Baltinglass Mart

Keen demand for stores and forward cattle at Baltinglass Mart

Keen demand for stores and forward cattle at Baltinglass Mart

Part two of the 47th Annual Fatstock Show and Sale took place at Baltinglass Mart on Wednesday, February 2, featuring...

February 6, 2022

New manager takes the reins at Baltinglass Mart

New manager takes the reins at Baltinglass Mart

Baltinglass Livestock Mart has appointed a new manager of its weekly livestock sales. John Fitzpatrick from Co. Waterford has taken...

February 4, 2022

Sheep marts: Demand very strong, as buyers return ringside

Sheep marts: Demand very strong, as buyers return ringside

Another excellent week of trading was seen at sheep marts last week, with prices up on the previous week. Despite...

May 24, 2021

Cattle marts: Hereford and Angus in demand while dry cows continue to hold firm

Cattle marts: Hereford and Angus in demand while dry cows continue to hold firm

Over the past few weeks, with the strengthening of the store cattle trade, some prices being paid for Hereford and...

April 13, 2021

Sheep marts: Prices of €150-155/head for hoggets seen regularly at sales

Sheep marts: Prices of €150-155/head for hoggets seen regularly at sales

Over the past week, mart managers have been reporting a stronger trade for well-fleshed hoggets in excess of 50kg. One...

February 23, 2021

Cattle marts: No setbacks reported in demand for ‘factory-fit’ cattle

Cattle marts: No setbacks reported in demand for ‘factory-fit’ cattle

The drive and competition between factory agents to get their hands on ‘factory-fit’ cattle continued last week, with little or...

February 2, 2021

Carnaross Mart postpones reopening sale

Carnaross Mart postpones reopening sale

As the cases of Covid-19 have risen dramatically in recent days, many marts decided this week to delay their reopenings...

January 8, 2021

Baltinglass sheep sale postponed; Mountbellew sheep sale going ahead

Baltinglass sheep sale postponed; Mountbellew sheep sale going ahead

Baltinglass Mart has decided to postpone this Saturday’s sheep sale due to rising Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, Mountbellew Mart has confirmed...

January 7, 2021

Sheep marts: Numbers back as sellers weigh up how online/tender trading fares

Sheep marts: Numbers back as sellers weigh up how online/tender trading fares

It feels like we are back in March of this year when tender and online selling was how buyers and...

November 3, 2020

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

A strong trade across the board has been reported by many mart managers over the past week, with prices for...

October 13, 2020

Sheep marts: Trade remains strong across the board

Sheep marts: Trade remains strong across the board

The trade across marts for all types of sheep remains strong, with prices stronger in many cases for store and...

September 15, 2020

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs remain scarce

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs remain scarce

Similar to the previous week, mart managers noted that farmers continue to drive the store lamb trade, while heavy lambs...

September 1, 2020

Sheep marts: Lambs easier by up to €4-5/head in places

Sheep marts: Lambs easier by up to €4-5/head in places

Speaking to some mart managers over the past week, the trade for heavy and store lambs was easier, with prices...

July 28, 2020

Sheep marts: Lamb trade continues to thrive, especially for store lambs

Sheep marts: Lamb trade continues to thrive, especially for store lambs

A strong, great, excellent and firm trade were some of the words that mart managers described the trade for sheep...

July 21, 2020

Sheep marts: Lamb trade continues in positive fashion

Sheep marts: Lamb trade continues in positive fashion

A strong trade was reported again, by mart managers, for finished lambs last week, as the upturn in prices for...

July 14, 2020

Sheep marts: Butcher and factory-type lambs see an improved trade all round

Sheep marts: Butcher and factory-type lambs see an improved trade all round

Speaking to mart managers over the past week, the trade for all types of lambs, especially butcher and factory-fit types,...

July 7, 2020

Sheep marts: More positive trade for heavy lambs in places

Sheep marts: More positive trade for heavy lambs in places

Speaking to mart managers over the past week, the trade for butcher and factory-fit lambs, in places, was stronger in...

June 30, 2020

Sheep marts: Strong farmer interest for store lambs

Sheep marts: Strong farmer interest for store lambs

Speaking to mart managers over the last week, heavy lamb prices have dipped slightly again compared to the previous week....

June 23, 2020