Camera at the Mart: breeding heifers met with insatiable demand in Balla
Martin Merrick
The special breeding sale of heifers held on Saturday last in Balla saw top-end breeding types hitting between €5/kg and €6/kg.
14 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Monaghan day exceeds expectations in Mohill
Adam Woods reports from the famous Monaghan day heifer sale, which took place in Mohill Mart last weekend.
7 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: buyers hungry for quality in Roscommon
Small numbers in Roscommon Mart last Friday led to yet another very positive week's trading.
Watch: dry cows top Tuam as mart trade passes out factory quotes
Adam Woods reports from Tuam Mart's general cattle sale, which took place on Monday.
15 January 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: bumper trade at Kanturk's biggest ever fatstock sale
An excellent turnout of stock from local exhibitors resulted in Kanturk Mart having its largest ever Christmas fatstock show and sale and prices were there to match.
29 November 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Bandon dry cow trade maintains steady course
Despite concerns regarding policy, there doesn't appear to be a larger than usual run of cows and trade has remained steady at Bandon Mart this year.
14 November 2023 Markets
Five tips for condition scoring cows
Suckler farmers should be looking at the body condition on spring calving cows and taking steps to correct animals that are thin or overfat.
4 November 2023 Management
Department clarifies cull cow nitrate excretion rates
After some cull cow buyers discovered dairy cows had retained nitrate excretion rates introduced as part of nitrates banding earlier this year, the Department moved to clarify the situation.
1 November 2023 News
Farmer Writes: cows housed after relentless rain
We’ve never seen it this wet this early in the winter over this side of the country, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
1 November 2023 Farmer Writes
Does it pay to milk on this winter?
With fields saturated and milk price almost half what it was last season, Aidan Brennan looks at the margin from producing milk from the shed this winter.
25 October 2023 Grass & feeding
MartBids Database: big week for weanling bulls
Adam Woods reports on this week’s mart trade, including the latest analysis of our Martbids Database.
20 September 2023 Markets
MartBids Database: store cattle continue to soar
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
13 September 2023 Markets