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Heifers to €3,100 (€7.87/kg) at Carnew’s fatstock sale

Carnew Mart – 29-01-2022

According to David Quinn, Carnew Mart’s heifer fatstock show and sale on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 “broke all records to date”.

The mart manager reported there were customers from all over the country with a “very strong” northern base around the ring.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “There was a serious yard of stock on offer of the highest quality.”

“Top-quality stock in all classes were a credit to all their producers. There were customers from all over the country with a very strong northern base around the ring.”

“On the day, 40 cattle sold for over €2,000, while 6 cattle sold for over €3,000. There were two record-breaking prices on the day: €3,850 for a beef heifer and €7.87/kg for a weanling heifer,” he commented.

“A few prices really drew the crowd’s attention 394kg BBX heifer selling for €3,100. A 702kg Belgian-Blue-cross heifer sold for €3600; a 684kg LMX changed hands for €3,480.”

“The top price of the day going to a 794kg Belgian-Blue-cross heifer selling for €3,850 sold by the same producer, who sold last week’s bullock that made €3000.”

Carnew Mart 29-01-2022:

  • BBX – 702kg – €5.13/kg – €3600;
  • 1 BBX – 794kg – €4.85/kg – €3850;
  • BBX – 730kg – €3.26/kg – €2380;
  • LMX – 736kg – €3.23/kg – €2380;
  • LMX – 722kg – €3.21/kg – €2320;
  • BBX – 706kg – €3.12/kg – €2200;
  • LMX – 684kg – €5.09/kg – €3480;
  • LMX – 608kg – €4.13/kg – €2510;
  • CHX – 696kg – €3.95/kg – €2750;
  • LMX – 652kg – €3.87/kg – €2520;
  • BBX – 634kg – €3.79/kg – €2400;
  • BBX – 626kg – €3.77/kg – €2360;
  • LMX – 556kg – €4.17/kg – €2320;
  • 1 LMX – 522kg – €4.00/kg – €2090;
  • LMX – 502kg – €3.90/kg – €1960;
  • 1 LMX – 556kg – €3.81/kg – €2120;
  • BBX – 552kg – €3.62/kg – €2000;
  • LMX – 514kg – €3.54/kg – €1820.
  • 1 LMX – 448kg – €5.62/kg – €2520;
  • LMX – 448kg – €3.66/kg – €1640;
  • BBX – 482kg – €3.28/kg – €1580;
  • BBX – 456kg – €3.11/kg – €1420;
  • LMX – 474kg – €3.08/kg – €1460;
  • BBX – 394kg – €7.87/kg – €3100;
  • LMX – 358kg – €4.41/kg – €1580;
  • 1 LMX – 370kg – €2.86/kg – €1060;
  • LMX – 360kg – €2.86/kg – €1030;
  • LMX – 348kg – €2.84/kg – €990;
  • LM – 336kg – €2.83/kg – €950.
Carnew Mart 29-01-2022: Prize winners: Class 1 – Best butcher heifer
  • 1st prize – Patsy Fortune: 1 BBX – 794kg – €3850;
  • 2nd prize – R&R Warren: 1 LMX – 736kg – €2380;
  • 3rd prize – Arnold Shirley: 1 BBX – 686kg – €2180.
Class 2: Best pair of non-continental butchers heifers
  • 1st prize – Michael Kenny: 6 BBX – 628kg – €1650;
  • 2nd prize –  Trevor Minion: 2 SIX – 640kg – €1730;
  • 3rd prize – Michael Kenny: 2 BBX – 705kg – €1900.
Class 3: Best breeding heifer
  • 1st prize – Michael Barron: 1 LMX – 652kg – €2520;
  • 2nd prize – Seamus Wafer: 1 LMX – 556kg – €2320;
  • 3rd prize – J&L Simmons: 1 LMX – 652kg – €2420.
Class 4: Best two or more non-cont butcher-type heifer
  • 1st prize – James Graham: 2 HEX – 517kg – €1150;
  • 2nd prize – James Graham: 2 HEX – 562kg – €1240.
Class 5: Best continental factory-type heifers
  • 1st prize: Lisa Mulhall – 1BBX – 936kg – €3020;
  • 2nd prize: Kieran O Brien – 1 LM 702kg – €2180;
  • 3rd prize: Hannah Lawlor – 1 CHX 742kg – €2260.
Class 6: Best group of 2 more factory heifers:
  • 1st prize: James Tomkins: 2 CHX – 746kg – €1980;
  • 2nd prize: Trevor Minion: 3 SIX – 690kg – €1890;
  • 3rd prize: Brian Doyle 2: LMX – 724kg – €1960.
Class 7: Best group of 2 or more store heifers:
  • 1st prize: Brian Doyle – 2 LMX – 582kg – €1680;
  • 2nd prize: Seamus Wafer – 2 LMX – 558kg – €1670;
  • 3rd prize: Michael Barron – 3 LMX – 420kg – €1290.
Class 8: Best weanling/store heifer under 500kgs:
  • 1st prize: Eamon Coleman – 1 BBX – 394kg – €3100;
  • 2nd prize Seamus Wafer – 1 LMX – 360kg – €1030;
  • 3rd prize: Mce Wafer – 1 LMX – 424kg – €1110.
Champion heifer:
  • Michael Barron: 1 LMX – 652kg – €2520

Further reading:

Read a report from last week’s sale.

Sale days:
  • Thursday Ring 1– Sheep sale commencing at 10:00am ringside and online.
  • Friday Ring 1– Dry cows commencing at 4.00pm – depending on time of year
  • Saturday Ring 1– Dry cows commencing at 9.30am. Other categories commencing at 10.30am ringside and online.
  • Saturday Ring 2– Calf sale commencing at 11.00am ringside and online

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

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