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Ewes with lambs at foot reach €302/head at Headford

Headford Mart report – cattle and sheep report – 10-04-2021

Another large entry went under the hammer at Headford Mart on Saturday, April 10th (10-04-2021), according to a spokesperson.

Headford Mart 10-04-2021 

  • Bullocks ranged from €1.68 to €3.33 per kg or €235 to €970 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 510kg – €1480 – €2.90/kg (lot 6A). Top price per kg – a LMX – 270kg – €900 – €3.33/kg (lot 23C.
  • Heifers went under the hammer from €1.71 to €2.79 per kg or €278 to €840 over the kg. Top price over kg – a LMX – 530kg – €1370 – €2.58/kg (lot 36T) and a LMX – 620kg – €1460 – €2.35/kg – (lot 30H). Top price per kg – X2 CHX – 358kg – €1,000 – 2.79/kg (lot 32A).
  • Weanling heifers pushed from €1.85 to €3.54 per kg or €198 to €790 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 420kg – €1210 – €2.88/kg (lot 44H). Top price per kg – a LMX – 240kg – €850 – €3.54/kg (lot 45A).
  • Weanling bulls sold from €1.93 to €3.53 per kg or €315 to €685 over the kg. Top price over the kg pair – a CHX – 365kg – €1050 – €2.88/kg. (Lot 49). Top price per kg – a LM – 170kg – €600 – €3.53/kg (lot 53E).
  • Cull cows went under the hammer from €1.35/kg to €2.22/kg or €750 to €1570 for a 13-year-old AAX, 815kg;
  • Cow and calf pairings realised €1,870 for a 3-year-old LMX with a February-2021-born heifer calf.
Sheep:
  • Ewes with lambs at foot changed hands from €240 to €302 for 2nd crop ewes with couples at foot;
  • Culls/breeders sold from €70 to €162.
  • Hoggets/spring lambs ranged from €80 to €180 or €2.29 to €4.29 per kg.
    • 42kg – €180 – €4.29/kg;
    • 58kg – €180 – €3.10/kg;
    • 42kg – €180 – €4.29/kg;
    • 5kg – €180 – €4.24/kg – spring lambs;
    • 42kg – €178 – €4.24/kg;
    • 43kg – €180 – €4.19/kg;
    • 42kg – €176 – €4.19/kg;
    • 42kg – €174 – €4.14/kg;
    • 41kg – €165 – €4.02/kg.
Headford Mart cattle prices 03-04-2021
  • Bullocks ranged from €1.37 to €3.42 per kg or €135 to €905 over;
  • Heifers went under the hammer from €1.72 to €3.42 per kg or €160 to €915 over;
  • Weanling heifers sold from €2.00 to €3.22 per kg or €295 to €580 over;
  • Weanling bulls climbed from €1.63 to €3.26 per kg or €250 to €755 over;
  • Cull cows pushed from €1.48/kg to €2.18/kg or €690 to €1,600;
  • Cow and calf pairings peaked at €1,860 for a 4-year-old LMX cow with a March-2021-born bull calf.
Sheep:
  • Ewes with lambs at foot ranged from €214 to €290 for ewes with couples at foot;
  • Cull ewes fetched from €76 to €160;
  • Hoggets/spring lambs went under the hammer from €86 to €178 or €2.80 to €4.05 per kg.

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, April 17th, 2021 – special sale for continental bullocks, cows, heifers and weanlings.
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