Weanlings

Weather suits suckler farmers for weaning calves outdoors

Weather suits suckler farmers for weaning calves outdoors

With this week’s weather forecast promising favorable weather conditions for cattle out grazing on land, many suckler farmers have decided...

October 12, 2021

Roan-blue weanling heifers cross €4.56/kg at Carnew Mart

Roan-blue weanling heifers cross €4.56/kg at Carnew Mart

Almost 500 weanlings were of offer at Carnew Mart’s weanling show and sale which took place last Wednesday, September 29....

October 5, 2021

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

Beef focus: Producing suckler progeny and wind energy in NI

Beef focus: Producing suckler progeny and wind energy in NI

Farming near Tempo in Co. Fermanagh, Darren Foy runs a suckler operation with a small-scale wind turbine on the farm...

September 18, 2021

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Any farmer who buys or sells weanlings will be well aware of the detrimental effect a case of pneumonia can...

August 27, 2021

Irish weanling exports plunge by over 20% on last year

Irish weanling exports plunge by over 20% on last year

Export figures for weanling cattle have taken a hit so far this year and are back by over 2,720 head,...

August 4, 2021

Video: Almost 300 bulls on offer at Carnaross Mart

Video: Almost 300 bulls on offer at Carnaross Mart

Last Tuesday’s weanling and suckler sale got underway in Carnaross Mart at 5:00pm and saw a total of 290 bulls...

July 31, 2021

Video: Weanling heifer trade off to a flying start

Video: Weanling heifer trade off to a flying start

Looking at prices from the cull cow and heifer rings in marts this week, it is little wonder that a...

July 10, 2021

Sixmilebridge to host autumn-born weanling show and sale

Sixmilebridge to host autumn-born weanling show and sale

Sixmilebridge Co-op Mart is set to host its annual show and sale of autumn-born weanlings in conjunction with its general...

July 1, 2021

Factors to consider this winter in order to achieve a margin from your weanlings

Factors to consider this winter in order to achieve a margin from your weanlings

With the weather well and truly ‘broke’ at this stage, the time for housing cattle on many farms has arrived....

October 26, 2020

Pics and prices: Exporters drive the trade for weanling bulls at Gort Mart

Pics and prices: Exporters drive the trade for weanling bulls at Gort Mart

On Thursday last, September 26, Gort Mart held its spring-born weanling show and sale. Situated in a large suckler region,...

September 28, 2019

Kilkenny Mart: Exporters in the market for Angus, Hereford and Friesian weanling bulls

Kilkenny Mart: Exporters in the market for Angus, Hereford and Friesian weanling bulls

Last Tuesday (October 23), Kilkenny Mart held a weanling sale and a “good yard” of 380 weanlings met a lively...

October 27, 2018

Freshly-weaned calves ‘driven bananas’ by fireworks

Freshly-weaned calves ‘driven bananas’ by fireworks

About 30 freshly-weaned calves were “driven bananas” by fireworks in recent days in Co. Kildare, according to farmer Alan Byrne....

October 16, 2018

Payment for weighing calves is ‘a good move’

Payment for weighing calves is ‘a good move’

“The €40 payment for weighing calves, announced in today’s budget, is a welcome development.” That’s what the Irish Cattle and...

October 9, 2018

Record-breaking heifer price recorded at Balla Mart weanling show and sale

Record-breaking heifer price recorded at Balla Mart weanling show and sale

Last Tuesday (September 4), Balla Mart held its first weanling show and sale. A “roaring trade” was reported and this...

September 8, 2018

Turkish lira crisis: ‘The worry is we’ll sell zero weanlings this autumn’

Turkish lira crisis: ‘The worry is we’ll sell zero weanlings this autumn’

Turkey’s lira crisis has become a major cause of concern among Irish exporters as doubts over its market for live...

August 21, 2018

Pics and prices: Exporters drive the trade at Mountrath Mart’s E and U-grade sale

Pics and prices: Exporters drive the trade at Mountrath Mart’s E and U-grade sale

Mountrath Mart’s E and U-grade weanling sale took place on Thursday last. A large crowd gathered around the sale ring...

July 8, 2018

Turkish buyers given green light; but not ‘all systems go’

Turkish buyers given green light; but not ‘all systems go’

Over recent weeks, Irish exporters have been busy sourcing weanling bulls in anticipation of the opening of the market to...

June 6, 2018