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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 are getting more plentiful’ – Coleman

Baltinglass Mart – Sheep Prices – Saturday, February 6th, 2021

There was a “strong” trade for all types of sheep at Baltinglasss Mart on Saturday, February 6th, according to Tom Coleman.

The mart manager reported that prices were similar to the previous sale or slightly better for quality lots. Also, he noted that “ewes with lambs at foot are getting more plentiful”.

“Ewes were a strong trade and made from €65 up to €141, while ewes with lambs at foot made up to €250 per family.”

Baltinglass Mart sheep prices:
  • X10 37kg made €102;
  • X5 59kg made €138;
  • X6 50kg made €130;
  • X9 51kg made €129;
  • X14 46kg made €127;
  • X8 45kg made €125;
  • X11 45kg made €124;
  • X9 40kg made €108;
  • X10 38kg made €105;
  • X9 33kg made €97;
  • X10 34kg made €96;
  • X6 32kg made €92;
  • X3 30kg made €92;
  • X7 31kg made €91;
  • X6 31kg made €90;
  • X10 29kg made €89;
  • X5 28kg made €85.

Cattle Sale – Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Baltinglass Mart held its special sale of beef and store heifers and fat cows on Wednesday, February 3th.

The sale attracted a “very good entry” of all types of cattle, especially heavy beef heifers, according to Tom Coleman. The mart manager reported that trade was strong and described prices as “satisfactory”.

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“In other years, this would have been part two of our annual show & sales, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to hold our 46th annual show & sales.”

“There was also a very good trade for lighter quality heifers with a top price of €1,000 for 5 Limousin heifers weighing 375kg presented by a local Kiltegan farmer and bought by a local farmer. The top price of €1,500 was paid for a 675kg Limousin heifer, also sold by a local farmer.

“The Kinsella Family would like to thank all the farmers that are producing good quality stock over the years and for their continued support of Baltinglass Mart. These sales were held in conjunction with the weekly cattle mart.”

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 – see here.

See more mart reports here.

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