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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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Carnew: Forward stores still ‘setting the trade’ with more ‘grass buyers’ emerging

Carnew Mart – Cattle Prices – 20-03-22

According to David Quinn, a smaller entry passed through the rings at Carnew Mart on Friday, March 19th, 2022, and Saturday, March 20th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that just some 315 cows, including 40 sucklers, came under the hammer on Friday night.

He added that Saturday’s sale attracted just over 850 head of cattle and over 600 calves.

Quinn noted that “trade is still on fire throughout with more grass customers starting to appear for store cattle while forward store cattle are still setting the trade”.

Cull cows hit €1,930, while bullocks sold to €2,220, while suckler pairs peaked at €2,500 and heifers topped out at €1,580.

Carnew Mart prices:

Cull cow prices:
  • 774KG – BB – €1930;
  • 786KG – CH – €1820;
  • 748KG – CH – €1730;
  • 650KG – LM – €1600;
  • 762KG – FR – €1450;
  • 598KG – FR – €1160.
Bullock prices:
  • 720KG – CH – €2220;
  • 636KG – LM – €1940;
  • 710KG – LM – €1900;
  • 590KG – SA – €1800;
  • 522KG – AA – €1260;
  • 402KG – SIX – €1100;
  • 450KG – FR – €970.
Heifer prices:
  • 552KG – LM – €1580;
  • 558KG – LM – €1540;
  • 498KG – LM – €1260;
  • 408KG – CH – €1070.
Calf prices:
  • Continental bulls – €335-€490;
  • Continental heifers – €220-€330;
  • Hereford and Angus bulls – €160-€300;
  • Hereford and Angus heifers – €120-€260;
  • “Quality” farmer-type Friesian calves – €120 to €200;
  • “Quality” export-type calves – €60 to €100, while “the lighter, softer calf is still proving very hard to sell”.
Sale days:
  • Thursday Ring 1– Sheep sale commencing at 10:00am ringside and online.
  • Friday Ring 1– Dry cows commencing at 4.00pm – depending on time of year
  • Saturday Ring 1– Dry cows commencing at 9.30am. Other categories commencing at 10.30am ringside and online.
  • Saturday Ring 2– Calf sale commencing at 11.00am ringside and online

Mart day information:

  • Cattle may be pre-entered by contacting the office on the week prior to sale day or you can enter by using the mart’s online entry system on its website.
  • Cattle taken in from 7.00am
  • Calf collection service available
  • If you have any queries, contact the office: 34 Main Street, Carnew, Co. Wicklow: Tel: 053 94 26234 or Mob: 087 7469999
  • View other mart reports
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