Cattle Trade

Pics and prices: Forward bullocks sell up to €2,000 at Clones Mart

Pics and prices: Forward bullocks sell up to €2,000 at Clones Mart

The sun was shining around Clones Mart on Thursday (March 18) as AgriLand visited the Monaghan mart when it played...

March 20, 2021

‘Premium deals negotiated off-grid’: Farmers urged to ‘shop around’ between factories

‘Premium deals negotiated off-grid’: Farmers urged to ‘shop around’ between factories

Farmers with “supermarket-suitable” cattle have been advised that there may be value in “shopping around” between factories for best prices....

November 13, 2020

Security of payment ‘vital’ for farmers selling cattle

Security of payment ‘vital’ for farmers selling cattle

Farmers selling cattle should be extra vigilant at this time to ensure that their payment is secure, the Irish Farmers’...

May 7, 2020

Cattle marts: Forward bullocks lead the way

Cattle marts: Forward bullocks lead the way

As is normally the case this time of year, weekly cattle sales are beginning to increase in marts across the...

October 16, 2018

Cattle marts: Quality in demand, but plainer stock remain difficult

Cattle marts: Quality in demand, but plainer stock remain difficult

Like grass growth rates, the cattle trade in marts across the country is beginning to exhibit a glimmer of new...

August 8, 2018

Cattle marts: Weekend rain brings more buyers to the ringside

Cattle marts: Weekend rain brings more buyers to the ringside

After an extended period of drought, the rain that fell late last week and into the weekend has been welcomed...

August 1, 2018

Pics and prices: Angus calves dominate Cahir trading

Pics and prices: Angus calves dominate Cahir trading

Cahir Mart’s weekly cattle and sheep sale took place on Wednesday last (June 13) and Angus calves dominated the trading...

June 16, 2018

Cattle marts: Silage takes farmers away from the ringside

Cattle marts: Silage takes farmers away from the ringside

The country basked in glorious weather last week and many farmers used it as an opportunity to save silage. However,...

June 12, 2018

Beef trade: No St. Patrick’s Day boost for prices

Beef trade: No St. Patrick’s Day boost for prices

Beef buyers have moved to stabilse the market somewhat over recent days and the trade has failed to lift following...

March 20, 2018

Cattle marts: Feedlot buyers adding competition at the ringside

Cattle marts: Feedlot buyers adding competition at the ringside

Feedlot buyers have made their presence felt at the ringside over recent days; short-keep cattle are particularly in demand. However,...

February 27, 2018

Factory trade: Cows continue to lead the way as prime quotes remain static

Factory trade: Cows continue to lead the way as prime quotes remain static

Despite a relatively large beef kill during the week ending February 18, base cattle quotes have remained largely unchanged this...

February 26, 2018

Top-priced bullock sells for €2,580 at Kilrush Mart

Top-priced bullock sells for €2,580 at Kilrush Mart

Kilrush Mart, Co. Clare, held its cattle show and sale on Wednesday, February 21. Prizes were offered for cows, heifers...

February 23, 2018

Festive demand continues to drive the beef trade

Festive demand continues to drive the beef trade

For the first time in almost 10 years, the weekly beef kill reached 40,529 head during the week ending December...

December 11, 2017

Cattle marts: Rainfall takes its toll on the ringside trade

Cattle marts: Rainfall takes its toll on the ringside trade

Farmers, particularly those in northern and western reaches, have been battling against the elements of late. The inclement weather, that...

October 11, 2017

Cattle marts: Dairy-beef stock coming under pressure

Cattle marts: Dairy-beef stock coming under pressure

In recent times, dairy farmers have focused on using Angus and Hereford bulls to maximise the value of their surplus...

October 3, 2017

Cattle marts: Weaker factory prices fail to dampen the appetite for stores

Cattle marts: Weaker factory prices fail to dampen the appetite for stores

Up to €95 has been knocked off the value of the average base steer since the end of July. In...

September 2, 2017

Cattle marts: Wet weather brings out more cattle

Cattle marts: Wet weather brings out more cattle

Falling factory prices and deteriorating ground conditions have resulted in an increase in the number of cattle being marketed through...

August 29, 2017

Cattle marts: Factory buyers turn to the marts to secure stock

Cattle marts: Factory buyers turn to the marts to secure stock

Beef cattle prices have come under pressure in factories in recent days and, as a result, more and more farmers...

August 22, 2017