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Heifers sell to €3,700 at Carnew Mart

Some 450 entries were on offer at Carnew Mart’s fatstock show and sale of beef cows on Friday, January 29th, 2021, according to David Quinn.

The mart manager reported that top-quality continental cows sold for up to €2.80/kg, while, generally, they sold from €2.00-€2.20/kg.

“A very strong trade for Friesian beef and stores with a big demand from local and Northern Ireland buyers.”

  • 1stprize – Shay Hayden, Camolin – Lot 149 – 1 BB – 934kg – €2,700
  • 2ndprize – Tommy Fitzgearld – Lot 155 – 1 BB – 906kg – €2,760;
  • 3rdprize – Helena Fitzgerald, Piltown – 1 BB cow – 1044kg – €2,920.

Carnew Mart fatstock show and sale of heifers

Meanwhile, over 1,400 entries turned out for its 40th annual fatstock show and sale on Saturday (January 30th).

Quinn reported an “excellent” selling trade and noted that four cattle made in excess of €3,000, while thirty cattle sold for more than €2,000.

“Strong factory, feedlot, Northern Ireland and export demand. Heifers for breeding made some top prices.”

Sample prices:
  • Lot 54 – 1 BB – 596kg – €3,700;
  • Lot 56 – 1 BB – 610kg – €3,480;
  • Lot 125A – 1 BB – 750kg – €3,500;
  • Lot 368 – 1 BB – 786kg – €3,160.
Class 2 – Best butcher heifer
  • 1st– Lot 52 – 1 CH – 640kg – €1.830 – Owned by Mr Tommy Fitzgerald;
  • 2nd– Lot 54 – 1 BB – 596kg – €3. 700 – Owned by Mr Kevin McCabe;
  • 3rd– Lot 124 – 1 LM –  632kg – €1,960 – Owned by Mr James Tomkins.
Class 3 – Best pair of continental butcher heifers
  • 1st– Lot 208 – 2 LM – 616kg – €1,290;
  • 2nd– Lot 206 – 3 LM – 647kg – €1,340;
  • 3rd– Lot 200 – 3 LM – €603kg – €1,260 – All owned My Mr Mervyn Bradshaw.
Class 4 – Best 2 or more non-continental butcher- type heifers
  • 1st– Lot 278 – 2 LM – 597kg – €1,220
  • 2nd– Lot 274 – 2 LM – 580kg – €1,190 – Owned by Mr John O Hara
Class 5 – best continental factory-type heifers
  • 1st– Lot 368 – 1 BB heifer – 368kg – €3,160 Mr Tommy Fitzgerald – Champion of the Show;
  • 2nd– Lot 373 – 1 BB – 748kg – €2,680 – Mr Pat Murray.
Class 6 – Best group of 2 or more factory heifers
  • 1st– Lot 490 – 2 CH – 680kg – €1,840 – Mr James Tomkins;
  • 2nd– Lot 492 – 2 LM – 624kg – €1,590 – Mr Karl Stephens.
Class 7 – Best group of 2 or more store heifers
  • 1st– Lot 623 – 2 CH – 551kg – €1,320 – JJ Lennon;
  • 2nd– Lot 520 – 2 BB – 528kg – €1,520 – Kieran O Brien;
  • 3rd– Lot 547 – 1 LM – 499kg – €1,160 – Cyril Goode.
Class 8 – Best weanling/store hfr under 500kg
    • 1st– Lot 650 – 1 BB – 488kg – €2,000 – Joseph Leacy;
    • 2nd– Lot 649 – 1 LM – 492kg –  €1,530 – Joseph Leacy.
Sale days:
    • Thursday Ring 1 – sheep sale commencing at 10:00am ringside and online.
    • Friday Ring 1 – dry cows commencing at 4.00pm
    • Saturday Ring 1 – dry cows commencing at 9.30am, Cattle Sale 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: Tel: 053 94 26234 or Mob: 087 7469999
  • For more information, see here.

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