Granard Mart’s weekly weanling heifer and bull sale took place on Monday evening last (January 15). A nice crowd attended the sale that kicked off at 6:30pm.
The mart’s manager, Charlotte Kearney, was delighted with the turnout and said that the sale was a major success.
“This was our second sale of 2018 and, so far this year, there has been a lot of farmer activity around the ring.
This is very encouraging to see and I hope it continues going forward.
Charlotte added: “There were some quality stock on offer and the sale was very well supported locally.”
On the night, 182 cattle went under the hammer. In addition, a number of cows with calves at foot were presented for sale. A 92% clearance rate was achieved and only a handful of cattle went unsold.
In the heifer ring, 60 heifers were on offer. A clearance rate of 86% was achieved in this ring and only eight animals failed to find new homes.
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In the bull ring, 106 bulls went under the hammer. A clearance rate of 94% was achieved and only six went unsold.
16 cows with calves at foot were also for sale. These lots met a firm trade and a 100% clearance rate was recorded.