Mart Prices

Calf trade: ‘Bank holiday fever’ lifts the demand for calves

Calf trade: ‘Bank holiday fever’ lifts the demand for calves

It was a quiet bank holiday weekend for a lot of people, however one thing that did draw attention was...

April 7, 2021

Cull cows sell up to €2.24/kg at Ennis Mart

Cull cows sell up to €2.24/kg at Ennis Mart

There was a good demand for cull cows at Ennis Mart last week, as up to €2.24/kg was achieved according...

January 18, 2021

Pics and prices: Lighter stores top the trade at Delvin Mart

Pics and prices: Lighter stores top the trade at Delvin Mart

Compared to last week, there was a big entry of cattle at the weekly sale held in Delvin Mart on...

January 16, 2021

Cattle marts: Trade witnesses a welcome boost

Cattle marts: Trade witnesses a welcome boost

In recent days, mart managers across Ireland have noted an increase in activity around the sale rings. While entry numbers...

November 26, 2019

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: 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

Sheep marts: Trade steady, but factory-fit lamb prices back slightly

Sheep marts: Trade steady, but factory-fit lamb prices back slightly

Factory price cuts last week of up to 30c/kg for lambs have seen a knock-on effect in some sheep marts...

August 21, 2019

Cattle marts: Trade improves with more quality on offer

Cattle marts: Trade improves with more quality on offer

There is some good news on the mart front this week, with mart managers reporting improved prices. They have also...

August 21, 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

Mart trade: Weak beef quotes damaging forward store prices

Mart trade: Weak beef quotes damaging forward store prices

There’s no doubt that the latest developments with the EU-Mercosur trade deal and extremely low beef prices have left farmers...

July 10, 2019

Mart trade: Silage and haymaking duties take priority

Mart trade: Silage and haymaking duties take priority

With the recent spell of good weather, farmers have been busy harvesting silage and hay. This has led to a...

July 2, 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

Kilkenny Mart: A steady trade with bullocks selling to €1,500/head

Kilkenny Mart: A steady trade with bullocks selling to €1,500/head

Bigger numbers (650 head) were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday last, June 27, and according to the mart’s...

June 29, 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

Mart trade: Grass-growth rebound draws buyers to the ring

Mart trade: Grass-growth rebound draws buyers to the ring

Again, some mart managers have noted that the number of cattle presented for sale has taken a step backwards, but...

June 12, 2019

Mart trade: Quality of cattle presented for sale deteriorates

Mart trade: Quality of cattle presented for sale deteriorates

There has been a marked decrease in the number of cattle presented for sale in recent days. Mart managers have...

June 5, 2019

Mart trade: Cow price improvement in some marts

Mart trade: Cow price improvement in some marts

Over the past week, mart managers have noted that poorer-quality cattle have become a harder sell, while quality stock are...

May 14, 2019

Mart trade: Good grass growth bringing farmers to the sale rings

Mart trade: Good grass growth bringing farmers to the sale rings

The favourable grass growing conditions have boosted grass supplies on farms across the country which, in turn, has seen farmers...

May 8, 2019