Mart Trade

Factory lamb prices ‘well up’ at marts throughout the week

Factory lamb prices ‘well up’ at marts throughout the week

Speaking to mart managers during the week, the majority have come back saying lamb prices are “well up, with factory...

October 4, 2021

Cattle trade ‘moves up another notch’ at Carnew Mart

Cattle trade ‘moves up another notch’ at Carnew Mart

A large turnout of livestock was observed at Carnew Mart’s weekly cattle sale on Saturday, September 18, with 1,326 head...

September 24, 2021

Ewe lambs outshining hogget ewes at marts

Ewe lambs outshining hogget ewes at marts

The trade for ewe lambs at marts is strongly outdoing that of the trade for hogget ewes at sales. Speaking...

September 18, 2021

Pics and prices: Boost in trade  at New Ross Mart

Pics and prices: Boost in trade at New Ross Mart

Almost 750 cattle went through the ring at New Ross Mart’s weekly cattle sale on Saturday, August 28. Speaking to...

September 1, 2021

Pics and prices: Heifers and bullocks at Enniscorthy Mart

Pics and prices: Heifers and bullocks at Enniscorthy Mart

Last Tuesday (July 27) saw numbers of cattle slightly back on the previous week, but prices continue to rally upwards,...

August 2, 2021

Boom time for Angus cattle as mart prices surpass €5/kg deadweight

Boom time for Angus cattle as mart prices surpass €5/kg deadweight

Anyone who has been watching the cattle trade over the past number of months will have noticed the heightened interest...

July 1, 2021

Full clearance of over 500 bullocks at Carnaross Mart

Full clearance of over 500 bullocks at Carnaross Mart

There was a full clearance of the 530 bullocks on sale at Carnaross Mart’s weekly bullock sale yesterday, Monday, June...

June 29, 2021

Both lamb and hogget prices fall in Great Britain

Both lamb and hogget prices fall in Great Britain

Great Britain (GB) deadweight and liveweight lamb and hogget prices fell for the week ending May 26, the Agriculture and...

May 30, 2021

Spring lamb prices drop back anywhere from €5-10/head at marts

Spring lamb prices drop back anywhere from €5-10/head at marts

A reduction in factory prices at the start of the week has filtered down into the mart trade, with spring...

April 30, 2021

Sheep prices march on as the mart trade continues to amaze

Sheep prices march on as the mart trade continues to amaze

The positivity around the sheep trade continues, as prices continue to march forward at both factory and mart level. Looking...

April 10, 2021

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

“A super trade all round and long may it continue.” These were the words of Sean McNamara the sheep chairman...

April 9, 2021

‘Northern customers were more anxious for bullocks’ – Padraig McElroy

‘Northern customers were more anxious for bullocks’ – Padraig McElroy

There was more of a hunger for bullocks from customers based in Northern Ireland this week, according to Carnaross Mart...

February 25, 2021

Brighter trade seen for heavy hoggets at some marts throughout the week

Brighter trade seen for heavy hoggets at some marts throughout the week

The increase in factory prices has trickled down into the mart trade in places, with some mart managers reporting a...

February 12, 2021

‘The trade was improved this week from the last sale of 2020’

‘The trade was improved this week from the last sale of 2020’

It was a quieter week than usual for Ballyjamesduff Mart at the beginning of 2021, as only one sale was...

January 9, 2021

Commercial weanling heifer sells for €7,400 at elite sale

Commercial weanling heifer sells for €7,400 at elite sale

A special sale of elite haltered commercial cattle was held last Saturday (November 21) at Stranorlar Mart in Co. Donegal....

November 25, 2020

Mart report: Northern activity increased across marts last week

Mart report: Northern activity increased across marts last week

The trade in most marts across the country last week was provided with a major boost in northern buyer activity....

November 24, 2020

Famous Kerry quad calves sold at Gortatlea Mart last night

Famous Kerry quad calves sold at Gortatlea Mart last night

The famous quad calves of Co. Kerry were sold at Gortatlea Mart last night (Wednesday, October 14) and will now...

October 15, 2020

‘Time to get a good home’ for Kerry quad calves up for sale at Gortatlea tonight

‘Time to get a good home’ for Kerry quad calves up for sale at Gortatlea tonight

The famous quad calves of Co. Kerry will be up for sale at Gortatlea Mart tonight (Wednesday, October 14). Owner...

October 14, 2020