Farming News/ Mart Reports – Carnew Mart – Cattle Prices – 08-07-2023
According to David Quinn, a smaller entry of just shy of 668 cattle and 105 calves crossed the scales at Carnew Mart on Saturday, July 8th, 2023.
The mart manager reported that a “very lively” trade prevailed throughout with a “noticeable” demand for beef and forward stores from feedlot and factory agents.
Quinn commented: “Farmer customers were on fire paying up to €3.35/kg for quality stores ready to go to grass.”
“Exporters were on hand to buy heifers and bulls with great shape between 300kg – 450kg with up to €3.34/kg paid for a PT bull.”
“In summary, it was a better trade with demand for all types of cattle,” Quinn added.
Cull cow prices:
- BA – 808kg at €2390;
- AA – 892kg at €2390;
- LM – 784kg at €2320;
- LM – 722kg at €2050;
- BA – 608kg at €1670;
- FR – 712kg at €1420.
- LM – 506kg at €1560;
- LM – 620kg at €1940;
- CH – 598kg at €1810;
- LM – 454kg at €1520;
- LM – 550kg at €1780;
- CH – 368kg at €1190.
- LM – 628kg at €2000;
- CH – 648kg at €1950;
- CH – 639kg at €1940;
- CH – 428kg at €1300.
- LM – 648kg at €1660;
- PT – 368kg at €1230;
- CH – 344kg at €1120.
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
To feature your reports, contact Catherina Cunnane, email – [email protected]
Interview with David Quinn:
That’s Farming previously interviewed David Quinn, who took over the running and management of Carnew Mart, a family-run business.
Carnew Mart, one of the biggest sheep and cattle marts in Ireland, operates a two-ring system, as he explained:
“In the mid-1990s, the mart had a throughput of 400 head of cattle, calves, and 1,500 sheep. There is no comparison with the numbers we are dealing with now.”
Read his profile.