Mart Boards – Now over 65 Marts Displaying Index Figures

There are currently over 65 marts throughout the country that are displaying Euro-Star and EBI figures on their mart boards. These provide real-time information on animals for sale thus allowing farmers ringside in marts to view the ICBF Euro-Star ratings for beef breeding stock and also EBIs for dairy stock.

There are currently 69 marts displaying Euro-Star/EBI figures on animals. The installation of these mart boards is still an on going process so there will be more and more marts displaying figures in the future. In order for animals to have figures displayed on the mart boards they must:

  • Reside in a herd that is currently taking part in the Beef, Data and Genomics Programme or a herd who is currently subscribed to ICBF’s subscription service ‘HerdPlus
  • They must have an index that is above average for EBI or for beef animals they must be either 4 or 5 stars on either within or across breed stars

Of the herds currently in the BDGP/HerdPlus member herds, there are 44% of these animals currently being displayed on the mart boards. While this is positive, there is still only 8% of all animals being displayed in the ring. With the re-opening of the BDGP scheme and more and more herds signing up to HerdPlus, we would expect to see the number of animals being displayed increase at a steady pace in the future.

How can I get my animals figures displayed on the mart boards?

If you are currently participating in the BDGP programme or a member of HerdPlus, your animals are currently eligible provided they meet the index criteria. If you are not participating in the BDGP programme, you will have to sign up to HerdPlus in order to have your animals figures displayed.

The following are the list of marts which are currently displaying Euro-Star and EBI figures on animals.

MART NAME
ABBEYFEALE MART
BALLA MART
BALLINA MART
BALLINAKILL LIVESTOCK MART
BALLINASLOE MART
BALLINROBE MART
BALLYBAY LIVESTOCK SALES
BALLYBOFEY AND STRANOLAR MART
BALLYJAMESDUFF COOP MART
BALLYMAHON MARTS
BALLYMOTE MART
BANDON MART
BIRR MART
CAHIR MART
CARNAROSS MART
CARNDONAGH MART
CARNEW MART
CARRIGALLEN MART
CASHEL MART
CASTLEBLAYNEY MART
CASTLEISLAND CO-OP MART
CASTLEREA COOP MART
CAVAN
COOTEHILL MART
CORRIN MART
DELVIN MART
DINGLE MART
DONEGAL CO-OP LIVESTOCK MART
DOWRA MART LTD
DROMCOLLOGHER MART
DUNGARVAN MART
EDENDERRY MART
ELPHIN MART
ENNIS MART
GORT MART
GORTALEA MART
GRANARD MART
HEADFORD COOP MART
JPMDOYLE
KANTURK MART
KENMARE LIVESTOCK MART
KIERAN AND MCGEE - ARDEE MART
KILFENORA MART
KILKENNY MART
KILLMALLOCK MART
KILRUSH MART
KINGDOM MART
KINGSCOURT MART
LISTOWEL MART
LOUGHREA MART
MACROOM MART
MID KERRY COOP MART
MID TIPP MART
MILFORD MART
MOHILL MART
MOUNTRATH MART
NENAGH MART
NEWPORT MART
RAPHOE LIVESTOCK MART LTD
ROSCOMMON CO-OP LIVESTOCK MART
ROSCREA MART
SCARRIFF MART
SIXMILEBRIDGE
SKIBBEREEN MART
TEMPLEMORE MART
TUAM MART
TULLAMORE MART
WATERFORD ROSS CO-OP LTD.
WEXFORD FARMERS COOP