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Dowra Mart set to host sale of 80 ‘outstanding’ in-lamb ewes this Friday

Dowra Mart set to host sale of 80 ‘outstanding’ in-lamb ewes this Friday

Dowra Mart is set to be the host of a special entry of ‘outstanding’ in-lamb ewes this coming Friday (February...

February 16, 2022

Quality weanlings ‘in high demand’ at Dowra Mart

Quality weanlings ‘in high demand’ at Dowra Mart

A total of 830 cattle went under the hammer at Dowra Mart, Co. Cavan, last Saturday, October 4. On the...

October 5, 2021

Sheep marts: Improved factory prices filter down into the mart trade

Sheep marts: Improved factory prices filter down into the mart trade

Improved factory prices for lambs last week saw prices at marts rise up to as much as €4/head, according to...

August 23, 2021

Sheep marts: Trade for cull ewes ramps up at many sales, as prices breach €200/head

Sheep marts: Trade for cull ewes ramps up at many sales, as prices breach €200/head

Many mart managers Agriland spoke to last week were quick to note the blistering cull ewe trade, particularly in the...

June 21, 2021

Sheep marts: Lamb prices back €4-8/head at sales last week

Sheep marts: Lamb prices back €4-8/head at sales last week

Marts last week witnessed a drop in lamb prices of €4-8/head on average, with some mart managers going as far...

June 8, 2021

Cattle Marts: Delayed grass growth takes its toll on the store trade

Cattle Marts: Delayed grass growth takes its toll on the store trade

In the past few weeks, it has been clear that grass growth is well behind desired levels. From speaking with...

May 5, 2021

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices suffer, cull ewes and hoggets hold firm

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices suffer, cull ewes and hoggets hold firm

Last week at marts, prices for spring lambs took a hit of €5-10/head at sales, as factories moved to pull...

May 4, 2021

Dowra Mart cancels all sales for this week

Dowra Mart cancels all sales for this week

Dowra Mart has announced that it has cancelled all sales over the coming seven days as a precautionary measure “in...

April 22, 2021

Cattle marts: Dry cow trade moves up a gear in Carnew and Dowra

Cattle marts: Dry cow trade moves up a gear in Carnew and Dowra

The improvement in factory price quotes for dry cows is really gaining an edge on prices paid at marts over...

April 20, 2021

Sheep marts: Hogget prices top €180/head at some sales

Sheep marts: Hogget prices top €180/head at some sales

Hogget prices were once again on the rise last week, with top prices for good-quality hoggets hitting highs of €180/head....

March 23, 2021

Cattle marts: Managers signal to a strengthening of the store trade

Cattle marts: Managers signal to a strengthening of the store trade

Last week proved to be a good period for selling store cattle, as a strengthening demand from farmers was noted...

March 2, 2021

Sheep marts: First sales of the new year start with a bang

Sheep marts: First sales of the new year start with a bang

Despite some marts deferring sales last week due to rising Covid-19 cases, the marts which did go ahead saw a...

January 12, 2021

Cattle marts: Trade holds steady for the start of 2021

Cattle marts: Trade holds steady for the start of 2021

The first week of 2021 was a quiet one for most marts around the country. We saw a number of...

January 12, 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: No let up in the trade, as finished and store lambs continue to trade well

Sheep marts: No let up in the trade, as finished and store lambs continue to trade well

Another strong week of trading was seen at sheep marts over the past seven days, with butchers, wholesalers and factory...

December 1, 2020

Sheep marts: Top prices of €127-132/head achieved for heavy lambs last week

Sheep marts: Top prices of €127-132/head achieved for heavy lambs last week

It was another strong week for sheep marts across the country, with prices again for butcher and factory lambs stronger...

November 17, 2020

Sheep marts: Finished lamb trade catches the eye across marts

Sheep marts: Finished lamb trade catches the eye across marts

Finished lambs were a flying trade across marts last week, with lambs over 50kg regularly selling in excess of €120/head....

November 10, 2020

Sheep marts: Store lambs catch the eye once again

Sheep marts: Store lambs catch the eye once again

It was once again another positive few days at sheep sales across the country last week, with mart managers reporting...

October 20, 2020