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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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€1,560 for Lodge Hamlet weanling heifer at Ballymote Mart

Entries reached €4.33/kg at Ballymote Mart’s weanling heifer show and sale on Friday (October 16th), according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the sale attracted a large entry including some “super quality” lots.

The sale-topper came in the form of a March-2020-born Limousin-cross out of Lodge Hamlet and an APZ-sired dam. She weighed 360kgs and sold for €1,560.

Summary:
  • Weanling heifers under 200 kg – €300-€470 over;
  • Lots 200-300kg – €250-€630 over;
  • Lots 300-400 kg – €320-€1200 over;
  • Heavier lots up to €825 over.
General cattle sale

Thursday’s general cattle sale saw strong demand for the increased numbers on offer, the spokesperson noted.

Bullocks:
  • Under 400 kg – €400-€600 over;
  • Lots 400-500 kg – €450-€770 over;
  • Lots 500-600 – €470-€800 over;
  • Heavier lots up to €820 over.
Heifers:
  • Under 500 kg – €320-€750 over;
  • Over 500 kg – €400-€700 over.
Sucklers:
  • Up to €1,780 for a 2012-born CHX cow and CHX bull calf at foot.
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