Camera at the Mart: battle for breeders in Elphin
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from last Wednesday’s special breeding sale in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
18 October 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Corries ladies sizzle at Ballymena Mart
Suckler replacements were highly sought after during the annual sale of in-calf heifers from Will and Gareth Corrie. Kieran Mailey reports.
20 September 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Mules a terrific trade in Tuam with tops of €268
The Mule Lanark group’s annual sale saw hot demand for all class of lambs and ewes in Tuam last Friday.
Cheviots steal the limelight in Carnew
The entry of ewe lambs averaged €152 per head while top-quality hoggets sold from €200 to €320 and quality mature ewes sold from €150 to €235.
6 September 2023 Markets
Positive week for Cheviot sheep sales
Significant numbers of Cheviot ewe hoggets exceeded €300 per head at the Wicklow Cheviot special breeding sale held in Blessington Mart on Tuesday.
6 September 2023 Breeding & health
Sheep mart prices: peak activity as store and breeding sheep increase
Some marts in strong sheep strongholds have recorded throughput levels ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 3,700 sheep this week.
6 September 2023 Markets
Coolnaslee herd dispersal topped at 15,000gns
The famous Coolnaslee herd of pedigree Charolais cattle was dispersed on 26 August with buyers from UK and Ireland purchasing stock.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: hoggets sell to €265 in Roscrea breeding sale
Demand for good-quality hoggets was described as positive, with strong cull ewe prices said to be helping the trade.
30 August 2023 Markets
Peak week for sheep breeding sales
Upwards of 10,000 ewe lambs, ewe hoggets and ewes will be offered for sale in special breeding group sales across the country.
25 August 2023 Markets
Breeding sheep sales exceeding expectations
Many producers had feared lower demand and reduced prices in special breeding sales, but sales held to date have been largely positive.
23 August 2023 Markets
Groups breathe new life in to an area
Louth man Peter Ward says group dynamics have transformed breeding in the Cooley Sheep Breeders Association as well as generating keen interest from younger farmers.
23 August 2023 Breeding & health