Sale Reports:

Brian Kinvig & Peter Quayle top the market with cows & calves at foot selling at £1500

In the middle of probably the hottest spell of weather for 50 years it was good to see stock at Knockaloe Mart

Brian Kinvig from Ballaugh had a great bunch of 15 Hereford Cows & Calves which sold from £750 -£1500 with 6 selling over £1000

Hereford bulling heifers 430kg sold @£865

Quayles sold 10 Pure Simmental some pedigree - from £1150 - £1500

JW Moore &Co sold autumn calving HerX  heifers incalf to AA -  £780 with 410kg Her. steers selling  @£650

Strong SimX heifers from E&S Corlett sold @ £700 with Simx Steers 434 selling @ £815

Hopefully another Mart next week Wed 11th July

Good turnout of Stock and farmers at

Knockaloe Mart  -2nd May

Blue bullocks from Glendown Farm 320kg sold at £645

with Lim steers selling 360kg selling @£680 and Lim heifers 335kg at £610

A good run of BBX heifers sold from £665 - £860

from C Lewney Ballahig

Glenlough topped the Market with an exceptional proven Limousin bull @ £2000

2 Belgian Blue bulls from A&S Jones remained unsold

6 sheep with lambs at foot sold for £70 per Ewe



James Martin tops the Mart with Limousin bullock selling @ £1040

First Spring Mart 11th April 2018 at Knockaloe

A nice bunch of outwintered  ParthenaisX yearlings from Maureen Owens sold from £420 - £620 

Well grown LimX Bullocks weighing 507kg sold £1040

With 6cwt/316kg bullocks selling at £660

Next Mart 25th April 

Cattle entered for 2nd May at Knockaloe - 25 LimX



Report of the Annual Machinery Sale at St. Johns Car Park on Saturday 24th February 2018

Very lucky for a dry,cool and sunnny day - a lot of people with a good selection of Machinery -some mentioned even the scrap was better quality than usual !!

Principal prices: MF 165 Tractor 50 years old £3100 - Hedgetrimmer £2000

IforWiliams Stock Box £2200, Tomahawk Bale Shredder £1550, 

International 276 £1900, Kuhn Vari Master plough £6000

Combine £2000, Cultivators, £800-£900, Potato Planters £260- £300

 Grain Trailer £700, Marshall Muck spreader £1000,

Flatdeck IforWilliams Trailer £975, JD weights £480 - Howard rotovator £325

NC subsoiler £440, Spinner £375,

Turnover sheepcrate £320 , Sheep hurdles £20 -£24


Just a summary of the Autumn Sales - Suckled calves

There have been some busy afternoons which started mid October with the last sale in early December.

The quality of calves brought to the Mart has been very good with some very good prices, and odd ones a bit disappointing. The uncertainty of the Meat Plant didn't help. The high costs of keeping stock over the winter and unknown returns on Island or off- is at best an estimated guess.

The Islands farmers need direction and encouragement with decent returns for breeders and feeders, then there will be sufficient good stock at the right time and a fair price.

DEFA members, have made some brave commitments to turn the farming industry around. We sincerely hope the proposals work and is sustainable

Its passed time - before its too late

A great crowd at the Christmas Mart Poultry Sale on Saturday 23rd December. The Mart was amazingly decorated -mainly thanks to Gordon Clague - with one of the real Father Christmases and the excellent Crosby Silver Band, it was indeed a joyous occasion. 

A Charity turkey with extras was kindly given by Kenny Sloane and family, which was auctioned several times raised £580 plus a bucket collection of £187 realised a total of £900 to be given to the cancer charity - IOM Breast Care Thanks to all who donated.

After several carols and some refreshments over 50 turkeys sold from £25 - £75 with geese selling from £50-£72. There were also chickens and ducks sold with a good selection of Manx vegetaables from Sheila Gawne

Best Wishes from all the Mart Staff to customers old and new - A Merry Christmas and A Happy Healthy New Year - 2018





 Photograph by kind permission of DEFA