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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Clogher Mart report – cattle prices – 26-06-2021

According to Robert Simpson, 1,200 entries went under the hammer at Clogher Mart on Saturday, June 26th, 2021.

The mart manager reported strong bidding from both around sale ring and from online bidders from across Northern Ireland. He also noted that a calf set a new price record at the general cattle sale.

Clogher Mart 26-06-2021

Fat ring: 348 lots
Under 30 months females:
  • 570kg – £2.26/kg;
  • 610kg – £2.20/kg.
Under 30 months males:
  • 790kg – £2.22/kg;
  • 640kg – £2.18/kg.
Cows/cow heifers
  • 700kg – £2.62/kg;
  • 630kg – £2.28/kg.
Stock bulls
  • 930kg -£1.80/kg;
  • 1100kg- £1.72/kg;
  • 1130kg – £1.67/kg.
Bullocks: 252 lots
Beef bullocks
  • 720kg – £1890;
  • 836kg – £1880;
  • 780kg – £1880;
  • 800kg – £1860.
Store bullocks:
  • 490kg -£1260;
  • 440kg -£1190;
  • 500kg -£1160.
Heifers 110 lots:

Beef heifers

  • 700kg -£1780;
  • 695kg -£1740;
  • 705kg -£1720;
  • 670kg -£1680;
  • 610kg -£1650.
Store heifers
  • 495kg -£1190;
  • 450kg -£1130;
  • 480kg -£1120.
Weanlings: 147 lots
Bulls & bullocks:
  • 520kg -£1160;
  • 400kg -£1150;
  • 390kg -£1110;
  • 360kg -£1030.
Heifer calves
  • 450kg -£980;
  • 390kg -£970;
  • 400kg -£970;
  • 330kg -£920.
Drop calves/lumps: 252 lots
  • Bulls topped at £780;
  • Heifers sold to £700;
Clogher Mart 26-06-2021: Dropped calves:

“A new market record was set for a calf under 2-months-old. A blue-coloured Angus heifer calf with show potential topped at a whopping £1150.”

Bull calves under 2 months topped at £700.

Breeding and dairy ring: 89 lots:
  • Dairy stock topped at £1870;
  • Suckler outfits topped at £2280;
  • Breeding bulls topped at £1810.

Interview with Robert Simpson:

In December 2019, Robert Simpson (35) became the manager of Clogher Mart, also known as Clogher Valley Livestock Producers.

The Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, native, runs a 50-cow commercial herd with his son and is the Northern Ireland Commercial Cattle Club chairperson.

Speaking to That’s Farming about his progression into the sector, he said: “I started to work in Clogher Mart when I was in my first year in high school when I was 12 years of age in the drop calf ring.”

“I worked in Clogher Mart every Saturday from then to now, moving into different rings. Then, as I got older, I went to the suckler ring and the breeding stock ring. Then, I got moved to the fat cow ring. I was always at livestock markets.”

“My father would have drawn livestock for people and bought cattle for people. I remember going to the video sales when BSE was on. They used to do a live video of livestock. My mother would have worked in Clogher Mart office, and my wife worked in the office.”

Read the full interview.

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