Marts

Autumn weanling mart show and sale set for this weekend

Autumn weanling mart show and sale set for this weekend

Ballinakill Mart, based in Co. Laois, is set to hold a show and sale of autumn-born weanlings this weekend, with...

September 9, 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

Cashel Mart unveils new dairy cow sale method

Cashel Mart unveils new dairy cow sale method

Cashel Mart in Co. Tipperary is set to host a ‘virtual sale’ of High Economic Breeding Index (EBI) weanling and...

August 21, 2021

Balla Mart reschedules cattle sale following Mayo football win

Balla Mart reschedules cattle sale following Mayo football win

Balla Mart in Co. Mayo has announced that its special sale of bullocks – which was due to take place...

August 17, 2021

Over 1.5 million cattle traded at Irish marts last year

Over 1.5 million cattle traded at Irish marts last year

The outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland gave Irish livestock marts one of two options: either go online, or cease trading...

August 3, 2021

What county has the most cattle marts in Ireland?

What county has the most cattle marts in Ireland?

In 2020, a total of 81 livestock marts in the Republic of Ireland were registered with the Department of Agriculture,...

July 29, 2021

Autumn weanling show and sale set for midlands mart

Autumn weanling show and sale set for midlands mart

A show and sale of autumn-born weanlings is set to take place next week in Ballinakill Mart, Co. Laois. Set...

July 22, 2021

Just 2 marts avail of marts ICT grant scheme so far

Just 2 marts avail of marts ICT grant scheme so far

Only two marts have availed of the Mart ICT Infrastructure Scheme so far this year. The scheme, which was officially...

July 15, 2021

Marts ‘the best option for many’ as cattle ‘remain scarce’

Marts ‘the best option for many’ as cattle ‘remain scarce’

Marts are “proving to be the best option for many farmers” as cattle remain scarce, the Irish Cattle and Sheep...

July 12, 2021

DAFM confirms four marts breached Covid rules

DAFM confirms four marts breached Covid rules

Just four of the 86 licensed marts in the country breached Covid-19 restrictions, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

June 2, 2021

Online trading still buzzing despite the return to ringside

Online trading still buzzing despite the return to ringside

Since the return of buyers ringside nearly two weeks ago (May 17), a sense of normality began to return to...

May 31, 2021

Kilkenny Mart to resume sales from Monday morning

Kilkenny Mart to resume sales from Monday morning

Kilkenny Co-op Livestock Mart is to resume sales from next week, starting on Monday (May 31). While a sale had...

May 28, 2021

Mart sale postponed due to Covid-19 regulation breach

Mart sale postponed due to Covid-19 regulation breach

A mart sale which was due to take place today (Thursday, May 27) at Kilkenny Co-op Livestock Mart has been...

May 27, 2021

Minister pays tribute to marts and farmers but urges caution

Minister pays tribute to marts and farmers but urges caution

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has thanked farmers and marts for their efforts over the Covid-19...

May 17, 2021

Sellers and buyers finally return to ringside on Monday

Sellers and buyers finally return to ringside on Monday

On Monday (May 17) a limited amount of both sellers and buyers will return to ringside to trade cattle in...

May 15, 2021

Marts: ICOS stresses continued precautions from Monday

Marts: ICOS stresses continued precautions from Monday

With sellers and buyers due to return to marts from next Monday (May 17), farmers are being urged to remember...

May 12, 2021

Easing of mart restrictions: What should SSSOPs include?

Easing of mart restrictions: What should SSSOPs include?

With livestock marts set to re-open to allow buyers and sellers on-premises later this month as Covid-19 restrictions begin to...

May 5, 2021

Letters sent to marts detailing easing of trading restrictions

Letters sent to marts detailing easing of trading restrictions

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has sent letters to livestock mart managers around the country detailing...

May 5, 2021