Headford Mart had a smaller number of stock on offer this week for the first sale in February.
Speaking to That’s Farming, Joe Wynne, Manager of Headford Mart said:
“There was a good clearance and we had a special sale of forty suckler cows. Bullock numbers were slightly smaller than the previous week, but there was good demand for them. Store bullocks and heifers met with a brisk trade and they were acquired by farmers and buyers for feedlots.”
“Heavy weanlings, continentals in the region of 450kgs were an exceptionally good trade and they were all being bought for feedlots.” Joe Wynne said to Catherina of That’s Farming.
Bullocks made from €320 to €755 over the kg or €2.02 to €2.46 per KG. Top price over the weight, a BBX, weighing 525kg, making €1280.
- AAX 515KG €1040
- LMX 540KG €1240
- SIX 590KG €1250
Store Heifers made from €365 to €790 over the kg or €1.86 to €2.62 per KG. Top price over the weight, LMX, weighing 540kgs making €1330.
- AAX 505KG €1030
- HEX 490KG €910
- LMX 525KG €1300
- SIX 485KG €1100
Weanling heifers made from €285 to €520 over the kg or €2.12 to €2.78 per KG.
Top price with the weight CHX, weighing 295kg making €815.
- 2 AAX 285KG €605
- CHX 315KG €825
- LMX 320KG €800
- SA, 240KG €590
They made from €235 to €710 over the kg or €2.10 to €2.91 per KG. Top price over the weight CHX, weighing 420kgs making €1130.
- AAX, 245KG €695
- BAX 310KG €720
- CHX 450KG €1130
- HEX 290KG €765
- LMX 395KG €1000
- SAX 300KG €775
Cull cows made from €600 to €1270.
Great clearance for Suckler cows prices ranged from €820 to €1640. €1640 for a CHX cow due the end of February to a 5-star CH Bull.
Lambs made from €75 to €122 or €1.88 to €2.3/kg.
- 12 lambs 53kg €122
- 11 lambs 50.5kg €115
- 4 lambs 40.5kg €86
Cull ewes made from €66 up to €85. In-Lamb ewes made from €100 to €188.
Next Saturday 10th Feb – Clearance sale of 100 in lamb Ewes (1st, 2nd,3rd crop) Suffolk X and Belclare Improver Rams due from mid-March.Special sale for continental bullocks, heifers and weanlings. Contact 093-35572 for more details. Sheep Sale 10:00 AM. Cattle sale 11:00 AM.