Over 500 cattle went under the hammer at Headford Mart’s Spring Cattle Show and Sale on Saturday, with a firm trade reported.
Speaking to Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming, Joe Wynne, Manager of Headford Mart said:
“There was an outstanding trade for all stock, with top-quality lots on offer, with exceptional weanlings. Farmers are beginning to purchase stock for grass and they drove the trade. Cull cows improved by €20/head; bullocks improved by €20-30/head and light stores increased by €40/head on the previous corresponding sale. Overall, we had a clearance of approximately 95%.”
Bullocks made from €200 to €1205 over the kg or €1.46 to €2.78 per KG. Top price over the weight, a CHX, weighing 815kg, making €2,020.
- AAX 670KG €1520
- CHX 710KG €1740
- HEX 480KG €1120
- LMX 810KG €1900
- SIX 655KG €1580
Store Heifers made from €385 to €1020 over the kg or €1.98 to €2.96 per KG. Top price over the weight, CHX, weighing 550kgs making €1570.
- BBX 520KG €1150
- CHX 600KG €150
- HEX 500KG €1150
- LMX 520KG €1370
- SIX 525KG €1360
Weanling heifers made from €230 to €720 over the kg or €1.85 to €3.46 per KG. Top price with the weight, a LMX, weighing 340kg making €1,060.
- BBX 305KG €880
- CHX 260KG €900
- LMX 325KG €1000
Weanling bulls made from €170 to €835 over the kg or €1.59 to €3.38 per KG. Top price over the weight LMX, weighing 515kgs making €1350.
- AAX 320KG €770
- BBX 415KG €1050
- CHX 330KG €1050
- LMX 360KG €1100
- 3 SIX 278KG €765
Cull cows & Sucklers
Cull cows made from €670 to €1450; Sucklers made from €1440 up to €1500.
Sheep – Lambs, Cull Ewes & In-lamb Ewes
Lambs made from €75 to €151 or €1.76 to €2.61 per KG.
- 5 LAMBS 58KG €151
- 14 LAMBS 56KG €145
- 6 LAMBS 48.5KG €122
- 13 LAMBS 41KG €104
Cull ewes made from €73 to €104; In-Lamb ewes made up to €150.
No Sale next Saturday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day; Saturday 24th March special sale for continental Bullocks, Heifers and Weanlings. Big numbers of bullocks, heifers and weanlings required weekly for farmers, feedlot and northern buyers.