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‘Strong trade all round at Castlerea, with farmers looking to replenish numbers’

‘Strong trade all round at Castlerea, with farmers looking to replenish numbers’

Castlereas Mart held its weekly sale of cattle on Thursday (September 30) which saw a “strong trade all-round” according to...

October 2, 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

Cattle marts: Wet weather fails to dampen the trade

Cattle marts: Wet weather fails to dampen the trade

The wet weather failed to put much of a dampener on the trade for cattle last week, as prices reported...

March 16, 2021

Cattle marts: Trade for dry cows eases, as customers become cautious

Cattle marts: Trade for dry cows eases, as customers become cautious

The reports from mart managers last week concluded that there was a slight ease back in the demand for dry...

February 9, 2021

Cattle marts: Rise in prices for cows, while forward cattle are in demand

Cattle marts: Rise in prices for cows, while forward cattle are in demand

Last week, cull cows received a further rise in price according to mart managers, as buyers’ appetites grow. Highs of...

January 19, 2021

Headford and Castlerea Marts the latest to postpone sales

Headford and Castlerea Marts the latest to postpone sales

Headford and Catlerea are the latest marts to announce the postponement of scheduled sales this week. The two western-based marts...

January 4, 2021

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 trade: Round up of weekly prices

Mart trade: Round up of weekly prices

As most of the mart news this past week has focused on the lack of buyer presence around the ringside...

October 28, 2020

Mart report: Strong demand for heavier store animals

Mart report: Strong demand for heavier store animals

In this article, we bring you a round up of some of the mart reports from sales that took place...

October 20, 2020

Pics from the mart: Sharp trade for quality bullocks at Castlerea Mart

Pics from the mart: Sharp trade for quality bullocks at Castlerea Mart

On Monday (September 28) Castlerea Mart held its annual show and sale of Aberdeen Angus bullocks, as well as the...

September 30, 2020

Cattle marts: Stores reported to be in high demand across the country

Cattle marts: Stores reported to be in high demand across the country

Mixed reports came out of cattle marts over the last week, with some reporting entry numbers on par with previous...

March 4, 2020

Cattle marts: Wet weather bringing more cattle out

Cattle marts: Wet weather bringing more cattle out

As expected, the number of cattle presented for sale has increased over the past week. This is as a result...

October 8, 2019

Cattle marts: Weanling trade boosted by continued export demand

Cattle marts: Weanling trade boosted by continued export demand

A number of exporters are actively sourcing stock from all parts of the country. This is having a positive effect...

September 24, 2019

Cattle marts: Exporters keeping a floor under weanling prices

Cattle marts: Exporters keeping a floor under weanling prices

Both exporters and farmers are battling for quality weanlings at the ringside which, in turn, is helping to boost prices....

September 3, 2019

Cattle marts: Cull cows hold steady, but short-keep prime stock under pressure

Cattle marts: Cull cows hold steady, but short-keep prime stock under pressure

While beef factory base quotes are unchanged amid the farm organisations and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) talks, the cattle mart...

August 14, 2019

Mart trade: Small numbers with prices determined by quality

Mart trade: Small numbers with prices determined by quality

Mart managers across the country have noted the number of cattle presented for sale is still on the low side...

July 24, 2019

Castlerea Mart: ‘Forward cattle ease on the back of weakening beef prices’

Castlerea Mart: ‘Forward cattle ease on the back of weakening beef prices’

Some 400 cattle went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart on Thursday last, June 27, and the customers in attendance...

June 30, 2019

Mart trade: Steady cow prices around the country

Mart trade: Steady cow prices around the country

The country received mixed weather over the past week and farmers have battled the elements in an effort to harvest...

June 17, 2019