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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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Cattle up €30-€50/hd in Carnew – Quinn

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming ­– Carnew Livestock Mart – Cattle Prices – 26-08-2023

According to David Quinn of Carnew Mart, cattle improved by €30-€50/head at its most recent cattle sale on Saturday, August 26th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart manager reported that some 790 cattle and 50 calves and runners crossed the scales at Saturday’s sale.

He reported a “very lively sale with many farmers, factory buyers and specialist feeders available to buy both beef and store cattle on offer”.

“This led to a full clearance with a notable bite in the trade.”

“Aidan Jones, Pallas, Gorey, County Wexford kindly donated a HEX bullock with all proceeds going towards North Wexford Hospice – 490kg at €1,600 – €3.27/kg – bought by Mr John Kelly,” he added.

Carnew Mart on 26-08-2023

Heifer prices:

  • SIX 692kg at €1920;
  • SIX 658kg at €1790;
  • LMX 646kg at €1740;
  • SIX 658kg at €1670;
  • LM 320kg at €990;
  • CHX 320kg at €830;
  • PTX 330kg at €840;
  • CHX 334kg at €860.

Bullock prices:

  • LMX 654kg at €2070;
  • LMX 690kg at €2000;
  • LMX 668kg at €2000;
  • LMX 676kg at €1920;
  • CHX 400kg at €1230;
  • CHX 424kg at €1290.

Cull cow prices:

  • LM 760kg at €1980;
  • HE 818kg at €1920;
  • LM 820kg at €1910;
  • LM 734kg at €1900;
  • CHX 786kg at €1880;
  • AU 656kg at €1600.

Bull prices:

  • SIX 646kg at €1550;
  • LMX 474kg at €1400;
  • LM 414kg at €1260;
  • LMX 336kg at €1030;
  • CHX 356kg at €1020.
Interview with David Quinn

Previously, we profiled David Quinn of Carnew Mart, as part of our popular Mart Focus series, which reads as follows:

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 more on this profile.

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