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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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Ewes with lambs at foot to €300 at Baltinglass

Baltinglass Mart report – sheep prices – 12-06-2021

According to Tom Coleman, ewes with lambs at foot met with an improved trade at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday, June 12th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that ewes with lambs at foot climbed to €300/family.

“With the good grass growth, many farmers are looking for good quality lambs. Great demand for all stock,” Coleman commented.

Baltinglass Mart 12-06-2021:

Spring lambs:
  • 10x 49kg – €151;
  • 24x 46kg – €147;
  • 3x 45kg – €141;
  • 3x 43kg – €140;
  • 4x 45kg – €130;
  • 9x 37kg – €98;
  • 7x 35kg – €95;
  • 5x 35kg – €92;
  • 7x 32kg – €90.
Other categories:
  • Ewes with lambs at foot climbed from €170 up to €300;
  • Cast ewes ranged from €74 up to €152.

Baltinglass Mart – cattle prices 09-06-2021

According to Coleman, a smaller entry of cattle went under the hammer on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021.

He reported “a steady trade for all types of cattle – including cows”.

Cattle prices: 

  • SI – 665kg – €1330;
  • SHX – 425kg – €910;
  • LM – 400kg – €900;
  • 2 SHX – 437kg – €880;
  • 3 LMX – 375kg – €800;
  • LM – 385kg – €790;
  • 2 SHX – 320kg – €610;
  • SHX – 275kg – €570.
Further information:
  • Address: Baltinglass Livestock Mart, Mill Street, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
  • Contact information:059-6481055 or email – [email protected]
  • Sale days: Cattle sales every Wednesday, with weanling sales in late September. Sheep sales every Saturday. Bi-monthly working dogs and horse sales. You can find more info here.

Mart reports

You can find more mart reports (with cattle and sheep prices).

Interview with mart manager

That’s Farming recently interviewed Tom Coleman as part of our Mart Focus series.

6-year-old Tom Coleman, a native of Summerhill, Moynalty, Co. Meath, resides in Killiney and is the manager of Baltinglass Livestock Mart.

The third-generation farmer was brought up on a sheep and beef enterprise in Summerhill, with outfarms in Kilcock and Castlepollard.

In 1982, Tom completed his Green Certificate at Warrenstown Agricultural College in Co. Meath. “We had a good bit of land; I loved farming. Unfortunately, my father died in 1989, suddenly in a car accident,” he told That’s Farming.

In 2017, Tom took over the managerial role in Baltinglass Livestock Mart, owned by Joe Kinsella and his son Joe Kinsella (Junior).

“I joined Baltinglass Mart four years ago. It was young Joe Kinsella who came to me to come to the mart. There had been a few other guys before me, and I came in. I knew Joe years ago as I actually bought cattle in Baltinglass many years ago.”

Read the full interview.

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