This week the Irish Farmers Journal is delighted to announce the launch of our new online cattle price calculator. The calculator, developed in response to the current restrictions being imposed at livestock marts, aims to provide farmers with a tool to help them assess the value of cattle that they may be buying or selling.

The calculator which is available here uses hundreds of thousands of livestock sales recorded through Martbids to calculate the price paid for various classes of animals for the same period last year and the price paid in recent weeks. Users can select the value of their cattle based on animal type, breed, quality and weight. The tool will then generate a price based on the same period as last year and a price based on the most recent sales data.

Commenting on the launch of the new tool, editor and CEO of the Irish Farmers Journal Justin McCarthy said: “With mart services severely restricted, we wanted to help farmers that are intending to sell or buy cattle in the weeks ahead. The price calculator is designed to provide these farmers with a benchmark when calculating the value of animals being traded.

“We are also delighted to offer our readers free adverts on our Toplink classified site in order to try and assist in the movement of stock. We would encourage all farmers trading cattle to continue to engage with their local livestock mart to ensure security of payment and that proper movement regulations are adhered to”.

Recently, the Irish Farmers Journal also announced a new free digital platform aimed at keeping farmers informed during this challenging period. Farm Tech Talks, supported by Ornua, MSD, Bord Bia and FBD will see the Irish Farmers Journal specialist team give the latest advice on how farmers can manage HSE restrictions and maintain the productivity of their farm. Broadcasts can be accessed here.

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