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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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Bullocks to €1,900 and heifers to €1,840 at Headford

Headford Mart report – cattle prices – 06-08-2021 and 07-08-2021 

Headford Mart’s weanling sales kicked off last Friday evening (August 6th).

A spokesperson reported that the sale attracted “steady” numbers with some “exceptional” quality lots on offer.

  • Weanling heifers sold from €2.19 to €2.99 per kg or €435 to €685 over the kg. Top price over the kg and per kg – a LMX – 345kg – €1030 – €2.99/kg, (Lot 5T) 1st 2nd prize was 415kg – CHX – €1080 – €2.60/kg (Lot 4A).
  • Weanling bulls changed hands from €1.63 to €3.19 per kg or €255 to €735 over the kg. Top price over the kg – LMX – 445kg – €1180 – €2.65/kg, (Lot 13) 2nd Top price per kg –  A CHX – 295kg – €940 – €3.19/kg – (Lot 15D).

Headford Mart 07-08-2021:

According to a spokesperson, “another large turnout of cattle met with a trade”, at Headford Mart on Saturday, August 7th, 2021.

  • Bullocksmade from €1.36 to €2.99 per kg or €105 to €1300 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a LMX – 820kg – €2120 – €2.59/kg (lot 17). Top price per kg – a LMX – 335kg – €1000 – €2.99/kg, (lot 4H).
  • Heifers ranged from €1.49 to €2.90 per kg or €180 to €1065 over the kg. Top price over kg – a CHX – 675kg – €1740 – €2.58/kg (lot 42A). Top price per kg – a LMX – 345kg – €1000 – €2.90/kg (lot 41H).
  • Cull cows pushed from €600 to €1890 for an 11-year-old CHX, 845kg (lot 226).
  • Cow & calf pairings climbed to €1990 (lot 601);
  • In-calf cows fetched up to €1,630.
Headford Mart 24-07-2021

According to a spokesperson, trade was “steady” at Headford Mart on Saturday, July 24th, 2021.

The spokesperson reported the sale saw “another large turnout of cattle” with “prices similar to the previous week”.

  • Bullocks sold from €1.28 to €2.93 per kg or €335 to €1155 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a LMX – 745kg – €1900 – €2.55/kg (lot 6C). Top price per kg – a CHX – 365kg – €1070 – €2.93/kg, (lot 8E).
  • Heifers pushed from €1.89 to €3.19 per kg or €273 to €1090 over the kg. Top price over kg – an AAX – 780kg – €1870 – €2.40/kg (lot 26E). Top price per kg – CH – 160kg – €510 – €3.19/kg (lot 33X).
  • Weanling bullswent under the hammer from €2.04 to €2.57 per kg or €255 to €770 over the kg. Top price over the kg and per kg – a LMX – 490kg – €1260 – €2.57/kg, (Lot 42B).
  • Cull cows made from €730 to €1900 for a 6-year-old SAX, 885kg (lot 206).
  • Cow & calf pairings fetched from €1350 to €1640 (lot 601) for a 4-year old LMX cow with a July-born CHX bull calf at foot.
Sheep:
  • Culls ranged from €80 to €169;
  • Breeders fetched €184.
  • Lambs ranged from €70 to €140 or €2.12 to €3.15 per kg
  • 46.5kg – €140 – €3.01/kg – (Lot S22) EL;
  • 41kg – €129 – €3.15/kg – (Lot S24);
  • 40kg – €115 – €2.88/kg – (Lot S23) WL;
  • 41kg – €128 – €3.12/kg – (Lot S20) EL;
  • 41kg – €123 – €3.00/kg – (Lot S22A) EL;
  • 49kg – €137 – €2.80kg – (Lot S18).
  Sheep:
  • Cullsranged from €70 to €120;
  • Breeders fetched €212 for 3rd/4th-crop.
  • Lambs/hoggets changed hands from €64 to €126 or €2.08 to €3.04 per kg
  • 5kg – €126 – €3.04/kg – (Lot S23) EL
  • 35kg – €105 – €3.00/kg – (Lot S27)
  • 5kg – €105 – €2.96/kg – (Lot S19A)
  • 34kg – €100 – €2.94/kg – (Lot S21A) WL
  • 5kg – €120 – €2.89/kg – (Lot S23A)
  • 34kg – €98 – €2.88/kg – (Lot S25)
Further information
  • Address: Headford Co-Op Mart LTD, Balrickard, Headford, Co. Galway, Eircode: H91K7TH
  • Contact details: 093-35572 or 093-35551
  • Sale day: Saturdays – cattle sale at 11:00 am, sheep sale at 10:00 am – both of which can be accessed online with LSL (Livestock Live). A face covering must be worn on the mart premises.
Upcoming sales:
  • Saturday, August 14th – Usual sale day with special sheep show and sale

You can read more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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