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Bullocks to €1,045 over and heifers to €735 over at Headford

Headford Mart – cattle and sheep prices – 11-09-2021

  • Bullocks went under the hammer from €1.47 to €3.12 per kg or €125 to €1045 over the kg at Headford Mart on 11-09-2021. Top price over the kg – a LMX – 665kg – €1710- €2.57/kg (lot 18A). Top price per kg – a LMX – 385kg – €1200 – €3.12/kg, (lot 20J).
  • Heifers climbed from €1.90 to €2.68 per kg or €295 to €735 over the kg. Top price over kg – a CH – 445kg – €1180 – €2.65/kg (lot 32J). Top price per kg – a CHX – 410kg – €1100 – €2.68/kg (lot 32T).
  • Cull cows pushed from €960 to €1730 for a 7-year-old HEX, 960kg (lot 50D).
  • In-calf heifers/entries with calf at foot made from €1000 to €1640 (lot 53A) for a 7-year-old LMX cow in-calf to a pedigree CH bull with a Charolais-cross bull calf at foot
Sheep:
  • Culls ranged from €60 to €130;
  • Breeders pushed from €95 to €166;
  • Hoggetsvaried from €142 to €208.

Lambs sold from €80 to €142.

  • 47.5kg – €142 – €2.99/kg – (Lot S21A) EL;
  • 37kg – €130 – €3.51/kg – (Lot S19);
  • 33kg – €110 – €3.33/kg – (Lot S19A);
  • 35kg – €109 – €3.11/kg – (Lot S29A);
  • 43.5kg – €135 – €3.10/kg – (Lot S13A);
  • 40kg – €121 – €3.03/kg – (Lot S23);
  • 54kg – €141 – €2.61/kg – (Lot S7A) EL;
  • 50kg – €130 – €2.60/kg – (Lot S9) EL.
Weanling prices: 10-09-2021: Report from Limousin & Belgian Blue weanling show and sale.
  • Weanling heifers went under the hammer from €1.95 to €3.58 per kg or €265 to €740 over the kg. Top prize per kg was 1st prize LMX – 380kg – €1120 (lot 5A). Top prize per kg – a CHX – 285kg – €1020 – €3.58/kg (lot 5J)
  • Weanling bulls ranged from €2.02 to €3.39 per kg or €255 to €770 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a LMX – 380kg – €1150 – €3.03/kg (lot 20) – 2nd prize. Top price per kg  – Lmx – 310kg – €1050, €3.39/kg (lot 19A).
Prize winners:

Weanling heifers:

1st Belgian Blue – Martina Reilly-Biggins, Beaghmore, Belclare, Co. Galway

  • Lot 3 – 365kg – BBX – €910 – €2.49/kg

1st & 2nd Limousin: Paddy Creaven, Clydagh, Headford, Co Galway

  • Lot 5A – 380kg – LMX – €1120 – €2.95/kg
  • Lot 5C – 350kg – LMX – €1070 – €3.06/kg
Weanling bulls:

1st Limousin – Paddy Creaven, Clydagh, Headford, Co Galway

  • Lot 16390kg – LMX – €1150 – €2.95/kg

2nd – Brian O’Donnell, Ballinpoill, Cummer, Corofin, Co. Galway

  • Lot 20 – 380kg – LMX – €1150 – €3.03/kg

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.”

Mart reports:

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

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