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Dry cows are top of the town in Headford with highs of €2,560

Headford Co-Op Livestock Mart – Cattle Prices – 22-04-2023

A spokesperson for Headford Mart reported that “a large entry of cattle met with steady prices” at Saturday’s sale, on April 22nd, 2023, which saw high activity from ‘grass’ buyers and a 96% clearance rate across all rings, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

In the bullock ring, prices soared to €2,100, while heifers topped out at €2,310, weanling bulls soared to €1,500, and dry cows topped out at €2,560 at the Galway-based mart’s most recent sale.

Heifer prices:

  • 715 kg – LMX – €2310 – €3.23/kg;
  • 635 kg – LMX – €1850 – €2.91/kg;
  • 635 kg – LM   – €2000 – €3.15/kg;
  • 575 kg – AAX – €1660 – €2.79/kg;
  • 520 kg – HEX – €1200 – €2.31/kg;
  • 415 kg – LMX – €1500 – €3.61/kg;
  • 535 kg – CHX – €1650 – €3.08/kg;
  • 350 kg – LMX – €1550 – €4.43/kg.

Bullock prices

  • 685 kg – CHX – €2100 – €3.07/kg;
  • 620 kg – SIX – €1880 – €3.03/kg;
  • 623 kg – LMX – €1970 – €3.16/kg;
  • 625 kg – LMX  – €2050 – €3.28/kg;
  • 590 kg – LM – €1900 – €3.22/kg;
  • 495 kg – AAX – €1440 – €2.91/kg;
  • 550 kg – FRX – €1180 – €2.15/kg;
  • 480 kg – CHX – €1690 – €3.52/kg.

Dry cow prices:

  • 900 kg – AAX – €2560 – €2.84/kg;
  • 785 kg – LMX – €2100 – €2.68/kg;
  • 550 kg – LMX – €1560 – €2.84/kg;
  • 495 kg – CHX – €1180 – €2.38/kg.

Weanling bull prices:

  • 470 kg – LMX – €1500 – €3.19/kg;
  • 430 kg – CHX – €1260 – €2.93/kg;
  • 395 kg – LMX – €1300 – €3.29/kg;
  • 370 kg – CHX – €1480 – €3.51/kg;
  • 350 kg – LMX – €1280 – €3.66/kg.
Cattle sale on 01-04-2023 

“A smashing sale with top tier prices and a 96% clearance rate,” is how a spokesperson for Headford Co-Op Mart summarised proceedings at its most recent general cattle sale on Saturday, April 1st, 2023.

Bullocks reached €1,860, while heifers topped out at €2,180 and dry cows sold to €1,790.

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.
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