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‘Level pegging’ trade for heavy cattle in Headford

Farming News/Mart Reports: Headford Mart – 01-07-2023

Younger cattle and forward stores “held their own” at Headford Mart’s most recent cattle sale on Saturday, July 1st, 2023, according to a spokesperson.

Its weekly general cattle sale saw a “level pegging trade for heavy cattle against the factory quoted prices”.

At Saturday’s sale, bullocks soared to €1,800, while heifers pushed to €1,400, weanling bulls hit €1,660 and cull cows fetched up to €2,140.

Heifer prices:

  • LMX – 555kg – €1400 or €2.52/kg;
  • LMX – 525kg – €1400 or €2.67/kg;
  • CHX – 500kg – €1250 or €2.50/kg;
  • HEX – 313kg  – €780 or €2.49/kg;
  • CHX – 470kg – €1140 or €2.43/kg.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 520 kg – €1660 or €3.19/kg;
  • LMX – 355 kg – €1010 or €2.85/kg;
  • BBX – 390 kg – €1090 or €2.79/kg.

Cull cow prices:

  • CH – 900 kg – €2140 or €2.38/kg;
  • FR  – 825 kg – €1450 or €1.76/kg;
  • BBX – 625 kg – €1400 or €2.24/kg.

Bullock prices:

  • LMX – 680 kg – €1800 or €2.65/kg;
  • CHX – 570 kg – €1430 or €2.51/kg;
  • LMX – 630 kg – €1600 or €2.54/kg;
  • AAX – 628 kg – €1620 or €2.58/kg;
  • CHX – 395 kg – €1360 or €3.44/kg
  • LMX – 355 kg – €1140 or €3.21/kg;
  • FR – 440 kg – €840 or €1.91/kg;
  • CHX – 400 kg – €1290 or €3.23/kg.

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).
  • Note: Weanling sale every Friday evening until mid-November. Booking is highly advisable for Friday and Saturday sales.
Ballymena Livestock Mart’s machinery auction – report

In other news, demand was “high” at Ballymena Livestock Mart’s most recent June machinery sale, with tops of £9,500, according to a spokesperson.

The auction, held last weekend, saw over 2,700 lots, both outside and inside, go under the online hammer with an overall clearance rate of over 70%.

Outside vehicles sold to £9,500 for a Massey Ferguson 590, while outside items fetched up to £16,800 for a McConnell 5565 hedge cutter and inside items to £420 for a Weldtec welder.

Read more on this report with sample prices.

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