Mart Trade

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

Pics and prices: Strong livestock trade on show at Manorhamilton Mart

Pics and prices: Strong livestock trade on show at Manorhamilton Mart

Manorhamilton Mart saw a boost in prices earlier this week with fine trade on show at its cattle sale, held...

July 17, 2020

Pics and prices: Cattle numbers up at Ballinrobe Mart

Pics and prices: Cattle numbers up at Ballinrobe Mart

Continuing with its Covid-19 restricted sale, along with its online platform, Ballinrobe Mart held its weekly cattle sale on Wednesday...

June 20, 2020

Success at Ballinrobe Mart with bids placed ringside and online

Success at Ballinrobe Mart with bids placed ringside and online

Like other marts in Ireland, Ballinrobe Mart opened its doors to buyers once again following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions....

June 14, 2020

Pics and prices: Steady trade at Carnaross Mart’s weanling sale

Pics and prices: Steady trade at Carnaross Mart’s weanling sale

Carnaross Mart is steaming ahead with its online sales through the the Livestock Live (LSL) trading platform, with two rings...

May 1, 2020

Prices: Friesian bulls averaging €70-80/head at Kilkenny Mart

Prices: Friesian bulls averaging €70-80/head at Kilkenny Mart

Farmers were active at Kilkenny Mart calf sale on Tuesday last, April 28. Some 220 calves were on offer, with...

April 29, 2020

Mart status: Updates and commentary as marts given permission to reopen [ongoing]

Mart status: Updates and commentary as marts given permission to reopen [ongoing]

Last updated on Friday, April 10.  (marts) It has been announced that livestock marts across the country can reopen – albeit...

April 10, 2020

Farm leaders react to nationwide mart closedown

Farm leaders react to nationwide mart closedown

Farm organisation leaders have weighed in with their views on the decision of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to suspend the country’s...

March 25, 2020

Cattle marts: Round up of live trade prior to sale shutdown

Cattle marts: Round up of live trade prior to sale shutdown

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all livestock marts were to close from midnight on Tuesday, March 24, as the...

March 25, 2020