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Carnew: Cattle prices up €50-€70/hd on pre-Christmas trade – Quinn

Carnew Mart – Cattle Prices – 07-01-2023

According to David Quinn, some 750 cattle and 100 calves crossed the scales at Carnew Mart’s opening cattle sale of 2023 on Saturday, January 7th.

According to the mart manager, an “excellent” trade prevailed for all classes and prices were up by €50/€70/head on pre-Christmas levels.

Prices reached €2,400 in the bullock ring, €2,180 in the heifer category, €2,380 in the cull cow ring and bulls soared to €1,600.

Heifers

  • Continental beef/forward – €1700-€2180;
  • Continental stores – €930-€1710;
  • Heavy AA/HD -€1440-€1960;
  • Store AA/HD – €750-€1380.

Prices:

  • CHX – 718kg at €2040;
  • LMX – 622kg at €1880;
  • CHX – 604kg at €1840;
  • AUX – 626kg at €1840;
  • SI – 657kg at €1810;
  • CHX – 598kg at €1700;
  • CHX – 472kg at €1370.

Cull cows:

  • Heavy continental cows – €1750-€2380;
  • Continental store cows – €1150-€1810;
  • Heavy FR cows – €1450-€1920;
  • Store FR cows – €750-€1300.

Prices:

  • LM – 786kg at €2230;
  • SI – 834kg at €2150;
  • LM – 828kg at €2150;
  • LM – 760kg at €1970;
  • MOX – 814kg €1810;
  • FR – 570kg at €990.

Bullocks:

  • Continental beef/forward – €1850-€2400;
  • Continental store – €1100-€1780;
  • Heavy AA/HD – €1600-€2120;
  • Store AA/HD – €850-€1570;
  • Light FR – €680-€1150;
  • Heavy FR – €1300-€2000.

Prices:

  • LMX 795kg at €2300;
  • LMX 748kg at €2300;
  • CHX 706kg at €2240;
  • SAX 725kg at €2170;
  • LMX 676kg at €1960;
  • SIX 514kg at €1360;
  • LMX 396kg at €1100.

Bull prices

  • CHX – 564kg at €1600;
  • LMX – 305kg at €1350;
  • LMX – 412kg at €1200;
  • LMX – 398kg at €1200;
  • LMX – 404kg at €1180;
  • BAX – 374kg at €1140.
Interview with David Quinn

In 1997, David Quinn, from Carnew, County Wicklow, took over the running and management of Carnew Mart, a family-run business.

He farms a small beef enterprise on the Wicklow/Wexford border and is married to Eilish with their four children: Jack (25), Julie (22), Adam (19), and Robert (15).

“My grandparents would have started it as a sheep mart in the 1950s and the existing mart site in the mid-1960s. I would have started auctioneering when I was eighteen in 1988”, David Quinn told That’s Farming.

“During the 1970s and 1980s, we had marts every day of the week in different locations; we had a mart in Kilkenny and Wexford.”

“My grandfather started selling sheep in the grain yard in the 1950s. I think there were two marts in Carnew operating for a couple of years, which would be unusual in one small town.” he added.

Read his profile.

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