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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Prices top at €2,000 at Gort Mart’s spring-born Charolais show & sale

Gort Mart – Cattle Prices – 21-09-2023

According to a spokesperson for Gort Co-operative Livestock Mart, its spring-born Charolais show & sale attracted what they described as “a cracking selection of stock”.

On the evening, bulls made up to €4.45 per kg & levelled at €3.28 per kg at this sale, while heifers made up to €6.25 per kg & sold for €3.04 per kg of an average.

Prizewinners: Charolais Bull:

  • 1st: Tom Delaney, Kilconnell, 1 CHX, 10/4/23, 575kgs, €1960;
  • 2nd: Paddy Fahy, Fiddane, 1 CHX, 20/3/23, 355kgs, €1500;

Other breed bull:

  • 1st: Kevin McGrath, Gurtymadden, 1 BAX, 9/3/23, 440kgs, €1540.
  • 2nd: Tom Cormican, Kinvara, 1 SI, 29/1/23, 405kgs, €1380.

Charolais Heifers:

  • 1st: Patrick Byrne, Rahara, 1 CHX, 8/3/23, 320kgs, €2000;
  • 2nd: Brain O Leary, Newmarket on Fergus, 1 CHX, 25/3/23, 290kgs, €1600.
Beef and store cattle sale

According to a spokesperson for Gort Mart, there was a “super” yard of quality stock at its beef & store cattle show & sale on Monday, September 18th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

They noted that there was “strong” demand across the board with a 98% clearance reached. Bullocks under 500kgs made up to €3.43 per kg and averaged €2.80 per kg, while entries 500 to 600 kgs sold for up to €3.44 per kg & levelled at €2.78 per kg and lots from 600kgs upwards peaked at €3.33 per kg with a €2.72 per kg average.

Meanwhile, heifers under 500 kgs climbed up to €3.51 & averaged out at €2.87 per kg.

Heifers over the 500 kg mark topped at €3.60 per kg and record an average of €2.79 per kg.

In addition, cows rose to €3.60 per kg & averaged €2.41 per kg at this sale.

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