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Culls to €1,880 and bullocks to €1,800 at Headford

Headford Mart – cattle prices – 25-09-2021

According to a spokesperson for Headford Mart, there was a “great” trade for all stock on 25-09-2021.

  • Bullocks sold from €1.66 to €2.86 per kg or €295 to €1065 over the kg. Top price over the kg – an AUX – 735kg – €1800, €2.45/kg (lot 5E). Top price per kg 3 CHX – 437kg – €1250 – €2.86/kg, (lot 3).
  • Heifers fetched from €1.59 to €2.99 per kg or €245 to €1040 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a BBX – 560kg – €1600 – €2.86/kg (lot 37). Top price per kg – a CHX – 335kg – €1000 – €2.99/kg.
  • Cull cows pushed from €740 to €1700 for a 4-year-old LMX, 720kg (lot 58A);
  • Suckler cows changed hands from €870 to €1880;
  • Stock bulls: An 8-year-old CH breeding bull fetched €2,140.
Sheep prices:
  • Culls went under the hammer from €67 to €146;
  • Breeders made from €110 to €153 for 1st crop ewes;
  • Hoggets sold from €140 to €212;
  • Lambs climbed from €75 to €160 or €2.27/kg to €3.24/kg:
  • 57kg – €160 – €2.81/kg – (Lot S25A);
  • 34kg – €110 – €3.24/kg – (Lot S12) – EL;
  • 45kg – €144 – €3.20/kg – (Lot S19A) – EL;
  • 44kg – €140 – €3.18/kg – (Lot S18) – EL;
  • 39kg – €123 – €3.15/kg – (Lot S3A);
  • 45kg – €140 – €3.11/kg – (Lot S23);
  • 35kg – €105 – €3.00/kg – (Lot S22A).
Weanling prices 24-09-2021:
  • Weanling heifers traded from €1.71 to €3.85 per kg or €225 to €850 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 350kg – €1200 – €3.43/kg (lot 9T). Top price per kg – a CHX – 270kg – €1040 – €3.85/kg, (lot 9J).
  • Weanling bulls climbed from €2.05 to €4.24 per kg or €405 to €1070 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 330kg – €1400, €4.24/kg (lot 20A). Top price per kg – a CHX – 310kg – €1230 – €3.97/kg (lot 20B).
Last week’s sale

According to a spokesperson, 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 the 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).
Sheep prices:
  • Breeders changed hands from €106 to €146 for 1st crop ewes;
  • Hoggets clicked from €145 to €220;
  • Cullstraded from €50 to €125.
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.
Further reading:

Report from previous week’s cattle and sheep sale.

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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