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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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VIDEO: Prices top at €5,000 at Manorhamilton’s fatstock sale

Manorhamilton Mart Fatstock Sale

Prices reached €5,000 at Manorhamilton Mart’s third annual Christmas fatstock show and sale on Monday, December 5th, 2022.

According to management, some 350 lots were presented for sale, with approximately 120 of these partaking in the fatstock show and sale.

They told That’s Farming:

“A very successful fatstock show and sale took place in Manorhamilton on Monday with a great selection of quality stock on offer.”

“A 98% clearance was achieved, with buyers and sellers very happy with the trade. Buyers and sellers travelled from far and near with sellers from all over Connacht present, including south Galway.”

“Many buyers came from Down and Armagh as export facilities are provided on-site.”

The top price achieved on the day was the overall champion, a BBX weanling heifer, born in April and weighing 400kg, which sold for €5000, as highlighted above.

Not far behind, the reserve champion, a LMX weanling heifer 2022 born, 320kg sold for €3,800.

First in the bull weanling class, was a LMX, which changed hands for €4100.

The housewife’s choice saw the hammer fall at €2140, for a LMX born in September of last year and weighing 510kg.

Well-marked breeding heifers 

The spokesperson continued:

“The greatest demand on the day was for well-marked breeding heifers, and the most difficult lots to sell were the plain male weanlings.”

“Good quality suckler stock sold well. We were delighted to see everyone take great pride in their livestock, especially in the young handler class, which attracted a large interest.”

“Overall, the mart would like to thank all the sellers, buyers, judge John Killen, sponsors, photographers, and for everyone’s co-operation in making the event such a huge success,” the spokesperson concluded.

Read more mart reports.

€52,500 for bull weanling

In other news, earlier this week, we reported that a January-2022-born Belgian Blue bull sold for €52,500 in a timed virtual auction.

The McGee family, Westmeath, saw their sole weanling bull, named Rainbow’s End, lead the charge at their 43-strong sale in conjunction with Mart Eye and Mid-Tipp Mart on Monday, December 5th, 2022.

Rainbow’s End, a full pedigree registered bull by the name of Fatherson Quest ET, is by Wouf de Gaiete (bull from Belgium) and Singapoure Du Bois Remont (a cow from Belgium) – both of which are red and white.

Read more on this news article.

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