Elphin Mart held the largest on-farm sale of pedigree animals in late July on Hartes’ farm in Clones, Co Monaghan, with the top lot hitting €8,800. A record 58% of animals sold online with close to 50 animals exported. The good times continued at the special weanling sale on Monday when a January-born Belgian Blue heifer weanling weighing 360kg hit €2,140 (€5.94/kg). Bought online, she’s heading for the bull somewhere in the midlands.