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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Carnew: Grass buyers ‘out in force’ with highs of €2,600 at Saturday’s sale

Carnew Mart – Cattle Sale – 25-03-2023

According to David Quinn, just shy of 900 lots came under the hammer at Carnew Mart’s general cattle sale on Saturday, March 25th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that weanling bulls were “on fire”, a trade driven by specialist feeders, exporters and farmers alike.

This led to a top price of €3.86/kg, with many bunches of bulls levelling at €3.50/kg at Saturday’s sale.

He commented that “grass buyers were out in force with many farmers around the ring for quality stores leading to 100% clearance”.

Heifers soared to €2,340, while bullocks hit €2,600 and bulls topped out at €2,300.

Carnew Mart 25-03-2023

Bullock prices:

  • 2 LMX – 411KG – €1480;
  • 2 LMX – 391KG – €1360;
  • 2 LMX – 637KG – €2200
  • LMX 246KG – €840;
  • LM – 856KG – €2600;
  • LMX – 846KG – €2590;
  • 2 LMX – 267KG – €980;
  • 2 LM – 428KG – €1450.

Bull prices:

  • CHX – 730KG – €2300;
  • CHX – 692KG – €2300;
  • CHX – 610KG – €1980;
  • LMX – 320KG – €1180;
  • LMX – 358KG – €1300;
  • LMX – 316KG – €1140.

Heifer prices:

  • CHX – 714KG – €2340;
  • CH – 722KG – €2290;
  • LM – 678KG – €2200;
  • LM – 666KG – €2100;
  • 2 BBX – 401KG – €1190;
  • 3 LM – 404KG – €1250;
  • 1 BBX – 426KG – €1370;
  • 2 LMX – 284KG – €970;
  • 1 BB – 478KG – €1610.

Mart day information:

  • Cattle may be pre-entered by contacting the office on the week prior to sale day or you can enter by using the mart’s online entry system on its website.
  • Cattle taken in from 7.00am
  • Calf collection service available
  • If you have any queries, contact the office: 34 Main Street, Carnew, Co. Wicklow: Tel: 053 94 26234 or Mob: 087 7469999
  • View other mart reports

To feature your reports, contact Catherina Cunnane, email – [email protected]

Interview with David Quinn:

That’s Farming previously interviewed David Quinn, who took over the running and management of Carnew Mart, a family-run business.

Carnew Mart, one of the biggest sheep and cattle marts in Ireland, operates a two-ring system, as he explained:

“In the mid-1990s, the mart had a throughput of 400 head of cattle, calves, and 1,500 sheep. There is no comparison with the numbers we are dealing with now.”

Read his profile.

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