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Creaven clinches Christy O’Connor perpetual cup second year in a row

Farming News/Mart Reports: Headford Mart – Cattle and Sheep Prices – 12-07-2023

Headford Mart kicked off its annual sheep sale of the season on Saturday, August 12th, 2023, with a large entry of sheep in all classes.

That is according to a spokesperson who reported that “some bench marker prices were recorded” at its most recent sale.

A spokesperson said: “Headford Mart would like to congratulate all our prize winners from the day on their exceptional display of stock, especially Paddy Creaven for maintaining his winning streak and taking home the Christy O’Connor Perpetual Cup for the second year running”.

Sheep 

Store / factory lambs

  • 48 kg making €124 per head or 2.58 kg;
  • 35 kg making €75 per head or 2.14 kg;
  • 44 kg making €126 per head or 2.86 kg;
  • 47 kg making €152 per head or 3.23 kg;
  • 50 kg making €154 per head or 3.08 kg;
  • 51 kg making €161 per head or 3.16 kg.

Culls

  • 81 kg making €138 per head or 1.70 kg;
  • 80 kg making €144 per head or 1.80 kg.

Other prices:

  • Breeding ewes – €118-€177/head;
  • Breeding ewe hogget – Prices from €160 up to €232 per head. Average across the board of €196/head achieved, according to a spokesperson.

Cattle prices

Meanwhile, the spokesperson reported that “an even trade” prevailed for cattle overall with similar numbers on offer to previous weeks.

Heifers

  • LMX – 545 kg – €1320 or €2.42 kg;
  • LMX – 520 kg – €1300 or €2.50 kg;
  • CHX – 425 kg – €1120 or €2.64 kg;
  • FRX – 390 kg – €710 or €1.82 kg;
  • LMX – 398 kg – €1200 or €3.02 kg;
  • LMX – 323 kg – €1030 or €3.19 kg;
  • SHX – 320 kg – €950 or €2.97 kg;
  • CHX – 360 kg – €1050 or €2.92 kg.

Bullocks

  • CHX – 825 kg – €2430 or €2.95 kg;
  • LMX – 735 kg – €2000 or €2.72 kg;
  • CHX – 540 kg – €1590 or €2.94 kg;
  • LMX – 680kg – €1970 or €2.90 kg;
  • AAX – 680 kg – €1600 or €2.35 kg;
  • LMX – 505 kg – €1540 or €3.05 kg;
  • LMX – 595 kg – €1800 or €3.03 kg;
  • SAX- 480 kg – €1380 or €2.88 kg;
  • SIX – 545 kg – €1570 or €2.88 kg.

Weanling Bulls

  • LMX – 215 kg – € 560 or €2.60 kg;
  • CHX – 360 kg – € 1050 or €2.98 kg;
  • AAX – 180 kg – € 520 or €2.89 kg;
  • LMX – 285 kg – € 700 or €2.46 kg.

Cull Cows

  • LMX – 675 kg – € 1630 or €2.41 kg
  • SAX – 690 kg – € 1650 or €2.39 kg
  • LMX – 810 kg – € 1900 or €2.35 kg
  • CHX – 865 kg – € 1730 or €2.00 kg

Upcoming sales:

  • Autumn-Born Weanling Show & Sale: August 19th;
  • Charolais Show & Sale: September 8th, 2023;
  • Limousin & Belgian Blue: September 15th, 2023;
  • Cattle Show & Sale: September 16th, 2023.

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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