95% clearance rate. The trade was strong for both cattle and sheep, as hoggets made up to €122.

Quality Bullocks improve by €20-30/head at Headford Mart

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Joe Wynne told That's Farming that 195 cattle went under the hammer, with a 95% clearance rate. The trade was strong for both cattle and sheep, as hoggets made up to €122.

Good demand for all stock on offer at Headford Mart with a 95% clearance of cattle.

Speaking to That’s Farming, Joe Wynne, Manager of Headford Mart said:

“We had 195 cattle on offer; they met a good trade. Bullocks made €20-30/head more than the previous week. More farmers were active around the ring for stock. 450kg continental weanlings bulls continue to meet with excellent demand.” Joe told Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming.

Bullocks made from €280 to €945 over the kg or €1.88 to €2.64 per KG. Top price over the weight- a LM weighing 625kg made €1570.

  • AAX 485KG €1090
  • BBX 590KG €1360
  • CHX 655KG €1490
  • LMX 610KG €1480

Store Heifers

Store Heifers made from €280 to €740 over the kg or €1.95 to €2.72 per KG.

Top price over the weight a pair of LMX heifers weighing 480kgs made €1220.

  • AAX 355KG €730
  • CHX 570KG €1240
  • LMX 465KG €1170

Weanling heifers

Weanling Heifers made from €275 to €602 over the kg or €1.77 to €2.78 per KG. Top price with the weight went to a pair of Charolais-Crosses weighing 368kg made €970.

  • AAX 415KG €805
  • BBX 445KG €1010
  • CHX 335KG €930
  • LMX 395KG €885
  • SAX 240KG €590

Weanling bulls

Weanling made from €295 to €715 over the kg or €1.84 to €2.86 per KG. Top price over the weight LMX weighing 525kgs made €1240.

  • AAX 335KG €790
  • AUX 485KG €1070
  • BBX 370KG €945
  • CH 350KG €1000
  • CHX 360KG €915
  • PAIR LMX 368KG €1030

Cull cows made from €490 to €1520. Sucklers made up to €1460.

Sheep:

Commenting on the sheep sale, Joe Wynne said:

“We had a clearance sale of 100 ewes and there was brisk demand for them. They made from €150- €175. Hoggets met an exceptionally good trade. Factory hoggets made €95- €122. There was a full clearance.” Joe told Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming.

  • 10 lambs 52kg €122
  • 12 lambs 46kg €111
  • 12 lambs 45.5kg €105
  • 5 lambs 47.5kg €113

Cull & In-Lamb Ewes

Cull ewes made up to €90. In-Lamb ewes made from €100 to €175.

NOTE

Sat 17th Feb: special sale for continental bullocks, heifers and weanlings.

Saturday 24th Feb: Spring Sheep Show & Sale for Factory & Butcher Lambs. Contact 093-35572 for more details. Sheep Sale 10:00 AM. Cattle sale 11:00 AM.

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