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Bullocks to €2,120 and culls to €1,940 at Headford Mart

Headford Mart report – cattle prices – 18-09-2021

According to Teresa Gibsey, Headford Mart’s annual show and sale attracted a “large turnout” of cattle on 18-09-2021.

  • Bullocks sold from €1.89 to €3.07 per kg or €275 to €1245 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a LMX – 875kg – €2120, €2.42/kg (lot 20A). Top price per kg – a pair of CHX – 352kg – €1080 – €3.07/kg (lot 16C);
  • Heifers climbed from €1.82 to €3.87 per kg or €295 to €1335 over the kg. Top price over kg and per kg – a LMX – 465kg – €1800 – €3.87/kg (lot 42AA);
  • Cull cows went under the hammer from €360 to €1940 for a 10-year-old SI, 910kg (lot 63C).
Headford Mart 18-09-2021: Sheep prices:
  • Breeders changed hands from €106 to €146 for 1st crop ewes;
  • Hoggets clicked from €145 to €220;
  • Culls traded from €50 to €125.

Lambs ranged from €79 to €155.

  • 49kg – €155 – €3.16/kg – (Lot S22);
  • 44kg – €140 – €3.18/kg – (Lot S3A);
  • 45kg – €145 – €3.16/kg – (Lot S24);
  • 37kg – €116 – €3.14/kg – (Lot S20A);
  • 50kg – €153 – €3.06/kg – (Lot S13);
  • 54kg – €145 – €2.69/kg – (Lot S10A);
  • 38kg – €110 – €2.89/kg – (Lot S20) .
Prize winners from Headford Mart 18-09-2021:

Champion bullock:

Michael Higgins, Cloonaghmore, Belclare, Co, Galway

Lot – 16B 795kg – €2020 – CHX – €2.54/kg.

1st & 2nd Best pair of bullocks: Martin Wall, Bruckey, Castle Villa, Castlegar, Co. Galway.

1st – Lot 13 – 515kg – CHX – €1550 – €3.01/kg;

2nd – Lot 12B – 533kg – LM – €1560 – €2.93/kg.

Champion heifer: Lot 42 – John Curran, Cloughbrack, Clonbur, Co. Galway (Unsold)

2nd Prize – Pat Fahy, Slievroe, Headford, Co. Galway. Lot 47D – 570kg – CHX – €1660 – €2.91/kg

Best pair of heifers:

  • Lot 49 – James Comer, Mausrevagh, Headford, Co Galway: 583kg – CHX – €1550 – €2.66/kg

Weanling sale 17-09-2021:

Gibsey reported that weanling numbers are “beginning to increase”.

  • Weanling heifers made from €1.67 to €3.52 per kg or €165 to €795 over the kg. Top prize per kg and over the kg – a CHX – 315kg – €1110 (lot 5A);
  • Weanling bulls sold from €1.88 to €3.76 per kg or €335 to €805 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 335kg – €114 – €3.40/kg (lot 20J). Top price per kg – a CHX – 170kg – €640 – €3.76/kg (lot 15B).
Further reading:

Report from previous week’s cattle and sheep sale.

Headford Mart 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.
  • Note: Weanling sale every Friday evening until mid-November. Booking is highly advisable for Friday and Saturday sales.
Covid-19 restrictions:

A spokesperson said:

“We are still under Covid restrictions and limited to ringside buyers. A reminder that children are not permitted on the premises during these restrictions. “

“All cattle presented in the mart must have two tags, and all sheep must have two tags the factory tag will not surpass. Thank you for your continued support.”

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

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