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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Suckler pairs reach €2,210 at Ballymote Mart

There was “strong demand” for all types of stock at Ballymote Mart on Thursday, January 21st, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the sale attracted an “excellent entry” of dry cows, mainly heavy continental-types.

Bullocks under 600 kg made from €620-€830 over:
  • AAX – 550kg – €1,380;
  • CHX – 565kg- €1,330;
  • LMX – 555kg – €1,310..
Heavier lots climbed to €855 over:
  • CHX – 695kg – €1,540;
  • AAX – 740kg – €1,540.
Heifers under 500 kg ranged from €550-€700 over:
  • CHX – 480 Kg – €1,180;
  • LMX – 475 Kg – €1,165;
  • CHX – 450 Kg – €1,110.
Lots 500-600 kg ranged from €600-€865 over:
  • BBX – 545kg – €1,410;
  • LMX – 540kg – €1,350;
  • CHX – 580kg – €1,300.
Heavier lots peaked at €800 over:
  • LMX – 650kg – €1,430;
  • CHX – 620kg – €1,420;
  • LMX – 615kg – €1,400.
Suckler pairs 

Cows with calves at foot went under the hammer from €1,550 to €2,210 per unit – Top price: A May-2017-born LMX cow and calf at foot and due to June to AI Limousin.

Dry cows

Stores moved from €100 to €350 over with heavy lots from €350-€1,025 over:

  • CH – 995kg – 2,020;
  • LMX – 845 Kg – €1,760;
  • LM – 820kg – €1,740.

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Weanling bulls traded from €500 to €720 over:
  • CHX – 450 KG – €1,170;
  • CHX – 450 KG – €1,110;
  • CHX – 435 KG – €1,090.
Upcoming sales at Ballymote Mart to be held online under strict Covid-19 regulations:
  • Sheep sale every Tuesday evening at 6pm.
  • Cattle sale every Thursday morning at 11am – Dry cows, springers, stock bulls, weanlings, bullocks, and heifers
  • Thursday, January 28th – Special weanling sale (bulls and heifers) in conjunction with usual lots
  • Thursday, February 4th – Special sale of Angus and Hereford heifers and bullocks
Mart office details:
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Booking Monday morning from 9.30am on 0818 301 401 – Enquiries to mart office on 071 9183364

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