Carnew Mart

Young cows and heifers commanding high prices

Young cows and heifers commanding high prices

The tail end of 2020 saw dairy stock in high demand in marts and sales across the country, with heifers...

January 26, 2021

Sheep marts: Prices ease by up to €10/head at some sales

Sheep marts: Prices ease by up to €10/head at some sales

For the first time in quite a while, the sheep trade has taken a dip, with prices for lambs, in...

January 26, 2021

Record prices achieved at Carnew, as hoggets hit €163/head

Record prices achieved at Carnew, as hoggets hit €163/head

Carnew’s David Quinn reported a record price of €163/head for a pen of 12 well-fleshed hoggets at the mart’s weekly...

January 18, 2021

51-55kg lambs sell for €132-139/head at Carnew Mart

51-55kg lambs sell for €132-139/head at Carnew Mart

560 sheep were on offer at Carnew Mart on Thursday last, December 31, in what was described as a super...

January 6, 2021

Sheep marts: Light stores an easier trade across many marts

Sheep marts: Light stores an easier trade across many marts

Over the past week, many mart managers have noted a fewer amount of long-keep store lambs being presented for sale,...

December 22, 2020

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs top €130-134/head

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs top €130-134/head

It was another strong week of trading at sheep marts across the country, with many mart managers reporting price increases...

December 15, 2020

Strong demand for spring-calving dairy heifers at Carnew Mart

Strong demand for spring-calving dairy heifers at Carnew Mart

Last week, a sense of normality returned to marts across the country, as buyers were allowed back ringside. Their presence led...

December 8, 2020

Mart report: Forward-cattle still in demand in the lead up to Christmas

Mart report: Forward-cattle still in demand in the lead up to Christmas

This week will see a slight bit of normality return to marts, as farmers will be permitted to stand socially...

December 1, 2020

Mart report: Forward Angus-bred cattle in demand

Mart report: Forward Angus-bred cattle in demand

It was positive to see that some beef farmers were still unfazed by the halt in beef quotes last week,...

November 17, 2020

Mart report: Cattle numbers down in some marts

Mart report: Cattle numbers down in some marts

In this week’s mart report, we take a look at last week’s trade for cattle in Carnew, Tullamore and Raphoe...

November 3, 2020

Mart report: BDGP eligible female sales aid heifer trade

Mart report: BDGP eligible female sales aid heifer trade

One of the remaining deadlines for the first tranche of the Beef Data Genomics Program (BDGP) scheme was yesterday (Saturday,...

November 1, 2020

Sheep marts: Factory lamb numbers remain tight; store lamb trade holding firm

Sheep marts: Factory lamb numbers remain tight; store lamb trade holding firm

Factory-fit lambs remain scarce across many marts; although, the trade for these types remains solid. Mart managers have said that...

October 6, 2020

Sheep marts: Ewe trade showing signs of recovery

Sheep marts: Ewe trade showing signs of recovery

A bit more life seems to be coming back into the cast ewe trade, with mart managers reporting prices of...

June 17, 2020

Sheep marts: Tough week for spring lambs

Sheep marts: Tough week for spring lambs

The spring lamb trade took a dip across nearly all marts last week, as a pull in factory quotes contributed...

June 3, 2020

Improved prices for beef and forward cattle at Carnew Mart

Improved prices for beef and forward cattle at Carnew Mart

Last Friday, May 15, some 240 dry cows and 50 suckler cows went under the hammer at Carnew Mart, in...

May 22, 2020

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices moving in the right direction once again

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices moving in the right direction once again

Mart managers have reported an improved trade for spring lambs over the past week, with prices up by at least...

May 19, 2020

Sheep marts: Spring lambs make up to €144/head at Dowra Mart

Sheep marts: Spring lambs make up to €144/head at Dowra Mart

A strong trade was reported by a number of mart managers across the country for all types of stock last...

April 28, 2020

Sheep marts: Strong demand and small numbers on offer are driving prices up

Sheep marts: Strong demand and small numbers on offer are driving prices up

Strong trade, prices increasing all round and buyers looking to get their hands on anything they can are just some...

April 21, 2020