From fairs to factory feedlots: evolution of cattle selling
Phelim O'Neill
Small finishers bringing cattle to the factory are being replaced by feedlots.
22 February 2023 Feature
IFJ Junior: Enjoying the best of both bovine worlds
Oisin Thomas from Kealkill, west Cork got a big surprise in 2020 when his parents began renting a dairy farm.
15 February 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: stock met with super trade in Portumna
Bullocks soar to €3.54/kg in Portumna at its spring fatstock show and sale, Shanon Kinahan reports.
Camera at the Mart: quality heifers in hot demand in Carnew
Producers of quality cattle were well paid for their hard work at the Carnew fatstock show and sale of heifers on Saturday, writes Shanon Kinahan.
8 February 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: tremendous trade in Tullow for first fatstock of year
Shanon Kinahan reports from the annual spring bullock fatstock show and sale in Tullow.
1 February 2023 Markets
Records broken in Carnew fatstock sale
Shanon Kinahan reports from a busy Saturday's trading in Carnew Mart in Co Wicklow.
31 January 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: riveting return to the ringside in Roscrea
Quality cattle, strong numbers and a thronged ringside are but a few of the highlights from the first fatstock sale of the year in Roscrea on Friday 6 January. Shanon Kinahan reports.
11 January 2023 Markets
Top of €3,660 for dry cow in Cootehill
Adam Woods reports from the Christmas show and sale of fatstock cattle in Cootehill in Co Cavan.
28 December 2022 Markets
Taken aback by trade at fatstock shows
Exceptional prices being paid at special shows has left John Egerton questioning the breeding policy on his farm.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: cull cows to the fore at second Stranorlar fatstock
Numbers were small, but quality remained high at Stranorlar’s second fatstock sale of the season.
14 December 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: demand drives buoyant mart trade
The mart trade remains in very positive territory at the moment, reflected in some of the prices being seen in fatstock sales around the country.
7 December 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Raphoe Christmas fat stock shows cream of the crop
Raphoe Mart returned for its annual Christmas fat stock show and sale last Friday, with record entries, crowds and prices.
7 December 2022 Markets