Bullocks click up to €2,020 at Headford Mart


Joe Wynne told That’s Farming that there was an outstanding trade with quality lots on offer. Cull cows improved by €20/head; bullocks improved by €20-30/head and light stores increased by €40/head.

Bullocks click up to €2,020 at Headford Mart

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Joe Wynne told That’s Farming that there was an outstanding trade with quality lots on offer. Cull cows improved by €20/head; bullocks improved by €20-30/head and light stores increased by €40/head.

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

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

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

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

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.

Note

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.

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