Drumshanbo Organic

Organic Mart Prices 

Drumshanbo Mart held its third organic sale of the year on Saturday, March 23rd, where over 200 cattle were booked in, once again seeing a strong clearance rate across all cattle types.

Eoin Kane, manager of the Leitrim-based venue, stated that prices remain “very strong” since the start of the year. This trend is consistent with other organic mart sales seen so far this year.

The sale featured cattle that were fully organically certified, as well as those in conversion. Both organic and conventional beef farmers and finishers purchased cattle at the sale.

Prices have largely improved since the first sale of the year in January, with prices trending between €2.90/kg and €3.50/kg.

Organic Bullock Drumshanbo

There was a strong showing of bullocks at the sale, and they were in high demand. One of the top prices paid was for a LMX Bullock weighing 310kg, which sold for €1,300, equivalent to €4.19/kg.

Organic Heifer Drumshanbo

The heifer category saw a similar strong showing, with AAX, CHX, and LMX breeds making the majority of the gains throughout the day. The top price was achieved by a LMX Heifer weighing 330kg, which fetched €1,490, equivalent to €4.52/kg.

Organic Weanling Bull Drumshanbo

Weanling bulls and heifers experienced very strong demand, with fierce competition driving up bid prices. Prices largely exceeded the €4/kg mark, indicating robust interest and demand for lighter cattle at this stage of the year, as farmers prepare their cattle before they are moved out to grass, if they haven’t been already.

Organic Weanling Heifers Drumshanbo

Across all organic sales in South, West, and Midlands marts, prices are consistently above the €3/kg mark, with ranges between €3.50/kg and €4.00/kg over the past several weeks.

While the organic sector is gaining momentum, there are still only 5,000 participants in the Organic Farming Scheme in 2024. However, the total land area farmed organically remains incredibly low at approximately 225,000 hectares (5%), which is one of the lowest rates of uptake in Europe.

Source: Eurostat 

For previous organic mart price reports, feel free to catch up below:

Drumshanbo Organic Sale – Link 

Tullow Organic Sale – Link 

Castlerea Organic Sale – Link

Sixmilebridge Organic Sale  – Link

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